Embroidery: Scrumptious Stitch
Create rich and exciting surfaces using a vocabulary of textural stitches.
Previous Experience Required
This course is for those students with previous experience in textiles or embroidery as well as complete beginners
The day will begin with simple stitches such as running and straight stitch, using these to build up texture. From there the students will encounter more complex stitches in order to create a scrumptious textile collection.
Techniques such as bonding and layering of fabric will be used to create a rich surface upon which to work. From the stitched textile collection produced during the day, a small bag or purse could be made or the piece may be framed.
1.Develop and work samples of stitches to produce a rich collection of fabrics.
2.Use materials, bonding and layering techniques creatively
3.Understand basic colour theory and its importance to stitched textiles
4.Have evaluative skills in relation to their own and others' work
What you can do next, after this course
The students may join any of the longer textile based courses available at the Mary Ward Centre. These include Creative Stitched Textiles, Printed Textiles etc
What materials you will need for the course and estimated cost
Basic materials will be provided such as calico, white cotton fabric and sheers. Six stranded embroidery thread will be provided.
In order to create a more personal collection you may wish to bring small pieces of your own fabrics and threads to match your own chosen colour scheme. A small selection of sequins will be available but you may wish to add to this your own beads and scraps of lace or favorite fabric.
Basic embroidery kit Needles (assorted sizes to carry threads), Sharp scissors, Embroidery hoop/ring, Embroidery threads to match your colour theme: Six stranded embroidery threads (approx 60p each), Cotton perle (no 5 or similar size; approx £1.80 each), Sparkly threads (Madeira hand sewing threads on a reel; approx £2.75), beads, sequins or buttons of your chosen colour.
Bead Shop 21a Tower Street, London, WC2H 9NS, Tel 020 7240 0931,
John Lewis Oxford Street, London, Tel 020 7629 7711
The London Bead Co/Delicate Stitches (opposite Kentish Town tube Station) 339 Kentish Town Road, London, NW5 2TJ, Tel 0870 203 2323
The teaching and learning methods we use on the course
* Visual demonstration and verbal explanation.
* Written handouts with visual diagrams.
* One-to-one teaching.
* Group discussions.
* Hands on practical experience.
* Reading handouts and following instructions.
* One-to-one and group discussion
How we assess your progress on the course
Questions and answers during group discussions and one-to-one teaching.
Record students' progress and achievement on an assessment sheet as they achieve the course objectives.
Practical work produced is evidence of learning.
At the end of the course we will review the work produced as a whole group.
What extra study/practice we expect you to do outside the class
Collect things that may be incorporated into your work - scraps of fabric, lace, braid, ribbon, beads, buttons etc.
I got to know such a diverse mix of people - the coffee breaks turned out to be just as interesting as the classes!Sonja
This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria
Got a Question about this Course?
Contact Jackie Wamatha, the course administrator.
Why Come to Mary Ward?
Mary Ward Centre is the friendly place to learn. With excellent teaching and a variety of courses that cater for all, from beginners to more advanced students, the Centre has a unique atmosphere and modern facilities that encourage new learners to join us and former students to return.