Fabrics from Around the World

Ref: C2345586

Students on this course will learn about fabrics from different cultures, how they have traditionally been made, what they were used for and how to work with them today. Students will be able to explore fabrics from Indonesia, Persia, Scotland, Mexico and the Far East to name a few

Course aim

Students will learn a range of craft techniques, putting those into practise on a range of small projects based around traditional crafts from around the world

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

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

  • Understand how wax can be used in the dyeing of fabrics
  • Produce a sample of Embroidery on fabric in different styles to incorporate techniques from different cultures
  • Use far eastern brocade fabrics and know about how they have been used over time
  • Discuss how different cultures use wool in their distinctive products

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

A basic sewing kit, sewing machine, iron, fabrics, scissors, threads.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Fabrics from Around the World


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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