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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

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.

Tutor: Sam Wadsworth
Cost: £150.00
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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 day you will learn a new technique and use it to create a finished picture. All materials are provided.

Please Note: This course runs for four days over two weeks:

Tuesday 4th September

Wednesday 5th September

Tuesday 11th September

Wednesday 12th September

   

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

Tutor: Kay Carpenter
Cost: £130.00
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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.

 

Click here for art supplies in our shop.

 

 

Tutor: Kay Carpenter
Cost: £130.00
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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:

 

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

Tutor: Kay Carpenter
Cost: £115.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
04/12/2018
10.00-13.00

available places: 8



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
Available Dates
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Tuesday
30/10/2018
COURSE FULL



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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This course runs every week please contact Leicestershire Craft Centre for availability



Autumn Nature Crafts (6+)

This fabulous session uses all kinds of nature as its inspiration - clay imprinting, twig decorating and gel printing with leaves and petals to make all kinds of lovely decorations and pieces of art to take home!

Suitable for 6+

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £9.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
16/10/2018
14.00-15.30

available places: 6



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 session for age 10+ - learn to begin using dressmaking patterns, cut out your pattern pieces and sew them together. You will leave with a wearable garment!

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.

"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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Children's Art Class (6+)

Try different mediums and materials on these creative workshops, with lots of unique pieces of art to take home! Pop along to one, or even join us for the whole summer!

30th July - Painting
6th Aug - Clay Faces
13th Aug - Printmaking
20th Aug - Cardboard Sculptures

   

Suitable for 6+

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £12.00
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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 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
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Children's Pottery workshop

Explore the many possibilities of clay in this fun-filled workshop!

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 11+)

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/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 needs to be booked directly with the course tutors. Please CLICK HERE to be taken directly to their booking page.

Tutor: Naim & Laura
Cost: £25.00
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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

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

Tutor: Katy Dynes
Cost: £15.00
Available Dates
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Saturday
20/10/2018
COURSE FULL



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
Available Dates
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Monday
15/10/2018
10.30-12.00

available places: 8



Decorate a Notebook for School (6+)

Perfect for a summer diary or back to school! Come and decorate your own notebook, personalising it with all our lovely papers, sequins, stickers and other decorative bits!

Suitable for 6+
Materials included

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £8.00
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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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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 Decorations (6+)

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

Suitable for 6+

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
Available Dates
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Friday
19/10/2018
10.30-12.00

available places: 8



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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Lantern making

Design and make your own unique lantern!

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 welcome.

 

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

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £7.00
Available Dates
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Monday
15/10/2018
14.00-15.00

available places: 4



Machine Sewing for Children (7+)

A one-off sewing workshop where we'll complete a make in a single session!
Suitable for Juniors (Age 7+) upwards, no prior knowledge is required.

2nd August - Easy Summer Top

8th August - Waterproof Bag

14th August - Animal Applique

21st August - Patchwork Cushion

28th August - Decorated Notebook Cover

17th October - Sew a Cloud Cushion

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £16.00
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Make a Cardboard Castle (5+)

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

Suitable for 5+

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
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Make an Elf Door

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

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £15.00
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Mini Felted Vessels (6+)

A lovely felting session with textile artist, Sushila Pillai, making mini vessels!

Tutor: Sushila Pillai
Cost: £10.00
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Mini Makers Christmas Crafts (2+)

Three weeks of fabulous Christmas crafting with your little ones. Drink and biscuit provided during the session.

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £17.00
Available Dates
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Friday
07/12/2018
10.00-11.00

available places: 8



Mini Makers Club (2+)

Our Mini Makers Club is aimed at preschoolers and runs in blocks of 4 weeks. Every week there are 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.

 



Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £23.00
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Friday
26/10/2018
10.00-11.00

available places: 8



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 to take a grouting kit home!

Suitable for 6+

  

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £14.00
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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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Printed Pencil Case (5+)

Plan a design then print and paint your own unique deisng onto a fabric pencil case - perfect for going back to school!

Suitable for 5+

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 of the summer so far - and make a scrapbook with us! We'll provide all of the materials including the book, sequins, tapes and patterned papers to make your own unique scrapbook.

Suitable for 7+

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
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Friday
19/10/2018
13.30-15.30

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.

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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Friday
12/10/2018
10.00-16.00

available places: 7



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 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: £72.00
Available Dates
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Sunday
07/10/2018
10.00-17.00

available places: 6



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. 

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.

Tutor: Laura Broughton / Katharine Wright
Cost: £125.00
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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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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.

 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: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £48.00
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Sunday
04/11/2018
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: Laura Broughton
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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Sunday
25/11/2018
10.00-16.00

available places: 7



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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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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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 one colour design during the session.

 

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.

