Textiles - Stitch, slash & embellish

Course details

Textiles - Stitch, slash &
EV1093 Tuesday
07.01.20 6 £62/£32 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 a layering and stitching technique on fabric. Then slashing into the fabric and manipulating and embellishing.  (Slashing is a technical term for cutting).  


What are the entry requirements?

You will need to have some basic knowledge of using a sewing machine and also some hand sewing is required.


What will I learn?

You will learn the technique of layering, slashing into fabric and manipulating the cloth to create a decorative design.   You will be taught some basic embroidery stitches and machine stitches and applique.  The course aims to finish with a creative piece of work which can be incorporated into a project, e.g. cushion, bag, place mat, etc., which can be embellished with beads and trimmings.


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.  


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.