A Few Days Of Stitching
Module Code: XA01105
Class Code: CB204
Venue: Victoria Hall
Start Time: 10.00am
End Time: 1.00pm
Start Date: 05-02-2020
End Date: 04-03-2020
Tutor: To Be Arranged,
Full Fee: £60.00
Fee Waiver Fee: £0.00
‘5 Days of Stitches’ will guide you through the basic hand embroidery techniques, giving a wider repertoire of stitches to help achieve a final piece. We will look at basic hand embroidery tools, techniques and stitches and how to put together an embroidered composition.
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The course will run over 5 sessions, each of 2 hours.
On-line guidance prior to the start of the course
Getting to know your materials. Looking at what a basic embroidery kit should include. Mini Lecture: different types of fabrics and thread and their use in embroidery. Fabrics and threads.
Demonstration: Getting started – exploring straight stitches.
Home study: to purchase basic materials, practice and experiment using straight stitch in a small composition.
‘A Stitch in Time’: Building up a stitch directory: Students begin to make their own stitch directory in a small notebook which can be referred to during and after the course.
Demonstration: Outline Stitches - various basic outline stitches and how students can achieve each technique/stitch.
Home study: Practice techniques/outline stitches shown and use them in a small composition of their own design.
Creating pleasing compositions
Demonstration: Flat Stitches, Couching and Filling Stitches: Looking at further stitches, building up the stitch directory.
Mini Lecture: Building up interesting compositions.
Home study: Practice new stitches learnt and put together an interesting composition using various embroidery stitches.
Final composition presentation: Final directory stitches demonstrated and practiced to the group. Discussion about final composition presentation and what we assess.
Home study: Assessment piece. This will be assessed during the final session.
Assessment of final embroidered piece.
Additional activity: Using different materials in embroidery: Embroidering with ribbon or raffia. Using embellishments such as sequins and beads as part of an embroidery design.
This module is at CQFW Level 3