Creating a Memory Blanket, Entry Award

Creating a Memory Blanket, Entry Award

Venue:
Duration: 10 weeks
Start Date: Wednesday 4 March 2020
Induction: Wednesday 26 February
Day and time: Wednesday, 1-3pm
Course fees: £84 including registration / FREE (fee remissions available)
Enrolment information: For information on how to apply, please call The Endeavour Centre on 01482 615 349

Course Aims

To inspire and enable learners to advance their creativity and practical ability through developing knowledge and understanding of: safety issues and requirements; sewing techniques and processes; how to use sewing/textile equipment and machinery; knowledge of fabrics and notions; marking and measuring fabric; knowledge of a range of decorative processes and stitch types.

Accredited/RARPA statement

This as an accredited course and evidence of achievement is by creating a portfolio of evidence.

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for learners with some prior experience in the subject who wish to further develop their skills and understanding.

It is appropriate for learners with an ability to competently use the sewing machine to create sewn pieces and some knowledge of sewing techniques and processes

How to apply

Book a place on one of our induction days taking place 6-10 January 2020, by calling 01482 615 349.

Additional induction days for March taking place 24 – 28 February 2020

Course content

Some clothes are more than just fabric. They can tell stories of special times, places or people; our tiny babies, growing children, holidays, university days and lost loved ones. Capture your memories and transform them into a beautiful lasting keepsake such as a bag, cushion or blankets to be treasured

You will learn practical sewing skills and techniques whilst working on a self-chosen sewing project making a patchwork item with decorative details of your own design.

Your project is your choice and the tutor will discuss your ideas with you at induction.

During the course you will observe tutor demonstration and explanation of a range of techniques and processes.

Some of the areas covered:

  • Hand and machine sewing skills
  • Creating patchwork fabric
  • Simple quilting techniques
  • Decorative techniques – applique, decorative stitching, basic free motion embroidery
  • Construction techniques

Where can it lead?

After this course you may wish to advance to a specific, higher level accredited course such as a diploma or degree course in order to gain a qualification in subject areas such as Textiles.

In terms of employment, you may use your transferrable knowledge and practical skills in jobs such as:

  • Seamstress
  • Self – employed creating individual handmade pieces
  • Machinist

Your skills may be used as follows:

Repairing clothing

  • Replacing buttons/zips
  • Mending tears

Garment alteration

  • Altering hem length
  • Shortening sleeves
  • Altering the size
    Manufacturing
  • Working for a large/small concern
  • Making items to sell yourself online or at craft fairs/pop up shops
  • Making dance/theatre costumes
  • Upcycling textile items for resale
    Working in the voluntary sector
  • Repairing and altering garments/textile items for resale
  • Upcycling textile items/garments for resale

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