Evening School

Are you interested in joining in with some free online practical workshops and getting an insight into Careers and Sustainable/Ethical challenges relating to textiles?

These workshops are aimed at people studying (and those teaching) Textile / Fashion based subjects at A Level, BTEC, Foundation and potentially GCSE. Other subject areas that often have an affinity with textile processes are: Fine Art, Graphics, Illustration and Interiors – if this might be you, feel free to join us. You can attend all of the sessions or just those that interest you!

Image from Experimental Embroidery Workshop by Elnaz Yadani

Workshop Schedule

Wednesday 29th September 2021EmbroideryExperimental Embroidery
Wednesday 27th
October 2021
KnitHomemade Knitting Machine
Wednesday 24th November 2021Textile DesignPattern Generation
Wednesday 26th January 2022WeavePaper Weaving & Structures
Wednesday 2nd March 2022Surface DesignFabric Manipulation
[for interiors & fashion]
Wednesday 30th
March 2022
PrintSharpie Printing
Wednesday 27th
April 2022
Future TextilesDesign for 3d Printing
Wednesday 25th
May 2022
Textile CraftsSmocking for Couture & Construction




Workshop Title: Design for 3d Printing
Tutor Names: Katrina McLaughlin
Date of Live Workshop: Wednesday 27th April 18:30-20:30 Online 
Overview:   This month’s evening workshop will give you an introduction to the development of surface design techniques using 3D printing.  This is a hands on creative workshop, which includes a video introduction to 3D printing. You will be producing a series of surface designs using a range of materials created with the same design principles of 3D printing.  Investigating a range of design outcomes without the need for a 3D printer! 
Materials & Tools Required: Here is what you will need for the workshop:

– Flower Modelling Icing Paste (This is available at The Range, Sainsburys, Tesco and Hobbycraft)
– Cornflour or Icing Sugar
– Scalpel / Sharp Knife
– Cutting Mat
– Scissors
– Rolling Pin
– Paper
– Pencil
– Ruler
– Small Paint Brush
– Cup of Water
Alternatively instead of Modelling paste you could use one or more of the following:
– Air Dough
– Card
– Fab Foam
– Thin foam board
You will still need:
– Scalpel
– Cutting Mat
– Scissors
– Paper
– Pencil
– Ruler
– Glue Stick
More info: N/A


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