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Courses

Details of all our courses are available below. Prices include all materials needed (unless otherwise stated).Courses can be booked online, over the telephone on 01858 466692, by post or in person at Leicestershire Craft Centre, 10a High Street, Market Harborough (above Monsoon).

Please note refunds and transfers for workshops and courses can only be given in the unlikely event of a workshop or course being cancelled due to insufficient numbers or unforeseeable circumstances.



Taster Courses Art & Sculpture Jewellery Sewing Dressmaking Homemaking Papercrafts Knitting/Crochet Felting & Textiles Seasonal Other Children's Courses

Taster Courses

Applique Taster

A quick sewing session to learn all about applique. No sewing experience is necessary.

          

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £10.00
Available Dates
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Friday
15/09/2017
10.00-11.00

available places: 8



Block Printing Taster

Come and spend a happy hour printing paper and fabric with our lovely hand carved wooden printing blocks.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £10.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
05/09/2017
10.00-11.00

available places: 8



Cardmaking - using your Sewing Machine!

Take your cardmaking in a new direction and incorporate fabric and paper with stitching to make some beautiful and unusual designs.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £15.00
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Crazy Patchwork

Not keen on precise cutting and pieceing in your patchwork? Come and have a go at crazy patchwork where anything goes with stunning results! Perfect for making applique pieces and using up scraps.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £15.00
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Crochet Taster

An introduction to crochet for complete beginners. Learn how to start off, make a chain and begin crocheting a small flat piece using double and treble stitches.

If you enjoy it, why not go on to book our longer 3 week Crochet Course.

ladies crocheting

Click here for our crochet wool, hooks and patterns in our shop.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £10.00
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Decoupage

Come and spend a happy hour learning how to decoupage - it's the ultimate upcycling craft!

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £10.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
29/08/2017
19.00-20.00

available places: 7



Hand Quilting

Come and learn the art of hand quilting in a quick session. It's a relaxing and enjoyable technique that can enhance your patchwork and provide a good alternative to machine quilting.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £15.00
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Jewellery Taster

An hour long workshop where you will make some simple pieces of jewellery - for example a pair of earrings and stretchy bracelets. If you have attended some of our jewellery workshops before, you are welcome to come along and tackle more complex projects.

Click here to add our jewellery starter kit to your basket.


Jewellery taster course

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £10.00
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Marbling

A quick taster where you will learn how to marble paper and fabric.

Lots of fun, quite messy and you'll have lots of finished pieces to take home to use in all kinds of different ways.

 

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £10.00
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Paper Flowers

Paper Flowers

Spend a pleasant hour learning to fold paper into beautiful flowers - the perfect recycling project!

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £10.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
05/09/2017
13.00-14.00

available places: 6



Quick Canvas Make

Come and spend a happy hour and a half making a stunning canvas to take home - we've got a wealth of quick and easy ideas for you showing that you don't need to be 'arty' to make some gorgeous artwork.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £15.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
29/08/2017
10.00-11.30

available places: 3



Stitched Canvases

Design and make a fabric collage on canvas. Dig through our fabric collection and use simple machine sewing applique to put together your unique piece of textile art.


No sewing experience nessecary for simple designs. Children aged 10+ are also welcome to join.

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £15.00
Available Dates
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Monday
11/09/2017
10.00-11.30

available places: 8



Wet Felting Taster

Come and have a go at Wet Felting. Learn the basic technique using wool tops, soap and water and have a go at felting a pebble - the result is a fabulously tactile paperweight - or a flat piece of felt to take home.


Wet feltingPiece of wet felt

Why not add our Starter Wet Felting kit to your basket? Click here to find it in the shop.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £10.00
Available Dates
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Friday
01/09/2017
13.00-14.00

available places: 8



Art & Sculpture

Art Workshops

We run a variety of one-off Art Workshops throughout the year. They are a great opportunity to try different techniques and mediums without committing to a lengthy course or expensive materials.

 Summer subjects to be confirmed shortly.

Monday 31st July - Drawing Still Life with Sam Wadsworth

Monday 7th August - Drawing Techniques with Sam Wadsworth

Monday 14th August - Watercolour Techniques with Sam Wadsworth

MOnday 21st August - Chinese Brushwork with Carol Renee

 

 Click here to visit our shop for art supplies.

All materials are included in the price of the course.

 

 

 

Tutor: Various
Cost: £25.00
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Beginners Art Class

Explore drawing and painting techniques with the help of practicing artist Sam Wadsworth. Great for those who are new to art, or picking it up after a long time.

 

  

This course is made up of four sessions: 31st Oct, 7th Nov, 14th Nov, 21st Nov

See more of Sam's work: https://www.instagram.com/sam_wadsworth/

Tutor: Sam Wadsworth
Cost: £110.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
31/10/2017
18.30-21.30

available places: 8



Beginners Watercolour

Four sessions that will introduce you to this exciting medium in which you will get to know the materials and learn basic watercolour techniques. Each week you will learn a new technique and use it to create a finished picture.

Please note that the course is four sessions across 2 weeks: Mon 17th / Tues 18th / Mon 24th / Tues 25th July.

   

We have a great Beginners Watercolour Painting Kit in our shop. Click here to have a look!

Tutor: Kay Carpenter
Cost: £112.00
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Collage Art Workshop

Collage artist Julia Milner will be teaching her unique blend of collage work, where she creates beautiful images of birds and animals using just paper and paint.

 

Tutor: Julia Milner
Cost: £35.00
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Improvers Watercolour

 

Watercolour Painting

 

This course is ideal if you've painted in the past and you fancy picking it up again.
Aimed at those with some experience of watercolour painting, or who have completed the Beginners I and II courses. We will revise key techniques, learn how to simplify a subject and work on form, tone and colour.

 

Click here for art supplies in our shop.

 

Tutor: Kay Carpenter
Cost: £125.00
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Intensive Drawing Course

A great opportunity to improve on your drawing skills and try out working with pencil, charcoal and coloured

pencils. Have a go at still life, portraits and landscapes and learn more about shading, sketching and perspective.
The course is suitable for beginners, and those who have done it before, but would like a little more practice.

This course comprises 4 sessions across two weeks:
Session 1: 5th Dec
Session 2: 6th Dec
Session 3: 12th Dec
Session 4: 13th Dec

 

 Many different subjects are covered, so if you have attended this course before, you are welcome to come again.

Tutor: Kay Carpenter
Cost: £110.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
05/12/2017
10.00-13.00

available places: 7



Intermediate Watercolour

 

 

For those with considerable experience, or who have completed our Beginners and Improvers courses. Come and develop your watercolour painting further, guided by our expert tutor. Tackle more complex subject matters ranging from still life to different landscapes.