 

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

 

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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Printing Day

A whole day given over to printing techniques - come and try lots of different kinds of printing including:

Gel Plate Printing
Lino Printing
DIY Screen Printing
Block Printing

In the morning, you will be shown each technique and get the opportunity to try them out on paper and fabric. In the afternoon, choose one or two of your favourites and work on a more detailed and complex piece.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £60.00
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Silk Painting

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

All materials are provided. Further supplies are available to purchase in our shop

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £35.00
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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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Tuesday
23/10/2018
10.00-16.00

available places: 8



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

Upholstery - 5 day intensive course

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 skills and reupholster your own piece.
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.

This Course is Unavailable at Present.

 

 

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:
Cost: £350.00
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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: £38.00
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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: Katharine Wright
Cost: £42.00
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Sunday
07/10/2018
18.30-21.30

available places: 7



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
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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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Upholstery Taster - Make a Stool in a Day

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

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!

 Please Note: This course is currently unavailable

 

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Cost: £150.00
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Jewellery

Anodised Aluminium Jewellery

Learn a fabulous jewellery making technique where you colour and bake aluminium and create wonderful vibrant jewellery. First you will learn how to cut and colour your metal. While your first piece is baking, you can make more designs, which will be baked and returned to you after the course (either by post or collection). After lunch you will shape and complete your baked piece.

Make rings, bangles or pendants. All aluminium and colours are provided and you should be able to make at least 2-3 pieces during the session.

This course is suitable for adults and children aged 10+ so why not make it a family affair?!

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

Tutor: Naim & Laura
Cost: £50.00
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Sunday
21/10/2018
10.00-15.00

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.

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

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

Please CLICK HERE  to book this course directly with the course tutors Naim & Laura.

Tutor: Naim & Laura
Cost: £85.00
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Sunday
09/12/2018
10.00-16.30

available places: 8



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 needs to be booked directly with the Course Tutors - please CLICK HERE to be taken directly to their booking site.

 

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

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.

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 have the opportunity to make items such as earrings, a bracelet, cocktail rings or wire wrapped pendants.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £34.00
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Knitting/Crochet

Beginners Crochet - 3 week 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.

 

Tutor: Carrie Gardner-Pett / Katharine Wright
Cost: £55.00
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Chunky Knitted Cowl

Get ready for the cooler weather in style and learn a new skill at the same time! Instead of using knitting needles, we will be using our arms to make a gorgeously cuddly cowl from thick warm wool.

All material will be provided for this course.

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £30.00
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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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Monday
03/12/2018
10.00-12.00

available places: 8



Other

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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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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Tuesday
23/10/2018
19.00-21.00

available places: 7



Beginners Lace Making - Christmas Decoration

Have a go at lace making and make a beautiful Christmas decoration to take away.

Suzanne is a fount of knowledge on this fascinating and ancient craft and you will go away amazed at what you can make in just one morning!

Tutor: Suzanne Plamping
Cost: £38.00
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Friday
30/11/2018
10.00-13.00

available places: 8



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: £34.00
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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.

 

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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Tuesday
16/10/2018
COURSE FULL



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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Tuesday
20/11/2018
19.00-21.00

available places: 8



Japanese Stab Binding Notebook

In this workshop you will learn a Japanese bookbinding method which uses stitch as a way of binding loose leaf pages together to form a notebook, sketchbook or journal.

 This is a good workshop to get yourself started in bookmaking and is suitable for beginners and those with more experience.

 All materials will be provided and you will leave with at least one if not two completed books.

Tutor: Phiona Richards
Cost: £38.00
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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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Leather Wrap Notebook

During this workshop you will create your own leather wrap journal. You will fold, cut and hand sew your pages together to create a series of A5 pamphlet books. 

This is perfect in your bag for shopping lists, thoughts, sketches the list is endless.

All materials are provided and this workshop is suitable for a complete beginner to those with more experience.

 

 

 

 

Tutor: Phiona Richards
Cost: £45.00
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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
Cost: £44.00
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Monday
01/10/2018
10.00-14.00

available places: 6



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.

In this morning session you will learn the basics of the Modern Calligraphy script.

You have the option to stay into the afternoon and create a card or picture using your new-found skills and beautiful metallic inks. If you would like to do this please book the Modern Calligraphy - Full Day Course.

The course includes a nib holder, nib, practice lines, letters and paper. 

Tutor: Jane Lappage
Cost: £30.00
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Sunday
30/09/2018
COURSE FULL



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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Sunday
18/11/2018
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Modern Calligraphy - Full Day

On the 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
30/09/2018
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Pyrography

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

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £18.00
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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.

All materials are included.

Tutor: Kate Morrell
Cost: £88.00
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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!

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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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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Seasonal

Christmas Applique Picture

Stitch a gorgeous Christmas design and frame in a hoop to make a lovely gift or decoration.

