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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 Wellbeing Knitting/Crochet Felting & Textiles Seasonal Other Children's Courses

Art & Sculpture

2 Day Oil Painting Course

A two day intensive course focusing on working with oil paints. Suitable for all levels, you will be tutored by acclaimed local artist, Sam Wadsworth.

This course runs on Friday 29th March and Saturday 30th March

Tutor: Sam Wadsworth
Cost: £150.00
Available Dates
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Friday
29/03/2019
10.00-16.00

available places: 8



Beginners Watercolour

A five week course 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. All materials are provided.

   

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

Tutor: Kay Carpenter
Cost: £130.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
26/02/2019
10.00-13.00

available places: 5



Improvers Watercolour

 

 

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 our Beginners course. We will revise key techniques, learn how to simplify a subject and work on form, tone and colour.

Tutor: Kay Carpenter
Cost: £130.00
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Intensive Drawing Course for Beginners

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.

Many different subjects are covered, so if you have attended this course before you are welcome to come again, just  let us know when you book.

This course comprises 4 sessions across two weeks:
Tuesday 2nd, Wednesday 3rd, Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th April 2019

 

 

Tutor: Kay Carpenter
Cost: £115.00
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Tuesday
02/04/2019
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 to join it.

Click here to visit our shop for art supplies.

 

 

Tutor: Kay Carpenter
Cost: £130.00
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Pastel Drawing for Beginners

A wonderful introduction to the medium of pastels - develop your drawing skills and master the techniques of working with pastels and their beautiful range of colours.

This is a four week course and all materials are provided.

Tutor: Kay Carpenter
Cost: £100.00
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Tuesday
22/01/2019
10.00-13.00

available places: 6



Silk Painting

If you have ever wondered how a design is put onto a silk scarf, then this is the workshop for you!

Spend a peaceful two hours learning how to place a design on silk, how to create a clear outline of your design and how to apply paint to the silk. You will create a beautiful piece of art work to take home and perhaps even wear as a scarf.

All materials and equipment are provided. 

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £35.00
Available Dates
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Friday
15/02/2019
10.00-12.00

available places: 8



Children's Courses

After School Art Club (7 -11)

Join us for 4 sessions of learning and exploring, ideal for creative 7-11yr olds.

We explore different mediums, subjects, artists and ideas each week in these fun sessions with artist and tutor Meg. Past activities have included observational drawing, making cardboard sculptures, learning watercolour techniques and working with clay!

All materials, guidance and inspiration included, as well as a drink and a biscuit!
£40 for all four sessions.

  


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

As an expansion of our ever-popular sewing clubs on Saturdays, we are pleased to offer a weekly after-school sewing club!  Running in blocks of 4 sessions, we will teach the children how to use a sewing machine and work with fabric.

We find that children are delighted with what they can achieve and the lovely projects they make.

This course is suitable for 7-11 year olds and we can cater for all ability levels, including those who have had no experience of sewing machines. They will learn all about the sewing process whilst having fun making different projects.

All materials are included in the cost of the course.

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £45.00
Available Dates
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Monday
14/01/2019
16.00-17.30

available places: 8
Monday
25/02/2019
16.00-17.30

available places: 8



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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Beginners Dressmaking (10+)

A sewing workshop for those aged 10+. You will learn the basics of how to use a dressmaking pattern, cut out your pattern pieces and sew them together using our wonderful Brother sewing machines. You will leave with a wearable garment made to fit you perfectly!

Patterns will be provided for this course, but you are required to bring your own choice of fabric. You will be told in advance what type and quantity of fabric you will need. You will also need a packed lunch (no nuts please).

4th January - Stretch Jersey Trousers

21st February - Poncho

"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: £35.00
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Friday
04/01/2019
10.00-15.00

available places: 7



Children's Art Class (6+)

Do you have a child that loves art? Then these one-off workshops are for them! Each session focuses on a different skill and medium from drawing to printing, painting to sculpture. Come and try something new in an environment where you can try out your ideas and get creative!

   

Suitable for 6+

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £15.00
Available Dates
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Monday
15/04/2019
10.00-11.30

available places: 8



Children's Crafty Christmas Makes (7+)

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.

Age 7 upwards.

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

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £16.00
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Children's Glass Fusion (6+)

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

Suitable for children age 6+

Tutor: Sarah Luke
Cost: £15.00
Available Dates
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Friday
22/02/2019
14.00-15.00

available places: 7
Friday
22/02/2019
15.15-16.15

available places: 8



Children's Pottery Workshop

We are delighted to welcome local ceramicist Nikki McCathie to the Craft Centre. 

She will guide the children through building their own clay creation - we have done all kinds of things from personalised mermaids to monsters, dinosaurs and unicorns.

Once built they will paint their clay and it will be taken away to be dried out and fired by Nikki. She will return them to the Craft Centre in approximately three weeks for collection.

Tutor: Nikki McCathie
Cost: £20.00
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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.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £46.00
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Children's Sewing Club (Age 10+)

Our popular sewing club for older children who have already had some experience working with fabric, cutting and sewing. We will tackle more challenging projects and fabrics to build on existing skills and learn new ones including inserting zips, learning to read a pattern and creative techniques. Previous projects have included a piped messenger bag, onesie, jersey top and patchwork quilt runner. 

