Origami Textiles

A fun course for all abilities to learn how to fold fabric using origami techniques. We will make butterflies and flowers which can be constructed into fashion accessories such as a brooch and necklace. They may also be taken home to applique onto a project of your choice such as a cushion, or tote bag. Bead embellishments will add sparkle and interest.

If you would like enrol at the concession rate, please request and complete your enrolment by contacting: MWEnquiries@marywardcentre.ac.uk or calling 020 7269 6000 Mon- Thu

Who is this course for

This is a beginners course to learn Origami techniques using fabric. Also suitable for experienced students who have tried this technique before.

What does this course cover

By combining the beautiful folding technique of origami and fabrics you will learn how to make a fabric origami butterfly and a selection of flowers. I will demonstrate a variety of ways of making these pieces into accessories for example a brooch, necklace or hair accessory. These can also be embellished with beads to add some sparkle. Alternatively, you may take your pieces away to be stitched onto an item of your choice for example a tote bag, edge of a scarf or cushion.

Some basic hand sewing techniques will be used, which I will demonstrate as required.

By the end of the course you should be able to

1. Demonstrate origami techniques using fabrics.
2. Use materials and techniques creatively.
3. Understand basic colour theory and its importance to patchwork and quilting.

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.
Practical work produced will be evidence of learning.

What else do you need to buy or do

Students will need buy materials for the course prior to the course starting. A suggested suppliers list will be available to those who enroll on the course.

A selection of 4-6 fabrics to choose from these may be left overs from previous projects or metre of each if buying new.
- metre Bond-a-Web (available in the class).
- Sewing thread to tone.
- Beads and sequins (a selection available in the class but please bring your own if you have particular colour preferences)

What this course could lead to

Further fashion and textiles courses at the Mary Ward Centre

There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre and a library of prospectuses for other London colleges to help you continue your studies.
Information about other learning opportunities can be obtained from Learn Direct: www.learndirect.co.uk tel: 0800 101 901, and from the following websites: www.floodlight.co.uk; www.hotcourses.com; www.citylit.ac.uk; www.wmcollege.ac.uk; www.morleycollege.ac.uk

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I've been to many Centres to study in London and the Mary Ward Centre is one of the nicest I've studied in.

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Got a Question about this Course?

Contact The Departmental Administrator.

Why choose Mary Ward?

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 and weekends to suit your timetable. You can learn face to face at one of our centres (Bloomsbury or Waterloo) or take an online course

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’