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1930’s Decorative Embroidery course timetables

Brief description

This was an era where hand and machine embroidery were infused with light applique technique to create a delicacy of style invoking both movement and depth, complimenting notions of Modernism in other creative areas.

“Creative embroidery” where the embroideress becomes creative artist, not merely copyist, was pioneered by Rebecca Crompton and Kathleen Mann.

Course Outline

Who is the course aimed at?

Adults with an interest in embroidery and applique.

Course description in brief

This was an era where hand and machine embroidery were infused with light applique technique to create a delicacy of style invoking both movement and depth, complimenting notions of Modernism in other creative areas. “Creative embroidery” where the embroideress becomes creative artist, not merely copyist, was pioneered by Rebecca Crompton and Kathleen Mann.

By the end of the course I will have learned:

    In this workshop we will discover a number of designs from this era, and pin-point their unique attributes. Participants will then select a round six hand or machine embroidery stitches to practise. Following Crompton and Mann’s methodology a simple design will be produced, spontaneously.

Do I need any skills, experience or qualifications before I join the course?

Although no design or drawing skills are necessary. Some sewing experience is essential.

What equipment will I need for the course?

Participants should bring needles, scissors and embroidery hoop (some spare hoops will be available on the day.

What materials will I need for the course?

All materials will be provided.

What activities will I take part in and how will my course be structured?

Study and talk, practising embroidery stitches and creating a decorative panel.

What will be expected of me in terms of personal or time commitment?

Full session

How will my learning be assessed and reviewed?

Visually by tutor.

What could I go on to do after I have finished the course?

To tutor on the day or via Swarthmore reception.

Available timetables for this course

Please make a note of the course Ref for the course you are interested in.

Course Ref Hours per week Days(s) Time Course Dates Costs
L648b 5 Saturday 10am – 3pm 2 Feb 2019 (1 session) Full rate £15.00; R rate £7.00; A rate £3.00 (funder_code:L)

Course Funding

Swarthmore provides a variety of courses some of which are subsidised by public funding.

Courses with course codes pre-fixed by a letter ‘F’, ‘L’ or ‘N’ are subsidised and have age restrictions.

  • ‘F’: courses are accredited and are funded by the ‘Skills Funding Agency’ for those aged 16 and over.
  • ‘L’ & ‘N’ courses for those aged 19 and over.
  • ‘L’ courses are supported by Leeds City Council for Leeds Metropolitan area residents, priority given to those living in disadvantaged areas, people not in employment and/or in receipt of benefits, those with low skills, no qualifications, disadvantaged groups or individuals with specific needs e.g. lone parents, BAME groups, adults with LDD.

For information funding and eligibility see the ‘costs’ page.

Unless stated otherwise - all courses take place at Swarthmore Education Centre Leeds

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