We’re based in a bright, two-storey studio in central London near West Hampstead stations (Jubilee Line and the Overground) and just one stop from King’s Cross St Pancras on Thameslink – see map below – with desks and communal working space downstairs and chillout, meeting place and storage upstairs. The studio is west-facing and looks out over leafy Kilburn Grange Park. There are 10 Pay & Display parking places (Mon – Fri 8.30am – 6.30pm) immediately outside (payable via RingGo locations 13135 and 13136) and just around the corner. There’s an indoor bicycle parking bay next to the recycling and fresh clay storage area. There’s a community cafe and a corner shop opposite. Five minutes away there are lots of cafes and takeaways on West End Lane and Kilburn High Road as well as The Village Haberdashery, fabrics at Kilburn Market, TRAID, Oxfam (plus lots more charity shops!), Fashion Workspace, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Primark, Poundland, Homebase, Waitrose, M&S, Gail’s Bakery, Feng Sushi, Domino’s Pizza, JoJo Maman Bebe, West Hampstead Libary, West Hampstead Farmer’s Market, flower shops and more. We also have Open Studios every June and November with Maker Markets, Curator’s Talks, Textile Tours, etc.
Everyone who works with textiles, in any capacity, is welcome to become a member of Textiles Hub London.* You can discover some of our members here.
If you’re looking for 24/7 access to a large textiles print table (2.5m x 1.4m) for sampling, a washout bay, natural dye area, pigment mixing area, a semi-industrial sewing machine, A2 exposure unit, Brother knitting machine, silkscreens, frame loom, A3 cyanotype vacuum exposure unit, your own personal desk and wall-space, storage, a quiet area for fittings, a teaching area to host your workshops, a knowledgeable textiles community and much more, you’ll want to become a Resident Member. This is very reasonably priced, so feel free to mail us your request here.
Alternatively, a Monthly Membership is now offered for a different kind of textiles design development and opportunity, one that gives you real focus and support. The Monthly Membership allows studio access on Third Wednesdays from 1.30pm til 5.30pm to focus your mind on a particular project, goal or task in hand. You can develop your project with the help of our resident tutor, Emma Neuberg (External Examiner at the Royal College of Art), during this time. Emma can arrange with you, ahead of time, which Textiles Hub London apparatus you’d like to use. This is particularly useful for those with busy schedules, recent graduates, visitors to the UK on a short-term basis and those who want to expand their portfolios through specific projects and techniques. You’ll need to bring your own sundries (ie. items such as inks, brushes, papers, masking tape, fabrics, pigments, yarns, foils, adhesives and binders). Emma can tell you where to get these!
A Monthly Membership offers individuals a convenient and versatile development experience.
In addition, as a Monthly Member you can:
- have a write-up and be featured on the Textiles Hub London website;
- showcase your work at Textiles Hub London on the Third Wednesday evening event during your month(s);
- gain teaching and pecha kucha practise at Textiles Hub London on theThird Wednesday evening event (from 7.15pm – 8pm) during your month(s);
- receive professional feedback at Textiles Hub London’s Third Wednesday evening event (from 8pm – 8.30pm) during your month(s);
- be promoted via Textiles Hub London social media;
- meet designers and artists and make new connections;
- bag yourself exciting work experience opportunities;
- be represented by Textiles Hub London during your month(s);
- acquire jobs, commissions and sales through the Textiles Hub London network.
Join today as a ‘Monthly Member’:
ONE month membership:
Yes, I would like to be a member of Textiles Hub London for one month.
3 months membership:
Yes, I would like to be a member of Textiles Hub London for three months.
6 months membership:
Yes, I would like to be a member of Textiles Hub London for six months. I’m happy to do a straight run of six months or be flexible and choose which months I attend (whichever is more convenient).
12 month membership:
Yes, I want to be a member of Textiles Hub London for twelve months. I’m happy to do a straight run of twelve months or be flexible and choose which months I attend, whichever I prefer. (We recommend this choice for research graduates who need more ‘Design’ time, designers/artists/makers who need research time in a conducive environment, mid-career designers exploring new avenues, individuals returning to creative work after a time, graduates who are not financially ready for an MA but will benefit from ‘semi-guided’ study, designers who want to experiment with textile techniques and many more!)
Once payment is received, we’ll be in touch to get you started on your new journey.