Whats New

Academy of Independent Parchment Craft Tutors

With Parchment Craft Tutors at Heart

New Covid 19 Challenge

The AIPT are going to challenge you, by giving you a pattern to work on during Virus lock down. We hope it will compensate, in a small way for cancelling the exhibition and workshops.

We will display these on a new Lockdown Challenge page. 

Several Tutors are holding "Zoom" classes and Parch-a-longs via messenger etc.

Keep an eye on Face book for details

T-shirts bearing the Academy logo are now available to order.

Sizes are M (38 inch) and L (40 inch)....if any other sizes are needed, they can be sourced on request.

They are 100% cotton Ladies Fruit of the Loom T-shirts and can be laundered at 30°C.

Cost is £6 plus £1.40 for postage. 

All are prepared subject to order, so delivery time will be dependent on current stocks

Contact  mary.price1@sky.com

Guidelines for on-line tutorials.

Skype and/or messenger video calls and the use of applications such as Zoom can be used for teaching parchment craft and supporting students. It is useful to set a structure for the sessions that will work for both tutor and student, whether it is to be an in-depth 1 to 1 session or for a group.

For 1 to 1 sessions, the first session will almost certainly be one of discussing the needs of the student and exactly what they require. For instance, are they beginners or more advanced students  seeking assistance with certain techniques?

Arrange suitable dates/times so you all involved are available and prepared for the session to start.

For the tutor it is essential to have a webcam that can be moved….a built in one in a laptop won’t provide the necessary depth of field. Most digital cameras can be set up with a feed into a computer.

Ensure the students mute them selves unless they need to ask a question to avoid distracting noises and background conversations.

If the tutor is also a Pergamano registered tutor it is permissible for them to use a Pergamano published design for a lesson (that is however restricted to one per lesson).

Do not share designs!  If neither a free pattern, your own original design or one as described above is available, you must ensure that the pattern used is owned legitimately by all parties and not just a copy.

In addition, do not alter a designer’s patterns in any way, that does not convert them into your originals.
There is a misconception in some countries that by altering a design by 10%, it may be claimed as an original.
That is incorrect and most definitely so in the UK.

Also it should be remembered that once a design has been published (for instance by Parchment Craft Magazine),copyright i.e the right to copy, publish sell and distribute in any format remains with the publisher and not the designer.

Please do not breach copyright.

Do not use any of the designs for the Academy course work.

By all means critique a student’s effort if they are an academy student, but do not use them during a lesson other than perhaps showing the student the work produced for the tutors own exam.

All Academy tutors do have a lesson pack which they received and that can be used.

Decide on an acceptable cost for these lessons
When the student has completed work on a design, they should send a high-resolution scan to the tutor for an in-depth assessment and feedback if required. An additional small cost could be charged for the feedback.

Tutors should be prepared to answer any query and be able to demonstrate any technique as required.

Congratulstions to Mary Price who is now our

Lesson Planner co-ordinator

NEW  Course Information

 Friend of the Academy of Parchment Crafters

This is a supplement course that is part of the Academy of the 

Independent Parchment 

Craft Tutors. The course is a learning module you will be known as a 

“Friend of the Academy”. 

Patterns will be provided with full instruction and colour copy