Creative Stitches and Textile Art

This course is for anyone who has an interest in stitch and textile art. You will work with traditional materials such as woven cloth through to more diverse backgrounds for example, paper cloth, silk paper, card, plastic and metal. The tutor will guide you to develop your own individual style throughout the sessions and to create a two- or three-dimensional textile piece(s) each term. Research is encouraged to explore the work of professional textile artists both past and present.

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
  • Fees
    • Fees are charged termly and may vary depending on how many weeks there are in the term.

      10 WEEK TERM:    (plus extra charge for materials):

      FULL FEE:        £115.00

      BENEFIT FEE:  £55.00

      Following completion of the Autumn term, if you wish to continue attending this course you would need to re-enrol for the Spring Term and then again for the summer term, so 3 terms, 3 payments required for each term you attend, payment made prior to the term commencing.

  • Enrolment
    • Autumn Term Enrolment: FROM Monday 16th August 2021 

      Phone 0161 419 3620 to check for availability first – payment by debit/credit card only.

      Further information about enrolment can be found on the Adult Adult Education Admissions page

      Please note:  If you wish to enrol in January or April you will have missed some of the content from the previous term(s). 

      Places will be offered on a first come first served basis and only if those who started in September chose not to re-enrol for Spring or have withdrawn.

  • When can I attend?
    • Monday evenings: 6.30pm to 8.30pm