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. Textile workshop: personal project, support and feedback

    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

  2. Textiles: manipulation, folding and fabric origami

    Textiles: manipulation, folding and fabric origami

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make and use an origami mould to create abstract geometric form. Explore 3D structures working from paper into fabric using a range of folding, pleating and stitching techniques. You'll create intriguing sculptural forms and tactile surfaces.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  3. Textiles: indigo shibori dyeing

    Course Date: Thu 19 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Produce your own indigo hand-dyed fabrics using pleating, stitch and wrapping methods. Explore the magical combination of indigo dye and shibori resist techniques.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Textiles: constructing pattern, colouring cloth

    Textiles: constructing pattern, colouring cloth

    Course Date: Sat 21 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £119.00

  5. Textile sketchbook: developing ideas and projects

    Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018
    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

  6. Textiles: frame loom weaving

    Textiles: frame loom weaving

    Course Date: Mon 30 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  7. Felt making: colour, line, form

    Course Date: Wed 1 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore contemporary felting processes such as the ‘seamless’ technique to create 3D structures and ‘nuno’, where fabrics are bonded to the surface to make dynamic textural effects. Create several samples or one resolved piece.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

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

    Course Date: Mon 6 Aug 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  9. Drawing for textiles: mark making and pattern design

    Course Date: Sat 18 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your visual research with experimental approaches to mark making and drawing. Explore a range of drawing styles as well as approaches to line, colour, surface quality and repeat pattern methods for applications such as print, surface pattern, stitch and constructed textiles.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  10. Try it out: textile printing

    Course Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Using graphic printing blocks create a series of fabric samples. Practice combining shapes and motifs to explore layout through pattern design. Experiment with composition and repeated pattern.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  11. Textiles: basics for beginners

    Course Date: Tue 25 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get started with the basics of textiles by painting, printing and stitching fabric. Combine simple practical techniques with design work in colour, texture, pattern and composition.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  12. Hand knitting for beginners

    Course Date: Sat 29 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This intensive course will inspire a passion for hand knitting, colour and texture. The perfect way to get started. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  13. Build advanced textiles

    Course Date: Sat 29 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Take your textiles to another level with this stimulating two year course. Open up new perspectives for your work as you explore a range of technical and visual research methods in response to a theme. These will include approaches to drawing, contextual studies, mixed media, dye and print, stitch and constructed textiles. You will be supported throughout by regular tutorials and workshops that stretch your individual textile practice. The course will culminate in an offsite exhibition at the end of year two. Applications for this course will be reviewed in the first week of July and then we'll be in touch to arrange an informal interview so you can discuss the course further and show us examples of your work. The first set of interviews will take place on the 10th and 11th of July 2018. Further interview dates will be arranged closer to the time.
    Full fee: £2,249.00
    Senior fee: £1,799.00
    Concession: £1,372.00

  14. Build textiles: mixed media

    Course Date: Tue 2 Oct 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate mixed-media textiles through this project-based course which introduces a variety of materials, techniques and design processes. You will develop a creative portfolio of textile samples using sketchbook research and finally work towards a finished piece.
    Full fee: £389.00
    Senior fee: £389.00
    Concession: £237.00

  15. Introduction to print for fashion and textiles

    Course Date: Wed 3 Oct 2018
    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. You will experiment with simple block printing processes to create samples.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

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