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Freehand Drawing For Textiles Level 2

Freehand Drawing for Textiles Level 2

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Kavita Kumari


This is a practical workshop for all levels from beginning to advanced students. Using flower as the inspiration for this course to draw and create designs for textiles.

On this level you will learn how to design and develop your illustrations from individual motifs into various layouts for repeat patterns that can be transferred into textile, wallpaper, greeting cards and wrapping paper.

Initially all designs and illustrations will be on paper, you will then have the opportunity to develop some of your pieces using heat transfer sublimation dyes which will be then be transferred on to fabric for you. At the end of the course you will have series of designs for printed textiles.

Level: All levels

Entry requirements: None

Level one can be found here.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Kavita Kumari, began her career as a freelance Print Designer in Fashion & Interiors, selling at Indigo, Premiere Vision and in New York to Calvin Klein after graduating from Central Saint Martins with a BA Honours in Textile Design: Print.  Kavita has since held several independent and collaborative exhibitions combining her skills as a Painter and Textile Designer, which led to commissions for Jujus and Village Underground for corporate events and new graduate designers. She maintains a strong connection with the UAL through her position as a Specialist Teaching and Learning Print & Dye Technician at London College of Art and Chelsea School of Art.  Kavita has a PG Cert in Higher Education and an MA in Academic Practice for Art, Design and Communication and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Kavita teaches Freehand Drawing for Textiles, Silk Screen and Hand Painting for Textiles, Natural Dyes and Fashion Design & Making Summer School (16 – 18 Year Olds) for UAL Short Courses.


Please bring to the first session

  • Notebooks/Sketchbook
  • Pencils 2B-8B
  • Black ink
  • Paint brushes
  • Designers Gouache Paints and Colouring Pencils

Available dates