Handicraft Design and Composition
Course code
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Course title in Estonian
Käsitööesemete kunstiline kujundamine
Course title in English
Handicraft Design and Composition
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2023/2024 Spring semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
lecturer of 2024/2025 Autumn semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
- Create prerequisites for the development of the free creative and technical design-based skill of expression to combine the depicted expression of the creative idea in a detailed drawing with practical end-result out of material as an item;
- Use specialized knowledge and skill in product development design.
Brief description of the course
Students will learn how to express their creative ideas in their detail-drawings of handicraft items by using different ways. Chosen graphic pattern design is designed on a computer using 5D Embroidery software and made with a computerized embroidery machine.

In seminars: students will participate and present their ideas and inspirational material for their creative work.
In lectures and practical classes: students will get new material, as well as will analyze creative tasks and finish works. All design works are put into the portfolio.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- approaches the artistic design of handicraft items creatively concerning specific techniques and choices of material;
- acquires skills and techniques of compositional and graphic detail-drawing;
- presents their ideas as properly finished detail-drawings;
- characterizes, analyzes, and compares the characteristics, quality, and workability of different handicraft materials;
- creates machine embroidery pattern sheet and a file from a pattern using embroidery-software and embroiders it.
Tiia Artla, Ann Ojaste
Prerequisite course 1
Additional information
1. Create portfolio;
2. Having oversight over related literature and examples;
3. Collecting material for seminar presentations;
4. Finishing works;
5. Making practical design work in this course takes place with the instructor while receiving systematic, personal consultation.
Exam – portfolio with detailed drawings and samples. The grade is achieved as a sum of works.