The sewing course will cover basic stitches, embroidery and history of embroidery, beginners machine sewing, how to sew fasteners, geometric tapestry, and patchwork quilting.
Additional information about this course
This course will be delivered over 10 x 2 hour sessions There will be no session on the 1st of May and no session on the 29th of May due to bank holidays
The sewing course will cover the basic principles of hand and machine sewing for beginners and more complex sewing techniques for those who have mastered the basics.
Who is the course for?
What topics will this course cover
During this term students will be making a sewing bag, and a handbag with fasteners. They will be trying two new types of embroidery, geometric tapestry and negative space embroidery. They will also be learning how to make a patchwork quilt.
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. Make a sewing bag with wooden handles. 2. Design and stitch a negative space embroidery sampler. 3. Use a circular template to cut out and sew a catbed 4. Use a fastener in a project 5. Use an applique technique to make a patchwork quilt
How will I know I'm making progress?
Students will be given verbal feedback through out the course and written feedback periodically in their personal ILP booklets
What else do I need to know, do or bring?
Students do not need to bring anything to the course as all materials will be provided. However students are allowed to bring in their own materials if they wish for their own personal use.
Reading and information sources
No reading is required as full tuition will be given.
What could the course lead to?
Students completing this course could access a local college course for further study in textiles ir tailoring. Further reading is available though a collection of books available to all students in the WEA Rugeley office.
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This course is not available for online enrolment.
Please call 0113 245 3304 to enquire about enrolling on this course.