Course overview

"Exploring Textile Design and Construction" is a comprehensive course that immerses participants in the multifaceted realm of textile creation. Through a dynamic blend of theory and hands-on practice, this workshop delves into the intricacies of textile materials, patterns, and construction techniques. Participants will develop a deep understanding of various fibres, fabrics, and surface design methods, allowing them to unleash their creativity and experiment with innovative approaches to textile creation. They will explore pattern layout, cutting techniques, and garment assembly, gaining hands-on experience with sewing machines, sergers, and other essential tools of the trade.

Course description

This is a dynamic course designed to immerse students in the captivating world of textile design and construction.

From exploring historical and contemporary motifs to mastering technical skills such as cutting, stitching, and finishing, participants will acquire the tools and knowledge necessary to bring their textile designs to life. During the course, students will apply their pattern design skills to garment construction, learning how to translate their patterns into wearable pieces. The course also explores the intersection of traditional craftsmanship with modern digital tools and sustainable practices, empowering participants to create ethically and responsibly.

Led by experienced instructors with a passion for textile arts, "Exploring Textile Design and Construction" provides a supportive and collaborative learning environment where participants can exchange ideas, receive personalized feedback, and expand their creative horizons. Whether participants are beginners or seasoned practitioners, this course offers a transformative journey of exploration, discovery, and expression in the dynamic world of textile design. The classes are run in a relaxed environment and the pace of learning is based around your confidence and comfort. This course is free to everyone due to the partnership between the WEA and Coalfields Regeneration Trust.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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