Fashion & Textiles Courses in London
Our wide range of fashion and textiles courses offer students both practical guides and bags of creative motivation, providing opportunities for learners to explore the traditional and contemporary. We offer beginner courses for learners who want an introduction to sewing through to intermediate classes that focus on specific techniques such as shibori and creative machine embroidery. Our classes support experimental approaches as well as more traditional skills.
Our team of experienced artists and expert tutors work with learners, supporting you to overcome barriers and realise personal ambitions. Our purpose built studio provides access to industry standard equipment, height adjustable tables and chairs and good natural light. Just down the hall learners can combine their hand making with digital design by joining one of our textile design courses.
The textiles community at City Lit is very strong, don’t be surprised if you join a class with someone who has attended that class before. We value all our learners and welcome new students to contribute and diversify our burgeoning community.
All of our courses have basic materials provided but please read the full course outline before you book as the tutor will list anything you need to bring along.
We host exhibitions throughout the year at City Lit Gallery where our students showcase their amazing work.
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- Textiles: screen printing and surface effectsCourse start date: Tue 30 May 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rosie JamesExplore silkscreen printing on fabric using paper stencils. Develop tactile printed, coloured overlays through using opaque and transparent colour and surface finishes such as foiling, flocking and relief effects specially for textiles.Full fee £349.00 Senior fee £279.00 Concession £227.00
- Contemporary quilts: circles and curvesCourse start date: Fri 9 Jun 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Beverley SellLearn how to design and make a contemporary quilt from start to finish. You will use a range of construction and embellishment techniques. The focus for design is on Circles and Curves working with cotton fabrics to create a personalised quilt. Suitable for beginners.Full fee £269.00 Senior fee £215.00 Concession £175.00
- Textiles sketchbook: developing ideas and projectsCourse start date: Sat 10 Jun 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ruth BrisonDevelop a creative and experimental sketchbook. Explore the surface qualities of drawing and mark-making with the layered possibilities of mixed-media and hand stitch. You'll have the chance to generate visual research and ideas towards a personal project.Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
- Textiles: constructing pattern, colouring clothCourse start date: Sun 11 Jun 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Renata MinoldoExperiment with a range of heat transfer processes and hand painting methods. Develop initial ideas through mark-making and collage. Create fabrics or art works using a personal colour palette and embellish surface through foil print and simple stitch marks.Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £149.00
- Textiles: experimental hand stitchCourse start date: Tue 13 Jun 2023
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Amarjeet NandhraA contemporary approach to hand stitching and embroidery exploring a variety of traditional stitches and techniques.
Create experimental and expressive samples using traditional and non-traditional materials.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
- Textiles: illustrative embroideryFull fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
- Textiles: creative machine embroideryCourse start date: Fri 23 Jun 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Renata MinoldoDiscover 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 £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
- Embroidery and embellishment for fashion and textilesFull fee £269.00 Senior fee £215.00 Concession £175.00
- Designing textiles using Photoshop intensiveCourse start date: Mon 26 Jun 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Suk Han LeeCreate patterns and designs for textiles which may then be printed onto cloth. This course is ideal for beginners in
Photoshop who are textile artists, designers, or anyone interested in exploring pattern, colour and texture.Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
- Textiles and surface pattern: colour and abstract designCourse start date: Fri 7 Jul 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Janie MurphyA creative exploration of colour and abstract design for textiles. Explore and develop your understanding of colour
using paper dyes to create your own abstract imagery.Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
- Crochet for improversFull fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
- Introduction to quiltingCourse start date: Mon 10 Jul 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Beverley SellLearn how to design and make a contemporary quilt using a range of construction and embellishment techniques. Work with simple shapes from recycled fabrics or bring your own fat quarters to create a personalised quilt. Suitable for beginners.Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
- Textiles and surface pattern: drawing and designCourse start date: Sun 16 Jul 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Janie MurphyInvestigate mark making, layering and juxtaposing ideas through experimental drawings. Explore the importance of imaginative research and how to record it in a sketchbook. Develop versatile design textile ideas for interiors, fashion, stationery or text.Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
- Textiles: waxed surfacesCourse start date: Sun 23 Jul 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Amarjeet NandhraInvestigate the different ways wax can be used on paper and fabric; create surface decoration using a range of resist techniques or alter the structure of a surface and experiment with translucency, structure and stitch.Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
- Introduction to clothes makingCourse start date: Mon 24 Jul 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Silvia SacrestanoLearn how to make your own clothes. This beginner's course will teach you how to use the sewing machine, as well as basic sewing techniques and processes. Start by sampling, then construct a simple garment.Full fee £349.00 Senior fee £279.00 Concession £227.00
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