Online Fashion and Textiles Course is great hit with learners by Debra, tutor
The online Fashion/Textiles Award Creative Craft Level 1 Course has been a great success at ACL. Although slightly unsure about starting a course online, learners soon fell into a pattern of participating in weekly lessons with their tutor.
The class included a mix of abilities, some complete beginners and some with previous knowledge. They all learnt a range of sewing techniques and completed their first project – a basic top. They went on to develop techniques, get creative with their own ideas, and produce a textile piece and clothing, as well as a portfolio.
As a tutor, I adapted my teaching style to deliver the course. I had to tackle technology whilst teaching learners how to use the sewing machine but seeing how the learners have embraced the course and seeing their ideas, has been a rewarding experience.
“Having never taken a course like this before, I was unsure if I could keep up, but I shouldn’t have worried. Everything is explained thoroughly, and nothing is rushed. It’s been great to be able to develop my skills and perfect techniques that I wouldn’t have attempted before. Being part of a class where everyone has similar interests has done so much to inspire me and keep me motivated to push myself with projects. I would recommend the course to anyone with an interest in sewing. It has completely exceeded my expectations and I have enjoyed every minute of it!”Jasmine
“When I started the Fashion Textiles Clothes making course, I couldn’t thread the sewing machine! Since being on the course, Debra has enabled me to grow in confidence. I now have a new passion. I have made clothing, bags, and soft furnishings. Additionally, it has improved my emotional wellbeing. As a mental health practitioner, I talk to all my clients about the course. I believe in supporting your mental health and wellbeing through being active & creative.”Melanie
“My lack of confidence in the technology led to a shaky start, but with support from the ACL IT team, Debra, and fellow online classmates I persevered, and it has turned out to be very successful. The weekly online lessons and videos, that can be viewed again post lesson if necessary, took us through basic sewing skills and techniques. We were then able to use those skills to make a garment to our own personal measurements with support and advice from our tutor.
We have also learned about decorative techniques such as embroidery, applique, and an introduction to fabric construction and types. As a class we are all ages with various skills and experience. It has been a pleasure to listen to and share tips with each other as a friendly group, united in our enthusiasm for the subject, but each with our own special interests. The combination of thorough grounding in the basics, and encouragement to release our creative spirits in practical projects, has been stimulating and inspiring. I look forward to continuing to learn and create in the Level 2 course next year.”Christine
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