Beginners Hand Embroidered Flowers with Artist Ruth Parkinson-Johns

Ref: C3128046

This is a beginners course providing the opportunity to learn some foundation Hand Embroidery stitches. Practise this beautiful and relaxing craft in our sociable group. Together we will try out a variety of stitches and then look at how the different combinations can create flower shapes. Follow Ruth's stunning work: https://www.rooparkinsontextiles.co.uk or follow instagram@rooparkinson

Course aim

Provide the opportunity for students to practise a selection of Hand Embroidery stitches with the guidance and support of your tutor and fellow students.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • This is a live lecture delivered by a subject specialist in an online webinar video learning platform. You will need to be able to access the internet on a device with speakers or earphones. There will be opportunities to take part in discussions and chats. If you’d like to know how to use Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Review the foundation stages of stitching by hand considering cloth, threads, needles and starting and finishing off my stitching.
  • Make a sampler with a variety of Foundation Hand Embroidery stitches to include, Running Stitch, Back Stitch, Chain Stitch, and French Knots.
  • Combine these Foundation Stitches together to make patterns which resemble flowers.
  • Create a mini garden with these Hand Embroidery stitches.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • 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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support 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

What else do I need to know?

  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need a variety of practical materials for Hand Embroidery. A couple of pieces of fabric to fit into a small embroidery hoop. Embroidery needles (Crewel or Chenille) embroidery thread, small scissors and pins. A small notebook and pen would be useful.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Beginners Hand Embroidered Flowers with Artist Ruth Parkinson-Johns

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2020
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • 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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