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.

Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on visual.arts@citylit.ac.uk or call us on 020 7492 2700, Monday to Friday between 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm.

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  1. Introduction to fashion styling

    Introduction to fashion styling

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 1 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    What is a fashion stylist? What does a fashion stylist do? This short online course will introduce you to role of a fashion stylist and cover practical exercises to try on a client or your own wardrobe.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  2. City Lit textiles: surface, structure, stitch

    City Lit textiles: surface, structure, stitch

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 12 Jan 2021 (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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £200.00

  3. Clothes making I

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 13 Jan 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make a skirt from a simple pattern. You will be guided step by step to produce a garment in a fabric you choose, using easy techniques, and incorporating a zip and waistband.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £499.00
    Concession: £250.00

  4. Introduction to Shibori dyeing

    Introduction to Shibori dyeing

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Shibori is an exciting way of using traditional resist techniques to create unique patterns and shapes whilst dyeing fabric. We will explore folding, tieing, and stitching materials, before immersing them in synthetic and natural dyes.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  5. Introduction to clothes making

    Introduction to clothes making

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 15 Jan 2021 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn 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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £125.00

  6. Random weave basketry and felting techniques

    Random weave basketry and felting techniques

    Course Date: Fri 15 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Combine Random Weave Basketry and Felt Making techniques with weave and stitch to construct experimental surfaces and 3D structures. Investigate links between these processes to explore potential outcomes.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £125.00

  7. Introduction to digitally printed textiles

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Refine print techniques and knowledge in this intermediate surface course. Expand skills experimenting with layering techniques for fashion art or interior applications. Work to a brief or explore personal themes and concepts to develop your creative practice or project.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  8. Crochet for beginners

    Crochet for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn basic crochet techniques, make simple samples and learn how to follow patterns. Basic materials provided.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  9. Introduction to printing with natural dyes

    Introduction to printing with natural dyes

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 17 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover contemporary techniques of printing onto fabric with natural dyes. Through demonstrations, personal exploration, and individual tuition you will learn how to use mordents and natural dye colours, and transform your textile designs into prints.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  10. Hand stitched textiles: Indian influence

    Hand stitched textiles: Indian influence

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 17 Jan 2021
    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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  11. Machine embroidery with soluble fabrics

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 21 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Improve your freehand machine embroidery techniques focusing on working on lacy surfaces on water soluble fabrics and patchwork on this online course. Create lace patches and fillings for embellishment. Learn about continuous patterns and lace techniques.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £115.00

  12. Experimental dye with food and garden waste

    Experimental dye with food and garden waste

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 23 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore, experiment and develop a variety of natural dyes from common food waste to use in natural fabrics. Learn bundle dye and botanical print. Create your own exciting natural colour palette and make your dye swatch book. Learn to record your natural dyeing results for further use.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £75.00

  13. Designing textiles using Photoshop II

    Designing textiles using Photoshop II

    Course Date: Thu 28 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn intermediate Photoshop and design techniques in order to develop your textile design work. Expand your portfolio developing a collection of designs. This creative textile design course is an ideal progression for those who have completed ' Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 1' as well for established textile artists wishing to expand their knowledge or anyone interested in print pattern design.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £165.00

  14. Textiles: natural dye and colour

    Textiles: natural dye and colour

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 4 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Expand knowledge of sustainable processes and colour principles with this intermediate natural dye course. Develop colour mixing and define your palette for your practice or project. Increase awareness and skills extending ideas while creating for fashion art or interior applications.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  15. Designing textiles using Photoshop I

    Designing textiles using Photoshop I

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 9 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Create motifs and designs for printed textiles which may then be printed onto cloth. This course is ideal for beginners in Photoshop who are textile artists, designers, or for anyone interested in exploring pattern, colour and texture.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

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