Work done for City and Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Embroidery with Distant Stitch.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Certificate Module 3: Finishing up the details

Module 3 Chapter 11: composite sheet with completed accessory

Here, at last is the completed composite sheet with completed accessory.  Sorry, the colours in the photographs are distorted and dull.  For some reason my printer, which up to now has behaved itself beautifully, has decided that it too will conspire against me.


Chapters 1 and 2: Collecting images of spirals, drawing and printing to record research  - 30 hours
Chapter 3: Fabric colouring - 8 hours
Chapter 4: Stitching by hand and machine - 11 hours
Chapter 5: Making cords - 7 hours
Chapter 6: Making tassels - 3 hours
Chapter 7: Making buttons and toggles - 9 hours
Chapter 8: Beadwork - 15 hours
Chapter 9: Design and make Resolved Sample - 35 hours
Chapters 10 and 11: Design and make a fashion accessory, create a Composite Sheet - 33 hours
Chapter 12: Research 3 artists - 8 hours

Health and Safety Measures observed during this module

Chapter 3: colouring fabric
  • Wear a mask and protective clothing when mixing dye
  • Protect work surfaces and clothing from dye
  • Dispose of left-over dyes correctly so as not to damage people or the environment
Chapter 4: Stitching by hand and machine
  • DO NOT STITCH THROUGH YOUR FINGER WITH THE SEWING MACHINE!  (A trip to A&E was the result of my failure to observe this rule.  One learns from experience.  Take care when free machine stitching and always use an embroidery foot on the machine - naked needles are dangerous.
  • Store scissors, craft knives pins and needles in a safe place, well away from children and pets.
Chapter 5: Making cords.
  • When making machine wrapped cords, take great care while guiding cord through the machine. 
  • Store any long cords well away from young children.

Chapter 7: Making buttons and toggles
  • When making toggles by wrapping strips of man-made fabric around a knitting needle and sealing it by melting by hot air gun or soldering iron, make sure that this is done, preferable outside or at least in a well-ventilated room to avoid inhaling fumes. 
  • Have a heat-proof surface nearby to lay things down on.
  • Take care not to touch hot surfaces.
  • Put hot tools on heat proof surface to cool before putting away.
  • Take care with position of electric flexes.
  • Store hot air guns and soldering irons in a safe place away from young children.

Chapter 8: Beadwork.
  • Again storage.  Some beads can look like sweets.  Store them where young children cannot reach them.
Chapter 12: Research 3 artists
  • Take care when researching on computer to avoid straining eyes, neck and shoulders.  Set a timer for 20 minutes when you sit down at the computer.  When the timer rings, get up walk around the room and do a few stretching exercises for neck and shoulders before carrying on.  This advice is also useful when doing prolonged machine embroidery.

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