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. 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

  2. City Lit textiles: colour, print, pattern

    Course Date: Tue 10 Apr 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    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

  3. City Lit textiles: mixed media

    Course Date: Tue 26 Sep 2017 (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: £379.00
    Senior fee: £379.00
    Concession: £231.00

  4. City Lit textiles: surface, structure, stitch

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jan 2018 (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: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  5. 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

  6. Creative screenprinting on fabric

    Course Date: Wed 9 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experiment with screenprinting for fabric. Expose your own screens with a photo technique, and experiment with media and materials to create a selection of samples for design, repeats and/or textile outcomes. Tutor: Emma Laird.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  7. Crochet for beginners

    Course Date: Sat 18 Nov 2017
    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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  8. 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

  9. Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 1

    Course Date: Wed 4 Oct 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    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 or designers, or for anyone interested in exploring pattern, colour and texture.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  10. Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 2

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Use your Photoshop skills to create designs for printed textiles, which may then be printed on cloth. This is an ideal progression from the stage one course (course codes VG466/VK471) for textile artists, designers or anyone interested in exploring pattern, colour and texture.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  11. Drawing for textiles: mark making and pattern design

    Course Date: Sat 19 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop experimental approaches to mark making and drawing. Explore a range of drawing styles, and approaches to line, colour, surface quality and repeat pattern for applications such as print, surface pattern, stitch and constructed textiles. Tutor: Louise Anderson.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  12. 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

  13. Giant knits!

    Course Date: Mon 23 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get to grips with knitting on a large scale on this short course, whatever your level. You will learn the basic stitches of knit and purl, increasing and decreasing to create your own giant knits! Tutor: Claire Montgomerie.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Hand knitting for beginners

    Course Date: Sat 30 Sep 2017
    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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  15. Hand knitting for improvers

    Course Date: Sat 20 Jan 2018
    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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

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