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 the School of Visual Arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.

  1. Introduction to feltmaking

    Introduction to feltmaking

    Course Date: Thu 24 Sep 2020
    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: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  2. Hand knitting for beginners

    Hand knitting for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 26 Sep 2020
    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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  3. Hand knitting for improvers

    Hand knitting for improvers

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Nov 2020
    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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

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