Autumn 5-week Term 1:
21 September – 21 October 2020
Autumn 5-week Term 2:
2 November – 2 December 2020
Half Term: 26–30 October 2020 (no teaching)
We are committed to working with our artists and communities in continuing to provide opportunities for creativity during these challenging times. Together, we have been working throughout lockdown in reconfiguring our courses to ensure the safety of all concerned without compromising on quality. Find out more about our new safety measures.
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Please read our Covid-19 Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.
Who is this class suitable for?
Suitable for complete beginners or anyone just needing a creative ‘jumpstart’ welcome.
What will be covered in the class?
Over this 5 week course you will be introduced to a variety of different textile techniques including embroidery, weaving, painting on fabric and visible mending on clothing. We will explore contemporary, traditional and world textiles for inspiration. You will be guided in how to create your own original designs.
You will finish the course with new skills and lots of ideas to carry on working with at home. Suitable for complete beginners or anyone needing fresh inspiration!
What will I need to bring?
- A sketchbook for notes and designs.
- Pens and pencils
- A selection of 5 (or more) embroidery threads in colours of your choice (Anchor or DMC recommended). You may wish to buy more after the first week.
- Embroidery needles
- Small scissors for cutting your thread.
- Start collecting other threads and yarns in a variety of colours and textures (any kind of embroidery floss, knitting yarns – anything that appeals to you)
Art Room, only accessible using stairs.
Sarah gained her Master’s degree in Contemporary Crafts from Falmouth University in 2009. Alongside creating her own work, she is an experienced tutor, leading art and textile workshops for both children and adults for nearly 10 years. Sarah has also worked for arts and health charities promoting the benefits of creativity for well-being, and travelled in South and Central America learning about their textiles and culture. She is passionate about experimenting with new creative skills and sharing them with others in a relaxed and playful way.