Creative Stitches and Textile Art

This course is for anyone who has an interest in stitch and wishes to explore their creative side with both traditional materials, and products at the more cutting-edge of textile art. The tutor will encourage you to develop your own individual style throughout the sessions and provide fun, hands-on activities to help you build up a collection of two- and three-dimensional pieces to display in your home, wear as accessories or even gift to family and friends.

On this course, you will study the creative possibilities of drawing using a sewing machine in combination with dis-solvable fabrics.   You will:

  • Be introduced to a range of hand-embroidery stitches
  • Explore ways to distress specialist heat-sensitive materials such as Tyvek® and Lutrador®
  • Examine a range of different backgrounds to embellish including dyed scrim/muslin, hand-made felt, devoré velvet, printed leather, silk paper and sprayed Kraft-tex®
  • Extend knowledge of textile arts to combine with other media for example, wire, gesso, foils, beads and plastics

What will I need to bring?

  • An apron or old shirt to protect your clothes
  • A sewing box or tin containing hand sewing needles, pins and scissors
  • The tutor will advise you of further small purchases of fibres, embroidery threads and fabrics

When can I attend?

Monday evenings: 6.45pm to 8.45pm
The course continues in January and April allowing you to progress throughout the year.

You enrol and pay for this course on a termly basis (each term lasting between 10 and 13 weeks).

Autumn Term Enrolment:     FROM Monday 6 August 2018 onward

Phone 0161 419 9163 or call into college to enrol in person.


Actual fees autumn term:                                    Full fee £158.00            Benefit fee £82.75

Actual fees spring term:                                       Full fee £147.00            Benefit fee £77.50

Estimated fees summer term:                             Full fee £114.00           Benefit fee £62.00