This course currently has a waiting list - please call us on 01858 466692 for more information.

Click here to visit our shop for art supplies.

 

 

Tutor: Kay Carpenter
Cost: £125.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
12/09/2017
COURSE FULL
Tuesday
31/10/2017
COURSE FULL



Jewellery

Bead Weaving Bracelet

Weave yourself a gorgeous bracelet using the classic Spiral Staircase pattern which tutor Hannah will teach you! Choose from blue, red or green seed beads for the outer spiral with gold or silver details.

Materials Included.

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £28.00
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Jewellery Workshop

Come and learn about stringing beads and how to make bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Suitable for all levels, more experienced jewellery makers will be introduced to different findings and stringing techniques.

Learn to string beads and other basic jewellery making techniques, you will take home a necklace and/or bracelet & earrings.

Can't make it to the Craft Centre? We sell a Jewellery Making Starter Kit in our online shop.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE SHOP

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £28.00
Available Dates
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Friday
01/09/2017
10.00-12.00

available places: 8



Silversmithing - 1 day workshop

A fabulous introduction to the art of Silversmithing. This full day course will teach you all the basic techniques of cutting, etching, texturing and soldering and you will design and make your own metal charm or pendant. Our informative tutors will give you loads of information on how to carry on this fascinating hobby.

You will be given an inch square piece of silver as well as unlimited brass and copper. More silver can be purchased on the day.

Learn the basics of silversmithing during this day long course and make a charm pendant.

"Just want to say a massive thank you for such a wonderful day today in harborough on our silversmithing day. You are lovely tutors & made the day such fun!" Emma

Loved this course? We sell a beginners silversmithing tool kit at the Craft Centre. Give us a call to discuss what you need.

 

Tutor: Naim & Laura
Cost: £80.00
Available Dates
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Sunday
03/09/2017
10.00-16.30

available places: 7



Silversmithing - 5 week course

Our popular silversmithing course runs for 5 weeks so you get even more time to create beautiful jewellery! You will be shown how to work with silver, and get to try a variety of techniques including cutting, etching, filing, soldering and engraving. Complete beginners will start by making a silver pendant. Those who have attended one of our day courses or evening courses before can move on to making rings and earrings. More advanced students can have tuition in stone setting.

The course price includes two pieces of silver and unlimited brass and copper. More silver can be purchased from our tutors if required.

 Learn to silversmith including all the relevant techniques and create beautiful pieces of jewellery. 

This course is made up of 5 sessions. Choose from:

Block 1
Session 1: 6th Sept
Session 2: 13th Sept
Session 3: 20th Sept
Session 4: 27th Sept
Session 5: 4th Oct

Block 2
Session 1: 1st Nov
Session 2: 8th nov
Session 3: 15th Nov
Session 4: 22nd Nov
Session 5: 29th Nov

Tutor: Laura & Naim
Cost: £160.00
Available Dates
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Silversmithing - Family Day

A Silversmithing course suitable for all the family. Adults and children (10+) can both come to this day and make a silver pendant to take home.

Learn to saw, file and decorate your silver with lots of different techniques. There will also be unlimited brass and copper available to use,

There will be no soldering available on this particular course. For insurance purposes, children must be aged 10 or over.

 

 

Tutor: Laura & Naim
Cost: £60.00
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Wedding Jewellery & Tiara - Bespoke Class

Getting married? Would you like to learn to make your very own special wedding jewellery or tiara for a bride and bridesmaids? In this bespoke session you can choose to learn how to create beautiful bridal jewellery or a tiara.

We can show you how to create your own design of wedding jewellery, including how to knot pearls and to make earrings. We will tailor make the techniques used and designs to suit your theme and style.

Or, you can learn how to design and make a bridal tiara, including how to make made-to-measure headbands, learn wire twisting and beading techniques. Then you will have to opportunity to make a tiara to your own design using Swarovski crystals and pearls. Specify your style and colour scheme before the course and we will ensure we have the right colours in stock.

 

This session is organised on a bespoke basis either as a 1-1 session or with a small group of friends. Contact Katharine on 01858 466692 to book a workshop, or commission your pieces.

 

Pearl Bracelet                 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £50.00
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Wire Wrapping

Learn how to make stunning pieces of jewellery simply using wire and beads. You will have the opportunity to make items such as earrings, a bracelet and wire wrapped pendant.

Use the wire wrapping technique to make beautiful pieces of jewellery.

 No Dates Available at Present

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £28.00
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Sewing

Beginners Patchwork - 1 day

A one day course where you will learn to cut squares with a rotary cutter, piece them together accurately, add backing and wadding, do some basic quilting and add a border.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £60.00
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English Pieced Paper Patchwork

English

Learn all about traditional pieced patchwork and begin to handstitch your own hexagons and other shapes to turn into a beautiful piece of patchwork.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £20.00
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Get Creative with Your Sewing Machine!

On this fabulously creative course, you will learn free machine embroidery techniques and get to explore texture and pattern using them on normal fabrics and water soluble fabric to create a piece of artwork to take home.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £28.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
12/09/2017
19.00-21.00

available places: 6



Introduction to Sewing Machines

For those who have never used a machine before, or have not done so for a long time – come and learn the basics to give you the confidence to get going. You will learn to thread your machine, and wind your bobbin then go on to make a simple tote bag.
We have eight lovely modern sewing machines to use, but if you wish, you can bring your own sewing machine to this class - please bring your instruction book too.


INtro to Sewing Machines

Keen to do more? Why not buy one of our starter sewing kits - lots of simple projects with fabric and full instructions included. Click here to have a look at them.

Tutor: Katharine Wright / Sally Timms / Hannah Harrison
Cost: £38.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
05/09/2017
COURSE FULL
Tuesday
17/10/2017
18.30-21.00

available places: 7



Invisible Zips

Come and perfect putting in an invisible zip - once you know how to do it, you'll never use ordinary zips again! You'll be shown how to put in an invisible zip in garments and practise doing your own. We'll also look at using them in cushions and bags and you'll go away with the knowledge and confidence to tackle any project!

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £15.00
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Jelly Roll Quilt Weekend

Find out all the fun you can have with a Jelly Roll!

On Saturday you will piece and sew the top of a lap quilt, learning how to work speedily with strips to create deceptively complex patterns!

On Sunday, we will quilt our patchwork and stitch the border.

You will need to bring 1 Jelly Roll and backing fabric in colours of your choice to the class.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £100.00
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Knicker Making

Make your own pair of perfect pants and learn how to work with stretch fabrics suitable for underwear, with expert Sally.

