Textiles

Textiles courses are well established at Morley and offer a uniquely wide range of specialisms at all levels; beginner through to advanced level in our bright, modern, well equipped studios.

Whether you wish explore a new hobby, develop and express yourself creatively through a variety of textile mediums or progress in your career we have something for you.

Textiles courses are taught by professional practitioners and designers allowing you to develop traditional skills such as upholstery, print, tapestry weaving, dye methods, stitch and construction and much more through to cutting edge, digital design.

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Why study a textiles course at Morley:

  • Develop and create a portfolio for work or study
  • Learn alongside like-minded people
  • Study during the day, at weekends or in the evening
  • Access a specialist studio
  • Engage with the pleasure and satisfaction of working with your hands
  • Learn a traditional or contemporary skill
  • Further your career or business

Students who study Textiles courses at Morley are given the opportunity to showcase their work in the College’s exhibition spaces: the Landing Gallery, Cardew Space, and Morley Gallery. There are also opportunities to participate in collaborative projects both within the College and with outside partners such as the Garden Museum and South London Botanical Institute.

Thinking of going to university?

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 able to explore a creative and developmental textile practice. It is run with Widening Participation partner Chelsea College of Art and Design.

Students curate and hang their final major projects as an end of year show in the Morley Gallery. Download an information sheet and application form Textiles Foundation at Morley 2017/18.

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Student Spotlight

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

Tutor Spotlight

Katie Jones

Morley, knit and crochet, tutor Katie Jones (Central St Martins graduate) established her own knitwear label in 2014. She is currently one of Selfridge’s Bright New Things. Katie’s work is colourful, fun, contemporary and rooted in sustainable practice.

See more of her work here:

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Our staff

Our staff are highly skilled artists, designers, crafts people and historians, as well as experienced teaching professionals.

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