Welcome to Brighton Fashion and Textile School.
I established BFaTS to provide structured courses of learning for students who want to work towards accreditation in textiles. I am a qualified experienced tutor and am approved by City and Guilds.
I also teach a variety of other short non-accredited courses in Brighton. There are courses for all interests and abilities. I teach 1 day workshops through to 2 year in-depth City and Guilds Level 3 Textiles courses in Patchwork and Quilting. Each year I teach summer schools where students can set up their work station on a Monday and not have to tidy up until Friday. Students usually complete a quilt top in one of these fun weeeks. Please check out my Course page for a full list and details of how to enrol.
What’s on offer changes often, so sign up and i’ll stay in touch via my newsletter and i’ll keep you updated.
I hope you’ll explore and have a good look around this site – there’s lots to see. Check out the Resources and Tips page for a list of great local and online suppliers and other things I recommend. In my blog You will see I have been sharing instructions for sashiko patterns as part of an online competition I have been running as well as things that are of interest from the world of textiles.
This year I am attending the Korean Bojagi Symposium in Seoul. I have been researching this type of patchwork for a long time and it fits into my love of colour and transparency. This is an exciting opportunity which I will write about in my blog.
Also while you are here why not take a peek at the galleries of student work past and present. Very Inspirational.
I look forward to meeting you in person, one day on one of the courses.