Textile Dye and Printing Courses - London

Come and join us on our dye and print courses and experience the immediacy and satisfaction of applying colour to cloth. We offer masterclasses in specific and experimental dye and print techniques such as natural dyeing, silk screen printing, printing with dyes… for learners wishing to leave with armfuls of samples. Our classes provide a comprehensive overview of processes from start to finish, leaving you with a thorough understanding of the technique and bundles of ideas for how to develop your ideas further.

Fully Health and Safety compliant, our tutors ensure your safety from the moment you step into the studio. Aprons, gloves, masks are all provided and small class sizes ensure our tutors can monitor individual progress.

Print and dye tutors at City Lit are all practising artists, makers and designers with highly specialist knowledge. Their professional experience of designing, making and exhibiting within their own practices will inspire you in every class, pushing you to realise your ambitions or helping you to discover your passion.

If digital design and print is more your thing, have a browse of our Textile design and software page for our range of courses using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

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.

  1. Textiles: natural dyeing with bio-materials and kitchen waste

    Textiles: natural dyeing with bio-materials and kitchen waste

    Course Date: Wed 3 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore plant materials that are in your locality as a sustainable and safe method of dyeing fabric at home. Use bio-waste from kitchen peelings and leaves, or environmentally foraged plants, to produce colour-rich textiles.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. City Lit textiles: colour, print, pattern

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (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.

    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. Printed textiles: screen printing and surface effects

    Printed textiles: screen printing and surface effects

    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore 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.

    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: £269.00
    Senior fee: £215.00
    Concession: £164.00

  4. Textiles: printing with natural dyes

    Textiles: printing with natural dyes

    Course Date: Thu 29 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover contemporary techniques for 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 will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  5. Colour and abstract design for textiles and surface pattern

    Colour and abstract design for textiles and surface pattern

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 15 May 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A creative exploration of colour and abstract design for textiles. Explore and develop your understanding of colour using using paper dyes to create your own abstract imagery.

    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

  6. Woven textiles: experimental dye and colouring

    Woven textiles: experimental dye and colouring

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 15 May 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore experimental dyeing techniques with hand weaving developing intriguing textures, colour and surfaces. Develop your understanding of yarns, dyed textiles mixing the two creating unique art pieces or samples for interior or fashion.

    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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £90.00

  7. Textiles: constructing pattern, colouring cloth

    Textiles: constructing pattern, colouring cloth

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 13 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experiment 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.

    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £75.00

  8. Print and dye: polychromatic fabric printing

    Print and dye: polychromatic fabric printing

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 26 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experiment with polychromatic print onto fabric and paper, exploring the creative potential of Procion dyes and silk screen printing. Processes include mark making, hand painting, resists, stencils and layering. Develop personal designs, textile samples and artwork.

    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £75.00

  9. Textiles: playing with paper

    Textiles: playing with paper

    Course Date: Tue 29 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Work with paper, origami, folding, pleating, creasing, crushing, slicing, piercing, colouring and laminating to create dynamic surfaces. Great for collage, book arts, textiles and sketchbook activity.

    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £75.00

  10. Textiles: indigo shibori dyeing

    Textiles: indigo shibori dyeing

    Course Date: Tue 13 Jul 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Produce your own indigo hand dyed fabrics using pleating, stitch and wrapping methods. Explore the magical combination of indigo dye and shibori resist techniques.

    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

  11. Textiles: waxed surfaces

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 25 Jul 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate 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.

    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

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