Fashion Fabrics (Foundation | EXTRA)

1. Overview

Introduction to fibres and fabrics, constructions and characteristics.

Essential knowledge for anyone wishing to work in fashion or who is interested in making in textiles.

2. What you will study

Understand why linen creases and wool is so springy.

Students will learn about fibres and fabrics in a hands-on day of textile exploration.

Knowing about fibres and fabric construction is the basis for successful fashion design but also changes your everyday appreciation of any textiles.

Handling fibres, discussing their origins, looking at fabrics, deconstructing them and playing with techniques will open your world. It will also help you know what to buy for your garment making projects.

3. Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

All students are required to be at least 16 years of age on the commencement of course

4. How to apply

Course Fees: £75 (includes all course fabric materials)

Gray's Short Course Online Registration

Successful enrolment will be confirmed by email.

RGU Registration

All students should be aware that when registering as a student at RGU they are accepting a contract of enrolment. (In order to attend short courses all students must register and accept RGU’s conditions).


A refund is only applicable where there has been illness with a medical certificate to support it.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about registration, contact:

Gray's Short Course Team

5. Additional information

Please bring an A4 file, hole punch, stapler. Pens, pencils and scissors and a plastic bag or folder.

Samples of fibres, yarns, fabrics and other equipment needed for the day will be provided.

A complete health and safety induction will take place on commencement of the course.

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Start Date

3 Jun 2017

Course Length

6 hrs (Saturday)
10:00am - 4:00pm

Mode of Attendance

Short Course/EXTRA

Academic School
Gray's School of Art
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