Soft Furnishings - Cushion Making | Royal Victoria Place, Tunbridge Wells

Soft Furnishings - Cushion Making at Royal Victoria Place, Tunbridge Wells

Soft Furnishings - Cushion Making at Royal Victoria Place, Tunbridge Wells

Price: £95.00 Starts: 30/10/2019 Time: 09:30 - 12:00
Tutor: Carole Barter Ends: 04/12/2019 Location: Royal Victoria Place, Tunbridge Wells
Level: Mixed Level Day of Week: WED Duration: 6 weeks

About this course

This short short course to introduce all the finishing touches to make cushions of various styles, with that professional look. You will learn zip insertion, how to make and attach piping, as well as how to use purchased trims. All techniques will be demonstrated followed by practical work on samples.

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. It is important to note that craft courses are practical, requiring a degree of manual dexterity. Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors most of whom are practising craftspeople.

What do I need to bring with me?

A basic sewing kit is essential. This should include fine pins, needles, threads, sharp dressmaking scissors, small sharp embroidery scissors, tape measure (preferably retractable DIY type), non-permanent fabric markers and bobbins to fit Bernina sewing machines. A note book and pen will be needed for most sessions.
For the first lesson, half a metre of medium weight furnishing fabric (no velvet please) and your choice of cushion pad. Any other requirements will be dependent upon your choice of projects.

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

Any one wishing to make cushions to accessorise their homes and garden rooms. Beginners with or without any prior sewing skills are welcome.

About the Tutor: Carole Barter

Carole has experience in a prestigious soft furnishing workshop and has worked with a large number of private customers. She has City and Guilds qualifications in Soft Furnishing, Interior Design and Embroidery and has taught for Kent Adult Education for 22 years

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Getting there

Royal Victoria Place
300 Victoria Road
Tunbridge Wells
Tunbridge Wells

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code TWL/78073/H/LC.
Course Code: TWL/78073/H/LC Book Now

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