Our South West & Mid Wales Region’s learners have been creating a range of wonderful textiles! | Adult Learning Wales

Our South West & Mid Wales Region’s learners have been creating a range of wonderful textiles!

9-November-2021
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Our South West & Mid Wales Region’s learners have been creating a range of wonderful textiles throughout the pandemic, across a range of our online Crafts classes, and most recently, have been learning how to make festive themed items. Our learners have been introduced to a range of textile skills in including felting, sewing, knitting, patchwork, quilting and much more! Our learners have made a variety of pictures from various themes, using Wet felting and needle felting techniques. After perfecting their Wet felting, learners then continued onto needle felting, where they learnt how to make a range of items ready for the festive season, from baubles to snowmen and even gnomes!   During lessons, learners have practiced how to alter garments that are too long or too short, also. They learnt how to insert a zip, how to produce a buttonhole and various techniques when making pockets. These simple sewing lessons have also equipped our learners with the skills to make all kinds of creations, including making a 3D reindeer, material slippers and fabric boxes. As well as sewing, our learners have been able to crochet, produce poppies, Christmas decorations and 3D snowmen. Our learners have also developed their knitting skills, advancing from knit and purl stitches, to structured stitches, cables, lace, fairisle, intarsia, knitting with beads and many more techniques. Our intermediate knitting learners have learnt how to read a pattern and produce an item. These learners produced a knitted 3D snowman and a 3D sheep. As well as knitting, our learners have been able to turn their hand to patchwork and quilting. Within the patchwork course, the learners produced a 3D folded table centerpiece, twisted log cabin table mats and patchwork and quilted tree skirts.