Dressmaking - Sewing Chat & Problem Solving with my Peers
An hour of sewing/pattern cutting chat, queries and problem solving with your ‘own project’. Demo of the week will be available to view within the session and a group discussion will follow with questions and queries. The subject of the demonstrations will be sewing and pattern cutting related, and include adding linings, pockets and lots more too… (the tutor will also take group requests for demos if the subject is beneficial for all learners). Breakout rooms will be used for small group discussions as well as 1:1 individual help on projects.

Structure of session:
9.30am - Introduction and general chat
9.35am - All learners will have microphones muted with cameras turned off and asked to follow the link to watch the ‘demo of the week’
9.45am approx. - Learners return to Zoom for a discussion about the video where questions/queries are answered – learners will have microphones muted, and questions asked via the ‘hand up’ system. We will also be using the ‘chat’ function in Zoom.
Learners will be encouraged to make up samples of the technique demonstrated in their own time using the video as a prompt and will also be provided with a step by step to help.
10am - Learners split into small group ‘Breakout rooms’ to continue working on their own projects. The tutor will move around the breakout rooms helping as necessary with questions/queries.
10.25am - Breakout rooms closed and all return to join others to evaluate session.

Please note that demos are recorded in tutors’ own homes. All videos will be available to the learners following the session and accessible as a resource in their future projects.
Prosp User 3
This is a mixed ability class, but an interest in sewing/pattern cutting is essential! Prosp User 4
These sessions are designed for you to be working on your own project and therefore you need to provide everything for your project. Prosp User 5
No session on 3rd and 31st May 2021.

The course will be fully supported by "Padlet" (best described as an online noticeboard) where weekly demonstrations and other useful material will be uploaded by the tutor. This platform can also be used to keep in touch with likeminded learners to share ideas between sessions and keep a record of your progress. https://padlet.com/kateunsworth/dressmakingclasses

This is an online course that will be delivered via Zoom, so please ensure that you can access this on the device you are using.

You will receive your Zoom login details in an email that is sent out 24 hours before the course is due to start. (Please note, if you enrol less than 24 hours before a course starts, you will receive your zoom code as soon as you enrol.) Please keep your Zoom code safe as you will need the same code for further classes if this is part of a course.

You will need to join Zoom five minutes before your session is due to start and remain in the “waiting room”. Your tutor will then admit you to the class once your session is ready to begin.

If you require help to download or use Zoom, please email ictskills@york.gov.uk at least a week before your course starts and we will endeavour to provide assistance.

Please ensure that you read and understand the health and safety guidelines for any creative product, machinery or tools that you intend to use during the course, before the first class.
Prosp User 6
09:30 - 10:30
1.00 hrs per wk
10 weeks
Kate Unsworth
£40 full fee - £35.00 if in receipt of certain means-tested benefits.