Sewing with Texture

Ref: C2342445

During this course students will cover a range of different techniques to add texture to a piece of fabric. They will learn how to sew pin-tucks, smocking, pleats and further embellish their work with beading.

Course aim

To provide an insight into how to use texture in sewing to embellish and enhance a piece of fabric. This could involve pleats, tucks, smocking etc. These techniques can them be used in future sewing projects

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers

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

  • Sew Reverse Applique
  • know how to sew a variety of pin tucks
  • Use the stitch and slash technique
  • Sew couching onto a piece of fabric to embellish it

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?

  • Students will need to bring a basic sewing kit including scissors, threads, pins, seam ripper and tailors chalk. A selection of donated fabrics will be available to use in class however, students a welcome to bring their own to use.

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
  • Some students from previous courses have gone on use the sewing skills learnt to make items to sell

Download full course information sheet

Sewing with Texture

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 2019
  • 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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