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. Introduction to dye techniques

    Introduction to dye techniques

    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.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  2. Textiles: introduction to creative machine embroidery

    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.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  3. Introduction to embroidery for fashion and textiles

    Introduction to embroidery for fashion and textiles

    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.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  4. Crochet for beginners

    Crochet for beginners

    Course Date: Sat 10 Nov 2018
    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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  5. Develop a textile sketchbook

    Develop a textile sketchbook

    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.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  6. Experimental screen printing for textiles

    Experimental screen printing for textiles

    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.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £259.00
    Concession: £259.00

  7. Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 2

    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'.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  8. Hand knitting for improvers

    Hand knitting for improvers

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  9. Introduction to printing with natural dyes

    Introduction to printing with natural dyes

    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.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  10. Build textiles: surface, structure, stitch

    Build textiles: surface, structure, stitch

    Course Date: Tue 22 Jan 2019 (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: £389.00
    Senior fee: £389.00
    Concession: £237.00

  11. Constructed textiles: experimental dye and weave techniques

    Course Date: Thu 14 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  12. Experimental embroidery for fashion and textiles

    Experimental embroidery for fashion and textiles

    Course Date: Wed 27 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A creative and non-traditional approach to hand embroidery, exploring stitch techniques and materials in your own personalised way to leave an impression on an existing garment or textiles piece.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  13. Hand stitched textiles: Indian influence

    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.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  14. Textiles and surface pattern: understanding repeats

    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.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

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