About the Course
Learn techniques of appliqué, explore colour and pattern, and create a beautiful textile collage.
Who is this course for
No previous experience or skills are required. Students from a variety of backgrounds and creative abilities would be suitable for this course. They should be interested and inspired by learning the technique of appliqué to create beautiful design and patterns in materials and stitch.
What does this course cover
Students will learn the textile craft of appliqué. They will develop design ideas considering pattern,
colour and texture creating a collage which can be stitched into. Both hand and machine
techniques will be taught as well as embellishments with beads, buttons and sequins. The appliqué
panel may then be constructed into a cushion cover, tote bag, zip purse or wall panel. Students will
be creative with materials and inspired by recycling and reusing fabrics, lace, voile, net and other
bits and bobs.
By the end of the course students should be able to:
- Develop basic design ideas for appliqué textiles.
- Demonstrate a variety of embroidery stitches.
- Understand the importance of the use of colour and pattern in textiles.
- Be inventive and see the potential of found materials for appliqué.
What will it be like
Tutor-led discussions plus demonstrations on a smartboard. Students each have a PC to practise techniques and perform practical exercises. Individual guidance is given where required.
Teaching methods: Visual demonstration and verbal explanation. Written handouts with visual diagrams. One-to-one teaching. Group discussions
Learning methods: Hands-on practical activities, Reading handouts and following instructions.
One-to-one and group discussion.
How students are assessed: Questions and answers during group discussions and one-to-one teaching.
Record of students' progress and achievement on an assessment sheet as they achieve the course objectives. Practical work produced is evidence of learning.
What else do you need to buy or do
Students will require a note book, A4 folder for handouts, pen and pencil.
Most basic materials will be provided, but students may wish to buy fabric and other accessories for their projects. The tutor can advise and list of suppliers will be provided.
Students may want to gather visual research to inspire personal projects. Visit relevant galleries, exhibitions and retail places for research and inspiration. Source materials for personal projects. Continue and complete work as required.
Mary Ward Centre is an adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable. Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’
Please get in touch via the links above for more details or to book your place.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
This craft course provider has been awarded Silver status for receiving 5 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.