Buy a Gift Voucher

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.

£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...
£75
Worcestershire - Next course on 28th June 2019
This is a lovely creative embroidery workshop for those of you who would like to come and play for a day. You will work on a small piece of good quality linen as a base fabric. You will choose your colour scheme first then select  fragments of fabric and lace, snipping and tearing to stitch interesting backgrounds. Then using Julie's mini books as inspiration, will choose your stitches and add different flowers onto each of...
£65
Norfolk
Develop a linocut image, either A6 or A5 in scale. Study professional linocuts by Annette Rolston and Mike Fenton, also examples of other students prints and printmaking reference books. Try out professional cutting tools, experiment with mark-making. Use traditional grey lino and a new softer vinyl. Carve the image then print in black and white on paper through a printing press as well as learning hand printing techniques. Subsequently, print over a monoprinted background, then...
£35
Staffordshire - Next course on 24th June 2019
During this half day workshop you will create a needle felted animal or a flat picture of an animal. Full day courses are also available on request. You will learn to needle felt a small animal or a lovely picture using woolly fibres and a barbed felting needle. Small animals could be an owl, penguin, bird or similar, on a full day you would make a more substantial animal i.e animal with leg, ears etc......
£55
Somerset - Next course on 27th July 2019
Learn the basics of needle felting and make a hare, or other animal. You will be shown how to make a wire armature for your model, how to form the structure and apply the wool, add features ... and ears! Course is suitable for absolute beginners - don't be afraid to have a go! The course is held at Farrington's Farm Shop, Farrington Gurney, Somerset, BS39 6UB in a private conference room, which is located...
£75
Tyne and Wear - Next course on 4th August 2019
This course is principally aimed at those with basic felting experience. However, it is also suitable for complete beginners. Welcome to my nuno felted (wet felting) scarf workshop to create very light scarf by painting on silk with wool simply using a nuno felting technique. We will be using hand wooven Margialn silk and merino wool to create light but warm felted scarf. You will learn how to create various textures using merino wool, silk...
£60
Somerset - Next course on 6th July 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...
£68
Cumbria - Next course on 11th August 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...
£70
Gloucestershire - Next course on 3rd August 2019
Learn to make your own beautiful felt hat! On this course, you will be shown how to design your own hat, working from a basic template,which you can then personalise by adding flaps, flowers, tassels, bobbles or any other decoration you can think of ! I have been making, and teaching felt making for many years now, and have developed this range of courses to cover basic felt-making techniques, to produce a finished item during...
£130
Somerset
Join us for a fun two days to learn the delicate art of Stumpwork Embroidery. This workshop is designed for those who already have a basic knowledge of embroidery and are interested in creating beautiful 3D embroidery pieces. 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.

Showing {{ coursesLoaded }} of {{ coursesTotal }} courses

Loading