Community Wellbeing: Creating Beautiful Fabric Flowers
Under the guidance of our expert tutor learn how to create beautiful flowers using pieces of ribbon, scrap fabrics or strips from old clothes that would otherwise be thrown away. A great purposeful way to recycle materials! These fabric flowers can be used for various embellishments including hair accessories, bags, shoes, cushions, clothing, and any craft project.
Art and creativity have a positive effect on our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing and our Community Wellbeing programme has been designed to include courses that will develop your skills, knowledge, confidence and improve mental wellbeing.
Whilst being creative, you slow down and pay attention to the activity in front of you, a chance to declutter the mind and enhance your well-being.
Our Community Wellbeing programme offers a series of free*, government-funded courses to develop skills, knowledge, confidence and improve mental wellbeing for adults aged 19 and over (at the start of the course).
These courses are separate from our main adult learning courses and are tailored to support your wellbeing. *Please visit our Community Wellbeing page to see if you are eligible for a free place.
- How to make beautiful basic?fabric flowers with minimal sewing using ribbons and scrap materials.
- Methods of making fabric flowers- Gluing, Folding, Sewing and Burning methods of making fabric flowers.
- Practical ways to incorporate fabric flowers in your design (using hair clips, tote bag or tee shirt).
The course will be taught onsite at our centre in Waingels College. The techniques will be demonstrated by our friendly and experienced tutor. You will be guided all the way until you are happy with your creations.
Please bring an apron and your own pair of scissors (if possible). All other materials will be provided.
(apron, scissors, pieces of fabric, two inch ribbon, needle and thread, tealight candles and holders, pins, paper, stock card and glue.)
Please note that this facility is located on Waingels College campus. Access to our building is via a black security gate located directly ahead when you enter Waingels campus. Press the button which says ‘ADULT ED’ on the buzzer and our receptionist will action the gate to open. Our building is on the right-hand side and is clearly marked with the Activate Learning Logo. There is plenty of parking near the building.
This course includes a mid-morning tea break. There is a small kitchen area with a table and chairs, where refreshments and biscuits are available (small charge to cover costs).