How will I be taught?
The course will include discussions in small and larger groups and some work on a one-to-one basis.
The tutor will select various methods to help students develop their skills; they may include tutor demonstrations, practical activity and an exhibition of the tutor’s work.
Students will be encouraged to share ideas throughout the course.
What do I need to bring with me?
Students will be expected to provide their own materials, threads, paints and stitching tools as appropriate to the techniques taught. The tutor may have various items for sale and may also provide some materials for which there will be a small charge.
You may like to bring a notebook and pencil and/or a camera to record ideas and recommendations and to document your progress. You may photograph the tutor’s work for learning purposes only.
You will need the usual sewing equipment. We will be mixing it up a bit with some stitching, working with jewel colours and metallic threads and developing mixed media techniques. So ......
• Vilene spunbond (Lutradur) in different thicknesses in white. You can get CS500 (lutradur 30) leightweight, cs700 (lutradur 70) standard, cs800 (or 100 lutradur) heavy.
• Craft vilene sew in heavyweight. Sometimes sold as pelmet vilene
• Fine calico - small piece
• Iron-on vilene fine/medium 2 x 25cm squared
• Organza/sheer fabric small pieces
• Medium calico for stitch practice
• Paints - any of these are ok: Koh-I-nor, fabric paint, transfer paints (very good for Vilene), acrylic, brush - worth trying, procion dyes.
• Heat gun
• Soldering iron
• Metallic threads - any including Jap 12, 10, 8 (K1,2 or 4) with 12 being the thickest, or T69,70,71,72 with T69 the thickest, metallic cords, blending filaments, pearl purl goldwork thread. If you have any other goldwork threads or wires then do bring them. You don't need all of these just bring what you have.
• Tissue/old dressmaking patterns
• Acrylic wax and treasure gold only if you have them to experiment
• Gold , beige, light yellow/green felt small pieces
• Very small of beige kid and other kid only if you have it to experiment.
We will start with the Lutradur so if you have nothing else in time please do bring this.
What can I do next?
Other exciting creative courses are available to supplement your learning. Please ask the tutor for details of other workshops.
What do I need to join the course
There are no pre-entry qualifications for this course, but it is not suitable for people with no previous experience of embroidery.
Please contact the tutor via the Contact Centre on 03000 412222 or email email@example.com if you have any questions relating to this course.
Proposed dates for the course are: