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.
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.
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.
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.
Experiment with polychromatic print onto fabric and paper, exploring the creative potential of Procion dyes and silk screen printing. Processes include mark making, hand painting, resists, stencils and layering. Develop personal designs, textile samples and artwork. Tutor: Dawn Dupree.
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.
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. Tutor: Kathy Schicker.
Develop a creative and experimental textile sketchbook. Explore the surface qualities of drawing and mark making with the layered possibilities of mixed media and stitch. Generate visual research and ideas towards a personal project. Tutor: Ruth Brison.
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 dye, stitch and mixed media. Tutor: Louise Baldwin.
Make a collection of coloured and patterned fabrics using Procion dyes and resist techniques. Learn how to layer colour and create mark and surface textures using batik and starch resist. Tutor: Rachel Gornall.
Experiment with a range of heat transfer processes including flock printing, foiling, photo-transfer and sublimation printing using a heat press. Develop unique fabric samples and surfaces for fashion, interiors or textile art. Tutor: Dawn Dupree.
Experiment with a range of mono printing techniques; painted, wiped and drawn, onto fabric. You'll use these techniques with appliqué , manipulation and hand stitch to layer and build exciting dimensional surfaces, exploring pattern and texture. Tutor: Amarjeet Nandhra.
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 Nandhra.
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