If you are unsure whether your child has sufficient experience to join this class, please call and have a chat with Katharine or Hannah.

Depending on the project we undertake, you may need to purchase extra fabric for this class. If so, we will email you details of what is required.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £48.00
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Children's Silversmithing (10+)

A fantastic course for older children and 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.

  

This course is booked directly with the course tutors. You will be re-directed to their website for booking when you choose a date below.

Tutor: Naim & Laura
Cost: £25.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
19/02/2019
10.00-12.00

available places: 7



Cold Enamelling for Children (7+)

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.

This course needs to be booked directly with the Course Providers - please CLICK HERE to be taken directly to their booking page.

Tutor: Naim & Laura
Cost: £15.00
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Comic Book Workshop (8+)

Come and learn how to make your own comic with professional book illustrator and artist Katy Dynes.

You will start by creating your characters and then put them into a story. Katy will give you loads of ideas and tips on how to draw brilliantly and make your comic amazing!

Tutor: Katy Dynes
Cost: £15.00
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Friday
22/02/2019
10.00-12.00

available places: 4



Crazy Collage (6+)

Come and raid our huge stash of paper and fabric scraps and see how many different collages you can make! A great way to make art and recyle too.

All materials and inspiration provided.

  

Suitable for 6+

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £9.00
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Decorate a T-shirt (6+)

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

Suitable for 6+

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
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Essential Oils Rollerballs (Age 8+)

We are delighted to welcome essential oil expert, Nina Laurenti, to Leicestershire Craft Centre to run a children's workshop. Essential oils can help with health and wellness for all the family and pure therapeutic grade essential oils can be used to support sleep issues, boost immunity, digestive issues, anxiety over school, work, aid focus and much more.

Using doTERRA oils, Nina will teach the children a little about essential oils and then each child will choose their own two blends and be taught how to make into roller balls that they can use. Following this, each child will make a special personalised pouch in which to take their roller balls home.

 

Tutor: Nina Laurenti/ Katharine Wright
Cost: £10.00
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Feather Dreamcatchers (7+)

Raid our huge feather collection and design and make your own dream catcher…a twist on the classic! Adding beads and ribbons for the fiishing touch.

Suitable for 7+

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
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Hand Sewn Autumn/Halloween Decorations (6+)

See how many autumn or halloween themed felt decorations you can make in this session. All little sewists welcome, including beginners!

Suitable for 6+
 

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
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Jewellery Making (6+)

Join us for a session of jewellery making where you can use our tools, materials and beads to design and make your own unique bracelet, necklace and maybe even a keyring!

Suitable for 6+

  

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
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Jewellery Making for Teens (10+)

A workshop aimed at older children, who want to learn how to make their own jewellery.

It's great fun searching through our huge range of beads and planning your designs. Then learn how to use jewellery pliers to make necklaces, bracelets and earrings.

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
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Monday
18/02/2019
16.00-17.00

available places: 8



Lantern Making (7+)

Design, construct and make your own unique lantern!

Suitable for ages 7 and up, materials included.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £16.00
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Little Crafters (Age 4-7)

A crafty hour especially for children aged 4-7 (Rec-Yr2)

We try 3 or 4 different activities each time, with lots to experiment with, make and take home!

Younger and older siblings are welcome, sowhy not make it a family outing!

  

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £7.00
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Monday
15/04/2019
13.30-14.30

available places: 8



Machine Sewing for Children (7+)

Come and join us for a brilliant sewing workshop where we will complete a make in a single session!

Suitable for Juniors (Age 7+) upwards. No prior sewing knowledge is required as our tutors will guide you through each stage. You will leave the workshop will a finished make and a lot of newly-gained sewing knowledge!

All materials are included in the cost of this workshop.

Wednesday 2nd January: Stuffed animal

Monday 18th February: Unicorn Cushions

Wednesday 20th February: Denim Upcycled Bag

Wednesday 17th April: Bunny Bunting

Thursday 25th April: Summer Skirt

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright/Meg Bonser
Cost: £17.00
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Monday
18/02/2019
10.00-12.00

available places: 8



Make an Elf Door (6+)

Make the perfect Christmas scene with your very own magical Elf Door! 

Suitable for 6+, materials included

 

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £15.00
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Mini Makers Christmas Crafts (2+)

Mini Makers is our weekly arty crafty session for pre-schoolers (suitable for those aged 2-4 years). This time, join us for three weeks of extra special Christmas crafting with your little ones!

We try painting, sticking, modelling, stamping, snipping and lots more; all designed to develop your child's fine motor skills and creative thinking. The small and relaxed groups are run by Hannah, a qualified primary school teacher, with heaps of experience of working with young children.

Tea & coffee is provided for the grown ups, and a drink and biscuit for the children.
£17 for all 3 sessions

 

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £17.00
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Mosaics (6+)

Have a go at Mosaics, using tools to design and build your own mini pieces of art from colourful stone and ceramic. 

The finished mosaics will be grouted by Meg after the workshop and will be ready to collect the following week. Or you can request a grouting kit to take home!

