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Machine embroidery & stitched fabric manipulation

This 5 session course is an ideal introduction to using fabric and stitch in a more experimental & creative way- and will appeal to learners from a range of backgrounds, including Upholstery, Home Furnishing, Clothesmaking and Textile Art and Design. You will learn a range of machine-based stitching skills to include free machine embroidery, using water soluble fabrics & applique techniques. In addition you will explore fabric manipulation, using a variety of threads and yarns & experimentation with stitch, colour and texture. Returning learners are also very welcome, and projects/techniques can be adapted to suit your skills levels

Machine embroidery & stitched fabric manipulation (TFD0289BR)


from 10am to 12. 30pm

For 5 weeks.


12 June 2021


10 July 2021


Brockley Rise Centre
Brockley Rise
Crofton Park
Se23 1pr


£73 (full)

£39 (reduced)

£39 (concession)

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You can enrol by phone on 020 8314 6959 or 020 8314 7775 Monday to Friday, 10am–3pm. More ways to enrol

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Call: 020 8314 7775

What prior knowledge, experience and qualifications will I need?
This course is designed for learners of all abilities. It is suitable for beginners- but basic sewing machine & hand sewing skills would be an advantage.

Learning Goals:
To experiment with machine embroidery & hand stitches, materials and techniques To experiment with a range of materials and techniques. To develop a small portfolio of samples To understand how to use specialist equipment correctly and safely.

What teaching methods will the tutor use?
The tutor will use a range of teaching methods during the course which will include the following: Demonstration - both group and individual, one to one tuition, group work, assessment of progress, observation, discussion / question and answer sessions.

What assessment methods will the tutor use?
The course tutor will use a range of methods to assess progress on the course. These may include: Observation, completion of an Individual Learning Plan which will be updated regularly, evaluation of work samples, question and answer sessions.

Will extra work be required outside the class times?
Extra work is not essential but will enable learners to practice techniques and progress their projects at a faster pace.

What materials will I need for the course and how much will they cost?
A selection of basic materials will be available to you in class but you will need to provide additional materials for your personal project work. These include a basic sewing kit, fabric scraps, machine embroidery threads, yarns and other materials which the Tutor will discuss in the first class. Overall costs involved will be dependent on the size and complexity of your samples and projects. Specialist tools are provided for your use, and advice will be given on where to purchase materials and equipment.

What do I need to bring to the first class?
Please bring your basic sewing kit, to include needles, pins, scissors etc and any threads and/or materials that you have at home that you might like to use. Bring a notebook and pen, plus an A4 wallet or folder would be useful to store samples, notes and handouts. A phone/camera may also be useful to record ideas and techniques.

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 Adult Learning Lewisham 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
The course fee includes a charge for basic course sampling materials & sundries, and maintenance of tools & equipment.

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

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