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. Introduction to dye techniques

    Introduction to dye techniques

    Course Date: Sat 21 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Dip into colour, and learn a range of dye techniques. Using indigo, synthetic and natural dyes to practise dyeing of man-made and natural fabrics. You will finish the course with a unique collection of dye samples.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  2. Textile sketchbook

    Textile sketchbook

    Course Date: Sun 29 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore colour, texture, pattern and composition in a working sketchbook using a variety of creative mixed media and design processes. Generate imagery from original sources, discover their potential and work toward developed textile designs.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  3. Textiles: introduction to creative machine embroidery

    Course Date: Fri 3 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover creative machine embroidery by making a range of experimental samples based on a theme. Explore and develop the effects created with different machine feet, thick and thin threads, tensions, free embroidery and appliqué.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  4. Crochet for beginners

    Course Date: Sat 18 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn basic crochet techniques, make simple samples and learn how to follow patterns. Basic materials provided.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  5. Textiles: still life with stitch

    Course Date: Sun 26 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop a series of still life images using both machine and hand stitch as your drawing tools. Explore composition and abstraction with fabric and thread and discover its expressive potential.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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 continue with term 2 to develop your studies.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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