Textiles

From learning to print fabrics using different processes and techniques to creative stitch and embroidery, knitting and crochet, we offer courses at beginners level through to more advanced. Learn to make felt, create a quilt, or draw using the sewing machine. Create you own printed, embellished, or constructed textiles for application in fashion or interiors, or as textile art. Learn how to design and research for textiles and surface pattern, use repeats, or improve your drawing and sketchbook skills. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.
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  1. Printed textiles: the basics

    Printed textiles: the basics

    Course Date: Tue 26 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create your own textiles on this fun, practical introduction to textile print processes. Explore block, transfer and silkscreen printing. Suitable for all levels.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  2. Hand knitting for beginners

    Hand knitting for beginners

    Course Date: Sat 30 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This intensive course will inspire a passion for hand knitting, colour and texture. The perfect way to get started. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  3. Stitched textiles

    Stitched textiles

    Course Date: Wed 4 Oct 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore creative approaches to stitch and machine embroidery: joining, embellishing and drawing on fabric and paper. Create samples in response to a theme and develop a personal project. You can take terms individually or continue with terms two and three as a year of study.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  4. Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 1

    Course Date: Wed 4 Oct 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create designs for printed textiles which may then be printed on cloth. This course is ideal for beginners in Photoshop who are textile artists or designers, or for anyone interested in exploring pattern, colour and texture.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  5. Textiles and surface pattern: designing with collage

    Textiles and surface pattern: designing with collage

    Course Date: Sun 15 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experimental drawing exploration using paper collage. Develop creative ideas for textiles exploring texture, colour, proportion and composition through cutting, ripping, layering and 2D construction.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  6. Introduction to dye techniques

    Introduction to dye techniques

    Course Date: Sat 21 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Dip into colour, and learn a range of dye techniques. Using indigo, synthetic and natural dyes to practise dyeing of man-made and natural fabrics. You will finish the course with a unique collection of dye samples.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. Giant knits!

    Giant knits!

    Course Date: Mon 23 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get to grips with knitting on a large scale on this short course, whatever your level. You will learn the basic stitches of knit and purl, increasing and decreasing to create your own giant knits! Tutor: Claire Montgomerie.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. Textile sketchbook

    Textile sketchbook

    Course Date: Sun 29 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore colour, texture, pattern and composition in a working sketchbook using a variety of creative mixed media and design processes. Generate imagery from original sources, discover their potential and work toward developed textile designs.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  9. Textiles: introduction to creative machine embroidery

    Course Date: Fri 3 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover creative machine embroidery by making a range of experimental samples based on a theme. Explore and develop the effects created with different machine feet, thick and thin threads, tensions, free embroidery and appliqué.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  10. Crochet for beginners

    Course Date: Sat 18 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn basic crochet techniques, make simple samples and learn how to follow patterns. Basic materials provided.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  11. Textiles: still life with stitch

    Course Date: Sun 26 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop a series of still life images using both machine and hand stitch as your drawing tools. Explore composition and abstraction with fabric and thread and discover its expressive potential.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  12. Build textiles: surface, structure, stitch

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate textile structures and surfaces through this project based course. Develop an experimental portfolio of 2 and 3D stitched samples, sketchbook research and aim towards a finished piece.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  13. Printed textiles: experimental screen printing

    Printed textiles: experimental screen printing

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop painterly approaches to textile screen printing using open screen techniques, collage type effects, monoprinting, and direct painting on to screen and cloth with dyes. Imaginatively explore dye and pigment, mark, colour, texture and surface.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  14. Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 2

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Use your Photoshop skills to create designs for printed textiles, which may then be printed on cloth. This is an ideal progression from the stage one course (course codes VG466/VK471) for textile artists, designers or anyone interested in exploring pattern, colour and texture.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  15. Hand knitting for improvers

    Course Date: Sat 20 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Take your knitting beyond simple stocking stitch, adding colour and texture by playing with stitches, stripes and

    learning techniques such as lace and Aran knitting.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

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