Surface Design: Print, Stitch and Embellishment

Course Description

This course will introduce you to a range of exciting ways to create pattern and texture on a range of fabrics using different print techniques and embellishments including stitch and applique. You will create samples on a range of fabrics and develop ideas that you can use for Fashion and 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

During this five week course, depending on prior experience, you will be introduced to a variety of textile processes. You will then negotiate your own projects through research, design and sample making, using and refining combinations of the techniques covered.

You will use your new found skills to create accomplished final pieces, such as fashion fabrics, accessories, customised ‘upcycled’ garments, cushion covers, furnishing fabrics or beautiful samples for the portfolio.

You will be supported in realising your personal goals and projects through one to one discussion at regular intervals with the tutor.

Teaching and Learning Methods

You will learn through practical demonstrations, group discussion and one to one tuition through practical making and handouts. New skills and techniques will be introduced throughout the year, revisiting and building on some.

All resources used within each lesson are available on the online learning platform, iLearn.

Independent Learning

There is no formal homework, however, your tutor may discuss ideas with you individually to help extend your study and for ongoing independent projects. Your tutor will also recommend exhibitions, or websites for you to visit to enrich your study.


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 session and will receive one to one feedback throughout as well as sharing outcomes at the end of the course.

Qualification you will achieve

There is no formal qualification attached to this course but you can receive a Certificate of Completion from the college on request.

Next Steps and Progression

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team on: 020 7255 4700 or email:

Additional Information

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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 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
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572