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Creative hand stitch online

This short distance learning course is designed for those who already love, or would like to have the opportunity to try, slow hand-stitching- which can be a totally absorbing, pleasurable and mindful activity. It will start with some basic hand embroidery, then move on to exploring the techniques of Suffolk Puffs and Indian Kantha. The emphasis will be on your own personal creative experimentation- and if you have attended this course before, the tutor will work with any returning learners to explore different techniques and ideas

Creative hand stitch online (TFD0010OL)


from 7pm to 8. 30pm

For 4 weeks.


16 November 2020


07 December 2020


Online and distance learning


£42 (full)

£42 (reduced)

£42 (concession)

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To enrol call 020 8314 6959 Monday to Thursday 10am–4pm. More ways to enrol

Call: 020 8314 6959

What prior knowledge, experience and qualifications will I need?
This course is designed for learners of all abilities, and returners are very welcome. It is suitable for beginners but having at least basic hand sewing skills would be an advantage

Learning Goals:
To learn and develop your use of a range of hand stitching techniques To explore working with a range of different materials To develop a small portfolio of samples To work on a personal project or idea, with tutor support & guidance

What teaching methods will the tutor use?
The tutor will use a range of online teaching methods during the course which may include the following: written and visual instructions, technical handouts, demonstration clips, one to one or small group remote tuition, observation & assessment of progress, and discussion/question & answer sessions using an online platform such as Google Meet or Zoom

What assessment methods will the tutor use?
The course tutor will use a range of methods to assess your progress on the course. These may include: observation & evaluation of your work samples, question & answer sessions, and individual feedback & support via email and an online platform such as Google Meet or Zoom.

Will extra work be required outside the class times?
Extra work is not essential but will be beneficial to enable you to practice and improve upon the techniques covered. It is highly recommended that learners continue to work on their samples and/or personal projects between sessions in order to reinforce knowledge of the construction stages, and be able to discuss queries and progress with the tutor.

What materials will I need for the course and how much will they cost?
You will need to provide all your own materials for your samples & personal project work. These include a basic sewing kit (hand sewing needles in mixed sizes, pins, sharp fabric /embroidery scissors), assorted fabric scraps & remnants, and a variety of threads & yarns. Advice will be given after enrolment and during the course on how to obtain materials and equipment, or adapt things you may already have at home

What do I need to bring to the first class?
Please assemble your basic sewing kit and materials. Bring a notebook and pen, plus an A4 wallet or folder would be useful to store your samples and notes. Once you are enrolled onto the course, you will also be given access within 2-3 days of the start date to the online materials via our Moodle page (this is our Virtual Learning Environment). We feel that the best way to take part in the course is to access each week’s technique and to have a go at sampling it yourself using the support resources provided. You will then be able to contact the tutor by email & join her weekly small group video call to discuss your work and have feedback & technical support. These meetings will take place on each Monday evening of the course between 19.30-21.00, and will last for approximately 30-40 minutes, depending on the numbers of participants

Options when finished
The department offers a wide variety of fashion and textile courses at different levels. Information about progression courses is available through the tutor, the Curriculum Leader or the online CEL programme. There are also a range of courses at a higher level offered across London and the South East by Colleges, Community and Adult Education providers and through local craftspeople. For more information about higher level courses currently available, please speak to your tutor or the Curriculum Leader.

Additional information
In order to be able to fully participate in this online course, you will need to have the recommended range of materials & basic equipment at home. The course tutor or curriculum leader will contact you prior to the start date to clarify how the course will operate, what you will need for the first session, and how & when you will be able to communicate with her

For general enquiries and course availability information call 0208 314 3300. For more detailed information and guidance about the course:

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