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 and to participate in a class project which started in January 2019.
The tutor will give one to one feedback on your work and you will keep an individual learning plan which will record your progress.
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. If there is anything more specific for the first lesson the tutor will be in touch with you. We advise students not to purchase equipment, books or materials until the course is confirmed.
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
This exciting 6-session course at St Faiths centre in Maidstone is for anyone interested in creative hand stitching – traditional or contemporary. It is also an excellent introduction if you are considering undertaking a City & Guilds textile course or would like to experience different embroidery techniques and use of different materials before choosing a specialist subject.
The course is not suitable for absolute beginners to hand embroidery.
This 6-session course in Maidstone is an excellent course for those who would like to learn some new techniques and would like to experiment with using new materials to supplement their stitching.
There are no pre-entry qualifications for this course, but it is not suitable for people with no previous experience of embroidery. A certain element of dexterity will be required. Please call the Contact Centre on 0300041 2222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions relating to this course.
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About the Tutor: Angela Collins
Your course tutor is a qualified and practising teacher of adults. She developed the first City & Guilds Hand Embroidery programme for the Maidstone Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild, teaching this in 2012 with outstanding results and 100% retention.
She has contributed to the renovation of the Embroiderers’ Guild national portfolio collection which can be viewed in the permanent collection of nearly 200 pieces located at Embroiderers’ Guild Headquarters in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
Angela has contributed to a permanent display of work in the Maidstone Museum to celebrate the Millennium and had work at the 2012 Olympics and St Martins in the Fields, in Trafalgar Square. She regularly displays her work in Kent libraries and monthly at the Saturday Stitchers workshops in West Malling.
Angela delivers creative workshops on a range of embroidery techniques and mixed media subjects and has created a new stitching group, supporting two charities, which meets monthly in West Malling and Offham. Working on the success of this group she now delivers monthly workshops in West Malling. She has been teaching Creative Embroidery for adult education for seven years and has expanded the programme to deliver workshops and courses for them in Maidstone and Ashford. She has recently been awarded an Outstanding Grade 1 for her teaching delivery.
“All your ideas are brilliant, such a lot for me to learn and enjoy.” Jeanette, Saturday Stitchers 2019
“I would like to thank you for the skill you taught me last month, I have entered my underwater embroidery in the summer show in Wye!” – Jeannette, Saturday Stitchers 208
“I have really enjoyed doing the stitch meditation squares and it is all down to all your inspiration and the beautiful ones you created.” Carol, Kent Adult Education 2019
“I had such a lot of fun with the book, I am already thinking of the next project! Thanks again – very ins
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