Suitable for 6+

  

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £15.00
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Pom Pom Animals (7+)

Come and make and decorate your own pompom animal with our DIY ompom makers!

Suitable for age 7+

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
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Rainbow Weavings (6+)

Children love weaving and on this workshop they can make their own woven wall hanging using all the colours of the rainbow! 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
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Scrapbooking (7+)

Bring along some of your favourite photos - they could be of you and your friends, family or places you've visited - and make a scrapbook with us! We'll provide all of the materials including the book, sequins, tapes and patterned papers and more to start your own unique scrapbook!

Suitable for 7+

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
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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. This course is suitable for all levels from complete beginner to those looking to work with trickier fabrics and techniques.

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.

Suitable for all levels.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright / Hannah Harrison
Cost: £125.00
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Beginners Pattern Cutting - Skirt Block

 Start learning to make your own patterns using your own measurements and create a skirt block.

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: Katharine Wright
Cost: £68.00
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Dressmaking Day

Come and spend a whole day dressmaking with like-minded people, bring whatever project you would like to work on and get help with new techniques and fabrics. Suitable for all levels.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £60.00
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Dressmaking Day 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: £72.00
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Sunday
07/04/2019
10.00-17.00

available places: 7



Evening Dressmaking Course

A block of six 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. We will give what help you need at each stage, whether you are a complete dressmaking beginner and just starting your exciting journey in making your own clothes, or whether you have some dressmaking experience and would like to further your skills.

You will need to bring your own pattern, fabric, thread and notions to this course. We have eight wonderful Brother sewing machines to use for this course, so you don't need to lug your machine here each week (unless you want to, of course!). We will also supply a sewing kit to use in the class (scissors, measuring tape, etc), so you have everything  you need to make a fabulous garment.

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.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £125.00
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Tuesday
08/01/2019
19.00-21.00

available places: 8
Tuesday
19/03/2019
19.00-21.00

available places: 8



Intermediate Pattern Cutting - Bodice Block

This one day course will show you how to use your own measurements to draw a fitted bodice block. This will then be used to make a toile, which we will further fit and you will be shown how to transfer changes back onto your pattern.

This course is suitable for those with existing sewing knowledge who want to understand more about their own body shape and made-to-measure dressmaking.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £68.00
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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: £18.00
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Monday
04/03/2019
10.00-12.00

available places: 7



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: 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 four 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. We recommend a ponteroma or double knit jersey if you have never worked with jersey before. We do have a selection here at the Craft Centre which you can buy in advance, or on the day.

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £48.00
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Friday
25/01/2019
10.00-14.00

available places: 8



Pattern Cutting - Trouser Block

Do you struggle to find well-fitting trousers on the high street? Then this is the course for you! 

This is a full day course where, in the morning, you will make your own block of a pair of trousers using your own measurements. Then you will use your own pattern to make a toile sample in the afternoon. Take it home and you can continue making your own made-to-measure trousers that fit perfectly!

It is advised that you have some sewing experience or have attended our Beginners Pattern Cutting course as this is a more complex project. 

All materials are provided, but please bring your lunch.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £65.00
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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 on the day or click here to browse our fabrics and order ready for collection on the day.

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

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £35.00
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Felting & Textiles

DIY Screen Printing - Two Colour

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. You will also be shown how to make two colour prints.

The session will be split into three parts: building the screen, making a stencil for printing, followed by printing with the newly built equipment. 

Tutor: Sarah Holden
Cost: £58.00
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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!

This is the perfect course for those of you interested in textile techniques you can incorporate into artwork. However no artistic experience is necessary - this is a fun and experimental evening about introducing you to new ideas and techniques.

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: £32.00
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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.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £42.00
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Tuesday
26/02/2019
19.00-21.00

available places: 3



Hand Stitched Textile Collage

Relaxing and therapeutic - take your sewing skills back to basics and make a beautiful, tactile piece of art.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £18.00
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Introduction to Weaving

A wonderful introduction to the beautiful art of weaving. This workshop will show you how to set up your loom, different weaving techniques and you will create your own wall hanging to take away.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £38.00
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Friday
01/03/2019
10.00-14.00

available places: 8



Lino Printing for Beginners

Lino printing is a lovely method of print making, that's extremely popular here at the Craft Centre. Come and learn about the tools and materials involved, and how to cut and print your own design. You will cut and print your own one colour design during the session.

If you have been before, you are most welcome to return and work on your own project, or more complex design.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £30.00
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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.

During the workshop you will learn the process and make your own needlefelted animal.

 

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Tutor: Carrie Gardner-Pett
Cost: £30.00
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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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Wet Felted Slippers

Don't forget your feet as the weather starts to chill! Learn how to use wet felting to make a unique pair of slippers, customised to feet your feet perfectly!

Tutor: Sushila Pilai
Cost: £58.00
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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: £32.00
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Homemaking

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: £38.00
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Cushions

This workshop will give you all the skills you need to make your own cushions at home! You will measure and cut the fabric needed to make a cushion, sew in a zip fastening, and add a piped edge for that perfect finish.  All materials and a cushion pad is included in the price of the course, and the biggest part of the fun is rifling through our fabulous selection of fabric, making the difficult decision of which fabric to use!