 

Tutor: Sally Timms
Cost: £25.00
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Learn to Love Your Overlocker!

A session on using your overlocker to learn new techniques such as sewing curves and hems so you can begin to use your overlocker to its full capability.

It is recommended that you bring your overlocker with you to the session. However, we do have two here, and if you would like to use one, then please request it when you book.

As this is a short course, there is not time to spend on threading or setting up your overlocker. If you would like to come to the Craft Centre to do this, then please contact us on 01858466692 to arrange a 1-1 session focussing on your particular machine.

 

Tutor: Sally Timms / Katharine Wright
Cost: £20.00
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Leather Clutch Bag

Come and make a beautiful leather and fabric clutch bag with zip fastening. You'll gain a wealth of skills in just one evening and leave with a finished bag to take home.

 

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £36.00
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Leather Style Drawstring Bag

Take your bag making skills further with this on-trend drawstring bag, made with faux leather fabric. 

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £55.00
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Friday
08/12/2017
10.00-14.00

available places: 7



Linen Aprons

Perfect for wearing to garden, sew, craft or simply as a pinafore; linen aprons are fashionable and versatile.

Come and make your own on this short course and you'll be making them for all your friends!

Suitable for any level. 

  

Tutor: Sally Timms
Cost: £45.00
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Sunday
08/10/2017
10.00-13.00

available places: 8



Modern Hand Embroidery


Discover the art of hand embroidery. You will be introduced to a variety of different stitches including running stitch, chain stitch, french knots and herringbone stitch and create a decorative stitched sampler to take home.

You will also be shown how to transfer a design on to fabric to continue your new found hobby!

An introduction to the art of hand embroidery, learn all the basic stitches and how to transfer a design to fabric.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £26.00
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Quilting and Patchwork Class - 4 week

Bring your patchwork or quilting project and get lots of assistance and tuition in your chosen project. 

Not sure what to make? We can give you plenty of ideas and suggestions.

 

 

Want to invest in the basic equipment for patchwork?

Click here for rotary cutters, cutting mats and patchwork rulers in our shop.

Tutor: Katharine Wright / Hannah Harrison
Cost: £80.00
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Setting up Your Overlocker

Have you just bought yourself an overlocker? Not sure where to start?

Book a 1-1 session with us and we will help you get your machine threaded and set up ready to sew.

Call us on 01858 466692 to book your session.

 

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £25.00
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Sew a Leather Bag

A great introduction to working with leather, make a fabulous tote bag with grab handles and an interior pocket. You'll be taught how to use a sewing machine to sew leather and have a go at top sticthing on the pocket. You'll also learn how to use Rivets to attach the straps and pocket. There is usually a choice of colours for your bag so you can make it to suit you or the person you're giving it to!

 

 

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £45.00
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Sew a Make-up Bag

A lovely project where you will make a lined make-up bag with clasp fastening.

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £28.00
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Sew a Winter Cape

An essential wardrobe staple is a stylish winter throw made in a warm wool fabric. Come and make your own on this one day course.

Suitable for all levels. 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £60.00
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Sewing with Water Soluble Fabric

Take your free machine embroidery skills a step further and learn to use them with water soluble fabric, with some spectacular results!

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £26.00
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Slow Stitched Picture

Relaxing and therapeutic - get back to basics with a slow stitched picture, the perfect activity for long winter nights.

No sewing experience is necessary. 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £24.00
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Social Sewing Sessions

Sessions where you can bring your own projects to work on, get help with any tricky bits and socialise at the same time!

You can bring any sewing projects you like: dressmaking, patchwork & quilting, homemaking - or whatever you are working on!


These courses are made up of 5 sessions. Choose from block 1 or 2:

Block 1
Session 1: 8th Sept 
Session 2: 15th Sept
Session 3: 22nd Sept
Session 4: 29th Sept
Session 5: 6th Oct

Block 2 
Session 1: 3rd Nov
Session 2: 10th Nov
Session 3: 17th Nov
Session 4: 24th Nov
Session 5: 1st Dec

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £100.00
Available Dates
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Friday
08/09/2017
12.30-15.00

available places: 7
Friday
03/11/2017
12.30-15.00

available places: 8



Triangle Patch Cushion

A quick patchworking session where you will learn how to make triangle patches the easy way, and complete a pretty envelope cushion.

Ideal for those relatively new to patchwork.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £28.00
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Tweed Bags

Make a beautiful tweed handbag, lined with fabric and finished off with leather straps. Learn a host of bag making skills and make yourself a timeless classic you will just use and use. 

 

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £60.00
Available Dates
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Friday
15/12/2017
10.00-14.00

available places: 8



Dressmaking

5 week Daytime Dressmaking

Bring your own pattern and fabric and embark on a dressmaking project in this lovely, relaxed class with full tuition.

We sell patterns and fabric at the Craft Centre and we are always happy to advise you on suitable projects and fabrics to choose. Just pop in and have a chat with Katharine or Hannah.

 

 

These courses are made up of 5 sessions. Choose from block 1 or 2:

Block 1
Session 1: 7th Sept
Session 2: 14th Sept
Session 3: 21st Sept
Session 4: 28th Sept
Session 5: 5th Oct

Block 1
Session 1: 2nd Nov
Session 2: 9th Nov
Session 3: 16th Nov
Session 4: 23rd Nov
Session 5: 30th Nov

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright / Hannah Harrison
Cost: £120.00
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Beginners Pattern Cutting

 

Start learning to make your own patterns using your own measurements. 

You will learn to make a skirt from your own measurements and then use this to make a toile sample. Take your made-to-measure pattern home to make more!

Tutor: Laura Broughton
Cost: £65.00
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Dressmaking Master Class with HeatherJacks (2014 winner of the Great British Sewing Bee)

Winner of the Great British Sewing Bee, Heather Jacks, comes to Leicestershire Craft Centre to share her knowledge and couture sewing skills.

In this one-day workshop, bring along a pattern (vintage or modern) and fabric of your choice - if you can have your fabric already cut out, this will allow you more sewing time on the day - and let Heather guide you through the dress making process showing you the delights of couture!

Ideal for those who are relatively new to sewing who want to know how to do things 'properly' and also those who are more experienced who want to go to the next level and learn some couture techniques for a fantastically professional finish!

 

Tutor: Heather Jacks
Cost: £70.00
Available Dates
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Sunday
19/11/2017
10.00-17.00

available places: 5



Evening Dressmaking Course

A block of evening sessions where you will learn how to follow a dressmaking pattern and make an item of clothing of your choice (it doesn't have to be a dress!) guided by our expert dressmaker. 

