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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.

£45
Surrey
Fun with Felt Flowers gives beginners all the basic information to learn felting around a resist. In the three to three and a half hours, students will make two different flowers, using different techniques, along with different centres. Workshops start at 10am. I only teach up to five students at a time unless a group is booked (maximum 10) but I can also travel within 20 miles if someone wants a group of friends (minimum...
£25
Gloucestershire
A half day needle felting courses in Stroud. Yvonne is a fully qualified adult education teacher with a Fine Art degree, and has been meditating for over 10 years on a daily basis. You will enjoy the benefits of Mindful Meditation with a Needle Felt Workshop. Get in touch with yourself, be in the moment to create your own needle felt picture. You will be taught the techniques of needle felt and be guided in...
£50
Cheshire
Come along and create your own sculptural needle felt animals using Rare Breed wool at the spectacular Mount Pleasant Gardens. Tutor Louise Worthington will guide you through the process. Using top quality British wools and glass eyes, Louise specialises in making British birds and wildlife. Suitable for all levels of experience and lots of fun . Please email via the contact form above for more information about courses . ages 16+
£30
North Yorkshire - Next course on 26th January 2019
This is mainly a half day course. Come join us to learn the skills and the process of the therapeutic art form of needle felting. We will be making a felted animal or plant, a delightful addition to your home! Start time usually 10am, £30 per person unless stated otherwise below. You will be taught how to get the best from the gorgeous wool and needles, creating your very own animal (Hare, Fox, Chicken, Owl,...
£55
Herefordshire - Next course on 26th January 2019
Needlefelting is a wonderful craft, even if you don't think you are creative, the wool somehow inspires you to create. The course is suitable for beginners or those with some experience of felting already. You will be taught the basics of needle-felting, how to make a wire armature structure for your animal and how to sculpt with wool. For the course cost you can choose which animal you would like to make (within reason!), but...
£185
Lothian - Next course on 23rd February 2019
These weekend courses will focus on warp preparation, loom dressing and weaving an individual and wearable scarf, this will be done on a 4 Shaft Ashford foldable table loom. You will be led through the warping process; with yarn types being discussed before warping begins. A warping mill or a warping board will be used to prep your warp with instructions given on how to dress a table loom. You will then begin to explore...
£185
Cambridgeshire - Next course on 26th January 2019
This fast track two day workshop will provide you with the skills to make a balloon lined bowed empire shade using traditional methods and hand stitching techniques. Learn how to bind the frame, template and fit your top fabric and lining, finishing with a hand stitched bias trim. No previous sewing experience is required, you will be guided through each stage. I Based in the historical village of Castor between Stamford & Peterborough, we are...
£35
Yorkshire - Next course on 2nd March 2019
What to expect: Join textile artist Kat Wood and learn how to create unique and beautiful bowls, vessels and vases using only wool fibres. No previous experience of felt making is required and by the end of the afternoon session you will have a stunning, three dimensional, felted vessel to take home with you. Skills required: None at all. This is a beginners workshop and no previous experience of felt making is necessary at all....
£55
Carmarthenshire - Next course on 23rd March 2019
Learn how to dye with the ancient plant WOAD. First we will make dye vats using woad leaves and woad extract and then use them to create plain and patterned fabrics and yarn. You can try various tie dye shibori techniques and will have the opportunity to make your own unique silk scarf. Woad seeds will be available. This workshop takes place in the Education Room at the Wool Museum which is by the entrance...
£55
Somerset
Join us for a one day, fun embroidery workshop. Our one day basic embroidery workshop is for absolute beginners and teaches traditional stitches and techniques. The classes are no bigger than 4 to ensure that everyone is able to have individual help and guidance and enables students to work at their own speed.