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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

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
Available Dates
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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
Available Dates
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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