Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1991 Guide Badge Book - Needlecraft Stage I


At levels 2, 3 and 4, it is assumed that you can thread a needle, and start and finish off the work, yourself.


Items made for one level must not be presented again at another level.

Only one item may be made a school.

1) Show that you can thread a needle, and start and finish off your work.

2) Make two of the following items:

a) bookmark

b) purse

c) pencil case

d) book cover (eg. for your Handbook)

e) beach bag

f) place mat or similar

And decorate them, using at least four of the following stitches:

a) chain

b) stem

c) blanket

d) cross

e) fly

f) satin

g) threaded running stitch

h) whipped running stitch.

Note: the type of fabric used will vary according to the ae you are eg Binca, evenweave, plain cotton.  Use needle and thread suitable for the material, eg tapestry wool, wool, embroidery silk, etc.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Needlecraft Stage II


At levels 2, 3 and 4, it is assumed that you can thread a needle, and start and finish off the work, yourself.


Items made for one level must not be presented again at another level.

Only one item may be made at school.

1) Show you can tack and hem by sewing a badge on to your uniform or a name tape onto a garment by hand.
2) Use a simple pattern to make a useful article of your choice.   You may use a sewing machine.  Tell the tester how the pattern was placed on the material.
3) Sew a button by hand on to a garment.  Know how to sew on two-hole and four-hole buttons and those with a shank.
4) Make an item of your choice, using a different form of needlecraft, eg tapestry, applique (by hand or machine), embroidery etc.  You may not use knitting or crochet.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Needlecraft Stage III


At levels 2, 3 and 4, it is assumed that you can thread a needle, and start and finish off the work, yourself.


Items made for one level must not be presented again at another level.

Your work should shoe that you can sew by hand and use a sewing machine.  Only one item may be made at school.

1) Have a working knowledge of a sewing machine.

2) Make a simple garment for yourself, and be able to say how you laid the pattern on the fabric, and how you made up the garment.

3) Discuss with the tester the importance of the different types, sizes, and uses of needles - especially those used at this level.

4) Make an item for a bedroom, eg, wall hanging, cushion cover, soft toy, laundry bag, holdall, picture, using one of the following methods:

a) patchwork

b) tapestry

c) applique (by hand or machine)

d) soft sculpture

e) embroidery (machine, traditional, Hardanger, cross-stitch, etc)

f) bargello.

5) Know what is meant by the International Textile care Labelling Code, and how you would car for the items you have made.  Understand the importance of labels in bought items.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Needlecraft Stage IV


At levels 2, 3 and 4, it is assumed that you can thread a needle, and start and finish off the work, yourself.


Items made for one level must not be presented again at another level.

Your work should show a good standard of hand and machine sewing.  Only one item may be made at school.

1) Know the following:

a) the difference between natural and man-made fibres, and how to care for and launder each type

b) the suitability of fabrics for different types of garment

c) the importance of using the right thread and trimmings for each fabric.

2) Make a garment, using fabric of your choice, from a paper pattern.  It should include at least four of the following processes:

a) two methods of making seams

b) neatening of raw edges

c) disposing of fullness

d) finishing a hem

e) setting in a sleeve

f) making a buttonhole

g) setting on a collar

h) putting in a zip

I) putting in a pocket or applying a patch pocket.

Discuss with the tester the costing and method of making up the garment.

3) Learn a form of needlecraft that you have not used before either in this badge or any other interest bade.  Use it to make a useful item for personal or home use.


1994 Brownie Badge Book - Needlecraft Level I


At levels 2, 3, and 4, it is assumed that you can thread a needle, and start and finish off the work, yourself.

Items made for one level must not be presented again at another level.

Only one item may be made at school.

1) Show that you can tread a needle, and start and finish off your work.

2) Make two of the following items:

a) bookmark

b) purse

c) pencil case

d) book cover (eg, for your Handbook)

e) beach bag

f) place mat or similar and decorate them, using at least four of the following stitches:

a) chain

b) stem

c) blanket

d) cross

e) fly

f) satin

g) threaded running stitch

h) whipped running stitch.

Note: The type of fabric used will vary according to the age you are eg Binca, evenweave, plain cotton.  Use needle and thread suitable for the material, eg tapestry wool, wool, embroidery silk etc.

1994 Brownie Badge Book - Needlecraft Level II


At levels 2, 3, and 4, it is assumed that you can thread a needle, and start and finish off the work, yourself.

Items made for one level must not be presented again at another level.

Only one item may be made at school.

1) Show that you can tack and hem by sewing a badge onto your uniform or a name tape onto a garment by hand.

2) Use a simple pattern to make a useful article of your choice.  You may use a sewing machine.  Tell the tester how the pattern was placed on the material.

3) Sew a button by hand on to a garment.  Know how to sew on two-hole and four-home buttons, and those with a shank.

4) Make an item of your choice, using a different form of needlecraft, eg tapestry, applique (by hand or machine), embroidery etc.  You may not use knitting or crochet.

1994 Brownie Badge Book - Needlecraft Level III


At levels 2, 3, and 4, it is assumed that you can thread a needle, and start and finish off the work, yourself.