Suitable for Confident Beginner Sewers and upwards.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £42.00
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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

Tutor: Helen Bunting
Cost: £38.00
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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: £44.00
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Jewellery

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.

If you have attended our silversmithing workshops before, you are welcome to come on this workshop and work on your own projects or learn new skills. Please just let us know in advance if you are a returning student.

All materials and tools are provided on the day - all you need to bring is an idea of a simple pendant design to make - our tutors will guide you through the rest!

"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

Please Note: This course is booked directly with the course tutors. When you click on the booking it will take you directly to their website.

Tutor: Naim & Laura
Cost: £85.00
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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 booked directly with our Course Tutors - click on the date you require and you will be taken directly to their website.

Tutor: Laura & Naim
Cost: £160.00
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Statement Jewellery Making

Christmas Craft & Fizz Evening!

Do you love to wear big, bold jewellery, or need somthing to sparkle for the festive season? Then come and make yourself a Statement Necklace, Bracelet or Earrings on this workshop.

We'll be serving mince pies and fizz too, so it's a great opportunity to get together with your friends for a fun evening out.

Suitable for all levels. All materials provided.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £28.00
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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 Wrapped Jewellery

Learn how to make stunning pieces of jewellery simply using wire and beads. You will be shown how to use basic jewellery tools and techniques to twist your wire into stunning shapes.

You will have the opportunity to make items such as earrings, a bracelet, cocktail rings or wire wrapped pendants. Feel free to bring along any ideas you may have and let's get creative!

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £34.00
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Knitting/Crochet

Arm Knitting

Come and learn how to arm knit using amazingly soft chunky yarn. You will be taught the basics of how to cast on, knit and cast off and will either complete a chunky cushion or small blanket, or begin a larger blanket.

The cost of the yarn is not included in the price of the course. When booking we will ask you to pre-order your colour and quantity of yarn depending on the size of item you would like to make.

1kg = a chunky scarf/ cushion cover £25

2kg = 30 x 50 inch blanket £50

3kg = 48 x 48 inch blanket £75

4kg = 58 x 58 inch blanket £100

Colours are: candy floss, scarlet, duck egg, teal, pewter, lavender, cream and light grey.

The yarn is vegan friendly acrylic jumbo yarn, so also suitable for those sensitive to wool.

 

 

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £25.00
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Friday
01/02/2019
10.00-13.00

available places: 8



Beginners Crochet - 3 week course

This is a course perfect for crochet beginners, or those who have come to our crochet taster workshop.

In this course, we will teach you the most commonly used crochet stitches, show you how to begin and finish a piece of crochet and talk about colour choices of yarns. You will learn how to read a crochet pattern, how to make granny squares (which can be put together to make a cushion cover or blanket) and become more confident at selecting crochet projects to move on.

Included in the price of this course is a crochet hook and ball of yarn in the colour of your choice, and a clearly written pattern for a granny square.

If you have attended this course already, or have some experience of crocheting, you are very welcome to come and we will develop your crocheting skills further with more complex pattern reading, crocheting in the round and learning more complex stitches. Just mention at the time of booking if you would like to be stretched further!

Tutor: Carrie Gardner-Pett / Katharine Wright
Cost: £55.00
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Monday
25/03/2019
25/03/2019

available places: 8



Free Form Crochet

Take your crochet skills to a new level with free form crochet or 'scrumbles'!

Perfect for using up yarn scraps and taking crochet to a wonderful textural level you can create amazing textural forms and fabric.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £15.00
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Other

Beginners Glass Fusion Course - 4 week course

If you've tried our shorter glass fusion courses and loved it, then this is the course for you! And even if you haven't then this four week course is a great introduction to the art of glass fusing. Working from beginner to intermediate level you will learn how to cut lines and curves into sheet glass. You will get the opportunity to work with glass in many forms including glass paint, crushed glass (frit), dichroic and iridised glass.

week one - cutting skills cutting squares and rectangles and triangles, make a coaster and sun catcher
 
week two - make a forest scene to frame using paint, frit and coloured glass
 
week three - cutting curves - make a pair of Christmas birds using decals, paint and dichroic glass
 
week four - full fusing and slumping - use cutting skills from week one to make a plate that will be full fused and slumped (iridescent or other)

 

 

Tutor: Sarah Luke
Cost: £160.00
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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!

You'll make a practice heart to learn the technique and then you can request a bespoke pattern to either begin in class or take away and work on at home. All materials are provided.

Tutor: Katharine Wright / Hannah Harrison
Cost: £25.00
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Charity Afternoon

A free, family afternoon in aid of charity. Come and spend a relaxing afternoon crafting and making. All we ask is a donation to our chosen charity!

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £0.00
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Glass Fusion

A fantastic workshop on the art of glass fusion - using pieces of glass to create beautiful pictures.

You will be shown how to cut glass and use stringers and frit to create your own design. This will then be taken away and fired in a glass kiln and your finished piece will be ready to collect from the Craft Centre approximately one week later (this will be confirmed during the course).

