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Textile arts courses, classes and workshops taught at locations all across the UK. Is your eye caught by bright and beautiful fabrics? Your gaze held by the allure of a perfect loom? Do you long to plunge your hand into sackfuls of fine merino wool? Textile art is as wide and varied as the numerous fibres available to man-kind. In this section you will find courses and workshops run by experienced dedicated textile artists, who will help you develop your own potential. You can learn techniques such as embroidery, batik, sewing, hand spinning, knitting, crochet, felting, rug making and weaving. A thriving modern art form, textile art courses are available up and down the UK, as short workshops, weekly clubs, weekend retreats or longer evening courses.

Cumbria - Next course on 12th May 2018
Annis will arrive with everything you need to create and learn to carefully needle felt the soft blended Herdwick wool mix to make a fabulous Herdwick, Hare , Owls or Hummingbird . She is highly accomplished in needle felting and her work is for sale in local galleries in Cumbria. She also sells needle felt kits online. **** Sat 12 May - Needle felt Herdwicks Doorstop **** New date with spaces *** Mon 28 May...
Somerset - Next course on 5th May 2018
Join me in my studio, The Mulberry Shed, on the Polden Hills in Somerset, and enjoy a fun creative day learning about silk painting using steam-set silk dyes. Experiment with creating your own designs, transferring them to silk and using a variety of silk-painting techniques to produce your own vibrant, beautiful art to wear or hang on the wall. I run Workshops for both beginners and those who wish to develop their skills further. All...
Online & Cumbria - Next course on 5th May 2018
The class is in Debra's studio, which is in a bright, inspirational and spacious old church. You will learn how to create stunning pieces of textural felt art, using a wonderful selection of merino wool (over 120 colours), silks of all kinds and colours, different breeds of wool as well as other fibres. Debra is extremely generous with her materials and skills and will introduce you to every imaginable way of incorporating different textures and...
Gloucestershire - Next course on 5th May 2018
This course explores a variety of methods to different shapes and sizes of containers for decorative planters.Felt is a great medium for growing plants in, and it can be made into planters of almost any shape or colour. This is a one day course covering ideas for several different types of planters. We will cover free standing felt vessels and hanging baskets , suitable for herbs, strawberries or flowers, using a variety of decorations.
Cardiff - Next course on 4th May 2018
Join us in this lovely venue in Cardiff for a needle felting workshop, creating a 3D fox. Suitable for all levels, and for all ages above 8 years old. We will be using and learning about native wool, and using barbed needles to sto create the backgrounds and details of our landscapes. I will have resources available for reference, but please do bring books or photographs too if you wish. To book a place or...
Somerset - Next course on 10th September 2018
Come and learn about weaving and create your very own scarf. This course can be as in-depth as you like with a variety of options available! Payment packages available: £50 non refundable deposit on booking, pay off as and when you can as long as its paid off 2 weeks before the date of your booking. STARTER PACKAGE: 2 Days long. £250 Weave yourself a small scarf (25cm x 150cm) on an already prepared loom....
Ross-Shire - Next course on 28th April 2018
Saturday - Collect beach treasures in a vintage linen keep bag; dye your bag with indigo, using shibori resist techniques; while the indigo dye works its magic, decide on and practise methods to decorate and strengthen your bag using slow stitching. Sunday - Prepare your indigo-dyed bag for surface decoration; use meditative slow stitching and beach finds to add texture and pattern to your bag, to make a unique and personal record of your weekend....
Have you ever wanted to learn to crochet, or maybe brush up on an old skill? You have come to the right place. My crochet workshops are designed to inspire and ignite creativity, from beginner classes through to teaching advanced students. Wherever your skills lie there will be something for you. Classes vary from teaching the complete beginner, to days teaching the art of the granny square (and there are many, many beautiful designs out...
South Gloucestershire - Next course on 28th June 2018
7 Spaces Available Workshop is taught by Textile Artist Julia Triston and is an ideal workshop for those wishing to develop their design skill basics further and really get to grips with using colour in their work. The workshop is all about analysing colour and there will involve practical sketchbook based exercises working with papers, paints and threads. Students will investigate compositions, collages, colour proportions and colour distinctions and will be working at their own...
Worcestershire - Next course on 27th April 2018
Machine Embroidery is now such a popular art form and can be done in so many different ways. You will learn several techniques and use fabric, paper and paint during the day. Julie aims to show you many ways that machine embroidery can be used with plenty of examples to inspire you. Suitable for beginners, sometimes even easier, as you have to forget everything you’ve previously learned about precision and just go with the flow....