During this five day sewing course, students will learn the basics of following a pattern, cutting fabric (felt), and hand sewing to create their own rag dolls.
They will be guided step-by-step through the process by Sophia High Teacher and sewing enthusiast, Holly Marshall.
In order to ensure their success, they should already be able to cut shapes with scissors and thread embroidery floss into a large needle before class. Otherwise, it would be good to have a helper nearby.
Essential questions addressed by this course:
*What are some ways to make needle threading easier?
*How is a seam made, and why is it important to lock the stitching at the ends of most seams?
*How do sewing patterns work? What are the best ways to cut out felt?
Background knowledge is not required for this course, just a little patience and the desire to learn something new! It is not required for students to work on projects outside of class, but they are welcome to do so if desired!
Students will be required to have the following resources widely available on Amazon
-felt in a variety of colours
Our Sewing Corner Camp will take place daily at the following schedule:
Monday 19th July to Friday 23rd July 2021
10.00am – 11.00am (BST)
I began my journey into education in 2013 when I began an early childhood education and psychology degree. Whilst completing my undergraduate degree I worked in a Montessori Pre School. In 2016 I began working at a private pre school and was the lead teacher to the children who were five-years old. In this role I was focusing heavily on the teaching of phonics.
I qualified in Read Write inc; this is a phonics system that teaches children to read accurately and fluently with good comprehension. In 2017 I travelled to America and taught English at UCLA university to EAL students who were aged 6-18 years old. It was also in this year that I began my PGCE, where I qualified as outstanding in all areas. I am currently working as a teacher at Sophia High School.
I believe that the best approach to tuition is to try to engage with the children and to find out what really motivates them to learn. Using this throughout my lessons is the best way to keep the children motivated in their learning.
I enjoy going to the gym and I am a regular at spin classes. I have recently started ballroom dancing lessons. I also enjoy being back in the country at home, walking through the forests and visiting the beaches.