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. Crochet for improvers

    Crochet for improvers

    Course Date: Sat 3 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you know how to crochet but want to progress from the basic stitches. Learn advanced techniques such as shaping, working in the round, cluster stitches and reading patterns.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  2. Textiles: experimental hand stitch 2

    Textiles: experimental hand stitch 2

    Course Date: Sun 4 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A contemporary approach to hand-stitching and embroidery. You will explore a range of experimental and traditional stitch techniques. Also an ideal opportunity for “Experimental hand stitch 1” students to progress and resolve personal projects.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  3. Textiles and surface pattern: understanding repeats

    Course Date: Sun 4 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the basics skills of repeat patterns including straight repeats, drop repeats and complex repeats. Week 1 will focus on drawing and printing, moving onto textiles in week 2.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Build textiles: colour, print, pattern

    Course Date: Tue 10 Apr 2018 (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. Tutor: Louise Baldwin.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £379.00
    Concession: £231.00

  5. Felt making: personal project

    Course Date: Fri 13 Apr 2018
    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  6. Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 1

    Course Date: Mon 16 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create designs for printed textiles, which may then be printed on cloth. This course is ideal for beginners in Photoshop who are textile artists, designers, or interested in exploring pattern, colour and texture.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  7. Stitched textiles

    Stitched textiles

    Course Date: Wed 18 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore creative approaches to stitch and machine embroidery; joining, embellishing and drawing on fabric and paper. Create samples in response to a theme and develop a personal project.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  8. Textiles and surface pattern: drawing and design development

    Textiles and surface pattern: drawing and design development

    Course Date: Fri 4 May 2018
    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: £239.00
    Senior fee: £191.00
    Concession: £146.00

  9. Colour and abstract design for textiles and surface pattern

    Course Date: Sat 12 May 2018
    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. Tutor: Louise Anderson.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  10. Textiles: recycle fabrics using kantha stitch

    Textiles: recycle fabrics using kantha stitch

    Course Date: Sat 19 May 2018
    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. Tutor: Amarjeet Nandhr.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  11. Printed textiles: photo screen and special effects

    Printed textiles: photo screen and special effects

    Course Date: Tue 22 May 2018
    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: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  12. 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

  13. Textiles by project

    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

  14. Beginners felt course

    Beginners felt course

    Course Date: Fri 16 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the techniques of this fundamental fabric. Make connections with textiles, jewellery, painting and sculpture. Draw with wool fibre, create fabrics for textiles, fashion and interiors and construct 3D forms for jewellery and sculpture.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

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