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. Recycled fashion: textile embellishment and print

    Course Date: Sat 16 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Reclaim your old fabrics and breathe new life into unused clothing by exploring textile surface manipulation techniques and print methods.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  2. Introduction to using the sewing machine

    Introduction to using the sewing machine

    Course Date: Sun 17 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Become familiar with the sewing machine, learning how to thread up and use the machine safely and competently. Practice machine stitching different seams, hems and inserting a zip. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  3. Photoshop for fashion design

    Course Date: Wed 20 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  4. Sewing on Sundays: improvers

    Sewing on Sundays: improvers

    Course Date: Sun 24 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Start making clothes with this unisex shirt pattern. Take measurements correctly, choose the right pattern size, lay out and cut pattern pieces, sew contour darts, invisible zip, sleeves and neck facings. You must be able to use a sewing machine!
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  5. Sewing for the home

    Sewing for the home

    Course Date: Tue 26 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Become familiar with the sewing machine, learning how to thread up and use the machine safely and competently. Practice machine stitching different seams, hems and inserting a zip. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  6. Experimental embroidery for fashion and textiles

    Experimental embroidery for fashion and textiles

    Course Date: Wed 27 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A creative and non-traditional approach to hand embroidery, exploring stitch techniques and materials in your own personalised way to leave an impression on an existing garment or textiles piece.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  7. Hand stitched textiles: Indian influence

    Course Date: Sat 2 Mar 2019
    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

  8. Textiles and surface pattern: understanding repeats

    Course Date: Sun 17 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the basics skills of repeat patterns including straight repeats, drop repeats and complex repeats in this fun and hands on course. Build repeats using drawing and printing, then move onto creating hand printed textile samples. Suitable for all levels.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  9. Make a leather bag

    Make a leather bag

    Course Date: Tue 19 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Start the new season with a custom made bag! Learn to adapt a pattern, cut out, attach buckles and other fittings, and construct your own bag in firm hide.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  10. Crochet for improvers

    Crochet for improvers

    Course Date: Sat 23 Mar 2019
    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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. Textiles workshop: personal project

    Course Date: Sun 24 Mar 2019
    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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  12. Fashion skills: intensive styling week

    Course Date: Mon 8 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Feel confident and be the best version of yourself, armed with the knowledge you need for a style makeover. Learn what suits you and how to detox your wardrobe, with insider stylist's tricks to incorporate into your daily life.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  13. Fashion: advanced sewing skills

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Practice working with silk, fine or any luxury fabric to sew a summer dress or party wear from a pattern. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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