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. Crochet for improvers

    Crochet for improvers

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Mar 2020
    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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  2. Textiles and surface pattern: understanding repeats

    Textiles and surface pattern: understanding repeats

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 15 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the basics skills of repeat patterns including straight repeats, drop repeats and complex repeats in this fun and hands on course. Build repeats using drawing and printing, then move onto creating hand printed textile samples. Suitable for all levels.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  3. Embroidery and embellishment for fashion and textiles

    Embroidery and embellishment for fashion and textiles

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 15 Mar 2020
    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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  4. Textiles and surface pattern: drawing and design development

    Textiles and surface pattern: drawing and design development

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    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: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  5. City Lit textiles: colour, print, pattern

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020 (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.
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £304.00

  6. Textiles: manipulation

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore texture and shape manipulating 2D surfaces in paper and fabric. Expand knowledge of techniques experimenting into 3D forms for fashion art or interior applications. Work to a brief or explore personal themes and concepts to develop your creative practice or project. Intermediate level.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  7. Textiles workshop: personal project

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 26 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Use the creative environment and equipment of our textile studio to drive your own textile projects forward. Individual tutorials, discussions and technical demonstrations provide constructive feedback and support throughout. Print, transfer dye, stitch and mixed media.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  8. Printed textiles: screen printing and surface effects

    Printed textiles: screen printing and surface effects

    Course Date: Tue 28 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to create your own hand made artwork into a photographic silk screen. Develop tactile printed layers through exploring opaque and transparent colour and special finishes such as foiling, flocking and relief effects.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £215.00
    Concession: £164.00

  9. Colour and abstract design for textiles and surface pattern

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 9 May 2020
    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.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. Textiles: constructing pattern, colouring cloth

    Textiles: constructing pattern, colouring cloth

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 17 May 2020
    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  11. Felt making: experimental 2D to 3D techniques

    Course Date: Thu 21 May 2020
    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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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