Master Practitioner Course in Embroidery – Certificated by SST

Course Overview

Master Practitioner Course in Embroidery – Certified by City and Guilds 

If you’re a developing textiles artist, specialising in Machine or Hand Embroidery our Master Practitioner course is the ideal way to really challenge, enhance and promote the further development of your skills and creativity. 

The focus of this course is to get you thinking creativity about your approaches, styles and techniques allowing you to experiment with new ideas and themes. This course is certified by City and Guilds and is therefore nationally recognised for its high standards of teaching, learning and assessment.

Throughout the course you will be fully supported by our expert tutors. Each module is personalised for the individual student so that they are able to build on their strengths and concentrate on areas that appeal to them most, without being forced down the broad brush approach required by examination bodies or when undertaking a degree. As this is an advanced course, we will need to see a selection of your work before you enrol – please make an enquiry so we can tell you how to do this.

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Who is this course aimed at?

This is an advanced course which has been designed for experienced crafters and artists who have previously completed a diploma or higher City and Guilds programme, like our Skill Stage 4 course

This course is intended for individuals with a lot of skills and techniques at their disposal but still need to find their own style and voice within the textiles field. 

Course Highlights

Work through a personalised programme tailored to your own personal interests and strengths.

Each student will have a personal tutor who will provide written feedback for them at the end of each module, but also be on hand to help out with suggestions as the work progresses.

Module 1 - Inspiration from the Invisible: During this module inspiration will be taken from music and verse, producing a set of design ideas from these little used sources and then continuing through to sampling and eventually to complete a final piece of the student's own choosing.

Module 2 - The Journey - Highways and Byways: This module will take its inspiration from a favourite walk or journey, exploring items along the way, aerial views, sections and cross sections, maps, photographs and sounds. The next step will be to explore a series of samples using print, image transfer, positive and negative shapes, over prints etc. And then progressed these two completed piece of the student's choice.

Module 3 - Memories are made of this...: This module will be based around an object or group of objects that holds special association for the student. They will begin by drawing and photographing, but then move into three dimensions in order to exploring three dimensional construction methods, initially sampling with wire, paper and card and then moving on to a three dimensional piece of the students choosing.

SST issue a Master Practitioner certificate on completion of the full course.

Timescales, Delivery & Assessment

Each Module is intended to last between 3 and 6 months, although this can vary according to student’s circumstances and it is possible to either speed this up or slow it down to suit the individual. 3 years is the maximum time allowance for completion.

Each student will have a personal tutor who will provide written feedback for them at the end of each module, but also be on hand to help out with suggestions as the work progresses.

How do I Enrol?

The course is supplied as a distance learning course where course materials and tutor assessments are delivered digitally and work is returned to your tutor via digital presentation.

Upon enrolment you will be asked to agree to and abide by SST’s terms & conditions relating to this course.

As this is an advanced course, we will need to see a selection of your work before you enrol – please make an enquiry so we can tell you how to do this.

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