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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

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 Note: Our doorway is 26 inches wide and due to its construction, items can not be swung around but have to go straight through. Most small armchairs will fit through but please check your chair is going to fit before you arrive.

For complete beginners we advise that a chair similar to that pictured is great for a first project and achievable during the time allowed. We are happy to give advice on suitable chairs. It is also important to get the right kind of fabric for your chair, and again we will advise on this before the course begins.

Tutor: Kevin Bennett
Cost: £350.00
Available Dates
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Curtains

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

In this class you will make a mini curtain and learn all the information needed to go away and make full-sized curtains for your home. 

 

Tutor: Helen Bunting
Cost: £35.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
06/02/2018
18.30-21.30

available places: 8



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: 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 20cm or 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
Available Dates
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Tuesday
03/04/2018
18.30-21.30

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
Available Dates
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Tuesday
20/03/2018
18.30-21.30

available places: 8



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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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
Available Dates
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Monday
08/01/2018
10.00-16.00

available places: 3