8 courses
Fashion, Textiles & Sewing

Block Printing, Painting and Image Transfer for Textiles

Learn the basics of one of the oldest types of printmaking in this one day workshop using block printing, free painting , image transfer using the heat transfer presser

12/07/2024 - Fri (10:00-17:00) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 1 weeks - £74 - C01970-232401

Clothesmaking - Intermediate/Advanced

On this course you will sew a dress from a pattern using fine or luxury fabric such as silk. You'll learn how to cut, sew and work neatly. Suitable for those with sewing experience.

25/04/2024 - Thu (10:00-13:00) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 10 weeks - £295 - C02162-232401

Exploring Surface Design for Textiles - Beginners

On this course you will explore the use of line, colour and texture when developing textile/ surface design ideas.

You will generate designs using imaginative drawing styles, collaging, mixed media design approaches and textiles techniques to create experimental textile designs and samples.
Experimental works will be developed and resolved as finished textile ideas or used to create a repeat print.

The course is designed to explore, inspire, and challenge your approach to textile and conventional surface design in a creative and safe environment.

05/06/2024 - Wed (13:30-16:30) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 6 weeks - £173 - C02906-232406

Introduction to Sustainable Fashion

With so much waste inherent in fashion, it is becoming increasingly important to become more responsible for what we wear.

On this course you will learn how to create a zero-waste garment. This course is perfect for you if you wish to explore garment design from an ethical perspective, as well as offering an introduction to an alternative way of pattern making and sewing techniques.

This course is part of the Green Deal initiative.

17/04/2024 - Wed (18:30-21:30) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 6 weeks - £88/FREE - B01551-232404
05/06/2024 - Wed (18:30-21:30) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 6 weeks - £88/FREE - B01551-232405

Making, Mending and Upcycling Clothes

For those returning to the subject, this is a project-based course which will provide you with a thorough introduction to the general principles and skills of clothes making using a purchased pattern and/or upcycling clothes by mending and adding creative textiles such as applique, embroidery, couching and decorative stitching .

You will become confident in making garments using commercial patterns, plus choosing fabrics & styles that compliment you. You will also have the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to refit purchased garments and restyle them with some applique...

18/04/2024 - Thu (13:30-16:30) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 11 weeks - £301 - C01731-232403

Sewing Workshop (Hillcroft) (Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton)

This course is for all abilities from beginners trying something new to intermediate sewers
returning to the subject and wanting to improve their skills.
You can enjoy working on a project from a pattern to match your ability or maybe upcycling,
mending or repurposing clothes. You can indulge in meeting people in a unique creative setting,
and enjoy conversing with other students and get inspiration from each other as you work.
This is an ongoing course so projects can overlap into further sewing workshop courses.

17/04/2024 - Wed (18:00-21:00) - Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton - 6 weeks - £173 - C02917-232405
05/06/2024 - Wed (18:00-21:00) - Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton - 6 weeks - £173 - C02917-232406

Shibori Dyeing Techniques for Clothing and Textiles

Learn the basics of this traditional method of Shibori dyeing technique.
You will learn about the history of Shibori dyeing techniques as well as dyeing a number of samples that can be used in the future for personal projects.

18/07/2024 - Thu (10:00-17:00) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 1 weeks - £74 - C01971-232401

Silk Painting for Handkerchiefs, Scarves and Cushions

Learn the basics of silk painting techniques in this one day introductory workshop. Silk Painting is an accessible and fun process, just be prepared to allow the dyes to flow and enjoy the vibrant colours.

11/07/2024 - Thu (10:00-17:00) - Parkshot Campus, Richmond - 1 weeks - £74 - C01969-232401