You will need to bring your own pattern, fabric, thread and notions to this course. This course is suitable for all levels.

We sell patterns and fabric at the Craft Centre, so if you want advice on suitable projects to begin with, please come and visit and we can help you find something suitable.



Block 1: 6 sessions
Session 1: 14th Sept
Session 2: 21st Sept
Session 3: 28th Sept
Session 4: 5th Oct
Session 5: 12th Oct
Session 6: 19th Oct

Block 2: 4 sessions
Session 1: 2nd Nov
Session 2: 9th Nov
Session 3: 16th Nov
Session 4: 23rd Nov

Tutor: Laura Broughton / Katharine Wright
Cost: £120.00
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Intermediate Pattern Cutting

A full day course following on from our Beginners Pattern Cutting class where you will make your own block for a simple top from your own measurements. Then you use your own pattern to make a toile sample in the afternoon. Take it away and you can continue making your own made-to-measure clothes!

Tutor: Laura Broughton
Cost: £65.00
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Make A Dress In A Day

A full day workshop where you will make either a lovely child's dress, or a great adult's shift dress from start to finish under the guide of our expert tutor. We provide a pattern, but you need to bring some fabric of your choice. You will go away with the ability to begin making more clothes for yourself, friends or family. Basic knowledge of a sewing machine is required.

You will need 2.5 metres of cotton for an adult dress, 1m for a child's dress and matching thread.

We have a nice selection of fabrics available to buy at the Craft Centre on the day.

Learn all the skills you need to make either a child's or adults dress to fit perfectly. We'll provide the pattern, you provide the fabric.

Tutor: Laura Broughton / Katharine Wright
Cost: £60.00
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Overlock a Jersey Tunic

This is the perfect way to get to grips with overlocking - learn how to use your overlocker to create a fabulous garment!

Using Japanese pattern cutting techniques, you will measure and make a flattering jersey tunic almost entirely on your overlocker. 

We have two overlockers available for use at the Craft Centre, so if you want to use one of these, please call us to reserve one. Otherwise, please bring your own machine.

You will also need 2 metres of jersey fabric.

 Why not order your fabric in advance? Click here to browse our fabrics and we'll have  your choice ready and waiting for you when you arrive for the course!

 

Tutor: Sally Timms
Cost: £40.00
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Sew a Simple Skirt

Spend a session learning to cut a pattern and sew a simple A-line skirt. A great introduction to dressmaking.

You will need to bring 1.5 metres of dressmaking fabric (either 115cm or 150cm wide), a 7 inch zip and matching thread. Mediumweight cotton is advised. Please avoid stretchy or very heavy materials. 

We do have a nice selection of fabrics here at the Craft Centre so you can come and choose either in advance, or on the day.

Learn the basics of dressmaking and create this simple a-line skirt, materials not included.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £30.00
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Sew a Smocked Sundress

Smocked Sundress

Sew the cutest little girl's sundress with just 1 metre of fabric. Learn to smock using the sewing machine and come away with the perfect Summer dress.

You will need to bring 1m of a very lightweight cotton. We sell a range of fine cotton lawns here at the Craft Centre, so you can buy on the day.

Tutor: Laura Broughton
Cost: £30.00
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Summer Dressmaking Sessions - 4 weeks

Get a head start on your Winter wardrobe on our summer dressmaking sessions! Bring your own pattern and fabric, or come and choose from our range in the Craft Centre and be guided through the dressmaking process.

Either book all 4 sessions for £90 or pick your dates for £25 per session. (Call us on 01858 466692 to book individual sessions).

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £90.00
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Homemaking

5 day Intensive Upholstery

Our popular Upholstery course in an intensive 5 day format. This course runs for 5 full days Monday-Friday.

During this intensive 5 day course you will have the opportunity to learn upholstery with Kevin from Market Harborough Upholstery.
Bring a small armchair or dining chair(s) (it has to fit up our stairs!), learn how to strip it back to basics and reupholster it just like the experts do.

All tools will be provided but participants will be expected to buy the materials they need, in addition to the course fee, as the course progresses because everyone's requirements will be different. All materials will be provided by Kevin at a special discounted rate.
A great opportunity to learn a rare skill. There are just 5 spaces on this course, so that everyone can gain maximum benefit.

Please talk to us if you would like to spread the cost and pay for this course in three separate installments.

Tutor: Kevin Bennett
Cost: £350.00
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Monday
23/10/2017
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Curtains

Learn how to make simple curtains with a pencil-pleat header in this useful homemaking class.

 

Tutor: Helen Bunting
Cost: £30.00
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Cushions

A one-off session where you will measure and cut a cushion, sew in a zip fastening and add a piped edge. A cushion pad is included in the price of the course, so uou will leave with a finished cushion!

Suitable for Confident Beginner Sewers and upwards.

Tutor: Laura Broughton/ Katharine Wright
Cost: £40.00
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Hand-made Lampshades

Handamde Lampshades

In this fabulous course you will learn how to make a professionally-finished 30cm drum lampshade. All materials are included in the price of the course, however if you have fabric of your own you would like to use, you are welcome to bring it along. You need half a metre of lightweight fabric (craft cotton weight).

"Wanted to say a BIG thank you for the tutorial last night. Thoroughly enjoyed it and think that it may just be the start of many lampshades to come!"  Trish

"Just to say that I very much enjoyed last night's lampshade class - well instructed in a friendly atmosphere and pleased with my finished shade." Joy Gilbert

Click here to buy lampshade kits in our shop.

 

Tutor: Helen Bunting
Cost: £38.00
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Tuesday
05/12/2017
18.30-21.30

available places: 8



Homeware DIY: Box Calendar

Design and make a Box Calendar in this Pinterest inspired homeware DIY.

Construct and paint your box and design tags for the days and months!

You can also make
A DIY Magazine Rack on 11th Sept

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £18.00
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Homeware DIY: Hanging Organiser

Design and make a Hanging Organiser in this Pinterest inspired homeware DIY.

You can paint, glue and sew together your personalised piece with help from tutor Meg.

  

You can also make
A DIY Calendar Box on 7th Sept
A DIY Magazine Rack on 11th Sept

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £18.00
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Monday
04/09/2017
14.00-16.00

available places: 8



Homeware DIY: Magazine Rack

Make a modern Magazine Rack in this Pinterest inspired homeware DIY.

Includes some simple machine sewing. Materials included.

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £18.00
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Monday
11/09/2017
14.00-16.00

available places: 8



Learn to Make a Roman Blind

Roman Blind

Learn how to make a Roman Blind on this three hour course. You will learn how to measure and calculate your folds, position patterns on your fabric, and then you will go on to make a complete sample blind to take away. You will then have all the techniques at your fingertips to be able to make blinds for your own windows.

