Course overview

*Please note - this course is provided exclusively for residents of West Sussex* This course has been designed to introduce the historical technique of Bargello needlework embroidery. The course is suitable for beginners who will be stitching for the first time all the way to improvers to advanced who have a basic knowledge of hand embroidery and would like to add to their practise by applying stitch techniques and developing patterns in a new and creative way. The session will begin with the introduction of bargello and its practical application before moving onto starting the project creation. The practical part of the session will be in three sections, beginning with measuring and cutting the base for your bookmark, choosing or creating your design and finally stitching your beautiful bookmark. At the end of the course every person will be able to see other projects that can be completed using the knowledge and techniques used and learnt in the session. The aim of the course is to create a bookmark that not only looks brilliant and is designed/adapted and made by you but will also serve a purpose. Materials will be provided for your bookmarks and the sessions will include use of technology to show different patterns/techniques and images of completed projects.

Course description

Join us at the Southwick Community Centre for an enchanting fusion of mathematics and crafts in our "Arts & Crafts: Bargello Bookmark" course. Discover the mesmerizing world of Bargello, an ancient needlework technique renowned for its intricate geometric patterns and mathematical precision.

In this course, you'll delve into the mathematical underpinnings of Bargello, unraveling the secrets behind its mesmerizing designs. From understanding the principles of symmetry and repetition to mastering the art of color theory, you'll explore how mathematical concepts influence every aspect of Bargello craftsmanship.

Through this hands-on workshops, you'll learn the techniques of needlepoint embroidery, honing your skills in precise stitching and meticulous pattern placement. You'll unleash your creativity as you design and create your own stunning Bargello bookmarks, incorporating mathematical principles into each stitch and color choice.

As you immerse yourself in the rhythmic flow of needle and thread, you'll not only cultivate a deeper appreciation for the mathematical beauty of Bargello but also develop valuable problem-solving skills and spatial reasoning abilities.

Embark on this captivating journey where mathematics and crafts intertwine, and where every bookmark crafted becomes a testament to the harmony between art and mathematics. Join us and let your creativity soar in this unique exploration of mathematical marvels through the art of Bargello bookmark crafting

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need.

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