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Christmas Stockings, Tree Decorations (Crafts)

Course Level: 

College Certificate

Overview of the course: 

Lorna King, has taught for many years in Further Education, with families, and in one to one sessions. She enjoys helping people to create, develop confidence and skills using textiles, hand and machine stitch, rag rugs, knitting, papers, paint, folding, manipulating and much more. She now has the pleasure of teaching workshops for East Durham College where you will all be able to take home a personal piece of work that you have designed and made.
Her workshops aim to be creative and fun. Beginners, intermediate and confident abilities, all are welcome. A lot of her personal work is made with recycled materials and objects but you may use your own personal stash!
A favourite for many is sewing machine skills where you will learn how to use your own machine, maintenance, all the stitches and feet that you may never have tried before creating a range of stitch samples for reference. These can then be further developed into fashion items, children’s clothes, toys, soft furnishings, home accessories, textile accessories and art textiles.

Entry requirements: 

No entry requirements


Make your own stockings to fill with goodies using fabric, felt, wadding, applique. I will have a range of stocking and Christmas shaped templates for you to use or design your own! You could use recycled jumpers, blankets, old lace, and decorate with buttons, bells, old decorations but be aware of safety issues if making for young children, make one for your favourite pet or give to someone else to fill for you! You may also use a range of felt, ribbon and fabric to create a tree decoration.
Requirements for this workshop include:
your own sewing machine and booklet with spare machine needles. Sewing kit containing scissors, seam ripper, pins, needles, old Christmas decorations, buttons, beads, bells etc. I will have wadding and Bondaweb available for a small fee if you require it.

How is the course assessed?: 

No assessment

Length of the course: 

1 day 10 am to 3 pm


Houghall Campus, Durham

When does the course start: 

Saturday 10th November 2018

More important information about this course:


£40 per person
*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (20 Jun 2018 12:10) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

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