How will I be taught?
Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstration, instructions, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques. It is important to note that craft courses are practical, requiring a degree of manual dexterity. Students will need to participate fully to get the most out of the course. Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors most of whom are practising craftspeople.
One to one guidance, group critiques, self-assessment against individualised learning outcomes stated on the ILP.
What do I need to bring with me?
We have a number of sewing machines, however students need to be aware that they may have to share or feel welcome to bring their own machines. Students will need to bring basic sewing equipment (pins, needles, fabric and paper scissors, bobbins, thread, ruler, pencil) to all sessions.
Advice concerning the choice and amount of fabric required will be given during the first session and it would be advisable for students not to purchase fabric until discussion with the course tutor has taken place. You can bring any needles, pins, tapemeasure
What can I do next?
Beginner's courses in most cases follow our starter courses where you will have a chance to try the craft. These will be slightly longer to give you the opportunity to further understand the skills,techniques and to support you in the beginnings of research for design for the craft.You will be advised at the end what level you can study next or other craft options.
What do I need to join the course
Everyone is welcome to join this course, no experience or knowledge of this subject is needed.
Beginners and those with experience, or individuals wishing to update or refresh their skills.