Whether you wish to discover a new hobby, express yourself creatively or progress in your career, you’ll enjoy studying textiles in our bright, modern and well-equipped studios in Waterloo and Chelsea.

Our team of tutors are professional practitioners and designers who will guide you to develop traditional skills as well as explore contemporary digital design.

Our textiles students regularly showcase their work in our exhibition spaces and Morley Gallery. Students also participate in collaborative projects with partners including the Garden Museum and South London Botanical Institute.

Free Qualifications for 16-18 year olds

Develop your skills in designing and working with textiles while preparing for higher education or a career in the creative industries. You’ll learn about the properties of materials, key design skills and developing sustainable textiles practices. Our expert tutors will guide you through developing a portfolio to further your journey.

Specialist Short Courses for Adults

Explore techniques ranging from upholstery to crochet and tapestry to basket-weaving in our series of specialist short courses. Whether you want to learn about the properties of various textiles, explore sustainable dyeing techniques or learn to knit, our courses cater to every level.

As we are not currently in-centre, Marian Lynch, Programme Manager for Textiles is available for personal video calls should you wish to discuss any aspects of the Textile Foundation course. Please liaise with Sue.eldin@morleycollege.ac.uk to book a mutually convenient slot. Marian is currently working on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Higher Education

For those considering going to university or wishing to immerse themselves in a rich year of focussed study, we offer a part-time Textiles Foundation course. During the course, students are encouraged to explore a creative and developmental textile practice. The course is run with Widening Participation partner Chelsea College of Art and Design.

Student Spotlight

Former textiles student Ross Belton successfully developed his work conceptually, building and refining his technique to exhibit with professional textile groups Prism and Studio 21. Check out his work here.