Textiles Courses in London

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. Build textiles: colour, print, pattern

    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.
    Full fee: £389.00
    Senior fee: £389.00
    Concession: £237.00

  2. Shibori into stitch

    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.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Felt making: personal project

    Felt making: personal project

    Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your skills and confidence in making felt as you combine a number of techniques, including simple weave, stitch and 3D forms, enabling you to explore your own creative ideas and personal projects.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  4. Introduction to print for fashion and textiles

    Introduction to print for fashion and textiles

    Course Date: Wed 8 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A valuable introduction to print design and production. Looking at contemporary fashion and textile examples you will consider the importance of scale, colour and process when planning a print project. In this course we will learn and experiment with different print techniques for fashion and textiles using a variety of materials like paint, inks, foil, flock, vinyl and stencils and tools like a professional heat press.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  5. Colour and abstract design for textiles and surface pattern

    Course Date: Sat 11 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A creative exploration of colour and abstract design for textiles. Explore and develop your understanding of colour mixing using paper dyes to create your own abstract imagery.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  6. Printed textiles: photo screen and special effects

    Printed textiles: photo screen and special effects

    Course Date: Tue 21 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to create your own hand made artwork into a photographic silk screen. Develop tactile printed layers through exploring opaque and transparent colour and special finishes such as foiling, flocking and relief effects.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £207.00
    Concession: £158.00

  7. Textiles and surface pattern: drawing and design development

    Textiles and surface pattern: drawing and design development

    Course Date: Fri 24 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate mark making, layering and juxtaposing ideas through experimental drawings. Explore the importance of imaginative research and how to record it in a sketchbook. Develop versatile design ideas for textiles: interiors, fashion, stationery or text.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  8. Textiles: recycle fabrics using kantha stitch

    Textiles: recycle fabrics using kantha stitch

    Course Date: Sat 1 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Using techniques inspired by kantha quilting, recycle your old favourite fabrics. Blend old and new materials with simple running stitch to create several exploratory samples or a small resolved piece.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  9. Textile sketchbook: developing ideas and projects

    Course Date: Tue 18 Jun 2019
    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

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

    Course Date: Mon 24 Jun 2019
    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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. Textiles: waxed surfaces

    Course Date: Sun 30 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate the different ways wax can be used on paper and fabric; create surface decoration using a range of resist techniques or alter the structure of a surface and experiment with translucency, structure and stitch.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  12. Textiles: playing with paper

    Textiles: playing with paper

    Course Date: Tue 2 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Work with paper, origami, folding, pleating, creasing, crushing, slicing, piercing, colouring to create dynamic surfaces. Great for collage, book arts, textiles and sketchbook activity.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  13. Textiles: frame loom weaving

    Textiles: frame loom weaving

    Course Date: Thu 4 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basics of handweaving on a frame loom. Explore traditional rug making techniques to create raised surface decoration and handweaving in plain weave pattern. Create a series of samples, and design and create your own contemporary weave combining techniques.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  14. Introduction to quilting

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to design and make a contemporary quilt using a range of construction and embellishment techniques. Work with simple shapes from recycled fabrics or bring your own fat quarters to create a personalised quilt. Suitable for beginners.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  15. Textiles: constructing pattern, colouring cloth

    Textiles: constructing pattern, colouring cloth

    Course Date: Sat 20 Jul 2019
    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: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

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