Textile upcycling

Ref: C2523776

WHY waste money on buying the next thing when a mans shirt can be transformed to a off the shoulder top and cushions and bags can be made from old fabrics or jumpers. With a little bit of imagination we will be able to transform and alter whatever you bring in, the more variety of materials to work with the better.

Additional information about this course

This is part of the programme for Alington House Women's group. They are a friendly group and more info can be found at http://www.alingtonhouse.org.uk/womens.php This is a women only course.

Course aim

Instead of throwing aways garments and fabric we will explore ways to update and upcycle garments. These can be for the individual or for the wider community helping with the health and well being of all involved

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

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

  • discover the many versatile ways changes can be made in the world of green up cycling using fabrics and materials either made up or remnants
  • Upcycle a garment or item
  • add trimming and embelishment to existing items
  • create wonderful art work add favourite pieces of old china or collect wool,buttons and sequines to add to a canvas
  • learn skills to carry forward in your own time and share with the community

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • 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?

  • 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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

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Textile upcycling


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  • 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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