Victorian Wands and Lavender Hearts

Ref: C2337527

The Victorians used lavender to scent their homes and linens: A fun and informal session where you will meet others, learn how to make your own heart, fill it will dried lavender and decorate it with ribbon and stitching. We will also weave lavender wands using fresh lavender and ribbon. You will take home at least one of each item.

Course aim

On this course you will learn about the use of lavender in the Victorian/Edwardian household. We will make lavender bags with dried lavender and weave Lavender wands with fresh lavender.

Who is the course for?

What topics will this course cover

Lavender Heart/sachet: Choose and cut out fabric chosen from a selection provided by the tutor. After sewing your sachet together by either hand or machine, fill it with dried lavender and add embellishments such as ribbon, buttons and stitches. Lavender wand: Tie fresh lavender with ribbon and start to weave a cage to encapsulate the fragrant flowers for your wand. It looks complicated but great fun once you get the hang of it! There will be hand outs and samples for inspiration on the day - support and advice will be given by the tutor.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

1. Understand about how lavender was in the Victorian/Edwardian era. 2. Make a small lavender sachet using machine or hand sewing. 3. Learn to weave a Victorian lavender wand.

How will I know I'm making progress?

The tutor will give you support and feedback during the session on how to progress.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

You do not need to bring anything - all the materials will be supplied by the tutor.

Reading and information sources

No prior preparation is required, just turn up and have fun!

What could the course lead to?

Hopefully you will enjoy this course, I hope it will encourage you to return to learn and discover/rediscover the endless subjects and activities provided by the WEA other course providers.

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Victorian Wands and Lavender Hearts Course Outline

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  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
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