Fabric Manipulation: Dyeing, Shibori and Colour Resist Techniques

Course Description

Create your own beautifully colourful fabric designs using a range of exciting techniques that you can replicate at home. Working on a range of natural and synthetic fabrics, using dyes & resist techniques, Shibori, wax resist & fabric manipulation you will explore and create a range of textile samples that you can develop for Fashion or Interiors outcomes. The tutor will guide you through step by step helping you to develop your own personal ideas that you can carry on with in your own space

Location: Camden

Course Content

Over the five weeks you will be building up your skills by covering a specific technique. You will start learning the ancient Shibori practice and different ways of manipulating fabric to create patterns. You will move onto wax resist and develop your own personal ideas for simple garments or furnishing items such as cushions.

Teaching and Learning Methods

The first session will involve the tutor assessing your skills and personal goals.

The course is taught through a series of demonstrations and workshops. You will be working at your own pace and given clear guidance for each technique.

Resources used within each lesson are available for learners on our online learning platform, iLearn.

Independent Learning

There is no homework but in order for you to get the most out of the course the tutor will be helping you to build up a Contextual understanding of the subject by introducing you to online resources that will allow you to see how current practitioners use the technique we will be covering.In addition to the classes you will be expected to keep a notebook/sketchbook documenting your process and Contextual research.


There is no exam or formal assessment for this course . However you will work with your tutor to identify your aims at the beginning of the sessions and you will receive one to one feedback throughout as well as group crits sharing with other learners.

Qualification you will achieve

There is no formal qualification but you can get a Certificate of Completion for the course.

Next Steps and Progression

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team on: 020 7255 4700 or email: LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk

Additional Information

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team on: 020 7255 4700 or email: LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk

Additional Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College provides financial support for some course fees, which is based on an eligibility criteria. For more information please contact a member of the Learner Services team at the main reception.
44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk