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Fashion Medium: Embroidery, Embellishments, and Sewn Elements (Online)

Through handwork and machine stitching, this course will cover a variety of traditional and experimental techniques for fabric embellishment and manipulation. Technical processes to be explored may include embroidery, cording, applique, trapunto, pleating, tucking, smocking, gathering, darting, and ribbon work. This course will reference historical and contemporary examples of these processes as research for inspiration. Students will create a sample book of foundation techniques and experiments, and produce a final project of their own design. Note: A sewing machine is required if taking this course online.

 “This course gave me a solid base to continue this type of work on my own. A huge amount of techniques were introduced and demoed and a substantial list of resources were also shared with students.”

– A student of Fashion Medium: Embroidery, Embellishments, and Sewn Elements



The deadline to enroll is Monday, January 30 at 1 p.m. CT.



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Class meeting time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Class meeting days Monday
Building and room Online
Course number 2304
Course instructor Katie Ann Vota