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Colour, Draw and Stitch

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Course Title:

Colour, Draw and Stitch

Course Number:

CZNO I50822


Distance Learning Course

Learning Area:



Level 1 (Mixed)


Jeni Smith

Start Date:

07 May 2021

End Date:

25 June 2021

Session Time(s):

Friday between 13:00 and 15:00

Total Sessions:


Total Hours:


Class Size:

Between 8 and 22 learners.


NOTE: This course is currently FULL.


NOTE: This course has already started.

Course Information

This course is delivered through ZOOM online. You will need an email address to access this course.

What will I be learning?

How to develop designs from a splash of colour, a few lines of pencil and some hand or machine embroidery.

Working around a different theme each week we will experiment with using small amounts of colour applied to fabric, then add a few lines/marks with different drawing materials and finish off with some hand or machine stitching.

Your tutor will email you before the course commences to outline how we will evidence your progress. This is a mandatory part of the course.

Does the course lead to a qualification?


Who is the course for?

Anyone who wants to explore their creativity by using experimental textile techniques in a safe, relaxed atmosphere.

What do I need?

  • 1 metre of calico fabric or neutral coloured cotton fabric- we will be using pieces of fabric 25cm, 10” square(ish)
  • Sewing threads for the sewing machine or hand embroidery threads, hand sewing needles, needle threader if required
  • 8” embroidery hoop with inner ring bound with cotton tape/fabric
  • Water colour pencils, felt tips (cheap children’s ones are best) coloured pencils, Inktense pencils if you have any
  • Biro, pencil, ruler, notebook with plain pages, squared pages & lined pages if available
  • Scissors
  • Glasses for close work

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

  • An electronic device of your choice connected to the Internet 
  • An email address  
  • Headphones or speakers and microphone (these can be built into your device) 

Are there any additional costs?


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

  • We have a large selection of creative courses at different levels including C&G textiles

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

  • Any of our creative or other courses

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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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