A beautifully effective craft that everyone can do. It is suitable for both complete beginners and those who have attended a course in the past. More experienced practitioners can work on a project of their own choice during the session.

All materials will be provided.

 

Tutor: Sarah Luke
Cost: £35.00
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Friday
11/01/2019
10.00-12.00

available places: 8
Tuesday
19/02/2019
19.00-21.00

available places: 8
Friday
15/03/2019
10.00-12.00

available places: 8
Tuesday
30/04/2019
19.00-21.00

available places: 7



Glass Fusion - Christmas Decorations

Learn all about glass fusion and create your own beautiful pieces of glass art for Christmas Decorations.

Your glass will be taken away to be fired and returned to the Craft Centre for collection in a few days.

 

 

Tutor: Sarah Luke
Cost: £35.00
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Glass Fusion Lantern

Learn all about glass fusion and creat your own lantern in the process. 

During the session, you will create 4 pieces of glass art that will be taken away to be fired and then used as the 4 walls of a lantern.

This course is suitable for beginners with no experience of glass fusion, or for those who have been on a glass fusion course before.

 

Tutor: Sarah Luke
Cost: £45.00
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Improvers Glass Fusion - 4 week course
If you have completed our Beginners 4 week course, then this follows on and builds on your skillbase.
 
Week 1 - practice cutting and working with small pieces to make a selection of Christmas tree decorations.
 
Week 2 - bubbles and inclusions -  see what interesting reactions you can get and/or create by making bubbles in your glass piece and/or setting inclusions including copper, brass and foil into your glass. Make a coaster and a small dish
 
Week 3 - kiln carving -  make a picture/image in glass by carving into fibre and fusing your glass over the top to produce an image to be set on wood and used as a candle holder
 
Week 4 - make 6 small panels using some or all of the techniques learnt that will be used to create a Christmas lantern.
 
Tutor: Sarah Luke
Cost: £165.00
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Lace Tatting

Coma and try your hand at a new craft! Lace tatting is a technique that produces beautiful lace patterns using a series of knots and loops.

All materials will be provided.

Tutor: Phiona Richards
Cost: £36.00
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Making Mosaics

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 or one large 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/ Meg Bonser
Cost: £44.00
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Monday
11/02/2019
10.00-14.00

available places: 8



Modern Calligraphy

On this full day Modern Calligraphy course you will learn the basics of the script in the morning and in the afternoon you can put your new skills to work by creating a card or picture. Fabulous for special occasions and wedding ideas. You can also learn how to use gorgeous metallic inks to make your work look AM-AZE-ING!

A basic pen holder, nib and practice sheets are all provided in the cost.

Tutor: Jane Lappage
Cost: £50.00
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Sunday
20/01/2019
COURSE FULL
Sunday
24/03/2019
10.00-16.00

available places: 4



Modern Calligraphy - Christmas Baubles Workshop

A full day workshop where you will learn 'Modern Calligraphy' brush lettering techniques and use them to layout and complete a personalised 'Glitter bauble'.

In the morning you will practice your lettering and begin to think about your design. In the afternoon, you will transfer your design onto your bauble and add glue and glitter.  All materials are included to practice and complete one bauble - extra baubles can be purchased on the day if you wish.

Please bring a packed lunch. There will be plenty of tea and coffee available throughout the day.

Tutor: Jane Lappage
Cost: £50.00
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Paper Cutting

Learn the delicate and beautiful art of paper cutting. Perfect for making a really special Christmas card or piece for framing.

 

Tutor: Sarah Holden
Cost: £30.00
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Pyrography

Pyrography is the art of burning designs into wood - come and have a go and make a wooden decoration!

Materials included.

 

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £18.00
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Willow Weaving

This is a fantastic day course where you will make your own willow sculpture. No experience is necessary.

If you are new to the craft, you will be given the choice of making a duck, runner duck, heron or chicken. Then you will be guided through the processes and techniques of sculpting from willow to complete your sculpture in the day.

For the more experienced why not have a go at a hare, cat or even small dog or sheep. 

All materials are included.

Tutor: Kate Morrell
Cost: £80.00
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Seasonal

Christmas Applique Picture

Use our sewing machines to stitch a gorgeous Christmas design with festive fabrics, then frame in an embroidery hoop to make a lovely gift or decoration.

All abilities welcome. Materials and inspiration included!

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £22.00
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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 welcome.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £18.00
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Christmas Card Making

Get ahead with your Christmas preparations and spend a peaceful hour and a half using our card-making materials to make some unique handmade cards - from paper collage to delicate watercolours!

Inspiration + materials provided.

 

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £12.00
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Christmas Crafts

An afternoon of relaxing Christmas Crafts! Have a go at a rag wreath and make your own unique, handmade decorations using all of our festive crafting materials. See how much you can make during the session!

Materials, guidence and inspiration provided.

  

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £15.00
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Christmas Decorations

Christmas Craft & Fizz Evening!

A fun seasonal workshop where you will make four or five lovely Christmas decorations to take away. 
We'll also be serving mince pies and fizz, so why not bring your friends along for a fun evening out!

