A Stitch in Time: Dressmaking and Crafts
This course is suitable for both novices and those with a basic knowledge in needlecrafts. A variety of different techniques are explored, which enables the student to produce items ranging from sample pieces, to bags, toys and quilts.
Updated May 2013
Students will need to provide a file for coursework, all materials and equipment including a basic sewing kit (also access to a sewing machine – for use at home).
Students are recommended not to purchase a dressmaking pattern or materials before class commences.
Introduction to dressmaking
Basic techniques essential to constructing and altering simple garments, e.g. zips, hemming, darts, etc.
Exploring wool crafts
Learn to knit and crochet, and produce felt. Create small items from wool.
This affords you the opportunity to produce a new object from existing garments, e.g. from jumpers to vintage chic bags, cushions and toys etc.
Express your creativity through embroidery, patchwork and quilting. Make a purse, bag or wall hanging
A weekly programme is provided, however students are allowed to follow this or to develop their own chosen topics, provided they meet the requirements of the units.
Students are assessed by coursework, not through exams.
Vintage Crafts, Patchwork and Quilting; Dressmaking and Home Textiles; City & Guilds Textiles; City & Guilds Fashion