Embroidery: Scrumptious Stitch

Create rich and exciting surfaces using a range of textural stitches.

Who is this course for

This course is for those students with previous experience in textiles or embroidery as well as complete beginners

What does this course cover

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 will it be like

Teaching methods:
* Visual demonstration and verbal explanation.
* Written handouts with visual diagrams.
* One-to-one teaching.
* Group discussions.

Learning methods:
* Hands on practical experience.
* Reading handouts and following instructions.
* One-to-one and group discussion

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 else do you need to buy or do

Basic materials will be provided including, calico, a range of fabric scraps, bond-a-web, six stranded
embroidery thread and cotton reels for the machine. A small selection of beads and sequins will be available.

Students will be expected to bring their own basic sewing kit (assorted sized needles, pins, scissors and embroidery hoop) although spares will be available.

In order to create the personal project on the second day you may wish to bring small pieces of your own fabrics, threads, beads, sequins etc to match your chosen colour scheme.

What this course could lead to

This course could lead to other textile courses at the Mary Ward Centre or another further education college.

Other courses at Mary Ward Centre may include Textiles sculpture (1434), Rags to Riches - up cycling clothing (1472CS), Drawn to Stitch (1480CS) or Creative Practice for Printed and Dyed textiles (1444 - 1446)
Students could take a follow up short course or a longer term or year long course.

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Got a Question about this Course?

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Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference.   We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

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