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.
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  1. Felt making: structural surfaces and 3D techniques

    Course Date: Thu 21 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate a number of techniques including pleats, pockets, pouches and ‘nuno’; creating surface texture with fabric. You will produce a range of experimental samples and have the opportunity to work towards a finished piece.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  2. Textiles: recycle fabrics using kantha stitch

    Textiles: recycle fabrics using kantha stitch

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 23 May 2020
    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: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  3. Textiles: laser etching for block printing

    Course Date: Tue 2 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to make your own seals and stamps using the process of laser cutting for block printing. Test and develop drawing skills to etch ideas onto wood and rubber, enabling an understanding of digital design. Suitable for users with some knowledge of print and have used Photoshop and Illustrator before wanting to make their own unique stamps.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  4. Textiles: mixed media embellishment

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 4 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experiment with mixed media and print embellishment techniques in this intermediate surface course. Increase knowledge and skills while developing ideas for fashion textiles. Work to a brief or explore personal themes and concepts to develop your creative practice or project.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  5. Textile sketchbook: developing ideas and projects

    Textile sketchbook: developing ideas and projects

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jun 2020
    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

  6. Illustrative embroidery for textiles

    Illustrative embroidery for textiles

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 17 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your embroidery skills in both hand and machine stitching. Create a range of samples, learn how to transfer designs to cloth, explore design ideas, experiment with fabrics and threads.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  7. Textiles: digital surfaces

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 18 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop an undertanding of digital textile technologies and fabrications for surface design. Gain skills and experiment with fusing digital design and techniques. Work to a brief or explore personal themes and concepts to develop your creative practice or project. Suitable for intermediate level.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

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

    Textile and surface pattern: from drawing to digital print

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 22 Jun 2020
    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

  9. Shibori into stitch

    Shibori into stitch

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 3 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Building on simple dye techniques, combine Japanese Shibori dyed samples with stitch. Layer up stitch processes with applique and freeform embroidery to create rich surfaces which can be taken on to further projects.

    You do not need to have completed VX470 Introduction to Shibori to enrol on this course.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Make a Kimono

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 6 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join this upper intermediate sewing class and learn how to cut and make a unisex fashion version of this classic Japanese garment.

    You will carry out basic pattern amendments and leave with a completed kimono jacket- different length options available.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  11. Textiles: playing with paper

    Textiles: playing with paper

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Work with paper using origami, folding, pleating, creasing, crushing, slicing, piercing, colouring to create dynamic surfaces. Great for collage, book arts, textiles and sketchbook activity.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  12. Constructed textiles with basketry and felt

    Constructed textiles with basketry and felt

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Random weave basketry techniques worked together with felting processes can be used to investigate and explore relationships between internal and extrenal space, structure and surface. For complete beginners, and students with experience of basketry and/or felting.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £169.00

  13. Woven textiles: experimental dye and colouring

    Woven textiles: experimental dye and colouring

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jul 2020
    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.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  14. Print and dye: polychromatic fabric printing

    Print and dye: polychromatic fabric printing

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 18 Jul 2020
    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  15. Textiles: waxed surfaces

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 19 Jul 2020
    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: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

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