Blue and green dyed fabric have been patched together, with sewing on top of them

About From Art to Stitch (TE110 Summer)

In this practical hands-on course will learn how to create interesting textile textures and discover how to incorporate stitched mixed media to make your textile art work unique.

What will you learn on this course?

You will be able to experiment with a large variety of materials, such as paper, plastic, fabric, wool, threads, metal, found materials and so much more. You will learn how to transform these materials in many ways through manipulation such as folding, wrapping then weaving, layering, cutting, scrunching and painting.

This is a relaxed, fun course which allows you to explore and play with mixed media materials and techniques and to give you the confidence to develop your ideas further. You will deepen your approach to successful textile design and making whilst developing your own visual language and personal style.

During the course, your artist tutor will demonstrate techniques, supported with examples to give you ideas and inspiration. Each lesson is a continuation from the previous one. Step by step, you will build skills and techniques

Students will undertake practical exercises to learn, and apply the techniques with individual guidance and support from the tutor.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years at all levels. Including, beginners who have no sewing experience, and to improvers who are looking to develop their technical skills and inspire their creativity.

At the heart of MAC is a focus on accessibility and inclusion. Please contact us to discuss your specific access needs. The room is wheelchair accessible. A support worker or carer may assist; carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending to provide support.

Do you need to bring anything?

The textile studio has a lot of materials, dyes and equipment that you can use, we encourage you to bring in your own special materials to create individual projects.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs.

Who teaches this course?

Lisa Broughton

During the Summer Term, April 2025, this course may be affected by building work taking place at MAC. Participants will be notified in advance of any updates.

Dates and times

  • April – July 2025