Textiles – Heritage, Craft, Revival and Renewal

Certification
QQI Level 5 Design
Reference
5M2208
Places
30
Fees
€350.00

This course aims to explore the art of making traditional crafts by providing participants with the opportunity to learn the skills and knowledge pertaining to each craft and to use them in away that is relevant to the 21st century. The traditional crafts of: Weaving, Felting, Lace Making, Patchwork, Quilting and Embroidery will be studied from an historical, contemporary and vocational perspective.

Participants will be afforded the opportunities to design, make and use these crafts in a way that is relevant to their own personal creative direction.

Opportunity to explore colour, texture, design, fabric manipulation, fabric decorating and stitching, in conjunction with the development of mood boards and sample boards to include hand rendered and digital pieces, will underpin the core content of this course.

Concepts of sustainability and upcycling will be explored and emphasised. Participants will engage in the repurposing of vintage textiles and transform them into beautiful and usable textile pieces.

Principal areas of study

  • Design Skills
  • Drawing
  • Customer Service
  • Work Experience
  • Combined Materials
  • Appreciation of Art, Craft and Design
  • Computer Aided Draughting (2D)
  • Woven Textiles

(Modules offered may be subject to change)

“Liberties College assisted me in my application to NCAD which was brilliant for me and I was also accepted into IADT which would not have been possible without the help and support I received on the Portfolio Course in Liberties. I loved everything about my experience there.”

Suki

Studied

FEATURES OF THE COURSE

  • Applicants who have done short part-time or introductory craft courses are especially welcome.
  • Students develop a practical working knowledge of Textiles and Craft skills as applied to traditional and contemporary heritage design and practice.
  • The chance to develop their own ethical and sustainable craft work.
  • Work placement experience which offers real opportunities to engage with professional textile makers and entrepreneurs.
  • A deeper understanding of the history and traditions of traditional crafts of weaving, embroidery, lace making and felting.
  • Collaborative working methods.

PROGRESSION

  • AD101 Art & Design – NCAD (National College of Art and Design)
  • AD211 Fashion Design – NCAD (NAtional College of Art and Design)
  • TU719 Design Technology and Innovation  –  Technological University Dublin

EMPLOYMENT

  • Weaving machines operator
  • Threader and Patrol Controller
  • Production Operative- Weaving and Textiles
  • Loom or Embroidery Technician
  • Heritage Centre Manager
  • Textiles Buyer and marketer
  • Clothing textile technologist

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • No Portfolio required

General College Entry Requirements