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Course overview

On this course, you will explore a variety of weaving techniques and skills using upcycled materials to create beautiful crafts for your home or give as gifts for special occasions and use those skills in an enterprise project. 


Art can be very therapeutic and help you to spend some time away from the stresses of everyday life and enjoy some ‘me’ time. During this course you will:

  • Explore and experiment with the ancient craft of weaving, in 21st century ways!
  • Learn traditional techniques and apply them using contemporary sustainable and upcycled materials, such as card, paper, wire, found objects, vintage clothing and natural fibres and plants
  • Create woven objects and artworks in both 2 and 3 dimensions
  • Explore weaving irregular, circular, conical and regular forms – as well as weaving in flat patterns
  • promotions and enterprise skills to help present and sell your crafts

All materials will be provided on this course.

During the course you will produce a portfolio art work and written work towards the Level 1 Award in Life Living and Skills - Craft Pathway (AIM Qualifications). If you have already achieved the Open College Network West Midlands Level 1 Award in Craft Design or Craft and Enterprise you will not be eligible to join this course.

The course is taught in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and no previous experience is needed. Learners with any special needs can discuss these with the tutor at enrolment to ensure that the course is suitable or can be adapted for their needs.

Session details

Look out for an acknowledgement email from us.  Please check your email spam and inbox.  This will provide the link to the online enrolment form you will need to complete for the course.

Eligibility criteria

The course is free if you are:

  • Unemployed
  • or you are employed and earn less than £18,525 annual gross salary

You will need to provide evidence of your income if you are employed and believe you are entitled to a free course. This could be a pay slip or contract of employment.
If you are employed, the course is part funded by the government but you will be required to make a contribution of £150.

We also operate a fee remission policy, so if you earn more than £18,525 per year but still cannot afford to pay for course you can apply for support. This may mean you get the course for free.  Please contact us if you would like to make an application.

If you have already achieved the Open College Network West Midlands Level 1 Award in Craft Design or Craft and Enterprise you will not be eligible to join this course.

Learners must be aged 19 or over from 1st August 2022

Unfortunately you will not be eligible to enrol on this course if you live in Wolverhampton, Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley, Solihull or Birmingham.

Venue and accessibility

If you have any Covid symptoms, please let your tutor know and do not attend your class until you feel better

Hub on the Hill
104-106 Southgate, Sutton Hill, Telford TF7 4HG, UK
(formerly Sutton Hill Community Centre)

01952 898052


AIM Qualifications

What to Do Next

Towards the end of the course the tutor will talk to you about other learning opportunities. You can also search for more courses on Learn Telford which we regularly update with details of new courses throughout the year.

If you have enjoyed this course, you may be interested in progressing to a Level 2 Craft and Design Award (Aim Qualifications)

If you are looking for work or who want a change in career, we can offer you advice to guide you in the right direction and opportunities to gain qualifications in English and maths in Functional Skills up to Level 2.

For enquiries contact:

Opening Hours 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Telephone: 01952 382888

Email: support@learntelford.ac.uk

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