Course Provider: Inkberrow Design Centre
Contact Name: Brenda Killigrew
The Old Needle Works, Britten House
Course Length: 120 hours
5 star rating, 1 reviewers.
The City & Guilds Fashion programme covers design, tailoring, garment construction and research methods. 120 hours - available full time (one day a week - 20 weeks) or part time (one evening a week - 40 weeks).
In the Level 2 City & Guilds course you will make three fashion garments to your own design or your own from commercial patterns, these garments can be tailored or lingerie designs. The course includes tuition on construction techniques. You will make 3 out of the following: A top - blouse, shirt, simple jacket; A skirt - any style; A waistcoat - of any length; Trousers - of any length; A simple one-piece dress; Waist slip - decorated.
At Level 3, design elements are incorporated into the City & Guilds programme. Students will be introduced to a range of design research methods from a variety of sources: Galleries, museums, books, websites etc. as a starting point for inspiration and development of fashion related tasks. The City & Guilds programme will build on students skills for initialising and developing ideas, through in depth exploration and testing of techniques and design.
For level 3 garments will have to be made using a pattern you have made yourself, whereas level 2 can be made using a commerical pattern.
Please click through to our website for more details and for a booking form.
2016 sees us celebrate 25 years of fashion, design, textile courses and workshops! Inkberrow Design Centre (IDC) is based in Redditch, just South of Birmingham in the West Midlands and offers a wide range of City & Guilds and recreational courses. We pride ourself on tailoring the courses to the individual learners’ needs and requirements, and can offer a flexible programme. IDC incorporates the Old Needle Works Craft Centre.
For further information, contact us by phone or via the email contact form. If you are travelling a long way for one of our courses or workshops you may wish to stay overnight. Please contact us for a list of places that have been used by previous students and that we recommend.
What's included in the price?
Completion is 120 hours - normally over a period of one year and can be achieved at either full or
part time study.
Full time study is one full day per week – completion of the course is 20 weeks.
Part time study is one evening per week – completion of the course is 40 weeks.
A Payment of £1200 can be paid in full or in 4 payments (Plus £30 Admin fee)
A ground floor haberdashery store, ground floor toilets and a ground floor craft and art store selling local artists work, including jewellery, home decoration, accessories and more!
The Old Needle Works is also host to an onsite Tea Room style Crafty Cafe, which opens 11am - 3pm. The Cafe have put together a workshop lunch package for us, priced at £6.50, which you can pre book by calling or texting your order through to Joan on 07731 181152 before the course starts. This includes a sandwich/salad (cheese or ham or tuna) on granary or 50/50 bread with a drink (tea/coffee/juice) cake and/or fruit. Unfortunately the cafe are sorry they are unable to accommodate any unusual dietary requirements.
This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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