As a general rule, taking a course is surely going to be better than trying to learn from whatever random information that comes up on Google. Right? But how do you know what type of course is right for you?
There are a few things to ask yourself and a few points to look out for:
First of all, think about what level you may be at now and what level you’d like to be. Don’t be too hard on yourself and think “I’ll never be able to do that” either. How do you know unless you’ve tried it? But if you think that a course may be too easy, then it probably is. So what you really want is to feel that it’s accessible to you but it also offers you a bit of a challenge.
Here are a few questions to think about:
What’s the structure of the course? Does it take you step-by-step through the fundamentals? What can you expect to have learnt and achieved at the end of it? Does it give you the skillset to be creatively independent?
And you also need to think about the tutors: What are the credentials of the person teaching you? Can you rely on the information they’ve given you? What’s their background?
All the courses we’re offering are aimed at beginners, and we’re piloting and adding more all the time.
For example, our Beginners Hand Embroidery on Twinchies course gives anyone who is completely new to sewing the tools to create their own simple designs and confidence to choose colours that work together. By the end of the course they should feel able to create their own project.
And, in case you’re wondering, you can learn more about us here: about Make and Do Crafts.