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. Textiles: stitch and applique

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 31 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experiment and refine creative applique and stitch techniques in this intermediate surface course. Increase knowledge and skills extending ideas with layering techniques for fashion art or interior applications. Work to a brief or explore personal themes and concepts to develop your creative practice or project.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  2. Textiles: introduction to creative machine embroidery

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 1 Nov 2019
    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. Hand knitting for improvers

    Hand knitting for improvers

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 Nov 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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  4. Develop a textile sketchbook

    Develop a textile sketchbook

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 24 Nov 2019
    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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  5. Photoshop for textiles II

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Expand your skills and knowledge learning a new advanced technique each week experimenting with image manipulation for textile art. Develop your ideas learning special effects and developing your own brush tools. Prior experience of Photoshop is needed and is suitable for textile artists interested in digital textile art.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  6. Build textiles: surface, structure, stitch

    Build textiles: surface, structure, stitch

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (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: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  7. Experimental screen printing for textiles

    Experimental screen printing for textiles

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020
    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: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £269.00

  8. Introduction to Shibori dyeing

    Introduction to Shibori dyeing

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Shibori is an exciting way of using traditional resist techniques to create unique patterns and shapes whilst dyeing fabric. We will explore folding, tieing, and stitching materials, before immersing them in synthetic and natural dyes.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  9. Crochet for beginners

    Crochet for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 18 Jan 2020
    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

  10. Introduction to printing with natural dyes

    Introduction to printing with natural dyes

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 19 Jan 2020
    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. Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage II

    Course Date: Thu 30 Jan 2020 (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: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  12. Textiles: natural dye and colour

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 6 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Expand knowledge of sustainable processes and colour principles with this intermediate natural dye course. Develop colour mixing and define your palette for your practice or project. Increase awareness and skills extending ideas while creating for fashion art or interior applications.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  13. Hand stitched textiles: Indian influence

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 8 Feb 2020
    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. Introduction to feltmaking: colour and form

    Course Date: Thu 20 Feb 2020
    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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  15. Illustrator for textile design II

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 21 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Expand your knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, creating intricate and decorative design elements for textile design. Use a range of drawing and colouring tools refining your skills, developing design variations and colourways. Ideal for textile designers or artists with some experience exploring new applications.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

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