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Course details and documents

Course details and documents

You can find all of the relevant City & Guilds course documentation here, in addition to our Moodle site.

 

 

 

These documents and handbooks cover all levels from beginner to advanced, and include the following diplomas and certificates.  Just click on a category to find out more information:

 

Please note: all courses contain the generic 'Design for Craft: Unit 1'. Details of this and all other units are provided in the PDF documents below, in the relevant sections.

As part of our service, we offer you the unique opportunity to customise our courses according to your own needs and objectives. Whether you plan to create dresses, trousers, tops, lingerie - anything you want - we will tailor your course to you!

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City & Guilds Certificate in Fashion:

UNIT 104 - SEWING MACHINE SKILLS

This unit offers a development of practical sewing skills in a broad range:

* Safe use of tools, equipment and materials

* Functions, controls and features of different types

   of sewing machines

* Producing a variety of samples using a sewing machine

* Selection of needles, fabrics and threads

* Practical and decorative stitches * Accessorising

* A range of sewing machine and hand sewing skills

* Different techniques including: patchwork quilting,

   piping around a corner, zip insertion, buttonholes, twin

   needles, embroidery, parallel stitching and many more.

 

City & Guilds Diploma:

CRAFT SKILLS for CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

The beginner, intermediate and advanced qualifications offer a development of skills, progressing through:

* Techniques, materials, tools and equipment 

* Safe working practices

* Craft making process * Time management

* Design process * Craft sector

* Plus other optional units, promoting professional       craft-related business skills

 

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City & Guilds Certificate in Design and Craft:

TEXTILES

This certificate offers a development of skills, progressing through:

* Sampling techniques * Textile decoration

* Hand embroidery * Machine embroidery

* Patchwork quilting * Hand-knitting

* Felt making * Sewing machine skills

* Appliqué skills

* 3-D Felting, quilting and machine embroidery

 
 

City & Guilds Certificate in Design and Craft:

FASHION WEAR

* Colour properties and mixing techniques 

* Colour association, symbolism and experiments

* Creating manmade and natural textures

* Mark making and developing lines

* Exploring shape and form

* Pattern making, marking and cutting

* Fabrics and haberdashery

* Decorative techniques

* Tacking, fitting and adjusting

* Making up, pressing and neatening

* Fabric and haberdashery characteristics

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City & Guilds Certificate in Design and Craft:

PATTERN CUTTING

This certificate offers a development of skills, progressing through:

* Design principles

* Understanding and using colour

* Line and mark making * Shape and form

* Surface textures * Body measurements and tools

* Scale drawings * Darts and fullness disposal

* Seams and style lines * Adapting blocks

* Collars, cuffs, pockets, etc

* Design sketches and drawings

* Marking up patterns

 

City & Guilds Certificate in Design and Craft:

THEATRE COSTUME

This certificate offers a development of skills, progressing through:

* Design principles

* Understanding and using colour

* Line and mark making * Shape and form

* Theatre themes and history * Figure drawing

* Body measurement  * Develop design ideas

* Fibres and fabrics * Fabric care

* Safe use of tools and equipment

* Using media and equipment for unique effects

* Garment construction: inc seams, zips, fastenings,

   hooks and bars, fullness, darts, gathers and   

   pleats etc

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City & Guilds Certificate in Design and Craft:

TAILORING

This certificate offers a development of skills, progressing through:

* Design principles

* Understanding and using colour

* Line and mark making * Shape and form

* Surface textures * Body measurements and tools

* Fabrics characteristics 

* Linings, interfacing and haberdashery

* Safe use of tools and equipment

* Pattern styles for range of figure shapes

* Adjusting patterns * Prepare and handle fabrics

* Pressing * Finishing garments * Sampling

 

City & Guilds Certificate in Design and Craft:

CORSETRY

This certificate offers a development of skills, progressing through:

* Design principles

* Understanding and using colour

* Line and mark making * Shape and form

* Theatre themes and history * Figure drawing

* Body measurement  

* Develop design ideas for comfort and style

* Handling fabrics * Adjusting patterns

* Garment finishing and care

* Sampling

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City & Guilds Certificate in Design and Craft:

MILLINERY

This certificate offers a development of skills, progressing through:

* Design principles

* Understanding and using colour

* Line and mark making * Shape and form

* Surface textures * Head measurement

* Blocking, pressing and stiffening

* Millinery materials and fabrics

* Using tools and equipment

* Wires and ribbons

* Hat styles for range of head shapes

* Making a range of hats in different materials

* Adjusting patterns * Interline hats

* Reducing and enlarging hats * Storing hats

* Sampling

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