 

Tutor: Helen Bunting
Cost: £40.00
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Rag Rug Wreaths

Rag Rugging

An old-fashioned art experiencing a new revival and a fabulous way to upcycle old material.

Raid out stash of Christmas fabrics and make a unique christmas wreath for your home.

 

 

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £30.00
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Monday
30/10/2017
10.00-13.00

available places: 8



Upholstery Taster - Make a Stool in a Day

An opportunity to give upholstery a go, and finish a piece in just one day!

Guided by our expert tutor, Kevin Bennett of Harborough Upholstery, you will make and upholster a stool learning about all the tools and materials needed as you go.

Materials are included in the price. All you need to bring is half a metre of your chosen top fabric, and your lunch!

 

 

Tutor: Kevin Bennett
Cost: £150.00
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Monday
08/01/2018
10.00-16.00

available places: 5



Papercrafts

Book Folding & Sculpture

We've all seen these wonderfully folded books creating pictures and words. Now come and learn how to do it in this one-off session. It's relaxingly addictive!

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright / Hannah Harrison
Cost: £25.00
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Tuesday
29/08/2017
12.30-14.30

available places: 7



Card Making

With full access to all our cardmaking materials, make a series of simple handmade cards for any occasion with cutting and collaging techniques.

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £15.00
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Monday
18/09/2017
10.00-12.00

available places: 7



Paper Cutting

Learn the delicate and beautiful art of paper cutting.

Tutor: Sarah Holden
Cost: £28.00
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Paper Wreaths

A simple but effective wreath using sheet music or book pages. Make it sparkle for Christmas or keep it neutral so you can hang it all year round. 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £15.00
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Knitting/Crochet

Arm Knitting

A fun evening with super chunky yarn. Learn how to knit with your arms to make the softest, snuggliest infinity scarf!

Join us for a fun evening wrapped in wool!

 

 

 

Tutor: Kitty Meeks
Cost: £28.00
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Beginners Crochet Course

For complete beginners this workshop introduces you to the fabulous and fun technique of crochet. We work through the basic stitches, granny squares, learn how to read a pattern to progress to more complex techniques. 

Included in the price of the course is a crochet hook and ball of yarn to keep, as well as all patterns used as well as the option to take your hook and wool home to practice.

People who have attended this course before, are welcome to return and move on further with pattern reading, crocheting in the round and learning more complex stitches.

Learn to crochet from beginner to intermediate level over two weeks, crochet a gorgeous granny square that could be the beginning of a blanket.

Block 1 with 2 sessions: 2nd Oct & 9th Oct

Block 2 with 3 sessions: 30th Nov, 7th Dec & 14th Dec

Tutor: Kitty Meeks
Cost: £50.00
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Monday
02/10/2017
10.00-13.00

available places: 7



Crochet a Basket

Make yourself a sturdy crocheted basket in this single session.

You need to know the crochet basics, especially a double crochet stitch.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £26.00
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Monday
04/09/2017
10.00-12.00

available places: 8



Knitting Clinic

Whether you are a complete beginner or got a specific problem, come along and we'll help you out. We can teach you the basics, help with pattern reading, sort out tricky bits - just bring along your yarn and needles and we'll get you going! Feel free to bring crochet problems too.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £10.00
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Tuesday
10/10/2017
14.00-15.30

available places: 8



Felting & Textiles

DIY Screen Printing

An introduction and exploration of home print making. Most people are under the illusion that screen printing requires specialist equipment, and spending a lot of time and money to get good results. However, this not the case. This course can give you the confidence and skills to do your own simple print making projects at home.

The session will be split into three parts: building the screen, making a stencil for printing, followed by printing with the newly built equipment. Participants will have two products to take home at the end of the session- their own screen and their test prints.

Tutor: Sarah Holden
Cost: £40.00
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Sunday
26/11/2017
10.00-14.00

available places: 8



Experimental Textiles

Spend an evening creating your own unique and experimental fabrics through bonding, trapping and fusing. Try wax entrapment, polyfusion and tape transfer. You’ll be amazed at what you create!

Spend a crafty evening creating unique fabrics using bonding, trapping and fusing - it's textiles but not as you know it!

 

Tutor: Laura Broughton
Cost: £25.00
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Felted Flowers

Felted Flowers

Learn how to wet felt and sculpt amazing flowers that can be used as brooches or decoration. Choose from our wide range of wool tops to create your own beautiful flower.

Tutor: Sushila Pillai
Cost: £25.00
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Felted Landscape - 2 weeks

A two week course combining wet felting, needlefelting and embroidery where you will create a beautiful felted landscape.

Week One: will involve laying out and wet felting the base of your design.

Week Two: you will add texture and detailed with needlefelted and embroidered embellishments.

This course is made up of 2 sessions: Monday 4th December & Monday 11th December

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £42.00
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Monday
04/12/2017
10.00-12.00

available places: 7



Felted Wall Hanging

This is a fantastic opportunity for those who love felting to work on a larger piece to create a wall hanging for your home. 

Felting is a wonderfully creative technique that always has amazing results. Even if you've never tried it before, you can come to this class and go away with a substantial piece of artwork. We have a fabulous range of colours and wools to choose from so you can create something that is truly personal.

 

 

 

Tutor: Sushila Pilai
Cost: £58.00
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Friday
25/08/2017
10.00-16.00

available places: 7



Introduction to Weaving

A wonderful introduction to the beautiful art of weaving.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £38.00
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Lino Printing for Beginners

Come and learn all about lino printing, the tools and materials involved, and how to cut and print your own design. You will cut and print your own design onto paper and fabric to take away.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £28.00
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Mixed Media Textile Bird Collage

A wonderful workshop where you will incorporate fabric, stitching and papers to create a bird collage that can be framed.

You will be amazed what you can achieve in just 3 hours!

Tutor: Becky Doyle
Cost: £30.00
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Monday
27/11/2017
10.00-13.00

available places: 8



Needlefelting


Needle felting is the process of stabbing wool fibres with a barbed needle to create felt which can be sculpted into different shapes, or used to decorate wet felted pieces.

 

 Click here to add our Starter Needlefelting Kit to your basket.

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Tutor: Carrie Gardner-Pett / Laura Broughton
Cost: £26.00
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Nuno Felted Scarf

Nuno Felted Scarf

Nuno felting is the art of felting with wool tops onto fabric such as silk or muslin. It creates a beautifully delicate effect and wonderful patterns and designs can be made.

In this four hour course you will learn how to nuno felt and experiment with different shapes and styles and then apply the technique to design and make your own nuno felted scarf.

