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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.

£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...
£90
West Midlands
Learn how to use textile printing techniques in one day, in the relaxed surroundings of Penny’s home studio. You will experiment with mark making, repeat pattern and colour on small fabric samples to help develop your own ideas, with the use of stencil, block printing, hand painting and dyeing. You will then develop your final design onto a plain 100% cotton cushion cover to take home with you. No previous experience necessary. A maximum of...
£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....
£40
Swansea - Next course on 12th May 2019
We will use needle felting skills to explore fibres and needles to create our own needle felted pictures. There is nothing better than painting with wool as you are able to easily move wool colours and try different blends and shades. If you have an image or 2 you would like to bring with you please do but we will also have a selection here to explore. You could also bring a selection of ribbons...
£50
Greater London
In this course you will be introduced to the art of wet felting and variety of its application in making clothes and accessories. Samples are available for demonstration. Each class may accommodate a maximum of 6 people. You will learn about types of wool, fleece, fibres and other materials which can be used for making felt and its decoration. You will also get practice in technique of laying out wool. By the end of the...
£90
Derbyshire - Next course on 22nd April 2019
Come learn the fundamental skills of batik on this one day course. This class is aimed at absolute beginners, as full tuition and the opportunity to practice will be given. It is also suitable for those with some experience. Class sizes are small with a maximum of 8 students only, so please book early to avoid disappointment. I will be your tutor and my name is Sue Rhodes. I have been a qualified batik artist...
£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.
£60
Shropshire - Next course on 22nd June 2019
Spinning course at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. This one day course will explain the preparation of raw fleece including sorting, combing and carding. Ann can advise on the choice of sheep breeds to enable successful spinning. Each student will be able to master the art of spindle spinning and will learn the basics of the spinning wheel. Each student will leave the course with a small amount of hand spun yarn. You may bring...
£120
Tyne and Wear
Designed especially for beginners and led by milliner Margaret Woodliff Wright, this course will provide you with an introduction to millinery using the classic summer hat material of sinamay. Over three x three hour sessions at my central Newcastle studio (6 - 9pm) you will make your own trendy sinamay headpiece, in the very popular and easy to wear “button” style. The key millinery skills that you will learn during this course are how to...
£80
North Somerset
Design and make your very own felt bag or felted panel. It may be a handbag or iPad case - or something else - you decide. Aimed at the beginner, you'll find wet-felting a wonderfully versatile craft and a fascinating process. With plenty of materials to hand you'll be able to let your imagination run free - and leave ready to embark on your next felt creation! With years in the animation industry, making sets...