Fashion & textiles

Are you looking to develop skills in fashion, either for your own personal interest or to help you progress onto further or higher education? Maybe you have aspirations of a new career or starting your own business in the fashion industry, or maybe you just want to design your own clothes or learn how to style yourself. Our range of fashion courses include: fashion illustration, styling, design, developing fashion drawing skills and creating fashion accessories. 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. Fashion: intermediate sewing skills

    Fashion: intermediate sewing skills

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Practice working with a jersey / stretch fabric and sew a comfortable and wearable top from a pattern which can be adapted into a dress. Learn how to cut, sew and work neatly. Suitable for those with some sewing experience.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  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. Experimental print for fashion and textiles

    Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Leather fashion accessories

    Leather fashion accessories

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to a range of construction and decoration techniques for hand-stitched leather accessories. Explore the decorative qualities of vegetable-tanned leather and learn how to make belts, cuffs and a purse or small bag in firm leather. Tutor: Katherine Pogson.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  12. 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

  13. Introduction to clothes making

    Introduction to clothes making

    Course Date: Fri 25 Jan 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make your own clothes. This beginner's course will teach you how to use the sewing machine, as well as basic sewing techniques and processes. Start by sampling, then construct a simple garment.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  14. 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

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