 

Tutor: Sushila
Cost: £42.00
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Tuesday
03/10/2017
10.00-14.00

available places: 8



Silk Painting

Spend a morning learning how to paint on silk and create a beautiful piece of art work to take home and perhaps wear as a scarf.

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £35.00
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Wet Felted Vessel

Learn how to wet felt using a resist to create a seamless three dimensional vessel or vase. Simply one of the most satisfying things you can do!

Tutor: Sushila Pilai
Cost: £28.00
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Seasonal

Hand-sewn felt Christmas decorations! See how many you can make in an hour...

   

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
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Ceramic Christmas Decorations

A fun and enjoyable workshop to get into the Christmas spirit. You will be shown how to make ceramic Christmas decorations from white clay and how to add different decorative techniques using lace, Indian stamps and lettering. A perfect way to create your own hanging Christmas decorations, ideal to hang on your tree or give away as a special Christmas gift. 

The ceramics will be taken away to be fired and returned to the Craft Centre within two weeks.

 

Tutor: Nikki McCathie
Cost: £25.00
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Friday
20/10/2017
10.00-12.00

available places: 8



Children's Crafty Christmas Makes

A short course for kids – drop them off while you finish your Christmas shopping. They’ll have fun and come home with some great Christmas makes.

Recommended for Age 7 upwards.

Leave the kids with us to make quick and easy Christmas makes whilst you finish your shopping.

Click here to visit our Children's Crafty Kits section of our shop.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £12.00
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Christmas Baubles

Experimenting with decorating and personalising Christmas baubles - for ideal learning how to jazz up your own decorations at home, or giving as gifts.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £10.00
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Christmas Button Craft

Button art and craft with a lovely Christmassy theme - come and make pictures, trees, baubles and wreaths - all with buttons!

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £18.00
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Christmas Button Pictures

Our classic Button Pictures workshop with a Christmas twist!

Raid our huge button stash and make a festive button canvas for your home...

Children 10+ welcome

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £18.00
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Christmas Decorations

A fun seasonal workshop where you will make four or five lovely Christmas decorations to take away.

 

Click here to visit our shop for Christmas craft kits and supplies.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £18.00
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Tuesday
12/12/2017
19.00-21.00

available places: 8



Christmas Table Runner

Whizz yourself up a festive runner for your Christmas table using basic patchwork and quilting skills and applique. We have lots of lovely Christmas fabric to choose from, so you can match your table's colour scheme.

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £45.00
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Tuesday
19/12/2017
10.00-14.00

available places: 8



Edible Christmas Decorations (5+)

A fun hour making popcorn garlands, sweet trees and lots of other festive edible treats!

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £6.00
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Friday
22/12/2017
10.00-11.00

available places: 8



Festive Wreaths

Lots of lovely ideas for different kinds of Festive Wreaths - you can choose your favourite and make your own!

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £18.00
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Hand Printed Christmas Cards

A Quick Make session where you can have a go at lino printing your own selection of festive cards.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £10.00
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Monday
09/10/2017
13.00-14.00

available places: 8



Make a Burlap Wreath

All the rage for a crafty, vintage, shabby chic style Christmas. Come and make your own and put your own unique style on it!

 

 

 

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £20.00
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Paper Christmas

Learn how to make gift bags and envelopes, print your own wrapping paper and make your gifts look beautiful this year! 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £15.00
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Monday
18/12/2017
10.00-11.30

available places: 8



Pompom Wreaths

The pompom trend isn't going away, so come and make a fun Christmas wreath with them! A great modern twist for an indoor wreath...pick your colour scheme to suit your home.

 

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £20.00
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Scandinavian Christmas

We love the Scandinavian look for Christmas - come and make your own decorations in this style using lots of natural materials.

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £18.00
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Friday
01/12/2017
10.00-12.00

available places: 8



Sew a Christmas Stocking

A chance to raid our stash of Christmas themed fabric and make a personalised stocking using applique techniques.

Sew Christmas Stockings that will be used year after year. Book now and bring a friend for half price.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £25.00
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Other

4 week Pottery Course
Develop your pottery skills or discover them for the first time!  Come along and enjoy a 4 week pottery course and learn new skills and techniques to create unique pieces for your home. 
 
 
Over the four weeks you will create four different pieces: 

1.Ceramic screen printed coasters
This workshop will show you how to roll and create your own set of 4 coasters from clay using a tile cutter.Add colour using a range of coloured slips and then you will able to add a screen printed image to decorate your coasters. Choose from a range of different images including dragonflies, butterflies, dandelions, feathers and mini-beasts.

2.Ceramic hearts and birds
In this workshop you will make some beautiful hanging hearts and birds out of white clay and cutters.You will be shown how to use lace and Indian stamps to create a beautiful decorative surface onto the clay shapes and letter stamps to personalise them. The next sessions when they have been fired you can then use an oxide and glaze to create a beautiful finish.

3. Ceramic repeated pattern bowl
In this session you will be shown how to hand-build a bowl using a repeated shape out of clay and overlay it to create your bowl. Then using tools to draw into the clay to add extra detail and interest.The following week you will be shown how to use coloured underglaze to enhance the shapes and glaze your bowl.

4. Ceramic tea light holders
Using white clay you will be shown how to roll and make small cylindrical slab pots. Then using vintage lace and Indian stamps to imprint a design and a variety of tools to cut out tiny shapes to let the light through when a tea light is inside. A beautiful addition to any windowsill

 

The cost of the course includes all glazing and firing and all materials used.
 


This course runs over: 19th Sept, 26th Sept, 3rd Oct & 10th Oct
Tutor: Nikki McCathie
Cost: £125.00
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Tuesday
19/09/2017
19.00-21.00

available places: 7



Button Art (5+)

A session for all the family! Come and raid our button stash and make a charming button picture to take away.

Button Picture

 Loved this? Buy our button kits for a lovely gift or to make at home. Click here to visit our shop.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £15.00
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Candlemaking

Come and learn how to make your own scented candles for gifts. You will learn about soya wax, essential oils and various candlemaking techniques and make a large glass candle and a teacup candle to take home.

Tutor: Carol Renee
Cost: £30.00
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Glass Fusion

Learn all about glass fusion and create your own beautiful piece of glass art in the process.

During the session, you will create a piece of glass art that will be taken away to be fired and mounted, ready to be framed.

 8th September - Glass Suncatcher

28th November - Glass Christmas Decorations

1st December - Glass Christmas Decorations

 

Tutor: Sarah Luke
Cost: £32.00
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Friday
08/09/2017
10.00-12.00

available places: 5
Tuesday
28/11/2017
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Gold Leaf Calligraphy

A day to learn the art of illumination using gilding techniques and real
gold leaf. Create two initial letters of your choice and enhance it with vibrant
colours or calligraphy.


