Textiles Courses

Fashion and Textiles courses WMC-The Camden College

All our Textiles courses are available for adults aged 19 on 31 August 2018 and over only.

Please click on the Textiles course title in blue for more information and how to enrol.

Daytime and Evening Textiles courses at WMC-The Camden College

Crochet Workshop (Beginner/Intermediate)

This course will give you a broad introduction to the traditional and re-emerging craft of crochet. Beginners will explore crochet through learning its basic principles, through crafting, designing and constructing a purse or bag. You will learn about a wide variety of yarns and finishing techniques, as well as using professional terminology. Improvers in this day class will use their existing crochet knowledge to read patterns, and make a variety of traditional granny squares. These can be constructed into either a cushion cover, or a scarf.

Cross-Stitch Workshop (Beginner/Intermediate)

This course is a modern introduction to designing and cross stitching a square sampler. There are so many exciting projects you can make with basic cross stitching skills! Get your start with this timeless technique in this Introduction to Cross-Stitch workshop You’ll learn the basic cross-stitch, zig zag, herringbone, tacked herringbone, oblong, and rice stitches. By the end of this class, you’ll know how to complete a sampler and be able to embark on your own projects with this traditional craft.

Experimental Machine Knitting and Hand Knitting

This course is for beginners, or those with some experience, and offers you an introduction to basic domestic machine knitting, as well as incorporating a range of experimental techniques. Starting with casting on, you will learn shaping and partial knitting to create exciting textures, colour combinations and patterns. You will produce a collection of experimental knitted swatches combining all the techniques learned, with wool & wire.

Surface Textile Design (Mixed Level)

This one day course is an introduction to surface design using dyes and special pigments. You will be introduced to a range of techniques of working with colour on fabric and you will have the opportunity to explore pattern, create motifs using print and employ innovative fabric manipulation techniques to create a range of fabric samples.

Textiles: Design and Make (Mixed Level)

This course will introduce you to a variety of exciting surface pattern, print and constructed textile techniques such as creative dyeing (e.g. Japanese shibori), stitching, machine and hand embroidery, block print and heat transfer printing, knit, weave and needle felting. All of these techniques can be applied to create fashion or interior outcomes.

Textiles: Embroidery (Beginners/Intermediate)

This course is a modern introduction to designing with embroidery exploring pattern, texture symmetry and colour. You will learn five popular stitches and the French knot. You’ll be able to choose a fun design (or a drawing of your own) to embroider yourself and embark on your own project.