Course: Colour, Pattern, Surface


  • Course: Colour, Pattern, Surface
  • Course: Colour, Pattern, Surface
  • Course: Colour, Pattern, Surface
  • Course: Colour, Pattern, Surface
  • Course: Colour, Pattern, Surface
  • Course: Colour, Pattern, Surface
  • Course: Colour, Pattern, Surface
  • Course: Colour, Pattern, Surface
  • Course: Colour, Pattern, Surface
  • Course: Colour, Pattern, Surface

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A six-week introduction to creating tactile textile designs, using hands-on and digital techniques. No experience required, just a love for pattern, shape and colour! 

The course will introduce you to: 

  • Painting with transfer/disperse dyes
  • Lo-Fi screen printing with laser-cut stencils
  • Creating digital designs using Inkscape 
  • Digital embroidery 

You’ll create samples using these techniques then work on a final design and apply it to a product, such as a bag, purse, t-shirt or textile artwork.  

This six-week course will run on Thursdays, 6.15pm - 8.15pm, beginning on 27 February 2020. The course will take place at KWMC: The Factory, Unit 24 Filwood Green Business Park, Filwood Park Lane (off Hengrove Way), Bristol, BS4 1ET. 

For more details e-mail or call 0117 403 2306. 

Course Overview

Week 1: 27 February - Painting with transfer/disperse dyes

Week 2: 5 March - Creating laser cut stencils for screen printing

Week 3: 12 March - Lo-Fi screen printing with ink, flock & foil

Week 4: 19 March - Designing for digital embroidery

Week 5: 26 March - Create your own design

Week 6: 2 April - Finalise your design

Materials and equipment are provided. The course will be run by Fiona Dowling (digital designer and fabricator based at KWMC: The Factory) and Ramona Bigwood (textile jewellery designer and artist).

Terms & Conditions

This course will be confirmed to run when a minimum number of bookings have been secured. In the event that your course doesn't go ahead, you will be notified within 48 hours of the course start date and will be given a full refund. We cannot refund any pre-booked travel costs you may have incurred in preparing to travel to this course. 

With the exception of the situation detailed above, all sales are final. Refunds will not be given in the event of you cancelling your order or being unable to attend the course. We regret that we cannot transfer your booking to another course or date. Should you be unable to attend the course we are happy to change the name on your booking so a friend or family member can attend instead. (Refund policy updated 22 March 2019 and applicable to all purchases made on or after this date).

Partial refunds will not be given for sessions you miss or are not able to attend.

Please note: the items of jewellery pictured are intended as examples only and won't necessarily reflect what you make on the course.


We are committed to keeping our course prices affordable and we offer concession rates for this course for anyone claiming the following benefits: Universal Credit, Income Support, Job Seeker’s Allowance, Disability Living Allowance / Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Employment and Support Allowance. The concession rate for this course is a 10% discount. Please use the code conc10 at the checkout. When you have received your confirmation e-mail please provide a copy of a recent letter or statement stating your benefit to Sandra Morris ( If you can afford to pay the full price, please do not ask for a concession as we are a charity and use the income generated from these courses to keep access to our life-changing programmes free. If you can't provide proof of benefit you will be required to pay the outstanding 10% cost.

Access Information

KWMC: The Factory is based at Filwood Green Business Park. The Business Park has parking spaces available for the use of disabled visitors. The areas of KWMC: The Factory that are open to the public are all wheelchair accessible. Toilets in KWMC: The Factory are accessible and gender neutral.  

Our staff are not BSL trained, however we can book an interpreter via Bristol City Council. When booking your place on the course, please let us know that you will require this (see below).

We can provide worksheets in large print. 

Personal assistants are welcome to attend the workshops with you, please let us know in advance.

Assistance animals are welcome.

Please get in touch with if you need any further information about specific access or need advice on planning your visit. You can also see our full Access page here.

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