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Home Furnishings

Course code: H40E140
Type: Short Courses
Duration: 8 weeks
Location: Hereford
Additional Costs - £15.00,FE Tuition - £65.00

About the course

This content of this course is flexible according to the choices and experience of the learners enrolled. There will be a variety of projects to choose from.

Alternatively, learners may bring their own projects to work on with expert guidance from the tutor, such as cushions, curtains or blinds (small to medium). Projects may need to be completed at home.

You will need to bring:

A basic sewing kitto include scissors, tape measure, ruler, pencil, hand sewing needles and tacking thread. If you would like to start with one of your own projects, you will need to bring in the materials for it. Later in the course you will need to bring in further materials for subsequent projects.

If you wish to start with a guided project, this will be a cushion: Please bring in the following materials for the first week: 1.5m fabric of your choice, matching thread, a contrasting thread for tacking, an inner cushion.

The tutor/college will provide:

Sewing machines, iron, drafting paper, self-cover buttons, press studs, buckram, blind rings, penny weights, zip slides, zip on a roll, pencil pleat tape, as required.

Why choose us

The course tutor has a Diploma in Professional Curtain making and Soft Furnishings with the National Design Academy. She is experienced in furnishing the homes of her clients and has her own curtain and soft furnishings workshop. The course is taught using the college’s sewing machines.

What you could do next

You might like to enrol on a further term of Home Furnishings to further extend your experience.

Key facts

Dates:25th September to 20th November 2024 (no class on 30th October)

Times: 6.30 to 8.30pm, Wednesday evenings

Level: Beginners or improvers, though experience of a sewing machine would be an advantage

Tutor: Lesley Mann

Venue: Folly Lane Campus, Hereford HR1 1LS

Cost: £80

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for beginners and improvers, though some experience of using a sewing machine would be an advantage.