Patchwork and Quilting Workshop
The Avenues Adult Education Centre
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There will be no sewing classes scheduled until further notice. Please keep checking our website and social media pages for course updates.
The Community Learning Team
Patchwork and Quilting is a great way of recycling and reusing old clothes and household textiles and turning them in to useful items for the home. Join us in learning how to visualise patterns and designs and learn the basics of construction.
Meet new people, learn new skills, and have a fun time extending your knowledge.
A love of sewing garments, an ability to use a sewing machine competently and a desire to extend your knowledge.
How to apply
For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email: email@example.com
This is a classroom-based, workshop-style, taster learning experience.
This full day workshop will give you the skills and knowledge to start your own heirloom piece.
We’ll start the day learning how to create various patchwork fabric square, and how to wad or back your pieces.
Lunch is 12.30 – 1.30.
In the afternoon we will look at methods of applying decorative applique and ways of quilting fabric.
We will then cover methods of neatening or binding the raw edges of a finished quilt.
Tutor demonstration, advice, guidance and practical support will be given throughout the session.
You will need scraps and pieces of fabric to use in your patchwork squares, approximately a metre of fabric as backing, threads, and optional ribbon and lace. You may also wish to bring wadding and fleece backing.
There are sewing machines and some sewing equipment, for example scissors, pins, etc. for your use at the centre. However, you may wish to bring your own sewing tools and equipment. If you wish to bring your own sewing machinery it must hold a current PAT test certificate. The tutor will need to see evidence of this before it can be used.
This course uses RARPA as its method of assessment.
RARPA stands for Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement which is the process of assessment for non-accredited learning. It is a means of validating the outcomes of programmes which do not result in qualifications. RARPA is a five-stage process which measures and records learners’ progress, achievements and attendance.
Where can it lead?
We offer a range of sewing and creative courses which can assist you in developing your own skills and interests.
As a Hull Training and Adult Education learner you have access to our Careers Advice Service. Our advisers are on hand to guide you through options and support you to achieve your full potential. Ask your tutor to refer you, if required.