FBRE 300 - Topic in Contemporary Fibre

This course selects an aspect of contemporary fibre practice or theory relevant to studio artists/designers, for its focus. The course topic will be selected from current issues and approaches in the fibre field but will be of interest to students from a range of disciplines. Course content will be developed through lectures, audiovisual presentations, assignments, material based workshops, discussion and critical engagement. Students will be expected to explore the topic theme through both studio based production and theoretical research. Research, material exploration and critical thinking will be emphasized.
Specific topics will be determined by the fibre program and will be announced in the current timetable prior to registration.

NOTE: This course is repeatable for credit when the topic changes.

Winter 2017: Selvedge/Salvage - sustainable approaches to cloth and wearables

The impact of the textile and fashion industries on the natural world has always been very high. This studio course will investigate environmentally responsible approaches to working with cloth and garment development. Current readings in sustainable practices will provide a range of perspectives and inform the studentʼs research. This assignment driven course may include such topics as zero waste construction, thrift store cloth (the garment as material in deconstruction-reconstruction), or restoring your everyday cloth: mending and modifying. *Some sewing experience is preferred.

Course Credits:


Course Prerequisites

Must have completed all 30 credits at first year, and a minimum of 54 credits as well as declaring their major to progress to 300 level degree requirements or consent of the Chair in consultation with the instructor.


A31400Vickerson, Laura
8:30am - 12:50pm room: 413