Items made for one level must not be presented again at another level.

Only one item may be made at school.

Your work should show that you can sew by hand and use a sewing machine.  

1) Have a working knowledge of a sewing machine.

2) Make a simple garment for yourself, and be able to say how you laid the pattern on the fabric, and how you made up the garment.

3) Discuss with the tester the importance of the different types, sizes and uses of needles - especially those used at this level.

4) Make an item for a bedroom, eg, wall handing, cushion cover, soft toy, laundry bag, holdall, picture, using one of the following methods:

a) patchwork

b) tapestry

c) applique (by hand or machine)

d) soft sculpture

e) embroidery (machine, traditional, Hardanger, cross-stich, etc)

f) bargello

5) Know what is meant by the International Textile Care Labelling Code, and how you would care for the items you have made.  Understand the importance of labels in bought items.

1994 Brownie Badge Book - Needlecraft Level IV


At levels 2, 3, and 4, it is assumed that you can thread a needle, and start and finish off the work, yourself.

Items made for one level must not be presented again at another level.

Your work should show a good standard of hand and machine sewing.  Only one item may be made at school.

1) Know the following:

a) the difference between natural and man-made fibres, and how to care for and launder each type

b) the suitability of fabrics for different types of garment

c) the importance of using the right thread and trimmings for each fabric.

2) Make a garment, using fabric of your choice, from a paper pattern.  It should include at least four of the following processes:

a) two methods of making seams

b) neatening raw edges

c) disposing of fullness

d) finishing a hem

e) setting in a sleeve

f) making a buttonhole

g) setting on a collar

h) putting in a zip

I) putting in a pocket or applying a patch pocket.

Discuss with the tester the costing and method of making up the garment.

3) Learn a form of needlecraft that you have not used before either in the s badge or any other interest badge.  Use it to make a useful item for personal or home use.

1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Needlecraft Badge Stage 1

Notes: 
* At Stages 2, 3 and 4, it is assumed that you can thread a needle and start and finish off the work yourself.
* Items made for one stage must not be presented again at another stage.
* Only one item may be made at school or college.
1) Show that you can thread a needle and start and finish off your work.
2) Make two of the following items:
* a bookmark
* a purse
* a pencil case
* a book cover (for example, for your Handbook)
* a beach bag
* a place mat or something similar.
Decorate both using at least four of the following stitches: chain stem, blanket, cross, fly, satin, threaded running stitch and whipped running stitch.
1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Needlecraft Badge Stage 2

Notes:
* At Stages 2, 3 and 4, it is assumed that you can thread a needle and start and finish off the work yourself.
* Items made for one stage must not be presented again at another stage.
* Only one item may be made at school or college.
1) Show you can tack and hem by sewing a badge on to your uniform or a name tape onto a garment by hand.
2) Use a simple pattern to make a useful article of your choice.  You may use a sewing machine.  Tell the tester how the pattern was placed on the material.
3) Sew a button by hand onto a garment.  Know how to sew on two-hole and four-hole buttons and those with a shank.
4) Make an item of your choice using a different form of needlecraft, for example, tapestry, applique (by hand or machine), embroidery, etc.  You may not use knitting or crochet.
1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Needlecraft Badge Stage 3

Notes: 
* At Stages 2, 3, and 4, it is assumed that you can thread a needle and start and finish off the work yourself.
* Items made for one stage must not be presented again at another stage.
* Only one item may be made at school or college.
* Your work should show that you can sew by hand and use a sewing machine.
1) Have a working knowledge of a sewing machine.
2) Make a simple garment for yourself and be able to say how you laid the pattern on the fabric and how you made up the garment.
3) Discuss with the tester the importance of the different types, sizes and uses of needles - especially those used at this stage.
4) Make an item for a bedroom (for example, a wall hanging, a cushion cover, a soft toy, a laundry bag, a holdall or a picture) using one of the following methods:
* patchwork
* tapestry
* applique (by hand or machine)
* soft sculpture
* embroidery (machine, traditional, Hardanger, cross-stitch, etc.)
* bargello
5) Know what is meant by the International Textile Care Labelling Code and how you would care for the items you have made.  Understand the importance of labels in bought items.
1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Needlecraft Badge Stage 4

Notes: 
* At Stages 2, 3 and 4, it is assumed that you can thread a needle and start and finish off the work yourself.
* Items made for one stage must not be presented again at another stage.
* Only one item may be made at school or college.
* Your work should show a good standard of hand and machine sewing.
1) Know the following:
a) the difference between natural and man-made fibres, and how to care for and launder each type
b) the suitability of fabrics for different types of garment
c) the importance of using the right thread and trimmings for each fabric.
2) Make a garment, using fabric of your choice, from a paper pattern.  It should include at least four of the following processes:
* two methods of making seams
* neatening raw edges
* disposing of fullness
* finishing a hem
* setting in a sleeve
* making a buttonhole
* setting on a collar
* putting in a zip
* putting in a pocket or applying a patch pocket.
Discuss with the tester the costing and method of making up the garment.
3) Learn a form of needlecraft that you have not used before either in this badge or in any other Interest Badge. Use it to make a useful item for personal or home use.
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