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: Sun 28 Oct 2018 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.
Course Date: Fri 2 Nov 2018 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.
Course Date: Wed 7 Nov 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
A valuable introduction to embroidery stitches and techniques. Looking at contemporary fashion and textile examples you will create samples using these techniques and consider their suitability for fashion and textiles applications. Stitch by hand and machine will be introduced.
Course Date: Sun 25 Nov 2018 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.
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: 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.