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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
Essex - Next course on 30th June 2019
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, sculpt fabric and reuse, recycle and up-cycle 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...
£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
Northumberland
Join a friendly group for a one day rag rugging workshop near Hexham, including a delicious lunch. Beginners hooky and proddy is taught by a well known experienced traditional rag rugging expert who can teach from beginners to advanced. We offer an informal relaxing environment at our Farmhouse adjacent to Hadrian's Wall and Chesters Roman Fort. Learners are encouraged to learn new skills in a friendly enjoyable atmosphere. On nice days there will be the...
£70
Dorset - Next course on 7th July 2019
On this one-day course, the techniques of layering and stitching fabrics that I have developed will be used to build up a landscape. Learn how to use colour and texture to create depth, using a simple running stitch on either an electric or hand sewing machine. No specific sewing skills or sophisticated machines are needed for this technique but by incorporating drawing and painting, you will be sure of making original and unique work as...
£70
Dorset - Next course on 21st July 2019
Learn the techniques that I have developed and use in making my still life textile work. Make your own patterns from favourite objects that you bring along (or from objects in my collection),working with painted and printed fabrics, layered and stitched in place to create vibrant and intricate arrangements. As in my landscape courses, no specific sewing skills or sophisticated machines are necessary but please bring a machine if possible, fabrics that particularly inspire you(I...
£75
Worcestershire - Next course on 6th July 2019
'Fields with red poppies ' wool fibre painting workshop. Complete beginners are welcome! This course will take place at beautiful Bevere Gallery in Worcester. Wool painting or wool watercolour, as some people call it, is a unique relatively new technique which originated in St. Petersburg. This is not felt making. It is about creating a fibre picture using merino wool, silk and viscose. Laying and shaping fibres, blending the colours together, creating beautiful textures and...
£75
Staffordshire - Next course on 6th July 2019
We will cover batik painting and make a picture to frame. Using hot beeswax and adding batik dyes. This will be a fun creative day where you will learn how to use hot wax as a relief to block out areas of cotton fabric using tjanting tools as well as brushes and sponges etc. Then we will use the special batik dyes to create your beautiful masterpiece, you will iron out the wax before you...
£75
Merseyside - Next course on 20th July 2019
Discover sustainable, environmentally friendly ways to beautifully pattern fabric using ancient techniques and plant dyes. Indigo, Madder and Weld are the oldest known dyes which can create a full spectrum of colours when combined. Shibori is a refined form of tie-dye originating in Japan and used to create intricate patterns. These are created by clamping, tying, stitching, wrapping, folding and binding fabric before dyeing. In this one day workshop we will explore the fascinating history...
£75
Merseyside - Next course on 3rd August 2019
Adopt the pace of nature as you forage local, seasonal dye plants for the vat along with beautiful shaped and textured foliage to print on to paper and fabric. Eco-printing is a wonderful technique that records the unique signature of a leaf or flower, creating a lasting record of a time and place. During this one day event you will try a variety of folding and bundling techniques and will use both natural dye and...
£80
Worcestershire - Next course on 5th July 2019
Learn from textile artist Ruth Parkinson-Johns the art of stitch techniques and textile manipulation. This is a 4 week course running throughout the year on Friday afternoons at Inkberrow Design Centre now based in Bromsgrove B61 7DL. 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...

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