Course title:
Christmas Wreath Making (Buxton) with Ellen Hutchings
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Sat 04 Dec 2021 10:00 AM - 15:00 PM 5
Total sessions: 1
Total number of classroom hours: 5
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 5
Sat 04 Dec 2021
10:00 AM - 15:00 PM
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Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
£20.50 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
Please bring your own secateurs and gloves if you have them.
Course aim:
Make a Christmas wreath or other Christmas decoration of your choice using natural bio-degradable material, ie no metal, plastic or glass.
Course description:
In this workshop you will have the opportunity to design and make a wreath or other Christmas decoration of your choice using plant material (seed heads, berries, foliage etc.) and other natural materials. You will cut and twist hazel, willow or dogwood canes or cut cardboard to make a frame and then use hemp, string or strips of cotton or linen to attach decorative material to the frame. You can produce a decoration suitable for indoor or outdoor use: an item to decorate your front door, the Christmas dinner table, a mantelpiece or a stair rail, or to frame a mirror or picture, or a decoration to hang in a window.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Demonstrate how to join items together without using glue or wire: by sewing, knotting or knitting string, rope or twine.
2. Identify plants and trees from the garden or hedgerow that might provide natural materials to use in a wreath or decoration.
3. Produce a completed decoration that I can take away to decorate my home or give as a gift.
4. Share and discuss my design ideas with other students.
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