Hand stitching narrative jewellery with Julie Arkell

Ref: D1D33832

Location: London
£125
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About this course

Making faces, birds nest bangles, owls, creatures, toadstools, hills and clouds. A day stitching words, lists, poems and stories as well as objects that can be worn and enjoyed all the time.

Course Description

Julie enjoys making her own jewellery out of scraps of fabric and wool, gathering materials together that would otherwise be lost or forgotten. In this workshop, she will show you how to play with materials and thread, stitching shapes to make into creatures, trees, toadstools, clouds, flowers or anything else that appeals to you.

She will show you how to stitch wool through paper to create brooches, make birds nest bangles and embroider words, poems, lists and stories onto cloth. Her aim is to encourage you to play and enjoy making things with your hands… leaving the critic somewhere else for the day!

Course Materials

What students need to bring

  • Sewing kit
  • Wool yarn, sewing and embroidery threads (a small quantities are sufficient)
  • Knitting needles and crochet hooks if you have any.
  • Pieces of fabric, felt, woollen material - anything you feel you’d like to use

Additional information

Please wear appropriate clothing/aprons for the workshop or studio, this includes stout covered footwear (no sandals or open toes).

Timetable

Daily Timetable

Course teaching day 11am–5.15pm
Students arrive between 10.30am-11am (coffee optional)  
Morning teaching starts at 11am 
Lunch break between 1pm-2pm (lunch is not included)
Afternoon teaching starts at 2pm (15 minute tea break, 3.30pm–3.45pm)
Teaching finishes 5.15pm  
 

General Information

Short courses are open to anyone aged 18 and over. The course fee covers tuition and materials where stated. You will need to bring all other items listed under the ‘Materials to bring’ section.

Refreshments

Coffee and tea are included in the course fee, but you will need to bring lunch with you to eat in the refreshments room. There are also plenty of other local venues to purchase food.

Access

If you have any specific access needs, we will need to know about your access requirements in advance. Please tell us about your needs in confidence by emailing: [email protected] This venue has steps to the front reception, with limited access via a side gate to the ground floor. There is a small lift to higher floors or stairs.

Safety

Short course students are required to sign a safety compliance form as part of West Dean Health and Safety regulations.

Refunds and cancellations

Please refer to our terms & conditions below.

Disclaimer

The information given is accurate at the time of publication. However, West Dean College reserves the right to cancel or amend courses if circumstances require.

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