Textile Design

Certificate in Fashion Design

Module Name: Textile Design

Duration: 3 Months
Module Mentor: Mrs Ronke
Aim of the Module: To teach students how fabric can be manipulated and coming up with new textures and embellishment on the garment to make it more beautiful and attractive.

Topics to be covered

WEEK 1-  INTRODUCTION TO FABRICS & TEXTILES

  1. ‎Introduction to fabrics and textiles.
  2. Natural fibres and the designer
  3. Artificial fibres and their uses
  4. Woven, Knitted and Printed fabrics‎...How to differentiate them.
  5. Fibre identification methods 1
  6. Discussion: The fabric industry in Nigeria, Africa and diaspora. How it affects your work as a designer.

PRACTICAL CLASS:     using yarns for decorative stitches in textile design. - blanket stitch, outline, chain, French knots, herring bone, hem stitch, cross stitch, back stitches etc.

WEEK 2 - NATURAL Versus ARTIFICIAL FIBERS

  1. Fibre identification methods 2
  2. Selecting fabrics for different collection
  3. Identification of fibres using the burn test

PRACTICAL CLASS: Discussion on the preparation of ACTIVITY #1: Swatch Book. (If time allows, students may work on this at the end of the class time.

  1. Students will cut out different types of fabrics and will be introduced to the burn test.
  2. Hand embroidery using decorative stitches combined with working with sequence, stones and beads.

WEEK 3 - FABRIC CONSTRUCTION (Woven, Non-woven & Knitted Fabrics)

PRACTICAL CLASS: weaving with cardboard strips to create bags, purses, throw pillows etc.

WEEK 4- INTRODUCTION TO TEXTILE DESIGN

(TERMS & METHODS)

  1. Introduction to the principles and elements of design
  2. Colour schemes and combos

PRACTICAL CLASS: Introduction to Fabric painting

WEEK 5 - INTRODUCTION TO T SHIRT DESIGN AND PRINTING TECHNOLOGY.

PRACTICAL CLASS:

  1. Use of Applique for T shirt design
  2. Use of the Stencilling method.

WEEK 6 - INTRODUCTION TO BASIC TIE & DYE TECHNIQUES. 

PRACTICAL CLASS: Creating outstanding fabrics using the tie and dye technique.