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £22.00
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Monday
12/11/2018
13.30-15.30

available places: 8



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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Monday
19/11/2018
10.00-12.00

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Christmas Card Making

Get ahead with you Christmas preparations and spent 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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Monday
29/10/2018
13.30-15.00

available places: 8



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. Inspiration provided!

 

 

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £15.00
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Monday
10/12/2018
13.30-15.00

available places: 7



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: £20.00
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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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Monday
19/11/2018
13.30-15.00

available places: 8



Fresh Foliage Christmas Wreath

Come and make your own fresh Christmas wreath which will take you right through the festive season.

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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Monday
08/10/2018
13.30-15.30

available places: 7



Needlefelted Christmas Pudding

Come and make a fun needlefelted decoration.

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

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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

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.

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 Christmas stocking with personalised designs.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £22.00
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Sewing

Applique Cushion

Learn how to use the applique technique to create your own cushion cover! Choose your design - and create in tweed to give your room an instant on-trend makeover.

This workshop is for an envelope back style cushion. 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £38.00
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Beginners Patchwork - 1 day

Learn all the basic processes required in patchwork and make a mini quilt! On this one day course you will learn to cut squares with a rotary cutter, piece them together and iron accurately, add backing and wadding,  do some basic quilting and finish with a border.

All materials are provided 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.

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
23/11/2018
10.00-16.00

available places: 7



Christmas Patchwork (4 weeks)

A four week course where we will 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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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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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 thread your machine, and wind your bobbin then go on to make a simple tote bag or bunting.

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.

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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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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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.

We will ask you to bring fabric of your choice but will provide wadding.

Fabric requirements:

Main colour: 2.5 metres

 

Patterns: 12 Fat Quarters (6 different patterns)

Backing: 1.7 x 2 metres

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 make 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: 8



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

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. 

 

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £48.00
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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: £35.00
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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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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. 

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £60.00
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Friday
05/10/2018
10.00-16.00

available places: 5



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
Available Dates
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Friday
21/09/2018
12.30-15.00

available places: 8
Friday
28/09/2018
12.30-15.00

available places: 8
Friday
09/11/2018
12.30-15.00

available places: 8
Friday
26/10/2018
12.30-15.00

available places: 8
Friday
02/11/2018
12.30-15.00

available places: 8
Friday
16/11/2018
12.30-15.00

available places: 8
Friday
07/12/2018
12.30-15.00

available places: 8



Simple Clutch Bag with Free Machine Embellishment

On this workshop you'll learn simple bag making skills to make a clutch bag and then you will decorate it with a Free Machine Embroidered Embellishment using water soluble fabric to make a fabulous one-off piece.

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £35.00
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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

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: £80.00
Available Dates
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Monday
22/10/2018
10.00-16.00

available places: 8



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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Monday
24/09/2018
10.00-11.30

available places: 8
Monday
29/10/2018
10.00-11.30

available places: 8
Monday
26/11/2018
10.00-11.30

available places: 8
Tuesday
18/12/2018
19.00-21.00

available places: 8



Crochet Taster

An introduction to crochet for complete beginners. Learn how to start off, make a chain and crochet a daisy using chain and doubles.

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

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

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £12.00
Available Dates
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Monday
08/10/2018
10.00-11.00

available places: 6



Decoupage

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

 

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £12.00
Available Dates
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Monday
03/12/2018
13.30-15.00

available places: 8



Glass Fusion Jewellery Taster

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

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £22.00
Available Dates
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Monday
17/12/2018
10.00-11.15

available places: 3



Hand Sewn Hand Warmers

A lovely relaxing hand stitching project where you can make yourself a useful hand warmer made of felt and fabric - just right to pop into your pocket through the winter months.

Materials included.

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £15.00
Available Dates
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Monday
05/11/2018
13.30-15.00

available places: 8



Jewellery Taster

An quick workshop where you will make some simple pieces of jewellery such as beaded bracelets and necklaces.

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.

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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Leather Accessories

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

Children 10+ welcome

   

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £15.00
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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 your crafting such as card making, scrap booking, art journalling or textile art.

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
Available Dates
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Monday
26/11/2018
13.30-14.30

available places: 5



Mini-lampshade Taster

Learn all the techniques needed to make a lampshade - in mini form! In this taster session, you will make a lampshade perfect for a tealight but learn all that is needed to make a lampshade any size!

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £18.00
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Needlefelted Landscape Taster

A quick needlefelting project where you will create a mini landscape to turn into a picture or brooch

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £12.00
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Needlefelted Robin

Come and make a cute little needlefelted robin for Christmas!

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £18.00
Available Dates
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Monday
12/11/2018
10.00-12.00

available places: 7



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
24/09/2018
13.30-15.00

available places: 7



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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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
Available Dates
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Monday
05/11/2018
10.00-11.00

available places: 6