Soft Furnishings | The Cube, Folkestone

Soft Furnishings at The Cube, Folkestone

Soft Furnishings at The Cube, Folkestone

Price: £137.00 Starts: 06/01/2020 Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Tutor: Ends: 23/03/2020 Location: The Cube, Folkestone
Level: Mixed Level Day of Week: MON Duration: 11 weeks

About this course

This is an exciting and informative course covering all aspects of soft furnishing. You will learn how to make lined or interlined curtains with purchased or hand made headings, blinds, cushions, bed covers, loose covers and lampshades. You will also learn how to choose the most suitable designs and fabrics, and how to measure and estimate fabric requirements. Students will be encouraged to work at home in order to progress quickly onto new projects and broaden their knowledge and skills.

By the end of this course you should be able to:
Use hand and machine sewing techniques as required.
Measure, calculate and cut fabric requirements for your projects.
Use colour and design awareness to select and work with appropriate fabrics.
Work to health and safety guidelines.

How will I be taught?

Craft courses provide an opportunity for students to learn and develop skills, techniques and understand how to design for a chosen craft to a higher level. Students will also be expected to research and respond to the design aspects of craft. Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstration, instructions, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques. Students will be encouraged to look at the work of other craftspeople and artists, both contemporary and historical and keep a sketchbook/ notebook to record goals/ ideas, processes and progress. Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors most of whom are practising craftspeople.

What do I need to bring with me?

You will need sewing tools and equipment and whilst sewing machines are available, you may prefer to use your own (subject to safety check). You will also need a folder for notes and handouts, a 1m length of fabric for sample making (lining, interlining and headings can be purchased from the tutor), fabric threads and specialist tools as required. The cost of materials for projects also needs to be considered; some of which you may be able to purchase from the tutor.

What can I do next?

Courses are designed to progress students to higher levels of the craft and also to support application to Access to Art and Degree Foundation courses or relevant Craft, Art and Design Degree courses.

What do I need to join the course

Everyone is welcome to join this course. No previous knowledge or experience is required.
It is important to note that craft courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity.

Getting there

The Cube
Tontine Street
CT20 1SD

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code FOL/74843/H/LC.
Course Code: FOL/74843/H/LC Book Now

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