When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Deborah Brown
  • Course Code W24TTSA10A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Create a unique handmade album as a place to record and keep your textile samples and ideas. Make a simple stitched book with a mix of cloth and paper pages, decorative covers with useful tied tape fastenings. These also make great albums for projects or family memorabilia. and make creative and sustainable use of all kinds of fabric and paper oddments .

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Create a custom-made album to suit your own work or purpose
  • Learn how to bind pages of varying sizes and material qualities into a spaced spine.
  • Make strongly stitched-in decorative covers
  • Apply tie tapes or other optional fastenings

Class format and activities

A practical workshop with outcomes tailored to each person's work. Group and individual demonstrations, will show basic processes, with tutors and artist-made examples for alternative ideas and variations. Students will discuss and share ideas, and sometimes lend each other a hand when needed. All the processes can be repeated at home with ordinary household equipment and materials, and the set of technical notes provided.

Entry requirements

Open to all levels

What you need to know before you enrol

Please note that the Textiles studio E21 is on the second floor of the Nancy Seear building. The class is situated on the second floor of the Nancy Seear Building. There is partial disabled access is via a stair lift. Please contact ALS on: 0207 450 1972 or Art & Design Admin on: 0207 450 1934 before enrolling if you have any mobility support needs.

What you need

Please bring a small selection of your own choice of plain or textured cloth, and decorative paper for covers. Basic calico, cotton and good linen cloth and cartridge paper is available in the department.

What you can do next

Start to fill your inspirational album from some of the many courses for stitch, print, weave, knit, use as a personal sketchbook of ideas, or to present work in applications for further/ higher education- including Morley Textile Foundation. Follow @textilesatmorley for inspiration