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Home Furnishings

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

About the course

This course has a flexible content according to the choices and experience of the learners enrolled. For the summer term, learners can select from the following projects:

  • Bolster cushion / Lampshade / Bed valance

Alternatively, learners may bring their own projects to work on with expert guidance from the tutor, such as cushions, curtains (small to medium), blinds. Guidance will be given to those not yet confident with a sewing machine. Projects may need to be completed at home.

You will need to bring:

A basic sewing kit to include scissors, tape measure, ruler, pencil, hand sewing needles, tacking thread. If you would like to start off 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 bolster cushion: Please bring in the following materials for the first week: 1.5m fabric of your choice, matching thread, a contrasting thread for tacking, a bolster 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 in 2002. 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 excellent sewing machines.

What you could do next

You may choose to enrol again next term to further develop your home furnishings skills

Key facts

Dates: 1st May to 26th June 2024 (no class on 29th May)

Day: Wednesday evenings, 6:30 to 8:30pm

Venue: Folly Lane Campus, Hereford HR1 1LS

Level: Beginners / Improvers

Tutor: Lesley Mann

Cost: £80 (this includes a charge of £15 for additional costs)

Entry requirements

No entry requirements; suitable for beginners and improvers