Textiles for the Outpost Shop - Seasonal Accessories

Ref: C2419334

This exciting course will give students the opportunity to underpin knowledge and skills in using the sewing machine. Students will improve knowledge of colour, design and manipulating fabric through exploring the techniques of quilting and applique. The course strives to produce finished products that meet professional standards in order to supply the Outpost shop. There will be an opportunity to visit the Outpost shop to learn about current trends and the demands of the customer.

Additional information about this course

Pre enrolment and induction on 20th September 2017 from 10am till 1pm

Course aim

This course introduces students to a range of techniques that can be developed into soft furnishings and sold at the Outpost shop. It aims to improve design and sewing skills to a level that will reach professional standards.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers

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

  • Demonstrate an increasing understanding of colour and design.
  • Produce designs for quilted decorations and appliqued bookmarks.
  • Manipulate fabric to produce quilted decorations and fabric bookmarks for the Outpost shop.
  • Work collaboratively and with a client to meet professional standards.
  • Use a sewing machine with increasing confidence.

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?

  • 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
  • You will receive constant, one to one, verbal feedback and evaluation as you work.

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided

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
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

Download full course outline

Textiles for the Outpost Shop - Seasonal Accessories 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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