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

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £20.00
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Christmas Wreath and Essential Oil Room Spray Workshop

We are delighted to welcome Nina, essential oils expert, to provide us with a Christmas workshop that will enhance your health and well being. Essential oils from doTERRA help with wellness for all the family. Pure therapeutic grade essential oils can be used to support sleep issues, boost immunity, digestive issues, anxiety over work and life, encourage focus and much more. 

In this workshop, you will learn a little about essential oils and then choose a blend to make into a room spray. We will go on to make a paper Christmas decoration that can be sprayed with your blend to scent your room for the festive season.

Tutor: Nina Laurenti/ Hannah Harrison
Cost: £15.00
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Clay Christmas Decorations

Come and make some clay Chrismas decorations for your tree, cut from air drying clay and decorate with imprints, stamps and texture.

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £15.00
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Fresh Foliage Christmas Wreath

Christmas Craft & Fizz Evening

Come and learn how to make your own fresh Christmas wreath with award-winning Millies Forever Floral. The finished decoration will see you right through the festive season and equip you with the skills to make them year-on-year! 

We'll be serving mince pies and fizz to get you in the Christmas spirit, so bring your friends along and make a night of it!

 

Tutor: Carol Innes-Robbins
Cost: £50.00
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Make a Rustic Wreath

Come and spend a peaceful two hours making a beautiful rustic wreath. We'll start with a wire base adding hessian, pine cones, dried oranges and more to make a lovely traditional piece for the festive season.

Materials included.

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £22.00
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Needlefelted Christmas Pudding

Perfect for a Christmas tree, come and make a fun needlefelted decoration in this workshop. 

We will show you how to turn the fluffy wool tops into a cheeky pudding, using needlefelting needles.

All materials are provided. 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £15.00
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Tuesday
18/12/2018
10.00-11.30

available places: 3



Needlefelted Robin

Come and make a cute little needlefelted robin for Christmas!

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £18.00
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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: £24.00
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Quick Willow Christmas Decorations

Christmas Craft & Fizz Evening!

A short course, which is a great introduction to working with willow - come and make stars, wreaths and other decorations in the fabulous natural material.

We'll be serving mince pies and fizz too, so it's a great opportunity to get together with your friends for a fun and festive evening out!

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £45.00
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Sew a Christmas Stocking - all ages

Suitable for children or adults - come and make yourself (or a loved one) a full-sized Christmas stocking with personalised applique designs, using our modern Brother sewing machines.

All levels of sewist welcome
Children must be 7yrs or over

 

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £22.00
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Sew an Advent Calendar

It's never too early to craft for Christmas! In this day session, you will make a beautiful quilted advent calandar, perfect to hide mini surprises for your children or grandchildren in the run-up to Christmas.

There are two Advent calendar designs to choose from: a Scandinavian-inspired Christmas tree or a traditional house design. You can select your choice of design when you book.

 

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £60.00
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Sewing

Applique Owl Doorstop

Learn the technique of applique and make an owl doorstop for your home. A great technique for using up your stash!

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £20.00
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Beginners Patchwork - 1 day

If you have ever wondered about the difference between patchwork and quilts, or how quilts are made and fancied having a go, then this one day workshop is for you! We will take you through each step of patchwork and quilt making and you will spend the day making your own mini quilt. You will learn how to cut squares of fabric with a rotary cutter, how to fit and sew them together to make a patchwork top (and how important an iron is in quilt making!). You will then add wadding and backing fabric to your patchwork top, and use a sewing machine to learn some basic quilting. You will then finish your mini quilt with a border.

All materials, equipment and sewing machines are provided for your use on the day, as well as plentiful tea and coffee.

There will be a break for lunch so you can bring a packed lunch, or pop into the town for a breath of fresh air.

Click here to go to our shop where you will find patchwork tools and fat quarter fabrics.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £68.00
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Friday
08/03/2019
10.00-16.00

available places: 7



Christmas Patchwork (4 weeks)

This is a four week course where you will learn how to piece and applique a Christmas table runner.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £60.00
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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: £20.00
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Friday
11/01/2019
13.30-15.30

available places: 7



Fabric Gift Bags and Envelopes

Learn how to make fabric envelopes and Japanese Bento Bags that have a multitude of uses - great for putting gifts in, or keeping jewellery safe.

A lovely quick make perfect for using up scrap fabric too!

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £20.00
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Free Machine Embroidery Workshop

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.

Suitable for all levels of sewist. All materials are provided on this course.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £30.00
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Friday
12/04/2019
10.00-13.00

available places: 8



Hand Embroidery

Learn some new embroidery stitches and put them together into a sampler or modern design.

Suitable for all levels

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £28.00
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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 wind your bobbin, thread your machine, and then use your machine to make a simple tote bag or bunting. All materials are included in the cost of the workshop.

We have eight lovely modern Brother sewing machines for you to learn on, but if you have a sewing machine at home that you wish to get to grips with, please bring it with you for this class and we will show you how get started. Please also bring the instruction manual as each machine is different and understanding how to use your instruction manual really helps when you are sewing solo!

Thinking of buying a sewing machine? We have a range of Brother Sewing Machines in store for you to try. Click here to find out more.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £42.00
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Jelly Roll Quilt - 2 Day Course

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

On Day 1 you will piece and sew the top of a lap quilt, learning how to work speedily with strips to create deceptively complex patterns!

