Introduction to Textile Techniques 'Developing Ideas in Knitting, and Weaving"

Ref: C2421232

The course will start by developing a greater understanding of colour and design. We will then apply this knowledge to making simple textile designs. The course will progress to experiment with materials and textures in order to explore the technique of weaving. Students will then learn to knit - how to cast on and off, basic knit and purl, moss, garter and ribbing stitches. There will be time, towards the end of the course, for students to make something using any, or all of the techniques learned.

Additional information about this course

This course is free for adults that receive a benefit. For more information, or to book a place on this course please contact either Kamye at Peter Bedford Housing Associates on 020 3815 4100, or the WEA's student support services on 0300 303 3464.

Course aim

The course develops a greater understanding of colour and design, whilst experimenting with materials and textures. Students will learn to weave and knit. There will be time to make something that can be exhibited in the Outpost shop.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Produce textile designs in different media
  • Produce a knitting sample using a range of stitches and wool
  • Produce a weaving sample
  • Analyse and evaluate own and others 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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • 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?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • 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?

  • 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

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Introduction to Textile Techniques 'Developing Ideas in Knitting, and Weaving"

Enrolment Conditions

This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

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

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