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City & Guilds L2 Award - Design and Make a Hand Embroidered Item

Course Title:

City & Guilds L2 Award - Design and Make a Hand Embroidered Item

Course Number:

LRNR I10180


Rycote Centre

Learning Area:



Level 2


Philippa Larkam

Start Date:

18 January 2021

End Date:

19 April 2021

Session Time(s):

Monday between 09:45 and 12:45

Total Sessions:


Total Hours:


Class Size:

12 learners.

Course Information

What will I be learning?

The course is an opportunity to research embroiderers past and present, consider the historical context of embroidery and create a piece a piece of work inspired from your findings. We will learn/revisit some beautiful stitches and use a variety of fabrics and threads to push these stitches to their limits. We will colour fabric and threads with a few different techniques including dyeing. You are required to create a sketchbook/portfolio and complete and display a finished piece of work.

This Unit is 204 at Level 2 in the City and Guilds 7161 module and can be found at the link below:

Does the course lead to a qualification?


  • City and Guilds Level 2

Who is the course for?

With an interest of embroidery and design with a working knowledge of how to create embroidery stitches. An enthusiasm to learn, research and present your findings.

What do I need to bring?

To start the course you will need:

  • An A4 sketchbook available from the works or Hobbycraft – try to buy one with good quality paper
  • Scissors
  • A selection of embroidery needles including chenille 22, embroidery needles size 7 and 9, tapestry needle a selection of sizes – these are available form John James Needles online or Hobbycraft
  • A 15cm and 20cm embroidery ring with tightening screw.
  • If you already have embroidery threads please bring a selection – there will be some provided too.
  • I will be providing some fabric for samples there will also be some for sale – at cost price to me .

Are there any additional costs?

It is likely to be up to £40 for materials etc.(see above)

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

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

  • City and Guilds Level 2 in Creative Textiles

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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

Rycote Centre


Parker Street, Derby, DE1 3HF


Limited Car Parking

Disability Support:

Disabled Access to all floors/building
Disabled Toilets
Disabled Parking available
Loop System


Staff and learners will need to bring in their own supplies. The Rye cafe will do pre-booked take out only.


Crèche Unavailable


From the city centre head towards Kedleston Road along King Street and Garden Street. At the 'Five Lamps' traffic lights on Garden Street you will see a sign for the Rycote Centre, turn left down Parker Street then turn right and the Centre is on the right hand side, parking is on the street and the main entrance is through the Social Service's car park. The Centre can also be accessed from Kedleston Road - opposite the Polish Club - but there is no parking at this entrance other than on Kedleston Road 01332 956370 or 01332 956565

Bus Routes:

Allestree Bus, Trent Barton, and No. 6, Notts and Derby University bus during University term time.

Enrolment Information

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Mon - Fri 9 - 5 pm with late evening sessions on Mondays until 8.30 pm. All visitors to call ahead and pre-book a time slot


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