Gold leaf, glue, brushes and paper are all provided. There will be lots of
extras available to buy on the day.

Light refreshments are included, but don’t forget to bring your own lunch as
there will be a 1/2 hour break to relax a little.

Please email or call us with your choice of initials when you book.

Tutor: Jane Lappage
Cost: £50.00
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Sunday
22/10/2017
10.00-16.00

available places: 7



Introduction to Bobbin Lace - Bracelet

Make a pretty lace bracelet in this lace-making session, that is suitable for beginners and those who have had a go before. Learn all about the equipment used in lace-making and hopefully be inspired to carry on once you have tried this ancient and relaxing craft.

 

Tutor: Suzanne Plamping
Cost: £38.00
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Monday
20/11/2017
10.00-13.00

available places: 8



Leather Accessories

Learn how to work with leather and make your own unique accessories including hair bands and keyrings in this Quick Make...

Children 10+ welcome.

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £15.00
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Monday
25/09/2017
10.00-11.30

available places: 7



Making Mosiacs

Come and learn all about making mosaics - the tools to use, the products to buy and the different kinds of mosaics you can do. Then have a go at making your own!

You will have time to make either a set of coasters, one large piece or a small 3D piece.

The session is divided into three parts - design and making your mosiac, a small lunch break while everything dries and a grouting session.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £40.00
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Monday
06/11/2017
10.00-14.00

available places: 8



Modern Calligraphy

Try your hand at this increasingly popular style of Modern Calligraphy. Ideal for all those personal touches to your hand crafted cards and gifts, or generate your own unique design.

The course includes a nib holder, nib, practice lines, letters and paper. Other items to help you flourish at calligraphy will be available on the day.

Tutor: Jane Lappage
Cost: £30.00
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Modern Calligraphy - Follow on Course

 

For everyone who has enjoyed learning the basics of Modern Calligraphy but now wants to move to the next level.

The class will start with a review of the basics and then move on to show you how to create beautiful finished pieces so you can confidently scribe your cards, place names and any other items you need for that special occasion.

Please have in mind a small quote, phrase or saying you want to use as an example to get you started.

Tutor: Jane Lappage
Cost: £30.00
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Willow Weaving

Learn how to make a willow sculpture. No experience is necessary.

You can pick your own subject matter, although a smaller sculpture is recommended for your first go.

Ducks, herons and chickens have all been achieved and for the more experienced hares, cats even small dogs or
sheep. You will be shown all the processes and techniques of sculpting from willow and give you all the help and tuition needed to take away a finished willow sculpture.

Tutor: Kate Morrell
Cost: £78.00
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Children's Courses

After School Art Club (11-15)

Join us for 4 sessions of Creative Arts learning and exploring. Our Monday sessions are ideal for creative 11-15yr olds.

Contemporary Art Graduate and children's tutor Meg will run these relaxed tutored sessions, exploring different mediums, subjects, artists and ideas each week:

Week 1, 18th Sept: Painting 
Week 2, 25th Sept: Mixed Media/Collage
Week 3, 2nd Oct: 3D
Week 4, 9th Oct: Drawing 

All materials, guidance and inspiration included!
£40 for all 4 sessions

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £40.00
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After School Art Club (7 -11)

Join us for 4 sessions of Creative Arts learning and exploring. Our Tuesday sessions are ideal for creative 7-11yr olds.

Contemporary Art Graduate Meg will run these relaxed tutored sessions, exploring different mediums, subjects, artists and ideas each week:

Week 1, 19th Sept: Painting
Week 2, 26th Sept: Clay
Week 3, 3rd Oct: Pastels
Week 4, 10th Oct: Drawing

All materials, guidance and inspiration included!

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £35.00
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Beaded Wind Chimes (6+)

Spend a happy hour making a wind chime for your garden or bedroom.

 

Tutor: Megan Bonser
Cost: £8.00
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Monday
16/10/2017
10.00-11.30

available places: 7



Beginners Dressmaking (Age 10+)

A sewing session for age 10+ - learn to begin using dressmaking patterns, cut out your pattern pieces and sew them together.

Wednesday 2nd August - Off the shoulder top

Friday 18th August - Panelled skirt

 

"Grace came to the Sewing Class and really enjoyed making the shorts...I was so impressed with what they did in such a short space of time."  Tanya Lord

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £30.00
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Card Making (7+)

Dig through our collage and card making materials, create a design and make a series of one of a kind cards!

Suitable for 7-11yrs 

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
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Children's Art & Craft Club (6+) - 4 week

For children who love to make, paint, draw and craft; this 4 week club gives children lots of opportunities to try new techniques, learn new skills and get creative.

Suitable for children aged 6+



Block 1
Session 1: 16th Sept
Session 2: 23rd Sept
Session 3: 30th Sept
Session 4: 7th Sept

Block 2
Session 1: 4th Nov
Session 2: 11th Nov
Session 3: 18th Nov
Session 4: 25th Nov

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £35.00
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Childrens Art Workshops(6+)

A series of Art Workshops for children to experiment with different mediums and ways of making art. Suitable for children aged 6 upwards. Lessons will including looking at abstract art and working with clay, with something different to take home after each session.

Week 1, 31st July: Painting 
Week 2, 7th Aug: 3D
Week 3, 14th Aug: Drawing
Week 4, 21st Aug: Printmaking 

(Young adults are also welcome to attend the adult art workshops)

 

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £16.00
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Childrens Book Folding (8+)

Fold your initial into a book and make your very own personalised decoration for your room!

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £10.00
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Children's Glass Fusion

Design and make mini sun catchers with lots of different coloured glass, with glass tutor Sarah. They will be taken away and fired for you to collect.

Tutor: Sarah Luke
Cost: £10.00
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Childrens' Sewing Club - 4 weeks (Age 7-11)

Aimed at beginner sewers aged 7-11, we undertake lots of different projects building up cutting and sewing skills along the way. 

Projects can include, soft toys, patchwork, applique and simple dressmaking.

 

Block 1 starting with a Russian Doll Applique Cushion...
Session 1: 16th Sept
Session 2: 23rd Sept
Session 3: 30th Sept
Session 4: 7th Oct

Block 2 starting with a Wrap around Skirt...
Session 1: 4th Nov
Session 2: 11th Nov
Session 3: 18th Nov
Session 4: 25th Nov

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £40.00
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Saturday
16/09/2017
COURSE FULL



Children's Sewing Club (Age 10+)

Our popular sewing club for older children who have already had some experience sewing. We will tackle more challenging projects and fabrics to build on existing skills.

