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.
  1. Hand knitting: take your skills further

    Course Date: Sun 27 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Designed to introduce and facilitate a passion for hand knitting, colour and texture. Learn advanced textural stitches and explore colour, striping and unconventional materials. For improvers and advanced knitters.

    Tutor: Claire Montgomerie.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  2. Textile workshop: personal project, support and feedback

    Course Date: Sun 3 Jun 2018
    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.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  3. Textiles: manipulation, folding and fabric origami

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make and use an origami mould to create abstract geometric form. Explore 3D structures working from paper into fabric using a range of folding, pleating and stitching techniques. You'll create intriguing sculptural forms and tactile surfaces.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  4. Textiles: indigo shibori dyeing

    Course Date: Thu 19 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Produce your own indigo hand-dyed fabrics using pleating, stitch and wrapping methods. Explore the magical combination of indigo dye and shibori resist techniques.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  5. Textiles: constructing pattern, colouring cloth

    Course Date: Sat 21 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experiment with a range of heat transfer processes and hand painting methods. Develop initial ideas through mark-making and collage. Create fabrics or art works using a personal colour palette and embellish surface through foil print and simple stitch marks.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £119.00

  6. Textile sketchbook: developing ideas and projects

    Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop a creative and experimental sketchbook. Explore the surface qualities of drawing and mark-making with the layered possibilities of mixed-media and hand stitch. You'll have the chance to generate visual research and ideas towards a personal project.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  7. Print and dye: polychromatic fabric printing

    Course Date: Sat 28 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experiment with polychromatic print onto fabric and paper, exploring the creative potential of Procion dyes and silk screen printing. Processes include mark making, hand painting, resists, stencils and layering. Develop personal designs, textile samples and artwork.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  8. Felt making: colour, line, form

    Course Date: Wed 1 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore contemporary felting processes such as the ‘seamless’ technique to create 3D structures and ‘nuno’, where fabrics are bonded to the surface to make dynamic textural effects. Create several samples or one resolved piece.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  9. Textile and surface pattern: from drawing to digital print

    Course Date: Mon 6 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore drawing and printing in the studio, before digitising and manipulating your designs using Photoshop. Suitable for students with a creative background. Photoshop experience preferred but not essential.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  10. Drawing for textiles: mark making and pattern design

    Course Date: Sat 18 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your visual research with experimental approaches to mark making and drawing. Explore a range of drawing styles as well as approaches to line, colour, surface quality and repeat pattern methods for applications such as print, surface pattern, stitch and constructed textiles.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  11. Build advanced textiles

    Course Date: Sat 29 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Take your textiles to another level with this stimulating two year course. Open up new perspectives for your work as you explore a range of technical and visual research methods in response to a theme. These will include approaches to drawing, contextual studies, mixed media, dye and print, stitch and constructed textiles. You will be supported throughout by regular tutorials and workshops that stretch your individual textile practice. The course will culminate in an offsite exhibition at the end of year two. Applications for this course will be reviewed in the first week of July and then we'll be in touch to arrange an informal interview so you can discuss the course further and show us examples of your work. The first set of interviews will take place on the 10th and 11th of July 2018. Further interview dates will be arranged closer to the time.
    Full fee: £2,249.00
    Senior fee: £1,799.00
    Concession: £1,372.00

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