Crafty Creations

Ref: C3674911

In this introductory course, we will be looking at an assortment of crafts, where we will be developing a variety of skills. The crafts include: Stick weaving - where we will use weaving sticks to make flowers and mats. Weaving - we will make our own loom from cardboard and use this to make a sample of woven wool Working with felt - we will create decorative items and using beading and basic embroidery stitches Needle felting - We will manipulate wool to make an Item Patchwork - make a pin cushion

Course aim

This course is aimed at providing a brief introduction to a variety of crafts with a view to getting inspiration to develop further.

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:

  • Explore the use of basic embroidery stitches
  • Use a felting needle to manipulate wool into felt
  • Add decorative beading to enhance and personalise items
  • Make a loom from cardboard and thread the warp with ease
  • Cut fabric accurately to pattern

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
  • 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?

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Crafty Creations

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  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
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