SCQF Level 4
Art and Design

Course Overview
Introduction to Embroidery and Mixed Media Textiles is an evening class taught once a week at Edinburgh College’s Granton campus. The course is designed for those interested in; embroidery, starting a new hobby or pursuing a new career. You will need little to no embroidery and mixed media textiles experience as this course will start with the very basics. 

During this course you will explore a variety of stitch and fabric embellishments to create a body of samples and textile-based artwork. Work created on these courses can support a portfolio of work for future course applications to specialist Art and Design courses, supporting school leavers or a career change. You will work in Edinburgh College school of art textile studios where you will be trained in; both hand and machine embroidery; heat transfer printing; basic weave and knit techniques. Here you will use a range of organic and synthetic paper, plastic, yarns and cloth to create final textile artworks.  

The majority of our courses will be delivered online only for the beginning of 2021. A limited number of courses will have classes on campus. You will be contacted by your lecturer if your course will include any face-to-face classes on campus.

Entry Requirements
  • No formal qualifications required but students should have an interest within the specialist area of Visual Art and Textiles working in 3D
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • There is no formal assessment for this course
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Previous evening class students have progressed onto our well recognised University of Arts London (UAL) Diplomas 
  • NCs and HNDs in similar subjects 
  • Various university courses 
Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities
  • Employment within the creative industries
Number Of Days Per Week
  • One evening per week for 12 weeks
Course Cost And Funding Options
Start Date and Time


This course will start on…
  • Wednesday 27/01/2021
End Date


This course will end on...
  • Wednesday 05/05/2021
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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Graduate Book 2020

Our Graduate Book celebrates the achievements of our HND Art and Design students.  All eight of the HNDs in Art and Design are included and these cover a wide range of specialist subjects that can be studied at Higher Education level at Edinburgh College.

Download the Graduate Book 2020 here...​

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