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. 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

  2. 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

  3. Make a Kimono

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 6 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join a beginners sewing class learning how to cut and assemble making a Japanese fashion garment. Understand and work from a set jacket pattern leaving with a finished piece.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  4. Textiles: playing with paper

    Textiles: playing with paper

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jul 2020
    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Textiles: indigo shibori dyeing

    Course Date: Mon 20 Jul 2020
    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: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  8. Textiles: monoprinting and hand stitch

    Textiles: monoprinting and hand stitch

    Course Date: Mon 27 Jul 2020
    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

  9. Illustrated stitch: a masterclass with Rosie James

    Illustrated stitch: a masterclass with Rosie James

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 27 Jul 2020
    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: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  10. Introduction to quilting

    Introduction to quilting

    Course Date: Mon 10 Aug 2020
    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: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

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