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. Illustrator for embroidery design

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course embraces digital design in preparing artwork in adobe illustrator for embroidery design, whether that be for digital embroidery design or template creation for hand embroidery work.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. Colour and abstract design for textiles and surface pattern

    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 using using paper dyes to create your own abstract imagery.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  3. Textiles: laser cutting for stencils

    Course Date: Fri 15 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the process of laser cutting paper and card and make stencils for use in screenprinting. Test and develop ideas using drawing skills to produce layers of artwork, enabling an understanding of digital design. Suitable for users with some knowledge of textile printing and basic experience of Photoshop and Illustrator wanting to test ideas for screenprinting at a later point.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £199.00

  4. Textiles: laser cutting for surface design

    Textiles: laser cutting for surface design

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn new ways to manipulate textiles using laser cutting processes, exploring drawing and surface design. Sample different materials using digital and hand crafting techniques creating 2D and 3D textural surfaces or structures. Suitable for beginners new to laser cutting, some experience on Adobe Illustrator or textiles is advantageous.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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