Learning Together

Ref: C2525630

Anyone, whether young or old, or somewhere in between, can try a selection of crafts on this course then pick one or more to learn in depth later. You can share these skills with your child and family. Week 1 - Jewellery making. Choose from the following and make your own unique piece of jewellery: necklace, bracelet, keyring/bag charm, earrings, brooch. Week 2 - Rug making. Learn to make a rug/wall hanging/cushion using traditional techniques and recycled fabric/yarn. Week 3 - Macramé. Knotted plant hangers, wall hangings, bags and belts can be created with decorative string. Week 4 - Needle Felting. Use (unspun) wool and a felting needle to make a cute mouse.

Additional information about this course

This course is funded by Tees Valley Combined Authority. This course is at Chapel Court, Chapel Rd, Stockton-On-Tees, Billingham. TS23 1EH. It is a safe and welcome environment

Course aim

Do you want to learn a new craft, but not sure what to do? Would you like to work with a friendly group where all ages can help one another? Then this is the course for you. Experience the basics of one new craft each week.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Introduction to the basics of four different crafts
  • Produce a piece of jewellery
  • Begin a rug "sampler" to continue at home, using either the Rag/Proggy or Latch Hook method
  • Complete a simple plant hanger
  • Complete a basic needle-felted mouse

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?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • There will be appropriate materials and/or tools available at cost price from the tutor each week. Rug making - please try to bring some clean "rags" (old clothes, offcuts of fabric, etc) or thick yarn. Macramé - please bring the plant pot cover you want to put in your hanger (NOT the plant)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Learning Together

Enrolment Conditions

This course is funded by the Tees Valley 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

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

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