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Textile Crafts for Beginners

A course that introduces you to the basics of a range of textile crafts. Over the duration of the course, you will be introduced to knitting, crochet, embroidery, beading and more.

Each craft will be taught in a 3 week block, looking at the history and absolute basic techniques before moving on to the more complex techniques.

Tutorials for each week will be uploaded to youtube so you will never miss a class or fall behind! I will also be available if you have any questions regarding the crafts that we are learning.

**the course has been set into 'craft blocks' so that you can pick and choose which crafts you'd like to learn. The week before the beginning of each block, a notification will go out to all enrolled on the course informing which block will be starting and any materials you may want to have ready if you are participating.

Lectures
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Prerequisites

An interest to learn any of the techniques I am teaching!

It would also be a good idea to have any materials you need ready if you wish to learn along with the tutorials. I will send out material lists for each block.

Syllabus

*All tutorials will be available via youtube.

**Currently there will be no live lectures, each tutorial will be uploaded to youtube at 6pm BST (GMT +1) on Friday evenings, unless otherwise stated. The first class will be on Friday 28th September. There will be weekly discussion threads within the subreddit for any questions you may have.

***Please check the subreddit for discussion threads, questions and notices.

Week 1 - 3 Introduction to Hand Embroidery: The history of embroidery / Choosing the correct threads and fabric / Basic stitches / Creating a sampler / Advanced stitches

Week 4 - 6 Introduction to Beading: The history of beading / Basic beading techniques / Bead weaving

Week 7 - 9 Introduction to Crochet: What is crochet? / Choosing correct yarns and hooks / Crochet basics - double and triple crochet / Crochet basics - working in rounds

Week 10 - 12 Introduction to Knitting: How is knitting different to crochet? / Choosing needles and yarn / Knitting basics: casting on, basic knit stitches, casting off. / Advanced knitting: Knitting with more than one colour, Cable knit, lace knitting

Week 13 - 15 Home furnishings: This block will focus on ways to make various furnishings, from using new techniques such as quilting to using some of the techniques we have already learned.

Week 15 - 18 Dressmaking: This is a four week block showing how to do basic dressmaking. You will be shown how to choose an appropriate pattern and how to make measurements, as well as a brief look at cutting your own patterns. We will look at reading the pattern, pinning and cutting pieces and how to put it all together. There will also be tutorials on how to hem, add lining and add fastenings to your clothing.

Week 18 - 21 Upholstery: This block will be taught step by step. The first two weeks will focus on small scale upholstery such as dining chairs. The second two weeks will focus on upholstering an armchair.

Additional information
Teacher qualifications

BA degree in Textile Design. Years of experience with each of these crafts.

Latest Update
Apologies (2012-09-29 15:37:57)

"Hi everybody!

Due to unforseen circumstances (and an insanely busy past few weeks!) I won't be able to begin class until next week! I will send out another message on Monday as a reminder of the class and will hopefully be able to upload a video next Friday evening 6pm GMT/BST.

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