When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Eleanor Burkett
  • Course Code W23TTSA35A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This course will offer an opportunity to explore the potential of pulp and handmade paper for textiles using professional equipment. You will create paper from cotton and linen rags and recycled paper. A unique opportunity to view a range of Japanese paper textiles will lead to further experiments with paper thread for stitching, weaving, crochet and knitting and an exploration of paper as a surface for shibori tie dyeing, batik, printing and experimental collage.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Prepare and process fibres for papermaking in a Hollander Beater using cotton rags and recycled rag paper
  • Produce a range of decorative and textured papers for textiles
  • Respond to Japanese paper textile techniques with experiments that use accessible alternatives
  • Produce a final textile outcome which incorporates paper and textile techniques


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Students will learn through observing tutor demonstration followed by practical experience supported by technical handouts. Complete beginners are encouraged to produce reference samples and returning students may have extra exercises in addition to set work where the tutor sees fit. There will be an emphasis on sharing knowledge and experience through discussion, show and tell and group critique. The tutor will facilitate group discussions and work with students one-to-one and in groups. In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course you will have regular and detailed feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment

    Entry requirements

    The course is suitable for beginners and those wishing to extend their creativity and skills sets

    What you need to know before you enrol

    If you have any mobility support needs please contact Additional Learning Support on 020 7450 1972 or Art and Design admin on 202 7450 1934 before enrolling. The studio is located on the second floor of the Nancy Seear Building on King Edward Walk. There is a lift to the first floor and a chair lift can be operated up to the second floor.

    What you need

    Two packs of J cloths, a jam jar, a plastic box or strong plastic bag for damp sheets of paper, a notebook and pen, any textiles you are currently working on.

    What you can do next

    You may wish to consider any of the other papermaking courses on offer or combine your skills with other textile subjects at Morley. Our year long Textile Foundation offers scope to progress Follow @textilesatmorley for inspiration