Textiles Courses in London

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.
  1. Textiles: recycle fabrics using kantha stitch

    Textiles: recycle fabrics using kantha stitch

    Course Date: Sat 1 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Using techniques inspired by kantha quilting, recycle your old favourite fabrics. Blend old and new materials with simple running stitch to create several exploratory samples or a small resolved piece.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  2. Embroidery and embellishment for fashion and textiles

    Embroidery and embellishment for fashion and textiles

    Course Date: Sun 2 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the world of embroidery and embellishment. Explore a concept of your choice through experimentation with embroidery and embellishment techniques using hand and machine methods.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  3. Textile art: depict your borough using hand embroidery

    Textile art: depict your borough using hand embroidery

    Course Date: Sat 15 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make your own embroidered artwork inspired by the area or borough you reside in, using hand stitching techniques. Develop creative expression by this introductory course, using personal inspiration or historical references for the base of your artwork.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Textile sketchbook: developing ideas and projects

    Textile sketchbook: developing ideas and projects

    Course Date: Tue 18 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop a creative and experimental sketchbook. Explore the surface qualities of drawing and mark-making with the layered possibilities of mixed-media and hand stitch. You'll have the chance to generate visual research and ideas towards a personal project.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  5. Textile and surface pattern: from drawing to digital print

    Course Date: Mon 24 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore drawing and printing in the studio, before digitising and manipulating your designs using Photoshop. Suitable for students with a creative background. Photoshop experience preferred but not essential.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  6. Textiles: waxed surfaces

    Course Date: Sun 30 Jun 2019
    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.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. Textiles: playing with paper

    Textiles: playing with paper

    Course Date: Tue 2 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Work with paper, origami, folding, pleating, creasing, crushing, slicing, piercing, colouring to create dynamic surfaces. Great for collage, book arts, textiles and sketchbook activity.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  8. Textiles: frame loom weaving

    Textiles: frame loom weaving

    Course Date: Thu 4 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basics of handweaving on a frame loom. Explore traditional rug making techniques to create raised surface decoration and handweaving in plain weave pattern. Create a series of samples, and design and create your own contemporary weave combining techniques.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  9. Introduction to quilting

    Introduction to quilting

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to design and make a contemporary quilt using a range of construction and embellishment techniques. Work with simple shapes from recycled fabrics or bring your own fat quarters to create a personalised quilt. Suitable for beginners.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  10. Textiles: constructing pattern, colouring cloth

    Textiles: constructing pattern, colouring cloth

    Course Date: Sat 20 Jul 2019
    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.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  11. Textiles: monoprinting and hand stitch

    Course Date: Thu 25 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experiment with a range of mono printing techniques; painted, wiped and drawn, onto fabric. You will use these techniques with appliqué, manipulation and hand stitch to layer and build exciting dimensional surfaces, exploring pattern and texture.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  12. Print and dye: polychromatic fabric printing

    Print and dye: polychromatic fabric printing

    Course Date: Sat 27 Jul 2019
    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.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  13. Illustrated stitch: a masterclass with Rosie James

    Illustrated stitch: a masterclass with Rosie James

    Course Date: Mon 29 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Draw from your own photographs of people and buildings then learn how to stitch those drawings on to cloth using a sewing machine. Add fabric to create a completed contemporary textile artwork.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  14. Textiles: indigo shibori dyeing

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019
    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.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

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