Wellbeing - Mindful Crafts

Course Title:

Wellbeing - Mindful Crafts

Course Number:

CCMO A30909


Distance Learning Course

Learning Area:

Health, Care


Level 1 (Mixed)


Alicia Vernon, Kat Frakes

Start Date:

06 May 2020

End Date:

15 July 2020

Session Time(s):

Wednesday between 11:00 and 12:00

Total Sessions:


Total Hours:


Class Size:

Between 8 and 16 learners.


NOTE: This course has already finished.

Course Information

What will I be learning?

On this course you will be using the medium of applique and simple stitches like back stitch to create simple and beautiful pieces of work that you can frame, attach to a bag, attach to a cushion cover. You may have a totally different use for your creation and I will help you to achieve your vision. You will use simple templates to help you or you can create a design from your own mind.

Does the course lead to a qualification?


What does the course involve?

You will use fabric crayons to start your design and embroidery threads to add colour. You will use an embroidery hoop to sandwich your fabric and wadding in.

Towards the end of the course your will have to opportunity to try a little silk painting.

I am responsive to the needs of the group and will integrate relaxation techniques and welcome interesting discussion that inspire us towards wellness.

We display your work at the end of the course to celebrate your achievement

Who is the course for?

This is a beginner’s course which will also welcome you if you are more experienced and want to connect with other creative people.

This course is part of the wellbeing programme so weather you are feeling well right now and want to maintain that or you are feeling like you want to be in that creative space but are not feeling great then you too are welcome.

What do I need to bring?

  • Spectacles for close work
  • Pen

Are there any additional costs?


How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

Feedback will be given, both verbally and by the evaluation of completed tasks & projects.  You will receive verbal feedback on the results of your practical exercises.

There is no formal exam, although there is continual evaluation throughout the course.

Can I have help in the class?

If you need additional support you are advised to arrange for your support worker to come with you as there are limited resources in the learning partners scheme currently.

Progression within DALS

There are a host of creative classes in the main programme and well worth a look in our brochures. You can build your confidence with me in mindful crafts and then progress on to other classes which can be explored in the last sessions.

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

  • Painting and drawing for beginners
  • Life drawing for beginners
  • Mindful Hand stitching
  • Knitting and crochet
  • Patchwork and quilting
  • Pottery

Health and Wellbeing

The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:
meet enjoy learn achieve

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 the Helpline on 01332 717900 or email enquiries@derby.gov.uk  You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.

Venue Information

Distance Learning Course


Derby Adult Learning Service, Online Learning Course, DE0 0NA


Crèche Unavailable

Enrolment Information


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