Learn to create three-dimensional patterns and to apply volumetric solutions to your character designs
Omar Gad, founder of the Piti Piti studio and a textile sculptor specialized in three-dimensional patterns and volumetric solutions, will teach you the tools, the design methodology and the production techniques to develop an author's textile character.
What's included in this course?
You will begin by getting to know the influences and work of Omar Gad in the world of "Textile Toy" and its categories: "Plush Toy", "Soft Toy" and "Plush Art".
Next, you will discover the necessary materials and tools, learn the basic sewing techniques to create a handmade piece and how a sewing machine works.
As an example, Omar will start with some designs from the anniversary collection of his studio Piti Piti to explain previous questions about the choice of the character and the definition of the scale.
Finally during the production process, through different characters you will explore three types of volumetric solution: basic, intermediate and advanced. To do this, you will see the complete process of sketching, selection of materials, pattern making techniques, cutting, sewing and assembly of the pieces.
What is this course project about?
You will design three pieces with different levels of difficulty; from a simple character that will help you learn the basics of volume, pattern design and production up to a complex volume piece with extremities and details.
Who is it aimed at?
To designers and illustrators interested in creating their own collection of products or looking to give a different output to their designs.
Also designers who are immersed in the development of textile toys but looking for ways to generate pieces with a higher level of difficulty.
And finally, to any kind of creative or enthusiastic toy person who has the desire to transform their ideas into tangible and huggable pieces.
It is recommended to have certain basic knowledge about sewing but it is not essential. With enthusiasm and desire to create you can follow the instructions of the course without problems.
Regarding materials, you will need: notebook to sketch, needles, thread, felt cloth, scissors, geometry set, pen, pencil, paperboard, filler, tape measure, cutter and cutting surface. The use of the sewing machine is optional.
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Omar Gad (Piti Piti) is a self-taught textile sculptor specializing in three-dimensional pattern design and textile solutions. He loves geometry, terror, mystery, toys and always goes in search of the unusual.
Eleven years ago she created the studio Piti Piti Plush Art in which she has developed several lines of own products, participated in solo and group exhibitions in Mexico and abroad as well as having collaborated with renowned artists and designers such as El Grand Chamaco, Bue the Warrior, Quique Ollervides, Pogo, Tixinda, Chika Galaxy, among others.
He has also worked commercially with clients such as the Mexican Gallery of Design, Vertigo Gallery, Hula Hula, University Museum Contemporary Art, Passion & Design, Red Bermelo, Pepsi, Red Bull Mexico, Habas World Wide, Kastner & Partners, Digital Invaders, among others.