You will be introduced to a wide range of textile-based techniques and processes including knitting, hand embroidery, felting, applique, dying, machine embroidery, embellishing, printing, weaving, weaving, polyfusion, slashing and heat distressing. This is done through demonstrations, discussions and personal exploration by gathering inspiration from primary and secondary sources as well as looking at the work of other artists. Using these and elements of textile design such as line, scale, colour, texture, pattern, repeat and tone you will record your ideas and evidence in a sketchbook or folder. You will establish a textile vocabulary and use specialist terminology to articulate and review your ideas. Projects involve interpreting your inspiration by imaginatively combining techniques and materials to produce samples and outcomes.