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Textile art courses

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.

£35
Staffordshire - Next course on 24th March 2019
Half day or full day workshops are available and Ideal for beginners to more advanced felters. You will learn to needle felt a small animal or a lovely picture using woolly fibres and a barbed felting needle. with small stabbing actions you will knit the fibres into a form that will grow very quickly into an animal of your choice. You will sculpt and form it alongside a very experienced feltmaker to create a unique...
£35
Essex
Powertex Art Journal Workshop is a very creative class that will introduce you to the magic of Powertex. This workshop will open your eyes to the endless opportunities to create. You will learn how to use Powertex, sculp fabric and reuse, recycle and upcycle different materials to create beautiful and unique piece of art that you will take home with you. All art journals are A5 size. Powertex is a very versatile product. Once you...
£68
Cumbria - Next course on 13th April 2019
Join Sarah Ames for a day of discovery and fun creating some lovely pieces using free machinery embroidery techniques incorporating hand stitch, applique and embellishment. Freehand machine embroidery is amongst the favourite of techniques in the crafting world, it's easy, quick, effective and produces a great range of results. Your day with Sarah will teach you all the basic skills you need to use freehand machining on a variety of projects. (note : it must...
£160
Worcestershire
Learn from textile artist Ruth Parkinson-Johns the art of stitch techniques and textile manipulation. This is a 10 week course, running throughout the year on Friday afternoons at Inkberrow Design Centre in Redditch. Learn textile drawing & sketching with visiting textile artist Ruth Parkinson-Johns this is a course for those who are passionate about creative textiles .You will work with mixed media techniques, fabric decoration to include some dyeing and printing. Followed by stitching with...
£115
Bristol
This new design covers a wide range of basic embroidery stitches to create a pleasing cottage garden scene. It is stitched on even weave linen and can be finished your own choice of lining fabric and ribbon, this will be stitched over a 12 week course. The class runs from 1-3pm weekly.
£85
Hertfordshire - Next course on 6th March 2019
3 Week Course - Every Wednesday 10.30am-1pm This beginner’s course is a great way to get started in understanding and learning the simple basic techniques of crochet. During the course you will learn to - Hold the yarn and hook - How to cast on - Double crochet / treble crochet / slip stitch plus other stitches - Learn to read a chart and patterns - How to change colours At the end of the...
£40
Kent
This fun workshop teaches you how to make a piece of flat felt using the wet felt technique. See the magic unfurl from merino fibre to fabric. The groups are kept small so that everyone gets plenty of space to work in and expert one to one tuition. By the end of the session you will have made a piece of felt, which you can then turn into something beautiful for the home, plenty of...
£60
Somerset - Next course on 11th May 2019
Join me in my studio, The Mulberry Shed, and enjoy a fun creative day learning about silk painting using steam-set dyes. This 'More Techniques' Workshop is for those who wish to find out more about the range of silk painting techniques you can use to create different exciting effects. You may already have tried using dyes and outliner (gutta) but would like to develop your skills further and have fun experimenting. Come along and try...
£485
Buckinghamshire
Colouricious Printology is a 3 day block printing course for textile surface design. Learn how to block print on a Colouricious Printology residential textile workshop teaching you how to block print onto fabric and paper, gelli printing & stencil art. All 3 days will be timetabled and structured. You will cover: Pattern theory, layering techniques, masking, block printing, gelli printing, decolourant, stencils & sewing projects.
£35
Worcestershire
Buy sewing tuition on a pay as you go basis. Available Wednesday afternoon at Inkberrow Design Centre 1:30 - 4:30pm. You need to inform IDC of your sewing project or your aims, such as wishing to learn to use a sewing machine. This is to ensure the tutor is aware of your expectations and can use the time effectively. We cater for all levels, from beginner to expert and provide a tutor to guide you...