Learn new craft skills and revisit old ones, such as the clippy mat technique from the 1950s. Share knowledge with others and at the same time learn from them. Any craft will be encouraged. The group is friendly and sociable.
This course aims to teach you new craft and dressmaking skills such as knitting, crochet, clippy techniques, machine sewing and quilting or develop and challenge your existing skills further and enhance your creativity.
Who is the course for?
What topics will this course cover
Safe handling of craft tools, and using a sewing machine. How to design a project. What to look for in fabrics etc.
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, Design one craft item 2. Know how to make a template or pattern from their design 3. Know how to cut out craft pieces using templates or patterns and best use of material. 4. Know how to construct garments and craft items.
How will I know I'm making progress?
Students will be given verbal feedback from tutor, and where appropriate from other learners in a friendly and supportive way.
What else do I need to know, do or bring?
Students will have all the necessary equipment provided. You will need to purchase your own fabric after discussion with the tutor or alternatively you can purchase fabrics at a low cost from tutor.
Reading and information sources
No prior preparation is necessary but there are numerous craft magazines and books to help with ideas for projects
What could the course lead to?
Other craft groups. Home crafts for gifts for friends and family. Some students have sold their crafts at local craft markets.
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This course is not available for online enrolment.
Please call 0191 212 6100 to enquire about enrolling on this course.