Constructed Textiles

Constructed Textiles

Want to learn how to put fibres, yarn and threads together to make beautiful textiles? We have a range of short courses in knit, crochet, weave and felt that will teach you how to create your own textile structures to create garments, pieces for the home or art textiles.

Our beginner’s courses introduce you to the basic technical skills of these processes. Tutors ensure you have grasped the basics before moving on to more complex techniques. Our advanced courses are designed for those who already have the basics mastered and help you realise personal projects experimenting with creative approaches and unexpected materials.

Constructed textiles tutors at City Lit are all practising makers and artists, producing current content for magazines and books, exhibiting and carrying out residencies alongside their teaching practice. They bring their professional experience to their teaching, enhancing their wealth of technical knowledge and enriching your learning experience.

We provide a starter pack of materials for all courses, and encourage learners to bring their own yarns/fibres and scrap fabric with which to experiment. Please read the full course outline to see what is provided and what you might 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. Hand knitting for beginners
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 2 Oct 2021

    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.



    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 £167.00 Concession £127.00
  2. Beginners frame loom weaving
    Evening,ONLINE
    Course Date:  Thu 14 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Would you like to learn how to create inspiring and beautiful hand woven artworks? Join this exciting 6-week course to explore a range of creative approaches to frame loom weaving.



    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 £183.00 Concession £140.00
  3. Introduction to feltmaking
    Course Date:  Fri 19 Nov 2021

    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.



    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 £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £140.00
  4. Hand knitting for improvers
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 20 Nov 2021

    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.



    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 £167.00 Concession £127.00
  5. Try it out: nuno felting
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sun 1 Aug 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Explore this stunning Japanese process of bonding fine fabrics to fine merino wool fibres. Working with white silk and cotton fabrics and colour wool fibres, you will produce a series of lightweight and textured samples. All 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 £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
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