Fibre Workshop for Pattern and Process

Sue Pedley
Explore creative embroidering, weaving and dyeing with fibres focusing on three-dimensional forms, expressive ways of developing skills & sharing of creative ideas.
Target Audience
Primary and Secondary Teachers in the arts.
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Explore creative and innovative processes with a range of fibres and textiles suited to a classroom environment. Using recycled fibres we will embroider, weave and dye with a focus on three- dimensional forms and experimenting with expressive ways of developing fine motor skills. These include stitching, eco-dying, knotting, twining, plaiting, coiling, pleating, lashing, and weaving with hessian, calico, wool and other plant fibres from the garden and bushland. The materials will provide a wide range of sculptural and creative possibilities.

This course integrates principles for sustainability through using everyday and recycled materials in the construction soft sculptures, woven objects and dyed fabrics. This practical day offers sensory experiences and sharing of creative ideas in the classroom.

Sue is a sculptor and installation artist and teacher who has worked on large -scale textile based art projects in Japan and Australia. She has recently returned from a field trip to India, visiting dying, weaving, and printing workshops and museums in Gujarat, a major textile centre in India.

The workshop will include a presentation of images of the textile workshops and show contemporary artists who apply textile processes to conceptual art. Sue will focus on stimulating ideas and projects for making art specific to your classes. You will be provided with fabric, dyes, calico cotton, disposable gloves and items needed for basic affects.

Audience

Primary and Secondary Teachers in the arts.

Available Delivery Formats

This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

Start Date Location Availability Price    
26/05/2017 Sydney Inner West Places available $369 + GST Enrol Now

Sessions

Introduction

15 minutes

Welcome and introduction: goals for the workshop. Current experience in using dying, sculpture and embroidery.

Dying

1 hour

Practical preparation of binding, knotting, folding, cotton.
Dying, including eco dying and drying fabric.
Applications of process and outcomes in your classroom.

Materials: calico, cotton t-shirts, recycled cotton or silk clothes, cooking string, binda twine fabric dyes (reds, blues and yellows) , string, rubber bands, paper clips, disposable gloves, line, pegs and plastic sheeting, buckets and brushes, white crayon, stirring sticks, boiling water, salt.

Artist Talk

30 minutes

The talk is on my textile based installation work made during residencies in Asia. I will show images of the art making processes, relevant to the Primary and Secondary visual arts lesson.

Morning Break

15 minutes

food and drink and informal discussion

Embroidery and Soft Sculpture

1 hour and 45 minutes

Practical session introducing simple Japanese satchigo embroidery techniques using wool, hessian and recycled fabrics.
Soft sculpture using embroidery and recycled fabrics.
Applications of process and outcomes in your classroom.
Materials: wool yarn and cotton threads, darning needles, scissors; calico/white cotton, muslin, hessian, recycled cotton/woollen fabrics (socks and sleeves), Dacron, newspaper

Lunch

30 minutes

Informal discussion

Weaving

1 hour and 45 minutes

Practical weaving demonstration using paper, textiles and plant fibre
Applications of process and outcomes in your classroom.
Materials: Palms, recycled textiles, strips of coloured card (different colours) newspaper, staples, masking tape, black ink/paper.

Farewells and Evaluation

15 minutes

Summary of the day and outcomes

What To Bring

Please bring protective clothing. Also fibre samples from your own teaching.

Optional material (only):
- Wool yarn and cotton threads;
- Darning needles;
- Scissors;
- recycled cotton/woollen fabrics (socks and sleeves)
- Dacron;
- Cotton t-shirts(Spotlight, Lincraft, Two Dollar Shop);
- Recycled cotton
- Palm leaves: collected from home
- Strips of coloured card (different colours);
- Masking tape;
- Black ink;
- Paper.
The presenter can bring some of these optional items to be shared (i.e. stapler, newspaper, masking tape). Remember, the more fibre materials that are available, the more varied and diverse the day’s outcomes will be.

View this INFO SHEET for more information on what to bring.

User Rating

4.7

Latest Reviews

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Fibre Workshop for Pattern and Process
30/08/2016

Loved it! Very hands on. Got to learn some new techniques.

Fibre Workshop for Pattern and Process
by Marion Wheeler on 30/08/2016

Great hands on experience with wonderful techniques for the classroom.

Fibre Workshop for Pattern and Process
by Cecile Wise on 30/08/2016

A diverse variety of using fiber, fabric, organic materials and sound objects. Intuitive, thought-provoking and highly creative. Great ideas to take away to develop further. A stimulating course with many ideas to develop.

Fibre Workshop for Pattern and Process
30/08/2016

Good ideas that are practical for classroom use.

Fibre Workshop for Pattern and Process
by Melissa Bean on 16/05/2016

So many techniques covered. I could have done this as a two-day workshop.

Fibre Workshop for Pattern and Process
by tanya chaffey on 16/05/2016

Fantastic ideas. Lesson ideas were practical and simple. Loved every minute.

Fibre Workshop for Pattern and Process
16/05/2016

The resources provided were great. It could have been better organized though to save time.

Fibre Workshop for Pattern and Process
16/05/2016

Excellent range of techniques. Good coordination of theories and practices. Great to take work examples home.

Fibre Workshop for Pattern and Process
16/05/2016

It was lots of fun. A great range of helpful demonstrations and activities. The activities were very relevant and great for the incorporation into school units. Very practical and hands on learning.

Fibre Workshop for Pattern and Process
16/05/2016

It would be good to have more structure rather than the freedom to do which ever technique.

Fibre Workshop for Pattern and Process
16/05/2016

Good techniques were presented, applicable for my high school context. Aspects were a little disorganized.

Fibre Workshop for Pattern and Process
by Helen Yip on 16/05/2016

Practical, structured but with opportunities to follow our interests. Very rewarding course in terms of content, collegial discussions and knowledge of presenter.

Fibre Workshop for Pattern and Process
by claudia ishak on 16/05/2016

Very hands on. Provided excellent examples, tips and techniques that are relevant to the classroom.

Fibre Workshop for Pattern and Process
by Hayley Slaughter on 23/11/2015

Hands on practical ideas and time to discuss implementation in a practical classroom setting.

Fibre Workshop for Pattern and Process
23/11/2015

Really hands on, lots of documentations and ideas. Great collaboration.

Fibre Workshop for Pattern and Process
23/11/2015

Sue is an excellent presenter with a wealth of knowledge to share. We were shown some/many wonderful techniques and ideas to take back to the classroom

Fibre Workshop for Pattern and Process
by Nicola Nelson on 23/11/2015

Excellent course that gave me really useful, inspirational and relevant content that can certainly be adopted for classroom use.

Fibre Workshop for Pattern and Process
23/11/2015

Good hands on, practical work. Lots of different techniques that can be used in the classroom.

Fibre Workshop for Pattern and Process
by Debbie Avellino on 23/11/2015

This course provide an artistic interpretation for working with textile materials. Many of the techniques can be applied to class from 7-12 years. The Eco aspect is very inspiring too.

Fibre Workshop for Pattern and Process
23/11/2015

Great practical ideas take back and use for year 11-12 textiles.


About the team


Sue Pedley

Creator

Sue is an artist and a tutor who has conducted professional training courses for art teachers in primary and secondary school for 7 years. Sue teaches drawing at College of Fine Art, the Art Workshop at University of Sydney, the National Art School and visual communication at UTS. Sue exhibits regularly in Australia and overseas, most recently in Japan in the Setouchi Art Triennial (2010) and the Echigo Art Triennial (2006).