Decorative Textiles

Ref: C2339717

This course is available to both beginners to sewing and crafts and those with existing skills looking to develop. We will learn a range of crafts including, felting, printing and embroidery which will be used to create a number of finished craft items of choice for example, bags, zip purses, canvas art and cushions

Course aim

To learn a range of craft techniques including felting, printing and hand and machine embroidery.

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:

  • Understand and demonstrate how to use the felting technique
  • Understand and demonstrate how to use A range of printing techniques
  • Understand and demonstrate how to use various hand embroidery techniques
  • Put the new skills learnt into a range of items: zip purses, cushions or bags.

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 will be given a guide at the beginning of the course as to what projects you will be working on each week. You will be told what to bring each week or some materials will be available to buy from the tutor.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Decorative Textiles

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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