Key Facts


Programme Overview

Spring 2017
Weekend courses in April

Summer 2017
Week-long courses in July

Autumn / Spring 2017-18
Evening and Day Courses
(Information will be available in late summer.)

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Liane Clarkson 

Alan Moore 

Programme Overview

Tutor Alan Moore
Week 2 | 3 July to 7 July
This is an introduction to the vast and immersive world of hand embroidery. The course will focus on simple stitches used in a variety of embroidery and embellishment subjects and disciplines. Students will be shown a small vocabulary of stitch techniques with examples of how they can be used to create images. Students will begin by producing a set of samples using the stitch techniques shown and will develop their own design work during the week. Initial materials will be supplied but students are encouraged to bring other fabric and embroidery threads to work with.
Fee £340 | Discounted Fee £315 | Places 10
Initial materials included 

Tutor Liane Clarkson
Week 4 | 17 July to 21 July
This course will explore the designing and making of handmade felt accessories, either for fashion or interiors. Feltmaking is a highly versatile technique that can be used to produce seamless three-dimensional pieces such as bags, hats or slippers, jewellery, or cushions. Choosing from a wide range of colours, you will learn how to create unique surface patterns and textures. Simple cutting and sewing will be used to implement your designs. You will finish with felt samples, technical skills in felt making techniques and a unique finished product of your own design. No previous textile experience necessary.
Fee £340 | Discounted Fee £315 | Places 10
Materials are included

Tutor Liane Clarkson
Week 5 | 24 July to 28 July
An opportunity to make Textile Craft projects using a variety of sewing, surface pattern design and crafting techniques. On completion of this course, you will take home several beautiful and useful pieces that will make ideal personalised gifts. Try the batik resist technique where liquid wax is applied to the fabric surface and colourful dyes are then hand painted to create vibrantly patterned designs. This technique can be used on a canvas tote bag and to design fabrics to stash for future projects. Hand roll merino wool felt using your own unique colour selections. The finished sheet of felt will be cut and stitched into a fold over purse, a needle book or a corsage. Dry needle felting techniques will be used to sculpt the wool into three dimensional objects and add fine detail. The felt sculptures can be decorative beads, animals or flowers which can be used to make jewellery or a miniature scene inside a glass jar.
Fee £340 | Discounted Fee £315 | Places 10
Initial materials included

Spring Weekend courses at The Glasgow School of Art

Book your place by phoning the Department on any of the following numbers between 10am and 4pm from Monday to Friday:

0141 353 4596 
0141 566 1311
0141 566 1119
0141 353 4565



Eligibility: Please note, courses are open to anyone over the age of 16 and we welcome students of all levels of ability. Some of these courses are suited to advanced level students and this information will be included in the course title or description.

Materials: Students will be asked to provide their own materials unless otherwise stated. A materials list will be provided when courses are confirmed.