Textiles - Appliqué & free motion embroidery

Course details

Textiles - Appliqué & free motion embroidery DV1028 Tuesday
20.04.21 8 £81/£46 Gearies


How will this course benefit me?

This course is for anyone who has an interest in textiles and sewing crafts and would like to learn how to produce a creative textile piece of work incorporating applique and free motion embroidery.  (Free motion embroidery is produced on a sewing machine).  These techniques can be used on home furnishings and clothing.


What are the entry requirements?

Some knowledge of using a sewing machine and hand sewing is required and an enthusiasm for textile crafts and sewing.


What will I learn?

You will learn the technique of how to apply applique to enhance and decorate your project. You will be taught how to transfer your design on to fabric and how to produce free motion embroidery on to the fabric.  The course aims to finish with a creative piece of work which can be incorporated into a project, e.g. cushion, bag, notebook cover, storage holder, etc..  Project to be decided at the beginning of the course.


How will the course be delivered?

Demonstration, practical work, one-to-one and group work and discussion.


How will my learning be assessed?

You will receive feedback from your tutor, who will assess you informally.


What are the extra costs?

Learners will need to purchase a note book, pen, pencil, ruler and a sewing kit (consisting of measuring tape, pins, scissors, un-picker and hand sewing needles).    There will be an additional small cost of £10.00 for materials used.  If producing the note book cover there will be a cost to purchase an A6 note book and if producing a cushion there will be the cost of a cushion pad.  This will be decided at the beginning of the course.


What can I progress to next?

Further courses at the Institute in textile subjects and clothesmaking or with other external providers.


Health & Safety requirements?

You will need to follow the tutor’s instructions on health & safety procedures.