Chirpy chickens for Easter: FULL
Who is this course for?
This course will suit you if you have some spare fabric, a sewing machine and want to make some funky chickens to celebrate Easter. They make great decorations and gifts and can be made in a variety of sizes. You do not need to be an expert sewer as we will only be sewing in short, straight lines, so it is perfect for beginners too.
During the session you will be guided by your tutor through the step by step instructions, along with a demonstration of how to make these chirpy chickens. You will learn how to make the pyramid style design using your sewing machine. By the end of the workshop, you will have learnt how to make your very own unique funky chickens and should have at least one completed chicken to cluck about.
Support and feedback
Your tutor will give practical demonstrations, have discussions, set tasks and give feedback to support you throughout the task.
Additional costs and requirements
This course is delivered online and provided free of charge. You will, however, need a computer or a tablet with a stable internet connection, as well as a built in or external microphone and camera to attend the course.
To be able to take part in online learning you will be sent a zoom invitation with your access code.
You will need to have your own sewing machine as well as these additional resources: –
Cotton/lightweight fabric (roughly 20 inches squared)
Needle and thread
Buttons or beads (for chicken eyes)
Scraps of felt (at least 10cm squares in 3 different colours, to make the beak, comb, wattle and feet)
Stuffing (the kind you find in a cushion pad is perfect)
A bag of rice (optional)
About the tutor
Your tutor will be Amanda Barrud.
Amanda teaches across a broad curriculum including craft and Family Learning, in addition to Independent Living and Life Skills to adults with learning disabilities. Before taking up employment with Learn Devon in 2002, Amanda worked for the Kent Institute of Art and Design after graduating from the University of Kent with a degree in Psychology.
Her approach to teaching is to provide a supportive environment to encourage experimentation, the trying out of new ideas to enable learners to be challenged. She is reputed to be patient, and eager to explore new techniques and materials to enthuse and inspire her classes.
A mother of 4 children and 1 grandchild, Amanda believes that her life experience has had a positive impact on her teaching. She also works for Mencap, coordinating events and activities for adults with learning disabilities in North Devon.