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  Do I need any previous knowledge or experience?

The emphasis in this class is on independent learning to enable students to work on their own projects, you should therefore have a reasonable knowledge of popular patchwork and quilting techniques as basic skills are not included in this course. More unusual and contemporary styles of quiltmaking for bags, cushions, wall-hangings etc... will be taught as requested.

How much time will it take?

Time devoted to project work is up to the individual, but as a guide new techniques started in class will generally be finished off at home. Some patchwork and quilting techniques take longer than others and students should allow a few hours each week to complete work and make the most of the course.

What support is available?

The tutor will support students with learning related to the subject and give advice on where to purchase materials etc... If students have any specific needs such as learning, financial or disability difficulties and you would like to speak to me (Lynne) in confidence, please contact me.

The Linnaeus Study Room at the Botanic Garden is on level access and there are disabled facilities and car-parking space.

What should I bring to the first meeting?

A similar copy of this information will be sent to you in advance of the course and this will have requirements for the first day.

Is there anything else I need to know (material costs, exam fees)?

Students will need to have their own fabric and other sewing notions for the course. Cotton dress-weight fabric is preferable for P&Q techniques, but students don’t need to buy this or other equipment in advance of the class. Purchases can be made as the course progresses to spread out the cost.

We have a stock cupboard in class with items such as rotary cutting equipment available for general use. I ask students to contribute 2.50 per term towards this, enabling me to keep the cupboard well-stocked with various gadgets! Some of this money also goes towards buying books and extending our modest library!

There are no exams as this is a leisure course.