Knit and Stitch - Creative Crafts

Ref: C2523834

Do you want to learn to knit, crochet or sew? Would you like to make your own clothes, toys or furnishings? If so, then this course is for you. A friendly and sociable course in a community venue where you can try out new craft techniques to create an individual project or work work with the group to complete a project that will be donated to a local school or organisation.

Course aim

This course offers students the opportunity to try a number of different craft techniques, including knitting, hand/machine sewing and quilting. Students can also take part in a group project.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Demonstrate 3 different textile techniques.
  • Demonstrate 2 basic sewing machine stitches and use them.
  • Work as part of a group to plan and contribute to a group project.
  • Use the internet as a source of inspiration an d learning.
  • Complete at least 2 pieces of work.

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

What else do I need to know?

  • You can provide your own materials for individual projects or purchase materials from the tutor at a very reasonable cost. You could bring your sewing machine, otherwise sewing machines are available.

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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here

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Knit and Stitch - Creative Crafts


You can 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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