Earlier this week there was an announcement that has quickly become more exciting for me than even the new pattern announcements – Morley College finally released their course details for the 2012-2013 school year!
If you want to cut straight to the good stuff, you can see all the fashion courses here and the textiles, craft, knitting, and quilting courses are here.
They do the usual basic courses on using a sewing machine, drafting basic blocks, basic draping on the stand, etc, that loads of colleges offer, but they also offer some really interesting niche classes that don’t seem to be offered anywhere else.
Looking at the full lists above, there’s everything from historical wear to hats to shoes to lingerie to dancewear! For beginners as well as truly advanced level courses, too. Most courses only cost around £50, too, which is really reasonably priced, especially when you consider that most of the fashion courses in London start at £300! The facilities at Morley are great, too, with big tables, plenty of light, and ample Bernina machines and dummies, and there’s some seriously good pubs for lunch nearby…
My picks from the new course list:
- Pattern Magic 1 2 Saturdays: 24 Nov 2012 – 1 Dec 2012
- Pattern Magic 2 2 Saturdays: 2 Mar 2013 – 9 Mar 2013
- Pattern Magic Stretch Fabrics 2 Saturdays: 22 Jun 2013 – 29 Jun 2013
- Fitting Workshop A weekend: 13 Oct 2012 – 14 Oct 2012
- Lingerie: Bra Making 1 2 Saturdays: 10 Nov 2012 – 17 Nov 2012
- Pattern Cutting: Inspired by Japan 3 evenings: 11 Jul 2012 – 13 Jul 2012
- Professional Sewing Techniques Wednesday afternoons: multiple dates
- Sew Stretch Fabrics: Activity Wear Wednesday evenings: 12 Sep 2012 – 5 Dec 2012
- Sew Stretch Fabrics: Bras and Underwear Wednesday evenings: 10 Apr 2013 – 19 Jun 2013
- Sewing Suede and Soft Leather: An Introduction All day Monday: 23 Jul 2012
- Creative & Experimental Textiles Wednesday evenings: multiple dates
- Introduction to Pleating 2 Sundays, 27 Jan 2013 – 3 Feb 2013
- Printed Textiles Thursday afternoons: multiple dates
Oh yeah, and Morley also do courses in massage (which I can vouch for!), dance, languages, and music, too, and they’re geared toward “continuing education” so the class times tend to be very office-friendly. Morley College is in London, in easy walking distance from Waterloo Station.
I’ve signed up for the Pattern Magic Stretch Fabrics course, but I’m also sorely tempted to attend the first book’s course, too, so if there’s still space when the next Adsense payment comes in, I’m there!
No, Morley haven’t paid me or anything. I’ve just really enjoyed the courses I’ve attended there and wanted to spread the word!