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Creative Hand Stitching

Course Title:

Creative Hand Stitching

Course Number:

CZNO I40179


Distance Learning Course

Learning Area:



Level 1 (Mixed)


Jeni Smith

Start Date:

22 April 2021

End Date:

15 July 2021

Session Time(s):

Thursday between 10:00 and 12:00

Total Sessions:


Total Hours:


Class Size:

12 learners.


NOTE: This course has already started.

Course Information

This is an online course taught via Zoom

What will I be learning?

How to create a contemporary doodle cloth – inspired by embroidery samplers of the past, your skills are brought up to date with contemporary uses of traditional stitches.

You will need access to the Internet to join in our ZOOM sessions and an email account so that you can complete your weekly Individual Learning Plan (ILP). This helps you record your progress and get feedback from your tutor. This is a mandatory part of the course.

Does the course lead to a qualification?

No, this is a leisure course

Who is the course for?

Beginners and anyone who enjoys stitching

What do I need?

  • 1 metre calico or cream coloured cotton fabric
  • Biro, pencil, ruler, notebook
  • 20cm embroidery hoop with the outer ring bound with cotton tape
  • Watercolour pencils, paintbrush
  • Water soluble fabric marking pen
  • Pins
  • Embroidery needles
  • Tapestry needles
  • Needle threader
  • Scissors
  • Stranded embroidery threads
  • Scraps of coloured/patterned fabrics
  • Small amounts of wool

To connect to your online course via Zoom, you will need:

  • An electronic device of your choice connected to the Internet
  • An email address 

Are there any additional costs?

  • You may wish to purchase additional fabrics/threads

How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

At DALS, we use an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set and review targets and provide feedback, enabling continual reflection and evaluation throughout the course. Learners will also receive verbal and/or written feedback on marked work. Learners will use their ILP to help track and monitor their own progress towards set goals, to support personal development and achievement.

There is no formal exam, although there is continual evaluation throughout the course.

Can I have help in the class?

At enrolment, it is important that you tell us if you have a learning difficulty or disability and require support. Learners declaring a support need will be referred for an assessment. If an enhanced support need is confirmed, a Support Package will be offered, to assist your progress in your learning and development, specific to your assessed needs.

How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?

DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes. To find out more, please go to and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!

Progression within DALS

  • City & Guilds Hand Embroidery level 2

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

  • Any of our creative or other courses

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The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:   meet  enjoy  learn  achieve .

This is because we believe that taking part in adult and community learning can open the door to new friendships, give you something enjoyable and worthwhile to do with your time, enable you to learn something new and give you a sense of achievement.  That's got to make you feel good!

Volunteering Opportunities

We have a number of rewarding volunteering opportunities both within DALS and with other organisations.  These can offer you a number of benefits, including the ability to enhance your employment prospects, and the ability to learn whilst supporting others.  If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities, please contact You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.

Venue Information

Distance Learning Course


Derby Adult Learning Service, Online Learning Course, DE0 0NA


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