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 3 Mar 2017
    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. Tutor: Heather Belcher.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00

  2. City Lit advanced textiles

    Course Date: Sat 24 Sep 2016
    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. Pre-enrolment advisory interview is required. Please contact Visual Arts on 0207 492 2700/2703 to arrange.
    Full fee: £2,029.00
    Senior fee: £1,623.00
    Concession: £1,238.00

  3. City Lit textiles: colour, print, pattern

    Course Date: Tue 2 May 2017 (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. Tutor: Louise Baldwin.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  4. City Lit textiles: surface, structure, stitch

    Course Date: Tue 24 Jan 2017 (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. Tutor: Louise Baldwin.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  5. Colour and abstract design for textiles and surface pattern

    Course Date: Sat 13 May 2017
    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. Constructed textiles: personal project

    Course Date: Fri 5 May 2017
    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: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  7. Crochet for improvers

    Course Date: Sat 4 Mar 2017
    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. Tutor: Claire Montgomerie.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  8. Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 1

    Course Date: Mon 8 May 2017
    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, designers, or interested in exploring pattern, colour and texture.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  9. Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 2

    Course Date: Thu 26 Jan 2017
    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

  10. Experimental hand knitting

    Course Date: Sun 28 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.

    Tutor: Claire Montgomerie.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  11. Hand knitting for improvers

    Course Date: Sat 28 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Take your knitting beyond simple stocking stitch, adding colour and texture by playing with stitch and stripes and learning techniques such as lace, Aran knitting and colour work. Tutor: Claire Montgomerie.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00

  12. Introduction to dye techniques

    Course Date: Mon 24 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Dip into colour, and learn a range of dye techniques. Using indigo, synthetic and natural dyes to practise dyeing of man-made and natural fabrics. You will finish the course with a unique collection of dye samples.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  13. Printed textiles: screen printing and photo exposure

    Course Date: Tue 30 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  14. Stitched textiles

    Course Date: Wed 3 May 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Creative stitch and machine embroidery as a method of joining, embellishing, structuring and drawing on fabric and paper. Create samples in response to a theme and develop a resolved personal project. A project based course, take terms individually or as a year of study. Tutor: Rachel Gornall.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  15. Textile sketchbook

    Course Date: Fri 24 Feb 2017
    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. Tutor: Louise Badlwin.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

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