City & Guilds L2 Award in Patchwork and Quilting
City & Guilds L2 Award in Patchwork and Quilting
18 January 2021
19 April 2021
Monday between 13:00 and 16:00
What will I be learning?
Research design influences in patchwork and quilting from a range of historical, cultural and contemporary sources. Include the key influences of three recognised designer makers who specialise in patchwork and quilting.
Collate and present the research using visual and written evidence.
Produce a folio of patchwork and quilting ideas from traditional and innovative techniques.
Develop contextual influences on design ideas using colour, line, texture, shape and form with a variety of techniques and fabrics – natural, light and medium weight.
Experiment with fabrics and techniques to develop and produce a minimum of 10 individual samples:
- make patchwork using templates and template free methods
- use a range of fabrics, plain coloured and patterned
- use a range of wadding/batting
- produce samples using hand and machine stitches
- produce samples using fabric and thread with added colour – dyes, paints, wax transfer crayons, foiling.
- Use positive and negative stencils, print blocks.
Samples must include as a minimum, the following
- block patchwork
- non-block patchwork
- crazy patchwork
- folded patchwork
- strip piecing
- edge finishing
- at least two methods of suspension
Candidates should not be limited to the list of patchwork and quilting techniques mentioned above in their experimentation.
Create, finish and present an item of patchwork with quilting. For example, a small quilt, hanging, an accessory, an item for interior decor, panel, garment, 3D item.
Use and develop design ideas from Task 2a to produce an item of patchwork with quilting.
Supporting evidence for Task 2a
Provide the following evidence for each sample:
- a labelled sketch based on the research for the proposed design ideas, identifying the range of
- fabrics and/or colouring materials used
- notes on how the materials, tools and equipment, techniques and/or processes were used
- health and safety considerations that were taken into account.
- Additional Supporting evidence for Task 2b only
- statement of intent
- a pattern for the item made showing the placement of the patchwork
- reasons for selecting the fabrics, colouring materials, tools, equipment and techniques used
- a production timescale and a costing sheet
- an evaluation of the techniques used on the item, including strengths and weaknesses of the process and results and lessons learnt from the experimentation
Does the course lead to a qualification?
Yes City and Guilds Level 2 Patchwork with Quilting (Single Unit)
Who is the course for?
You will be able to sew by hand and on a machine, be interested in developing your patchwork skills further
What do I need to bring?
- A3 spiral bound sketchbook with good quality paper
- A selection of coloured/patterned fabrics – at least the equivalent of 2m
- Fabric Scissors
- Paper Scissors
- Sewing Machine
- Hand sewing needles
- Wadding – this can be purchased from the tutor.
- A4 Ring binder
- Glass head pins
- Rotary cutter 45mm
- A2 or larger cutting mat
- 6”x 12” patchwork ruler
- Cotton Threads in a variety of colours
Are there any additional costs?
- See list above and have a budget of £30-50
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 www.derbylearn.net and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!
Progression within DALS
On completion of this course, you could progress to:
- The full Level 2 City and Guilds in Creative Textiles
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