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Making Courses

The Factory’s making courses and workshops are designed to provide an easy and accessible introduction to our digital fabrication tools and workshop facilities.

We guide and support trainees through each step of the design and making process, whether they’re creating laser cut jewellery, Christmas decorations, pieces of furniture, or something else.

We also offer enterprise training to budding entrepreneurs and growth businesses.

Monthly Sewing & Textiles Meet-up

Our monthly Sewing and Textiles Meet-up runs on the first Friday of each month between 10am and 12pm.  Bring along some fabric and a project you’re working on, meet other sewers and textile enthusiasts and explore how you can use digital technology when you work with fabrics.

Our digital embroidery machine and knitting machine will be available to use, as well as four sewing machines. There’s no need to book.

Friday 6th September, Friday 4th October, Friday 1st November, Friday 6th December

For details contact or call 0117 403 2306.

Evening Course: Exploring Textile Surfaces

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 10 October 2019 (with a break for half term).

Book your place here.

Workshop: Laser Cut Christmas Jewellery

Learn how to design and make Christmas-themed items of laser-cut jewellery in this four-hour Saturday workshop.
Saturday 7th December, 10am – 2pm (£55)
Book your place here.

Visit the main KWMC Events page to find out more about our upcoming courses or contact our technicians on 0117 403 2306 if you have an idea for a course or a group looking for training.


Contact Us

Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue
Knowle West
+44 (0) 117 903 0444

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