Learning Together

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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

Is this course right for me? Request more information

Due to face to face teaching being suspended unfortunately this course is not currently available for enrolment.

We are launching a range of online courses shortly that may be of interest to you so sign up here to hear more.

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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