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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.

£55
Carmarthenshire
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...
£60
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.
£45
West Yorkshire - Next course on 8th June 2019
A day workshop with Fibre and Mixed media Artist and tutor Josephine Gornall. Experiment and explore felt-making with a variety of different techniques to make one or two textural pictorial or abstract pieces of felt. Discover the different ways of working with and felting fibres and fabrics. Lots of samples to look at and mull over followed by a practical demonstration, then make one or two textural pictorial - seascape, landscape or abstract felted peices....
£65
Surrey
In this fun and inspiring workshop you will learn how to really make the most of a sewing machine, using it to 'draw' and create a set of unique images based on flora and fauna. You have the choice of working from your own images (drawings and/or photos) or from some of mine. As the course is run for no more than 2 people at a time, it can be tailored very much to individual...
£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...
£145
Surrey
Learn the art of machine embroidery! In this fun and inspiring two day workshop you will learn how to really make the most of a sewing machine, using it to create a diverse set of samples and images with a range of visual effects, from 'drawn' to decorative. You can work from your own images (drawings and/or photos) or from some of mine. As the course is run for no more than 2 people at...
£80
Warwickshire
During this workshop, you will be taught how to use a SAORI loom and shown a variety of weaving techniques which will enable you to weave your own unique cloth. You will be encouraged to explore your inner child, express your natural creativity and discover your artist's voice. This is a wonderful opportunity to take time out and enjoy the space and environment to be your most creative self. No experience required and all ages...
£60
Somerset - Next course on 1st June 2019
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...
£70
Mid Lothian
These popular tapestry weaving courses will resume in Autumn 2019. Workshops are for beginners, (and post beginners!) and start at 10am and finish around 5 to 5.30pm. Held at home, in my attic studio, Temple is a small village, just 15 miles south of Edinburgh. Everything you will need is supplied, and the price also includes Lunch and Refreshments throughout the day. You will take home your finished piece and may even purchase a Frame...
£35
Yorkshire - Next course on 22nd June 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....