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About the course

Our new 3 week Introduction to textiles evening course will give you a great opportunity to learn and create decorative textiles using both hand and machine techniques.

You may be interested in our other creative evening short courses: 

Introduction to Print Making

Introduction to Ceramics

Entry requirements

To enrol on this course you just need to have an interest in learning a new skill

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Why study?

Learn some new skills, have fun and make friends.

Core modules

Week 1 – Slashing

Using layers of varied fabrics including transparent organza and silk, combined with chopped fabric textures, whilst being embellished with sewing machine stitching. Exposing frayed details and added embellishments of beading. Enjoy creating this wonderful textile which can be used in interior design, fashion upcycling and card crafting. 

Week 2 – Couching

Recycling vintage yarns to construct twisted and plated cords, then restitching onto new fabric surfaces. Use contrasting colours to make your textile pop. Great to use if you want to add bold details to a boring garment, or smarten up a plain pillow case. 

Week 3 – Angelina Fibres

This stunning textile process will help you create a range of exciting outcomes, and is great when combined with slashing, embroidery and reverse appliqué. Adding sparkle with an effortless touch. Quick and easy, but always enhanced when combined with other textile processes.  

Remember to apply early as this popular course fills up fast!

Will I have to provide anything?

£30 cost

Wear old clothes or clothes you don’t mind getting messy. Closed toe shoes or trainers. Aprons provided

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