We are absolutely delighted to announce that we will be hosting 3 City & Guilds Level 1 classes here at Bee Crafty from April 2013.
If it has been on your New Year’s Resolution list to get yourself a crafting qualification, improve your skills, or just enjoy a day a month being your fabulous crafty self then this could well be for you!
These workshops are aimed at complete beginners, anyone who wants to gain a recognised qualification or those who want to enter into a structured course of learning and who may wish to gain teaching qualifications in their chosen subject.
Each course consists of 2 units;
- Unit 1 introducing simple design ideas using colour, line and texture.
- Unit 2 involves the production of a portfolio of samples and a folder of notes.
Each course is divided into 6 lessons of 5 hours and some individual work is required.
We will be offering the following 3 courses at Bee Crafty; City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Design & Craft Courses, Machine Embroidery, Hand Embroidery and Patchwork & Quilting.
We will be having a "meet and greet" in the shop on Saturday 9th March 10am - 2pm where you will get the chance to meet the teacher Bev Mayo, view samples and discuss what is involved in the course. If you are even remotely interested it would be worth coming along to take a look and have a cuppa and a chat!
Machine embroidery - City & Guilds level 1 Certificate in Design and Craft 7716-18
You will learn to create simple designs and create a portfolio of machine embroidery samples, including free stitching and textural samples as well as using automatic stitches and tension adjustments. You will learn how to adjust a sewing machine to produce new stitch patterns and textures using a variety of needles, threads, and lowering the machine feed to allow free stitching.
Hand embroidery - City & Guilds level 1 Certificate in Design and Craft 7716-06You will learn to create simple designs and create a portfolio of hand embroidery samples, During the course you will experiment with a range of stitches, threads and needles. and explore different embroidery techniques,
Patchwork & Quilting - City & Guilds level 1 Certificate in Design & Craft 7716-09 Teacher Bev Mayo Course cost £249
You will learn to create simple designs and create a portfolio of patchwork and quilting samples. You will produce your own templates and blocks as well as working on traditional techniques. During the course you will explore the use of some fabric colouring mediums, as well as using commercially available fabrics.
Bev Mayo Profile
I have been working with textiles since a young girl starting with kits and magazines. In the 80’s I started designing hand knitted aran garments which were sold though craft fairs through out the country. On moving to Peterborough I began designing cross stitch patterns for national magazines. This led me to the City & Guilds courses and I completed what is now the certificate and diploma Creative Embroidery courses in the early 1990’s. I have recently completed the City & Guilds Patchwork and Quilting Certificate under the guidance of Barbara Weeks.
I have worked in local Primary and Secondary schools as an Artist in Residence and as a textile teacher, helping several schools achieve their Art Mark.
I have been an active member of the Embroiderers Guild since the early 90’s and joined the Quilters Guild 3 years ago.
I have had work exhibited both locally and further afield, I was a finalist in the Charles Henry Foyle Award twice with my work being exhibited at the Needle Forge Museum in Redditch.