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 to 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.
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.
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.
Morley, conceptual headwear tutor Vesna Pesic graduated with an MA Fashion Artefacts from University of the Arts London. She is one of the founding members of The British Hat Guild. Vesna’s sustainably grounded practise is concerned with questioning the traditional use of materials and the accepted concept of beauty. She creates poetical and abstract pieces in a variety of materials mixing millinery craftsmanship with other disciplines, especially textile centred.
Vesna is an enthusiastic and approachable practitioner, who loves to encourage all to explore their creativity with confidence and self-belief.