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Creative Portfolio In Textile Design

Creative Portfolio In Textile Design

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Dominique L'Olive


Designed for intermediate students with some previous experience, this evening course will help you advance and reinvigorate your practice. You will develop ideas initially on paper and then transfer your designs onto fabric using the heat press. Looking at different creative solutions, your aim will be to produce a diversified portfolio for professional aims or prospective degree applications and interviews.

Who should take this course?

  • Those who work in the industry and need to advance their knowledge
  • Professionals who may have been out of the textile industry for a while and need to refresh their skills.
  • Students keen to build a body of work for their portfolio.

Topics covered

You will undertake a variety of short studio projects designed to challenge and enable you to explore and develop your ideas on paper.

You will alternate sessions working on paper with sessions developing ideas on fabric using the heat press.

You’ll refine and perfect your designs and be encouraged to push your work further.

Whilst you will receive guidance from your tutor, you are also expected to engage in self-directed study both in and outside the class.

The course attracts students with different background and peer learning is a distinctive feature.

Personal advice and guidance will be given depending on your goals.

Entry requirements

This is not a beginner’s course. You should have completed our Drawing and Painting for Textiles short course before trying this one. Alternatively, you could have acquired previous knowledge through either a similar course or work experience

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

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

Tutor Description

After completing a degree in Fashion Textiles at Central Saint Martins, Dominique L'Olive moved on to be a studio manager where she developed and created designs for the UK, Japan and the US. She has since worked with many different companies such as the V&A, Jigsaw, Style Council and Dorothy Perkins, producing a range of textile designs. Dominique currently works as a freelance textile and surface pattern designer and teaches on a range of textile courses at the University of the Arts London.


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • A selection of brushes, up to 1 inch
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Water Pot
  • Sponge, old fork, any other mark making tools
  • Plastic cups
  • Apron/old shirt.

Later in the course you will also need:
  • Feathers
  • Leaves
  • Bits of lace or netting.

Available dates

If no dates are showing then please Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.