Fashion & Textiles Courses - Online & in London

Our wide range of fashion and textiles courses offer students both practical guides and bags of creative motivation, providing opportunities for learners to explore the traditional and contemporary. We offer beginner courses for learners who want an introduction to sewing through to intermediate classes that focus on specific techniques such as shibori and creative machine embroidery. Our classes support experimental approaches as well as more traditional skills.

Our team of experienced artists and expert tutors work with learners, supporting you to overcome barriers and realise personal ambitions. Our purpose built studio provides access to industry standard equipment, height adjustable tables and chairs and good natural light. Just down the hall learners can combine their hand making with digital design by joining one of our textile design courses.

The textiles community at City Lit is very strong, don’t be surprised if you join a class with someone who has attended that class before. We value all our learners and welcome new students to contribute and diversify our burgeoning community.

All of our courses have basic materials provided but please read the full course outline before you book as the tutor will list anything you need to bring along.

Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on visual.arts@citylit.ac.uk or call us on 020 7492 2700, Monday to Friday between 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm.

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  1. Textiles: frame loom weaving

    Textiles: frame loom weaving

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 1 Jul 2021
    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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  2. Textiles: indigo shibori dyeing

    Textiles: indigo shibori dyeing

    Course Date: Tue 13 Jul 2021
    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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  3. Designing textiles using Photoshop intensive

    Course Date: Mon 19 Jul 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create patterns and designs for textiles which may then be printed onto cloth. This course is ideal for beginners in Photoshop who are textile artist's or designers, or for anyone interested in exploring pattern, colour and texture.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  4. Textiles: waxed surfaces

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 25 Jul 2021
    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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  5. Textiles: monoprinting and hand stitch

    Textiles: monoprinting and hand stitch

    Course Date: Mon 26 Jul 2021
    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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £125.00

  6. Try it out: nuno felting

    Try it out: nuno felting

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Aug 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore this stunning Japanese process of bonding fine fabrics to fine merino wool fibres. Working with white silk and cotton fabrics and colour wool fibres, you will produce a series of lightweight and textured samples. All materials provided.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  7. Illustrated stitch: a masterclass with Rosie James

    Illustrated stitch: a masterclass with Rosie James

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 9 Aug 2021
    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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  8. Introduction to quilting

    Introduction to quilting

    Course Date: Mon 9 Aug 2021
    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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  9. Designing textiles using Photoshop I

    Designing textiles using Photoshop I

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 9 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Create motifs and designs for printed textiles which may then be printed onto cloth. This course is ideal for beginners in Photoshop who are textile artists, designers, or for anyone interested in exploring pattern, colour and texture.



    You will need access to the most recent version of Adobe Photoshop, if you require use of a licence please contact Visualarts@citylit.ac.uk.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £125.00

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