On Day 2 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: £120.00
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Make a Crossback Apron

Perfect for wearing to garden, sew, craft or simply as a pinafore; crossback-style 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. You will need 2 metres of fabric for this course: we recommend a linen, heavyweight cotton or cotton canvas or drill. 

You will have the pattern to take away at the end of the course.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £45.00
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Make a Patchwork Quilt - 10 week course

Always wanted to tackle a larger quilt but been afraid to try? Over 10 weeks we will make a large quilt from start to finish. You'll be guided through the whole process of cutting, piecing, quilting and finishing.

This term we are planning to make a quilt using the 'Quilt As You Go' method and applique. This will allow you to try some more complex quilting patterns including free motion quilting.

The finished quilt will measure 178 cm square (70 inches). 

Fabric requirements are as follows:
Main fabric: 3.5m
Backing fabric: 4.5m
Joining Strips: 1.6m
Binding fabric: 0.5m

We will provide fabric and bondaweb for the applique and wadding.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £180.00
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Make Your Own Water Bottle Carrier

In a bid to cut down on single-use plastic, come and sew your own fabric bottle carrier, designed to make carrying a personal bottle around much easier - and attractive!

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £20.00
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Patchwork Club - Block of the Month

A once-a-month session where we will cut and piece a different patchwork block each session.

Develop and build up your patchworking skills - we will try lots of different techniques and patterns that you can take away and practice further.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £22.00
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Friday
21/12/2018
13.30-15.30

available places: 7



Sashiko Embroidery

Learn the beautiful art of Japanese Sashiko Embroidery. This is an ancient technique traditionally used to repair tears and worn fabrics - it is closely linked with Boro quilting. Today it is often used for decoration encompassing beautiful designs.

Come and try your hand at this relaxing craft- no previos embroidery experience is necessary.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £18.00
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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: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £30.00
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Sew a Leather Tote Bag

This is a great introduction to working with leather using just a domestic sewing machine. 

In this workshop, you will learn about the quirks and joys of working with leather and will make a fabulous tote bag with grab handles and an interior pocket. You will be taught how to use a sewing machine to sew leather effectively and move on to using top stitiching on the interior pocket. You will  also learn how to attach handles to the bag using rivets.

We provide all the materials needed and have eight wonderful Brother sewing machines to work on. This workshop is ideal for those who have some sewing experience.

 

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £65.00
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Friday
08/02/2019
10.00-15.00

available places: 8



Sew a Make-up Bag

In this workshop, you will learn how to make a fabric make-up bag with a clasp fastening.

This is a lovely project that is perfect for those who have never made a bag before. You will have great fun rifling through our extensive collection of fabric to choose two designs for the outside of the bag, and a third design for the bag lining. You will learn how to sew the bag on a sewing machine, how to give structure to the bag and how to attach a clasp fastening. 

All material choices, wadding, the clasp fastening and the pattern pieces are included in the price. You will leave with a finished, beautifully-made make-up bag.

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £42.00
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Friday
18/01/2019
10.00-14.00

available places: 8



Sew a Squiffy Sling Bag

A great one day course where you will hone your bag making skills and come away with this wonderful Squiffy Sling messenger bag, pattern by Mrs H. The price of the course includes a pattern to take away, bag hardware (magnetic fastener, handle webbing and strap pieces) all the interfacing and fusible foam required for the small Squiffy Sling. You are very welcome to tackle the large Squffy Sling, though there would be a £4 fee to add on to cover the extra interfacing and fusible foam needed (payable on the day).

You will need to bring fabric of your choice and a 7 inch zip that matches your lining fabric. The pattern uses leather (real or faux) for the base of the bag exterior: however the pettern will work equally well with a contrasting fabric if you prefer. For the bag in the photo, leather from a pair of charity shop leather trousers was used! If you do choose to use leather, it needs to be thin and supple so the sewing machine can cope with it. If you have any queries about choosing or using leather, please contact us and we will be happy to help and advise.

For the bag exterior, you will need fabric with a bit of strength - corduroy, linen, denim, thicker cotton (the bag in the photo uses corduroy). Most fabric will be suitable for the lining. 

Small Squiffy Sling: 0.5 metre needed for exterior, 0.5 m for the lining, 0.25 m for the bag base (leather or a contrasting fabric).

Large Squiffy Sling: 0.75m needed for exterior. 0.75 m for the lining, 0.5m for the bag base (leather or a contrasting fabric).

 

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £68.00
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Sewing Class

Join our regular sewing class and learn a host of new skills, while making friends and having fun!

You can bring any sewing projects you like: dressmaking, patchwork & quilting, homemaking - or whatever you are working on! Our tutor will guide you through the process and help with any tricky bits!

 Don't know what to make? Give us a call and we can advise you on projects and the right fabric to buy.

NEW FOR SEPTEMBER; the sewing sessions will run for a block of 4 weeks, costing just £25 per session. Book all 4 sessions and the cost is £90! Please pop in to see us or phone to benefit from this saving.

