may, 2020

2020tue05may(may 5)6:30 pmtue30jun(jun 30)8:30 pmSoft Furnishing: Fabulous Cushions£119/£78 - Contact the office on 01223 712340 with any queriesColeridge Community CollegeDay:Tuesday length of course: 8 weeks


May 5 (Tuesday) 6:30 pm - June 30 (Tuesday) 8:30 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

8 weeks


Course details

Brief Description

Cushions not only serve the purpose of softening a seat or supporting a back, but can also act as a foil for colour and pattern in a room. Cushions don’t need to be plain squares of colour – be bold and try circles and other shapes, mix colours and patterns, embroider decorative motifs by hand or machine.
We will create a surface decoration for those who want to be challenged beyond running up cushions or covers on a sewing machine. For those who enjoy the slower pace of stitching by hand there are numerous ways of applying surface decoration , cross stitch, embroidery, quilting and applique can all be used to add a personal touch.
The possibilities are endless and this course is designed to help you explore the creative textile process, giving you support when designing and make a cushion. We will start with developing your creative ideas, using a theme as a starting point, examples: landscape, seascape, natural forms etc. Looking at the structure of the cushion and the decorative elements.
This course is designed for students that have some basic knowledge of sewing.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to:

• To develop your design and sewing skills.
• To learn new textile decorative techniques.
• To produce a unique & individual piece to on a piece of furniture.
• To gain confidence & independence with your creative development.

Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment

• Learners bring basic sewing equipment, fabric & filling for their cushion.
• College will supply sewing equipment, machines, embroidery rings & an assortment of threads for hand & machine embroidery.

For the first session, you will need to bring:

Come along with lots of ideas, this can be in the form of a photograph, or sketch. The tutor will bring lots of materials and design templates, if possible bring along fabrics which you would like to use in the project.

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

The Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.


£119/£78 – enquire in centre


Paula de Santis Smith


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