Creating a Memory Blanket, Entry Award
Endeavour Learning and Skills Centre
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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.
This as an accredited course and evidence of achievement is by creating a portfolio of evidence.
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
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:
- Self – employed creating individual handmade pieces
Your skills may be used as follows:
- Replacing buttons/zips
- Mending tears
- Altering hem length
- Shortening sleeves
- Altering the size
- 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