Textile Courses

Experimental Textiles-Taster Days



IMG_20160105_152152 (1)(Some sewing machine experience required)

Spend a whole day or weekend indulging your creative side! These days will inspire and enable you to explore and play with the exciting possibilities of machine and hand embroidery. The taster days will cover areas such as applique, dissolvable (water soluble fabric), free-motion embroidery, different threads, couching, paper and fabric manipulation……and much more!


Use of sewing machines and most basic materials are provided Coffee/tea and biscuits provided, cafes close by for lunch or bring a sandwich!




Free-Motion Machine Embroidery 

Saturday 7th. and 8th. Sunday April  2018 11a.m-3.30p.m £130

Come along and learn about free-motion embroidery, you will be gently guide you through this technique and you will get to make some ‘samples’ for your sketchbook. You will look at the work of some established textile artists so that you can see some amazing possibilities of this technique. By the end of the weekend you will have sewn your very own free-motion machine embroidery sketchbook cover to take home. All materials are provided.

Free-Motion Embroidery and Dissolvable Fabric

Saturday 24th. March 2018 11a.m-4.30 p.m. £75

Come and spend the day experimenting with free-motion embroidery and dissolvable fabrics, this course is great for those who have already done some free-motion embroidery and who want to learn more ways with this versatile technique.  You will be introduced to artists work so that you can begin to see the amazing versatility of this textile medium. By the end of the day you will have made a frame piece of textile art to take home and display.










Experimental Textiles-6/7 Week Courses


(Some sewing machine experience is required)

These courses will teach you to explore, develop and experiment with the exciting possibilities of machine and hand embroidery. Initially working from a theme you will develop a collection of samples using simple applique, fabulous hand embroidery techniques, dissolvable (water soluble fabric), different threads, couching, paper and much more! During these courses you will also look at the work of leading textile artists from which to further draw inspiration.

Intermediate Experimental Textiles


Wednesdays 10.30 -12.30 a.m.

This is an ongoing class for students who have some textile experience and are looking for tutorial to develop their ideas and work further.  You will be supported with guidance on design, sketchbook/inspiration development, processes and techniques, through to finished masterpieces!! You will continue to learn new techniques through demonstration.


Term Dates:

September 6th/ 13th/20th/ 27th /October 4th/11th/ 18th

Half term

November 1st/8th/15th/ 22nd/ 29th/ December 6th

Christmas Holidays    

January 3rd/10th/ 17th/24th/ 31st/ February 7th

Half term

February 21st/28th/March 7th/14th/21st/28th

Easter half term

April 18th/25th/May 2nd/ 9th/16th/ 23rd.

Half term

June 6th/13th/ 20th/27th/July 4th/11th/ 18th



Cost:                          6 week term £120 (plus contribution to materials £15)

7 week term £140 (plus contribution to materials £18)




Beginners/intermediate Experimental Textiles

(Basic sewing machine experience necessary)


Tuesdays 1-3 p.m.


This class is for complete beginners and those with some basic textile knowledge under their belt, for beginners you will learn basic techniques like free-motion embroidery, applique, couching (machine/hand), dissolvable fabrics and more and will be working on samples for your sketchbook.  For those on the course who have covered the basics you will continue to develop your design ideas, sketchbook and will be guided with processes and techniques whilst working towards finished pieces. New techniques will be introduced through demonstration.  


Term Dates:

September 5th/12th/19th/26th/October 3rd/10th/17th

Half term

October 31st/November 7th/14th/21st/28th/December 5th

Half term

January 2nd/ 9th/16th/23rd/30th /February 6th

Half term

February 20th/27th/ March 6th/13th/20th/27th

Easter Holidays

April 17th/24th/ May 1st/8th/15th/22nd

Half Term

June 5th/12th/19th/26th/July 3rd/10th/17th


Costs:                                        6 week term £120 (plus contribution to materials £1 5)

7 week term £140 (Plus contribution to materials £18)