Dressmaking - Sewing Chat & Problem Solving with my Peers
An hour of sewing/pattern cutting chat, queries and problem solving with your ‘own project’. The 'demo of the week' will be available to view within the session and a group discussion will follow with questions/queries. The subject of the demos will be sewing and pattern cutting-related and include collars, cuffs, waistbands, sewing with stretch 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.

Example of the Structure of session (the order may change on a weekly basis depending on the topic):

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’ or talk through the step-by-step of a technique using a PowerPoint presentation.
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.
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
10.30am – Class finish

Learners will be encouraged to make up samples of the demonstrated technique in their own time, using the video as a prompt and a step-by-step guide to help.

Please note that demos are recorded in tutors’ own homes. All videos/step-by-step instructions will be available to the learners following the session and useful as a resource in future projects.
Prosp User 3
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 class on 26th October 2021 (half-term holidays).

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.

Please ensure that you read and understand the health and safety guidelines on any new creative product you intend to use during the course, before the first class.

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 the Zoom code and password by email 24 hours before your course is due to start. If you enrol late, your Zoom code will be sent on the day that your course starts. The Zoom code login and password you receive will be the same for every class this term.

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.
Prosp User 6

COVID classroom safety

COVID classroom safety
When attending a face to face course, learners and staff will be expected to conform with the COVID-19 guidance in place at each venue. When attending a face to face course, learners and staff will be expected to conform with the COVID-19 guidance in place at each venue.
This may include using face coverings, cleaning your own work area and bringing your own refreshments etc. and will reflect the national COVID-19 guidance at the time. This may include using face coverings, cleaning your own work area and bringing your own refreshments etc. and will reflect the national COVID-19 guidance at the time.
We ask that you please bring your own hand sanitiser and sanitiser wipes to each session for your own personal space. We ask that you please bring your own hand sanitiser and sanitiser wipes to each session for your own personal space.
We would ask all learners and staff to take a Lateral Flow Test prior to attending each session of a course. Please note, we cannot enforce testing and it cannot be assumed that all learners will have complied with this request. We would ask all learners and staff to take a Lateral Flow Test prior to attending each session of a course. Please note, we cannot enforce testing and it cannot be assumed that all learners will have complied with this request.
Click here to view more information about testing options on the CYC website: Symptom-free coronavirus testing – City of York Council. Click here to view more information about testing options on the CYC website: Symptom-free coronavirus testing – City of York Council.
In the same way, we would recommend that staff and learners take up the offer of their vaccine, but we are unable to enforce this and it cannot be assumed that all learners or staff will have accepted the offer. In the same way, we would recommend that staff and learners take up the offer of their vaccine, but we are unable to enforce this and it cannot be assumed that all learners or staff will have accepted the offer.
Face-to-face delivery may need to switch to online delivery if COVID-19 guidelines change at short notice. Please note that refunds cannot be given if this situation occurs. Face-to-face delivery may need to switch to online delivery if COVID-19 guidelines change at short notice. Please note that refunds cannot be given if this situation occurs.

Learners who live in devolved authorities

Learners who live in devolved authorities
York Learning receives government funding which allows us to offer courses at a lower cost. The guidelines relating to devolution means that we cannot apply this funding to learners who live in devolved areas such as the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. York Learning receives government funding which allows us to offer courses at a lower cost. The guidelines relating to devolution means that we cannot apply this funding to learners who live in devolved areas such as the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
If you live in one of these areas we would recommend that , before committing to a course with York Learning, you explore options to study the course in your local area. If you live in one of these areas we would recommend that , before committing to a course with York Learning, you explore options to study the course in your local area.
If you would prefer to continue your learning with York Learning please note that the price of the course could be double the advertised cost. If you would prefer to continue your learning with York Learning please note that the price of the course could be double the advertised cost.
In this case, please contact us on 01904 554277 to complete your enrolment. In this case, please contact us on 01904 554277 to complete your enrolment.
AT1/AY8
21/09/2021
30/11/2021
09:30 - 10:30
Tuesday
1.00 hrs per wk
10 weeks
Kate Unsworth
50.00
£35.00 if in receipt of certain means-tested benefits