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £25.00
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Travelling Nine Patch Cushion

A quick patchworking session where you will learn all about the versatility of nine patch squares and make a pretty cushion cover.

Ideal for those relatively new to patchwork.

 

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £30.00
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Tweed Bag

On this day course, you will a beautiful tweed handbag!

You will learn how cut tweed correctly, how to add fabric lining to a bag and the neccessary additons needed to give a bag a strong structure. The bag will be  finished off with leather straps, handsewn on.

You will learn a host of bag making skills throughout the day,  and make yourself a timeless classic you will just use and use. 

For this course, you will need 1 metre of tweed fabric and 1m of lining fabric. We will provide all other materials.

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £80.00
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Taster Courses

Applique Taster

A lovely evening session where you will learn all about applique. No sewing experience is necessary. You will create your own simple design using pretty fabrics and stitching. All materials are provided.

          

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £20.00
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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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Clean Earth Crafting

A new course looking at ways of using common resources around us. One taster session will be held each month.

Session 1: Paper

Session 2: Plastic

Session 3: Fabric

Session 4: Christmas

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £15.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
18/12/2018
19.00-21.00

available places: 8



Crochet Taster

An introduction to crochet for complete beginners. If you have ever thought about learning to crochet, then this is the workshop for you! You will learn how to start crocheting and tackle a chain and double crochet stitch. You will then crochet a daisy using the stitches you have just learnt.

If you find you enjoy crochet, our longer 3 week Crochet Course is perfect to develop your skills and for you to learn more stitches and how to read a crochet pattern. 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £12.00
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Monday
21/01/2019
10.00-11.00

available places: 8
Monday
11/03/2019
10.00-11.00

available places: 8



Decoupage

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

 

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £12.00
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Embroidery Taster

A workshop designed to give you an introduction to the world of hand embroidery. Katharine will show you some different styles of embroidery and stitches and you will choose a simple design to begin stitching yourself.

Embroidery is a gentle and relaxing craft, perfect for taking time out from our busy schedules.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £15.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
15/01/2019
10.00-11.30

available places: 8



Glass Fusion Jewellery Taster

An introduction to glass fusion where you will learn to make small jewellery pendants and little decorations using a microwave glass kiln.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £22.00
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Monday
17/12/2018
COURSE FULL
Monday
04/02/2019
10.00-11.15

available places: 8
Friday
05/04/2019
14.00-15.15

available places: 7



Introduction to Dressmaking Patterns

A starter session showing you how to begin working with dressmaking patterns: measuring correctly for your body size (the sizings on dressmaking patterns differ from brand to brand, and don't seem to match any high street sizing), choosing the right fabric for the pattern, and laying and cutting correctly.

A great intro recommended for anyone who is new, or returning to dressmaking after some time.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £15.00
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Jewellery Taster

In this workshop, you will have to opportunity to make some simple pieces of jewellery, such as beaded bracelets and necklaces. You can spend a happy hour looking through our extensive collection of beads, to choose a selection of your favourites to turn in to a wearable piece of artwork!

If you have attended some of our jewellery workshops before, you are welcome to come along and tackle more complex projects.

  

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £15.00
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Kantha Embroidery

A beautifully simple form of stitching originating in India stitched on layers of delicate fabric.

Lovely designs and pictures can be made using this free flowing technique and in our taster session you will stitch a simple design learning all the techniques to carry on this relaxing craft at home.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £18.00
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Macrame Wall Hanging Taster

On this taster workshop we will introduce you to the wonderful world of macrame! High on the trend list for homes at the moment, macrame is enjoying a return to fashion.

In this workshop, you will learn the basic knots used in macrame and have the opportunity to practise making them, before using them to make a small wall hanging.

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £18.00
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Monday
25/02/2019
10.00-11.30

available places: 8



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 your crafting such as card making, scrap booking, art journalling or textile art.

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
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Friday
05/04/2019
10.00-11.00

available places: 7



Needlefelted Landscape Taster

A lovely introduction to needlefelting. You will get to create your own mini landscape picture. We'll provide lots of inspiration and all the materials, but if you have a picture of your own you wish to bring to reproduce, then feel free to do so.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £12.00
Available Dates
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Monday
14/01/2019
10.00-11.30

available places: 8



Paper Cutting Taster

In this taster session you will learn the basics of paper cutting yusing - a great skill to add to cardmaking, or making delicate collages for your home. See how man pieces you can make during the session!

Materials included.

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £15.00
Available Dates
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Monday
25/03/2019
14.00-15.30

available places: 8



Tunisian Crochet Taster

Come and spend a peaceful hour and half learning how to do Tunisian Crochet!

It makes a beautiful soft, dense fabric perfect for resuable face cloths.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £15.00
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Monday
28/01/2019
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 making a mini picture in 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: £15.00
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Wellbeing

Bath Bombs

Come and learn all about making your own skincare products using natural ingredients and essential oils. Then have a go at making your own Bath Bombs to take away.

Tutor: Yvette Viner
Cost: £30.00
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Candlemaking

Come and learn how to make your own scented candles for gifts.

You will learn about different waxes and scents and make a glass candle and travel tin candle to take home.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £35.00
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