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Textile Workshop - Designing on Fabric

Textile Workshop - Designing on Fabric

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Kangan Arora


This textile course is suitable for students who want to translate their design ideas from paper onto fabric using the heat press. You will discover a wide variety of specialist techniques, work with transfer printing and surface treatments. Whether you are a beginner or have some experience, this course will give you the tools to explore and refine your own concepts.

Despite the emergence of digital approaches to textiles, designing on fabric remains an alternative and highly effective way of developing new ideas. This course is an unmissable opportunity for you to improve and diversify your practice.

By the end of the course you will have built a body of work on fabrics that you can add or develop further for your portfolio.

Topics covered

  • transfer printing
  • pleating
  • crushing
  • creasing
  • shibori
  • coating
  • bonding
  • lamination
  • devore
  • resist methods

Please bring to the first session

  • An apron
  • A pair of rubber gloves
  • A selection of paint brushes

Entry requirements: None

Level: All levels

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

Tutor Description

Kangan Arora is a designer specialising in print and pattern design, working across interiors, textiles, branding and packaging. Based in South London, her work is driven by a love of colour, geometry and visual storytelling. Recent collaborations and projects include work for Urban Outfitters, REN Skincare, Heal's and The London Design Fair. Kangan is also an Associate Lecturer on the BA Textile Design at Central Saint Martins

To learn more about Kangan, read her interview on the CSM Short Courses blog here.


Please bring to the first session:

  • A set of HB pencils HB-3 HB
  • Eraser and pencil sharpener
  • An apron
  • A pair of rubber gloves
  • A selection of paint brushes

Available dates