Textural Textiles & Sewing Machine Skills

Ref: C2338041

You will learn new creative techniques on the sewing machine that can be used to add texture to your cushions, bags and any other projects you would like to. Skills will include: quilting, trapunto, pleating, gathers, ruffles, smocking, confetti applique and free machine embroidery. You can also continue with your own sewing projects and push your sewing machine skills further whilst doing this.

Course aim

Try a range of techniques to add texture and a creative twist to your projects.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Use the sewing machine with confidence
  • Pleat, gather and ruffle fabrics
  • Quilt and use the trapunto technique
  • Use the applique and free machine embroidery techniques in projects
  • Use the creative embellishment techniques in projects of your choice

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full course outline

Textural Textiles & Sewing Machine Skills Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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