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.
The course aims to develop a student's current craft and dressmaking skills and to experience new craft skills such as knitting, crochet, clippy techniques, machine sewing, quilting and any other crafts that learners would like to try.
Who is the course for?
What topics will this course cover
Safe handling of craft tools, and 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 and cut out craft pieces using templates or patterns. 2. Construct garments and craft items.
How will I know I'm making progress?
Students will be given verbal feedback from tutor, and where appropriate other learners.
What else do I need to know, do or bring?
Students will have all the necessary equipment provided. They will need to purchase their own fabrics or alternatively purchase fabrics at a low cost from tutor.
Reading and information sources
No prior preparation is necessary.
What could the course lead to?
Other craft groups. Home crafts.