Sunday, 25 September 2011

City & Guilds in Embroidery level 1, Colchester. From October 2011.

The Colne and Colchester branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild is offering the
City & Guilds 711-201 Textiles – Hand Embroidery Level 1

starting on 4 October 2011.

The tutor will be Susan Rhodes, a member of the branch and an experienced City & Guilds tutor.  You will learn a variety of stitches and techniques in a relaxed and friendly environment.

The course will be held on alternate Tuesday mornings and there will be twelve sessions of two and a half hours.  The group will meet in the Old Library in Colchester, a beautiful room in the heart of the town, with its own parking.

The fee for the course will be £180.00 for Guild members and £205.00 for non-members; this includes the £30.00 fee to City & Guilds, all handouts and a range of materials you can use during the course.
Colne & Colchester Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild
City & Guilds Hand Embroidery Course
This 12-session course can lead to the award of City & Guilds
Level I Hand Embroidery.
By the end of the course you will have had the opportunity to:
·         learn a range of hand embroidery stitches including stem, chain, back, fly, detached chain, straight, French and bullion knots, seeding, Pekinese, raised chain band and whipped stem
·         experiment with, and find out about the potential of, a range of threads and fabrics
·         try out various ways of preparing fabric for working,  including the use of  various types of frame
·         practice different ways of getting designs onto fabric
·         become familiar with some counted thread techniques including canvas work, blackwork and cross stitch
·         work a number of small (6 “ square) samples using the stitches and techniques
·         do some simple exercises in colour, line and texture
·         use these as the basis for your embroidery samples.
You will be expected to make notes on what you are learning and doing and also begin to evaluate your own work.
Session content
Your tutor will demonstrate stitches and techniques, and give background information in illustrated talks. Practical work will take up most of the time, actually doing embroidery or maybe planning it, to do later between sessions.
There will also be time to review and discuss your work with the tutor and an important element of the course will be sharing and learning together.
A range of materials will be available at the sessions as well as basic supplies you will need for the colour, line and texture exercises (paper, paint etc). You will be encouraged to bring your own supplies with you, if you already have them, and there will be information on where to obtain both materials and equipment.
Gaining the award
The assessment includes
·         the embroidery samples that you produce and how you present them
·         the record of your learning and how you produced the samples
·         the colour, line and texture exercises
·         the notes on stitches, techniques, methods, equipment, health and safety etc
Please contact us for an application form:

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