Craft a hygge cushion

Ockment Centre, Okehampton

Who is this course for?

Craft a Hygge* Cushion for use in your home or to give as a special gift.

*Hygge is a Danish word that means a ‘cosy, comfortable feeling’. To say the word, say ‘hu gah.’

Course content

Suitable for all levels.

You can choose your favourite weaving technique.

You will be sewing basic stitches only.

Learn different weaving techniques.

Try out weaving tools.

Use fabrics to create textures and patterns.

Try a small sample cushion to build your confidence.

No experience is necessary and at the end of the course you will have learnt how to weave, sew and design a bespoke Hygge Cushion or sample cushion.

Support and feedback

Your tutor will be there for constant help and support

Additional costs and requirements

Included in the cost of the course:

1. Cushion backing fabric will be provided.

2. Weaving tools will be provided.

Please bring:

1. Threads, sewing needles and scissors.

2. Your favourite soft/cosy fabric offcuts to cut and weave with.

3. Special decorative items such as ribbons, buttons etc, to decorate your Hygge cushion.

4. Old fabrics to use as your cushion filling.

There are no entry requirements

You may be eligible for a learner bursary if you can demonstrate that attending a course will improve your wellbeing. Eligibility is determined after a short interview with a member of our learning support team. You must be aged over 19 on 31st August 2019 and your household income below £16,009. 50p to access this fund. Contact your local centre for more details. 

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

No it will not be necessary

About the tutor

With Deborah as your tutor, expect enthusiasm and passion for the subjects’ taught, in a calming, inclusive, fun and inspiring environment. You will have time to enjoy the creative process, learn new skills, improve your mental and physical wellbeing and gain motivation to progress and achieve your personal best.

Deborah graduated from Saint Martin’s School of Art with a BA (Hons) Degree in Graphic Design and also achieved an MA Degree in Graphic Design, at Central Saint Martin’s. She has gained many unique experiences, collaborating with other artists and designers.

Deborah is from the West Country, where she runs her own Art, Craft, Design and Horticulture business. She is a practising artist, designer and gallery owner. She has exhibited and sold art work in the South West of England, Scotland and London.

She has recently won a Gold Award for Garden Design and has created Art and Design work for the BBC and MTV. She has also worked at the Tate Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Deborah has been interviewed on BBC Radio about her creative approach to teaching courses, where she passionately promotes the creative use and benefits of sustainable materials, especially plants. Her Sketch, Sculpt and Plant Walks are multi-sensory and interactive in the natural environment. Her work transcends the boundaries of genre and media: it’s thought-provoking work about the pressing concerns of the day and is often refreshingly humorous.

Deborah has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, from the University of London, Institute of Education, specialising in Art and Design. She is a qualified teacher of Art, Craft, Design and Horticulture. She has taught learners of all ages and abilities, for many years. She has been a Head of Art and Design. She teaches across Primary, Secondary, Alternative Provision, and Adult and Community education.

Start date05 Feb 2020
End date05 Feb 2020
Start time10:00
End time15:30
Concessions not available