Introduction to Textiles - Weaving, Knitting and Tapestry Development

Ref: C2420101

The course will start by developing a greater understanding of colour and design. We will then apply this knowledge to making simple textile designs. Students will learn different stitches and the technique for tapestry. The course will progress to experiment with materials, colours and textures to explore the technique of weaving. Students will then learn to knit - how to cast on and off, and basic knit and purl, garter and ribbing stitches. There will be time, towards the end of the course, for students to make something using any, or all of the techniques learned.

Course aim

This course aims to introduce students to the textile techniques of tapestry, knitting and weaving. Students will experiment with colour and design and have the opportunity to produce a final piece using a technique previously learned.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Produce a tapestry sample
  • Produce a knitted sample
  • Produce a woven sample
  • Produce a finished piece of work using one of the techniques studied.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course information sheet

Introduction to Textiles - Weaving, Knitting and Tapestry Development


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact

Visa Credit payments supported by RBS WorldPay Visa Debit payments supported by RBS WorldPay Visa Electron payments supported by RBS WorldPay Mastercard payments supported by RBS WorldPay Maestro payments supported by RBS WorldPay JCB payments supported by RBS WorldPay Solo payments supported by RBS WorldPay
RBS WorldPay Payments Processing