Block 1 starting with a Complex Bag...

Session 1: 16th Sept
Session 2: 23rd Sept
Session 3: 30th Sept
Session 4: 7th Oct

Block 2 starting with a Onesie...
Session 1: 4th Nov
Session 2: 11th Nov
Session 3: 18th Nov
Session 4: 25th Nov

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £40.00
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Children's Silversmithing

A fantastic NEW course for older children/teenagers.

Learn to saw, file and drill precious metal and create your own pendants to take home. Working with aluminium (looks like silver, but easier to work with for beginners), you'll design your own simple shapes and follow the process through to a completed piece of jewellery.

Please Note: For insurance purposes, this course is only suitable for children aged 10 and over.

  

Tutor: Naim & Laura
Cost: £25.00
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Childrens Wet Felting - Selfie (7+)

Come and learn how to wet felt - and take home your very own wet felted selfie!

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £10.00
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Christmas Pottery (5+)

A fun and enjoyable pottery workshop for children aged 5+ to make a hanging ceramic owl. You be shown how to use different textures using lace, patterned stamps and textured rolling pins for your owl and use different shapes to build up your hanging owl. Then you will use coloured underglaze to add colour to your ceramic creation perfect to hang on the Christmas tree or to decorate your bedroom! 

The ceramics will be taken away to be fired and returned to the Craft Centre within two weeks.

Tutor: Nikki McCathie
Cost: £18.00
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Clay Christmas Decorations (5+)

Come and make some clay Chrismas decorations for your tree or bedroom!

Cut your shapes from air drying clay, paint, decorate and dry at home.

  

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £6.00
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Cold Enamelling for Children

Cold Enamelling

A session suitable for children aged 7 and over.

Come and make your own jewellery experimenting with enamel powders and the cold enamelling technique.

This works really well as a follow-on course from the Children's Silversmithing, where you can decorate the shapes you have cut out.

Tutor: Naim & Laura
Cost: £15.00
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Creative Print Making (10+)

In this workshop you will experiment with unusual printing techniques, sketch a design and create multi-layered prints on paper and a tote bag. Adults are welcome to attend with their children. Materials and tote included.

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £12.00
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Decorate a Notebook for School

Notebook

The perfect way to end the holidays - come and decorate your own notebook ready to take back to school - personalise it with all our lovely papers, sequins, stickers and other decorative bits.

No dates scheduled at present.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £6.00
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Decorate a T-shirt (6+)

Come and design your very own t-shirt and decorate it with printing and drawing. T-shirt and materials included!

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
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Drawing Class for Children (7+)

Learn and practice drawing techniques with different medium including pencil, charcoal, pastels and chalks.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £8.00
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Embroider your Initial (7+)

Learn some simple embroidery stitches and create your very own personalised picture to hang up in your bedroom.

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
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Family Crafting

A lovely two hours of crafting for adults and children to do together - there'll be lots of different activities to try during the morning.

 

Tutor: Megan Bonser
Cost: £12.50
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Jewellery Making (Age 6+)

Come and spend a session designing and making bracelets, necklaces and bag charms - we have huge quantities of beads to choose from, and it's great fun!

Click here for jewellery supplies in our shop.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £9.00
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Little Crafters (Age 4-7)

A crafty session especially for children aged 4-7 (Rec-Yr2) - although younger and older siblings are welcome too at a cost of £4.

Each session we have 3 or 4 different activities to have a go at, so come and sew, paint, stick and make some brilliant crafty things to take home.

Bring your 4-6 year olds to try out lots of crafts and bring home their crafty makes.

 

Click here to find lots of crafty kits for children in our shop.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £6.00
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Tuesday
17/10/2017
14.00-15.00

available places: 8



Little Crafters Christmas (4-7)

A special Christmas edition of Little Crafters! Our popluar 1hr session where your little ones can try lots of creative activites...with a Christmas twist! 

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £6.00
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Machine Sewing for Children

More great sewing projects for young sewers. Suitable for Junior (7+) upwards. No prior knowledge is required.

We make different projects on every session - so the more you come to, the more your skills develop!

Tuesday 1st August - Garden Party Bunting & Waterproof Bag

Tuesday 8th August - Denim Bag

Tuesday 17th August - Applique T-shirt

Tuesday 22nd August - Simple Summer Skirt

Tutor: Sally Timms
Cost: £16.00
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Make a Cardboard Castle (5+)

A super fun session where you will build and decorate your own cardboard castle - then you'll have it to play with all Summer!

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
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Mini Makers Club (2+)

Our Mini Makers Club is aimed at preschoolers and runs in blocks of 4 weeks. Every week there are two lovely creative activities to try involving lots of different materials

We try painting, sticking, modelling, stamping, snipping and lots more; all designed to develop your child's fine motor skills and creative thinking. 

The sessions are run by Hannah, a qualified primary school teacher, with heaps of experience of working with young children.

Tea/coffee is provided for carers and a drink and biscuit for the children. Groups are small and relaxed.

Block 1
Session 1: 22nd Sept
Session 2: 29th Sept
Session 3: 6th Oct
Session 4: 13th Oct

Block 2
Session 1: 3rd Nov
Session 2: 10th Nov
Session 3: 17th Nov
Session 4: 24th Nov



Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £20.00
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Friday
22/09/2017
10.00-11.00

available places: 8
Friday
03/11/2017
10.00-11.00

available places: 6



Paper Fun!

Come and have a go at making a paper sculpture, make an origami model  or create a work of art by folding paper in different ways. 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £6.00
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Pots and Paints (5+)

A session for children and adults - we'll get out the air drying clay for modelling and making, and we'll be decorating plates and plant pots too!

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
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Pottery Workshop (5+)

Come along and make an individual under the sea themed ceramic tile decorated with mermaids,sharks or any other sea life! A fun and unique pottery workshop for children aged 5 upwards. Pottery fired,glazed and returned in 2 weeks.

Tutor: Nikki McCathie
Cost: £18.00
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Printed pencil case (5+)

Just what you'll need for school - your very own pencil case designed by you! 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
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Rainbow Crafts (5+)

Make a mixed media hanging rainbow and raid our colourful button stash for rainbow button pictures!

Suitable for 5+

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £6.00
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Monday
16/10/2017
14.00-15.00

available places: 7



Screen Printing for Children

Come and try your hand at screen printing and make some lovely prints to take home.

 

Tutor: Sarah Holden
Cost: £10.00
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Summer Paper Crafts (7+)

Simple paper craft activities; make a summer floral crown and summer bunting for your outdoor parties and play this Summer!

   

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
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