It’s 2017 a new year, a new slate to start on and you may or not have set resolutions; less sugar, more exercise, save money perhaps. If like me you want to make more textiles this year how about taking a short course in learning different techniques? Exercise for your fingers!
Here’s a list of places where your fingers can get buff.
Embroidery by Nicole Chui
The London Embroidery Studio in Hackney has a range of courses from 3D beading to embroidery. You can see a full list of classes here.
Husband and wife duo Sunny Todd are running screen-printing workshops. You can find out more info here and if you’d like to know more about them and their work you can read my interview with them here.
Embroidery by Patricia Laroque
The Royal School of Needlework have lots of courses all around England and you can see their diary here for detailed info.
Yinka Ilori specialises in upcyling furniture using Dutch Wax prints. He’s offering workshops and you can contact him here for info.
Textiles by Juju Just
If you’re interested in dyeing, spinning and weaving The Handweavers Studio & Gallery have workshops here.
Image by Rhianna Ellington
Print Club London have different types screen-printing workshops here.
Image and woven bags by AAKS
For two days this week (January 11/12)The Business Design Centre in Islington is hosting the biggest textiles fair in London. The London Textiles Fair attracts designers, buyers and product developers who come not only to maintain existing relationships but work also to source and develop new and exciting products. Tickets are free for anyone to attend and you can register here.