Surface Decoration Pattern Improvers

Ref: C2338354

This course focuses on a range of techniques that enable students to create interesting and exciting surface decorations on fabrics. This includes skills such as using different machine stitches and embroidery, using different printing techniques and varying ways to manipulate fabric.

Course aim

Those with existing crafts/sewing knowledge looking to develop their skills and knowledge.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers

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

  • Use the sewing machine to create interesting surfaces using stitch.
  • Confidently use a range of printing techniques to create decoration.
  • Manipulate fabric to become 3-D
  • Use fabric and thread to create decorative techniques including applique and embroidery.

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?

  • Equipment is provided at the venue but you will be expected to bring your own material and you will be given a guide to let you know what to bring each week.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course outline

Surface Decoration Pattern Improvers 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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