Cross-Stitch Diploma Course

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Cross-Stitch Diploma Course
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What Will You Learn?

Discover the art and elegance of cross-stitching with our definitive Cross Stitch course. From basics to brilliance, this course promises unmatched expertise and creativity.

Learn cross stitch from beginner through to advanced level. Learn to use different stitches, sew pre-prepared designs, create designs, and dye fabric. You'll finish the course not just with knowledge but with completed projects.

This Cross Stitch Course begins with a captivating journey through the history of cross-stitch. You'll get to grips with the tools of the trade – learning about different equipment, needles, and thread. Get to know the fabrics you'll use and how to prepare them for sewing.

This Cross Stitch Course will show you how to set up your sewing hoop and stitch different fabrics. We'll guide you in the revered English and meticulous Danish methods of cross stitching. You'll learn to cross stitch with basic stitches, progressing to complex stitches, and use advanced threads to create striking effects.

Dive into fabric dyeing – using various natural dyes from items found in your home. Discover finishing techniques and how to create cushions, bookmarks, and biscornus.

This Cross Stitch Course promises to redefine your craft no matter where you are on your journey. Step in, weave magic, and let each stitch tell a captivating story.

By studying this course, you will learn about the following:

  • The history of cross-stitch.
  • Equipment, needles, and thread that you'll use.
  • Basic to advanced stitching techniques.
  • Fabric Dyeing.
  • Enhanced designs with advanced threads.
  • Finishing techniques
  • How to create cushions, bookmarks, and biscornus.

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • The History of Cross-Stitch
  • Understanding a Cross-Stitch Pattern
  • Fabric Count
  • Blackwork
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Needles
  • Equipment for Cross-Stitching
  • Cross-Stitching Thread
  • Plastic Canvases
  • Choosing Cross-Stitch Supplies
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • How to Prepare the Fabric
  • Working with Aida Fabric
  • Working with Evenweave and Linen Fabric
  • Waste Canvas
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Setting up the Hoop
  • Stitching on Aida
  • Stitching on Linen
  • Basic Stitches
  • Getting Started
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Confetti Stitch
  • Star Stitch
  • Long-Armed Stitch
  • The Double Running Stitch
  • Chinese Cross-Stitch
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Danish Method vs English Method
  • Two-Handed, Stab, and Sew Methods
  • The Railroad and Couching Methods
  • The Parking Thread and Cross-Country Methods
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Dyeing Cross-Stitch Fabric
  • Gridding Cross-Stitch Fabric
  • Protecting Your Cross-Stitch Fabric
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Using Variegated Threads
  • Using Filament Thread
  • Adding Another Dimension
  • Cleaning and Preserving Vintage Cross-Stitch
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Flat Finish
  • Flat Fold Finish
  • Stretching on Canvas
  • Framing
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Cushions and Pillows
  • Biscornu
  • Ornamental Cross-Stitching
  • Making Bookmarks, Coasters, and Placemats
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

This comprehensive Cross Stitch Course caters to anyone wanting to learn cross stitch, from beginners to advanced enthusiasts. Whether you want to understand the basics, delve into intricate stitches and methods, or craft your own designs and dye fabrics. This course is perfect for those who wish to create functional items like cushions or bookmarks.

Anyone wishing to elevate their cross-stitching prowess, from learning foundational techniques to mastering advanced finishes, will find this course beneficial.

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Accreditations

The Cross-Stitch Diploma Course will take up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course; it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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