A guide by Thread Den
As we run more an more online workshops and private lessons, we are finding that there a lot of pleasant advantages to this delivery mode and we wanted to share them with you.
You can learn in the comfort of your own home, we’ve had students snuggled up on the couch, professionally setup at their work from home desks, cleverly tucked away in their crafting corner or bolstered by pillows in their comfy beds!
Tardiness is avoided because you don’t have to plan your public transport trip, or juggle travel time and parking, then finding the venue. It’s never been easier to avoid being late to class.
While we’re all further apart, this delivery method means we’ve never been closer! By using multiple cameras you get to see what your teacher is doing in different ways. See your teacher like she’s at your kitchen table, or view what she’s doing as if you were peering right over their shoulder.
You can access new support, you still have your detailed handouts and we’re adding more video references on YouTube. During class we can share more references during discussions.
With our teacher and host model for workshops it’s focused and allows you to engage with teachers and the other participants. We have a host who liaises throughout the class via the chat, relaying questions without interrupting the teacher’s audio.
We have started offering online workshops! This week we added a whole new class to our line up – How to Use Your Sewing Machine.
We know that people often buy machines but things don’t go to plan and sometimes that shiny new machines doesn’t make it out of the box. Or, those bird’s nest threads underneath your fabric and other things that go wrong were just too much frustration – we get it and we’re here to help. This newest workshop is a 2 hour workshop to give you the confidence to start to play around on your new sewing machine.
Check out this new workshop and our other online classes – click here.
If you are looking for ways to unwind, relax, make the stress of your day stop, crochet or knitting could be your hobby. Let our teachers Lorena and Amy show you how these handcrafts encourage imagination and develop your artistic side. Stimulate the logical part of your brain, distract the chatty bit in the back and calm yourself with these creative therapies.
“Spending time on an activity that you enjoy can improve your mental health and wellbeing. Research shows that people with hobbies are less likely to suffer from stress, low mood, and depression. Activities that get you out and about can make you feel happier and more relaxed. Group activities like team sports can improve your communication skills and relationships with others.”
Read more from Head Health a resource from the Australian Government – click here.
Here is the start of a lesson plan developed for a student making a pair of pants:
Lesson 1 (60 minutes)
Homework – cutting out pattern pieces and preparing fabric.
Lesson 2 (60 minutes)
- folding fabric
- placing down pattern pieces
- discussing cutting technique and pattern markings
Homework – cutting out fabric
Lesson 3 (60 minutes)
- fusing interfacing
- discussing finishing options
- how to thread machine
- making machine adjustments and stitching remnants to check settings
Homework – finishing identified edges
This student has sent through the details of their pattern and they’d like 60 minute video lessons held daily.
When would you like to learn?
Depending on how much time you have and how regularly you would like your lessons, they could be: one a day, one a week, or even one in the morning and one in the afternoon to really smash out a project!
We have suspended our Workshops for 4 weeks, but we have all our lovely teachers who can give private lessons.
For any enquiries about private lessons, email us info @ threadden.com