Creative Textiles

Ref: C3680293

Discuss and explore a range of textile processes in this friendly course. We will work practically and experimentally with processes, materials and techniques, exploring textiles as an art form, whilst also responding to the spring theme. You will have the opportunity to discuss and select practical projects collaboratively with your group - which may include fabric printing, surface manipulation, layering, weaving, dyeing, stitch and embroidery. We will discuss creative practitioners using textile processes in interesting ways. In addition to producing samples which practically demonstrate specific techniques, you will be invited to combine various processes through an independent, textile art project, on the theme of Spring.

Additional information about this course

Inform students that this is for West Yorkshire students only

Course aim

To provide a practical and experimental introduction to various textile processes and techniques, whilst taking inspiration from the theme of Spring. Develop skills, and work on a personal, textile art project.

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:

  • Identify and demonstrate the safe and creative use of at least 2 different forms of stitch
  • Complete at least two samples which explore fabric manipulation, construction or embellishment
  • Produce creative responses to the theme of Spring through at least three textile processes
  • Identify and select appropriate tools and materials for an independent textile project
  • Discuss design choices in your own and others' work, considering elements such as colour, line, texture, motif, scale, pattern & embellishment

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

- A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but stocks are limited and you are welcome to bring additional materials with you. - You may also wish to bring a box or folder in which to keep your work & transport it to and from the centre - Internet access may be helpful

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Creative Textiles


This course is funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and only applicable postcode areas are permitted to enrol.

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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