2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IFINE 2850 Drawing by Stitch + Thread: Knit, Sew, Crochet, Embroider

This course serves as an introduction to Fiber arts. Using stitch, thread forms, the creation of textiles and weaving fabric structures, students will practice the processes involved in constructing a textile art form. Traditional techniques and contemporary innovations in fiber work will be presented. Demonstrations will include machine and hand sewing techniques in knitting, crochet, weaving and embroidery, with an emphasis on the expansion from two dimensions. Students will study historical works and the contemporary evolution of this art form as it relates to our culture. Students will develop a fiber journal accumulating "sketches", practices, and the mindful daily practice of concepts and communication through the stitch and thread.