This course will teach students a variety of professional embellishment techniques to be used as decoration for clothing and soft furnishing projects.
Techniques will include beaded trims, buttons and tassels, braiding, fringing, micro-macrame, and passementerie work. Costing and professional business practice are integral to the course.
This course is project and research based. Students will work on sample projects for each technique and learn the various ways it could be applied. They will be expected to research each technique to extend their knowledge and skills, and to compile a personal resource file.
Assessment will be on-going via course work and individual resource file.
Students will be encouraged to extend their skills by projects and research outside of class time.
None, but patience, the ability to concentrate and work with small elements is an advantage to enable progress.
Students will be expected to buy their own project materials, but this can be done economically for a few pounds each week, unless they choose to buy more expensive items.
Tools can be borrowed from the teacher initially, but students should invest in their own as soon as possible to enable them to make progress outside class time.
Students could offer their skills, many of which are no longer widely taught, as part of their portfolio to potential employers in the fashion and theatre business, or to gain work experience. They could also explore other related courses within the College.
All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.
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