Craft - Memories and Stitching

Ref: C3674739

Students will be briefly introduced to the history and use of Embroidery within arts and crafts. a selection of stitching will be explored using different materials and alongside various papercraft techniques. Students will have fun creating their own bespoke items that can be used within their Memory Books as they share their memories with others in the group.

Additional information about this course

Course restricted to service users of the centre

Course aim

To provide a brief introduction to the history and use of Embroidery within the Arts and Crafts. This will be explored using different materials and various stitching and papercraft techniques to create work that can be used in their Memory Books.

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 the importance of respect and tolerance through discussing and agreeing group ground rules.
  • Complete and name at least 2 types of embroidery stitches used
  • Use thread and stitching techniques to create work I am proud of that I can include in the pages of my Memory Book

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

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
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Craft - Memories and Stitching

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

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