Textiles

From learning to print fabrics using different processes and techniques to creative stitch and embroidery, knitting and crochet, we offer courses at beginners level through to more advanced. Learn to make felt, create a quilt, or draw using the sewing machine. Create you own printed, embellished, or constructed textiles for application in fashion or interiors, or as textile art. Learn how to design and research for textiles and surface pattern, use repeats, or improve your drawing and sketchbook skills. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.
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  1. City Lit textiles: surface, structure, stitch

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jan 2018 (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.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  2. Printed textiles: experimental screen printing

    Printed textiles: experimental screen printing

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop painterly approaches to textile screen printing using open screen techniques, collage type effects, monoprinting, and direct painting on to screen and cloth with dyes. Imaginatively explore dye and pigment, mark, colour, texture and surface.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  3. Stitched textiles

    Stitched textiles

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore creative approaches to stitch and machine embroidery; joining, embellishing and drawing on fabric and paper. Create samples in response to a theme and develop a personal project. Take terms individually or develop your studies over a year.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  4. Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 2

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Use your Photoshop skills to create designs for printed textiles, which may then be printed on cloth. This is an ideal progression from the stage one course (course codes VG466/VK471) for textile artists, designers or anyone interested in exploring pattern, colour and texture.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  5. Hand knitting for improvers

    Hand knitting for improvers

    Course Date: Sat 20 Jan 2018
    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.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  6. Textiles: printing with natural dyes

    Textiles: printing with natural dyes

    Course Date: Sun 21 Jan 2018
    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.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. Beginners felt course

    Beginners felt course

    Course Date: Fri 16 Feb 2018
    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.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  8. Crochet for improvers

    Crochet for improvers

    Course Date: Sat 3 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you know how to crochet but want to progress from the basic stitches. Learn advanced techniques such as shaping, working in the round, cluster stitches and reading patterns.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  9. Textiles and surface pattern: understanding repeats

    Course Date: Sun 4 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the basics skills of repeat patterns including straight repeats, drop repeats and complex repeats. Week 1 will focus on drawing and printing, moving onto textiles in week 2.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Textiles: experimental hand stitch 2

    Textiles: experimental hand stitch 2

    Course Date: Sun 4 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A contemporary approach to hand-stitching and embroidery. You will explore a range of experimental and traditional stitch techniques. Also an ideal opportunity for “Experimental hand stitch 1” students to progress and resolve personal projects.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. City Lit textiles: colour, print, pattern

    Course Date: Tue 10 Apr 2018 (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. Tutor: Louise Baldwin.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £379.00
    Concession: £231.00

  12. Felt making: personal project

    Course Date: Fri 13 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your skills and confidence in making felt as you combine a number of techniques, including simple weave, stitch and 3D forms, enabling you to explore your own creative ideas and personal projects.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  13. Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 1

    Course Date: Mon 16 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create designs for printed textiles, which may then be printed on cloth. This course is ideal for beginners in Photoshop who are textile artists, designers, or interested in exploring pattern, colour and texture.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  14. Textiles and surface pattern: drawing and design development

    Textiles and surface pattern: drawing and design development

    Course Date: Fri 4 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate 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 ideas for textiles: interiors, fashion, stationery or text.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £191.00
    Concession: £146.00

  15. Colour and abstract design for textiles and surface pattern

    Course Date: Sat 12 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A creative exploration of colour and abstract design for textiles. Explore and develop your understanding of colour mixing using paper dyes to create your own abstract imagery. Tutor: Louise Anderson.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

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