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Sewing - Hand Sewing and Simple Embroidery for Relaxation

Course code: ISWV001P

Subject area: Homecrafts

Study level: Part Time

Course level:

Course details

Course time:

18:00 - 20:00

Days of week:


Course date:

26th Sept 2024 - 12th Dec 2024

Course location:

Witney Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

During this course, you will engage in sewing small objects by hand, creating collages from various fabrics, simple embroidery inspired by Indian, Japanese, and Eastern European patterns. There is no judgment and no rules, you can let your imagination and creativity flow. The motto of this course is “The journey is important, not the destination.”
This course is designed to provide a relaxing and calming environment, where you can use new or lost skills to create something enjoyable after busy and stressful days. The course is inclusive and created for all, regardless of experience. It is for everyone open to trying something new, gaining new skills, in an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere. Every session will start with a period of relaxation, introduction to using fabrics, and activities that will help to improve imagination, intuition, and mood. Everyone is welcome.

Please note there will be no class on 31/10/2024.

There are vending machines available where hot/cold drinks and snacks can be purchased. There are watercoolers on site making it easy to refill your water bottle.Parking is usually available during the evening. If there are no spaces please use Marriotts Walk or Woodford Way Car Parks which are a few minutes’ walk away. Please report to Reception on arrival where a photo-id and lanyard will be issued to you on your first day, for you to wear when you attend classes.

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

What next?
Oxfordshire Adult Learning offer a wide-range of sewing or relaxation courses.
Entry criteria
All welcome.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2024 prior to starting the course.

Fee information
Course resources will be provided.

Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £211.20

Exam Fee: £0.00

Materials: £40.00

Total Cost: £251.20

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £105.60

Exam Fee: £0.00

Materials: £40.00

Total Cost: £145.60

Qualifications received
As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Learning & method assessment
This is a recreational course with no exams or assessments. Description, following instructions, practical work, teamwork. Observation, self-assessment, peer-assessment .
To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.