Free taster courses at Adult Learning Lewisham


Adult Learning Lewisham is running some more free taster sessions in September so people can try a session and find out more about a subject before committing to a longer course.


Monday 6 September

Beginners introduction clothesmaking

If you have been inspired by the Sewing Bee and would love to start making your own clothes, but don’t know where to start then this introductory session is perfect for you!


Courses available at Grove Park Centre and Granville Park Centre. Find out more about Beginners introduction to clothesmaking
https://lewisham.gov.uk/cel/subjects/Clothesmaking-and-tailoring

Drop-in Knitting clinic

This session is aimed at knitters of all levels, including non-knitters who would love to get started. Come along with any current knitting projects that you are working on that you might need some support and advice with – or simply find out more about learning to knit. https://lewisham.gov.uk/cel/courses/tfd0464br—drop-in-knitting-clinic—free-taster—76324


Tuesday 7 September

Getting start with a first upholstery project

If you are keen to learn this creative, absorbing and highly addictive craft, then this introductory session is a perfect starting place! Find out more about my first upholstery project. https://lewisham.gov.uk/cel/courses/tfd0466gp—getting-started-with-a-first-upholstery-project—free-taster—76326

Beginners introduction to soft furnishing projects and skills

If you are keen to develop your sewing skills, and make some gorgeous furnishings to personalise and decorate your home, then this introductory session is a perfect starting place! https://lewisham.gov.uk/cel/courses/tfd0468br—beginners-introduction-to-soft-furnishing-projects—skills—free-taster—76328


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Wednesday 8 September


Patchwork and quilting – make a 9 patch https://lewisham.gov.uk/cel/courses/tfd0468br—beginners-introduction-to-soft-furnishing-projects—skills—free-taster—76328block

If you are interested in taking up or develop your skills then come along and meet textile artist & tutor Linda Litchfield. You can choose to just watch the demonstration, or if you have any fabric scraps at home and want to have a go at cutting and piecing together a block, then do please bring these along and join in! Find out more about patchwork and quilting session.



Getting started with a first upholstery project

If you are keen to develop your sewing skills, and make some gorgeous furnishings to personalise and decorate your home, then this introductory session is a perfect starting place! Find out more about getting started with a upholstery project.


Thursday 9 September



Beginners introduction to tailoring techniques

Join professional tailor & tutor Anne McLeman to discover the main differences between Clothesmaking & Tailoring skills. Anne will show you the range of techniques that she covers on her workshops, and you’ll have the opportunity to try out some hand-stitching skills. Find out more about introduction to tailoring techniques.
https://lewisham.gov.uk/cel/courses/tfd0467gr—beginners-introduction-to-tailoring-techniques—free-taster—76329

Monday 13 September

Pilates for older adults

Our Pilates for older adults class focuses on mature adults who would like to improve their muscular strength and bone care under supervision of an experienced tutor. Find information about our Pilates for older adults



Pilates for all abilities

Find out how Pilates can help you improve your posture, core strength and muscle balance. This is an online course. https://lewisham.gov.uk/cel/courses/hcwt006br—pilates-for-the-mature-including-elements-of-bone-care—tester—75779

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