Creative Textiles Techniques

A practical, creative course for those interested in creating their own textiles.


Why take this course?

This hands-on course will teach you how to take create your own unique textile designs, and will allow you build on the basic skills you may have learned on the Introduction to Sewing & Textiles course.

What you will experience

You will be given the freedom to create your own designs, inspired by textiles in their widest sense, and will start by looking at examples of contemporary textile designs in order to give you some inspiration and ideas. Once you have completed the design stage, you will then look to explore different techniques, such as applique, embroidery, hand stitching, collage, wire-work and construction. You will also learn to use hand and machine stitching for the purpose of manipulation, decoration and embellishments of paper and fabrics to inspire textiles.

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Key facts

Mode of study
Where you can study

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, but it is recommended that students with no experience complete the Introduction to Sewing and Textiles course first.

What you will need

Students will be expected to bring in their own fabrics, material and possibly patterns but this will be discussed with the tutor at the first meeting of the course.

What you need to know

Anything else?

Please note, this course is not eligible for fee waiver.

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

Successful students may wish to progress on to other art and design courses.



Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

Aberdeen City Campus

Starts Duration Day(s) Time Fees Code
20 April 2020 9 Weeks Monday 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm £179.00
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Online bookings

If you would like to book your place online, please complete the relevant form by selecting the ‘Book Online’ button. This will then be passed to our Admissions team who will process your application.

Paper bookings

If you would prefer to submit a paper booking form, please return it to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.