When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Mary Spyrou
  • Course Code W22TTSA33A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This course will inspire you to learn about and practice textile dyeing techniques includes wrapping, folding, clamping and stitching fabric to create distinctive patterns. This type of patterning can be used with a variety of natural fabrics - wool, silk, cotton, linen and hand made felt. The techniques can be applied to create interior, fashion and art pieces.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Learn about resist dye techniques in a cultural context
  • Practice a diversity of resist dye techniques – tying, folding, clamping, wrapping, stitching and applying wax batik
  • Create a variety of patterned textiles and a sample book/ swatch of samples
  • Explore a variety of fabrics and dyes
  • Use your samples to stitch and or create a patchwork, wall hanging or applied to a garment


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Students will learn through observing tutor demonstrations followed by practical experience supported by technical handouts. There will be an emphasis on sharing knowledge and experience through discussion. The tutor will work with students one-to-one and in groups. In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress you will have regular feedback, in a constructive and supportive environment

    Entry requirements

    The course is suitable for complete beginners and those wishing to refresh and practice their skills.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    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 additonal learning support on: 0207 450 1972 or Art & Design Admin on: 0207 450 1934 before enrolling if you have any mobility support needs.

    What you need

    A notebook or sketch book; apron and gloves. Upcycled undyed natural fabrics such as cotton sheets, linen tea towels etc.

    What you can do next

    There is a range of exciting skills to discover in Textiles, follow @textilesatmorley on instagram for inspiration