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.
Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019 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.
Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date) Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Learn intermediate Photoshop and design techniques in order to develop your textile design skills, gain clearer creative direction and expand your portfolio. This intensive textile design course is an ideal progression for those who have completed ' Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 1'.
Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Discover contemporary techniques of printing onto fabric with natural dyes. Through demonstrations, personal exploration, and individual tuition you will learn how to use mordents and natural dye colours, and transform your textile designs into prints.
Course Date: Thu 24 Jan 2019 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
A beginners introduction to hand dyed fabrics using the Japanese Shibori technique. Knot, gather, crunch, fold, wrap and bind cloth samples in both experimental and methodical ways to explore this traditional process.
Course Date: Fri 15 Feb 2019 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Learn the techniques of this fundamental fabric. Make connections with textiles, jewellery, painting and sculpture. Draw with wool fibre, create fabrics for textiles, fashion and interiors and construct 3D forms for jewellery and sculpture.
Course Date: Sat 2 Mar 2019 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Inspired by the richly embroidered textiles of India (Punjab and Rajasthan), examine traditional methods such as mirror work, embroidery and appliqué. Experiment and play with these techniques to create contemporary samples.
Course Date: Sun 17 Mar 2019 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Discover the basics skills of repeat patterns including straight repeats, drop repeats and complex repeats in this fun and hands on course. Build repeats using drawing and printing, then move onto creating hand printed textile samples. Suitable for all levels.
Course Date: Sun 24 Mar 2019 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Use the creative environment and equipment of our textile studio to drive your own textile projects forward. Individual tutorials, discussions and technical demonstrations provide constructive feedback and support throughout. Print, transfer dye, stitch and mixed media.
Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date) Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Explore various ways of colouring and printing onto fabric through this project based course. Introducing techniques and design process develop a portfolio of textile samples, a sketchbook of research and aim towards finished work.
Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Building on simple dye techniques, combine Japanese Shibori dyed samples with stitch. Layer up stitch processes with applique and freeform embroidery to create rich surfaces which can be taken on to further projects. You do not need to have completed VX470 Introduction to Shibori to enrol on this course.