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Creative Stitches and Textile Art

Monday (6.30pm – 8.30pm)

This course is for anyone who has an interest in both stitch and textile art. You will work with traditional materials such as woven cloth through to more diverse surfaces such as paper-cloth, silk-paper, heat-sensitive materials, dissolvable stabilisers, hand-made felt, plastic and metal. In addition, you will be introduced to a range of hand-embroidery stitches and encouraged to ‘draw’ with a sewing machine; a technique known as free-machine embroidery.

The tutor will guide you to develop your own individual style throughout the sessions to create a two- and/or three-dimensional textile piece(s) each term. Less experienced students will work on set exercises, whereas those with some prior knowledge can develop skills via self-initiated projects. Personal research is suggested to explore the work of professional textile artists both past and present. 

The course continues in January and April allowing you to progress throughout the academic year.


Suitable for beginners and intermediate students. An ability to use a sewing machine at a basic level is desirable, although not essential.


All materials (sewing machines, scissors, threads, needles, fabric paints) are included in the cost of the course. You will also need to bring the following:

  • An apron or old shirt to protect your clothes
  • An A4 file or sketchbook



  • Fees
    • Autumn term – £171.68

      Spring term – £146.40

      Summer term – £121.12

  • Enrolment
    • Online enrolment available from:

      1st August for autumn term

      4th December for spring term

      18th March for summer term