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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).

TERMS & CONDITIONS
Please note we can only offer refunds in the event of a course being cancelled due to insufficient numbers of applicants or unforeseen circumstances. In such cases, you will be notified, and full payment will be refunded, or a different course date offered.

No refunds will be given for sessions missed due to illness (including Covid), holidays or any other personal reasons.



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

Taster Courses

Acrylic Paint Pour Canvas

The latest painting sensation, the 'dirty pour' comes to the Craft Centre.

Come and have fun with paint and colour, make a mess and a fabuous canvas artwork to take home!

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £20.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
09/08/2022
COURSE FULL



Cross Stitch Class - All ages

Join this Family Session where you & your youngster will learn the relaxing craft of cross stitch. All materials included.

Book a space for an adult and bring a child for free!

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £12.00
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Decorative Mending

Learn how to make the most of your mending and turn it into a decorative feature!

We'll explore embroidery stitches and patching that will increase the longevity of your clothes, and turn them into something beautiful and unique too!

Suitable for all levels.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £10.00
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Hand Stitched Textile Collage - All Ages

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

FAMILY SESSION - Book a space and bring a child for free!

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £15.00
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Jewellery Making - Basics

In this Beginners workshop, you will be introduced to different beading and wiring techniques, the different kinds of stringing materials, fastenings and tools used to create beaded jewellery. You'll design and make a bracelet or earrings and go away with the know-how on how to make and mend beaded items.

  

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £12.00
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Learn to Knit (All ages)

Knitting is a very relaxing hobby - and you can make loads of fantastic things for yourself and your friends and family!

On this introductory session, Katharine will show you the basic knit stitch, casting on and casting off. You'll get some knitting needles and yarn to take away with you so you can keep going and practice!

Book a Space and a Child Can Come Free!

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £12.00
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Mindful Art - All Ages

A mindful art session for all the family to join in - book a space and bring a child for free!

We'll be doing some relaxing and enjoyable artwork together - no prior experience or skill is needed.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £15.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
23/08/2022
10.30-12.00

available places: 7



Modern Calligraphy Taster

Fantastic half-day course

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

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

We have 2 sessions running - Morning 10-12.30 and Afternoon 1-3.30. UPGRADE to a full day for £60 - call to book this Upgrade.

Tutor: Jane Lappage
Cost: £32.00
Available Dates
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Pom-pom Fun!

A fun, family session where you can have a rummage through our vast collection of yarn and learn how to make pom-poms. We can then turn the pom-poms into bunting, a wreath or even a cute animal! The choice is yours!

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £12.00
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Printing Taster - All Ages

Our printing taster is suitable for all the family - try block, lino and monotype printing techniques in this session.

FAMILY SESSION - Book one space for an adult and bring a child for free - come and craft together!

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £15.00
Available Dates
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Friday
12/08/2022
COURSE FULL



Rope Bowls

A brilliant way of using up scrap fabric or rope and creating something useful and beautiful in the process! Learn to make a sturdy rope bowl perfect for gifts or holding all your bits and bobs!

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £18.00
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Sewing With Cork Fabric

Cork is a wonderful fabric to sew with, amd is eco-friendly too! On this class, you will learn how to work with this fabric and how to sew it. You will get to make 2 or 3 small items such as a monogrammed keyring, sunglasses case and card wallet.

 

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £35.00
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Silk Painting Taster

An introduction to silk painting - design and paint a hoop framed silk artwork to take away.

You don't have to be 'arty' we give you lots of ideas and templates you can use, and teach you some lovely techniques to try.

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £25.00
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Try Macrame - All Ages

A session suitable for all the family - come and learn some basic macrame knots and make a mini wallhanging to take home.

FAMILY SESSION - Book a space and bring a child for free.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £15.00
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Wet Felting Taster

Wet Felting is a fun and exciting way to make felt - as well as one of the most ancient ways to make fabric. Using wool tops with the addition of soap and hot water, felt can be made and sculpted into beautiful shapes. In this quick taster session, we will make a simple flat piece of felt with a picture.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £15.00
Available Dates
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Monday
12/09/2022
14.00-15.00

available places: 8



Art & Sculpture

Art for Wellbeing

Join our general art for well-being sessions for inspiration, friendly chat and an opportunity to relax. All levels are welcome. We will explore different subject matter and media in a relaxed and informal way. All materials will be provided.

27th June - Mandala Painting

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Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £15.00
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Beginners Watercolour

Have you always wanted to paint with Watercolours? Has it been years since you've done it? Have you dabbled during lockdown, but feel like you need some guidance? Then this is the course for you! Suitable for complete beginners, and those who've done the first 5 weeks and want to continue.

Our fantastic art tutor, Kay Carpenter, takes you right back to basics teaching you all the techniques you need to handle watercolours, and begin painting pictures from the very first class! You'll be amazed at what you learn, and how you progress over the 5 week course.

All materials are included in the price of the course, and there is the opportunity to learn more and progress with further courses if you enjoy working with watercolours.

There are no dates scheduled for this course at the moment - it is likely to run again in the Autumn.

   

Tutor: Kay Carpenter
Cost: £135.00
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Drawing Course

A four week course, which is a great opportunity to improve on your drawing skills and to try out different materials, such as pencil, pen and charcoal. A variety of subjects are covered, over the 4 weeks which may include still life, portraits and landscapes. Learn more about line, shading, sketching and perspective.

The course is suitable for beginners, and those who already enjoy drawing but would like a little
more practice. If you have attended this course before you are welcome to come again, just let us
know when you book.


 

 

Tutor: Kay Carpenter
Cost: £120.00
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Intermediate Watercolour

 

 

 Do you want to practice and improve your watercolour technique? Join like-minded people in our friendly studio and learn to refine and develop your skills with our fantastic local artist and tutor, Kay Carpenter. You'll paint a variety of subject matter using different techniques over the weeks. All materials are included in the cost of the course.

 

Tutor: Kay Carpenter
Cost: £135.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
13/09/2022
10.00-13.00

available places: 4
Tuesday
25/10/2022
10.00-13.00

available places: 8



Jewellery

Jewellery Making with Silver Clay - One Day Beginners Workshop

Join us on our one day beginners workshop to learn the fundamentals of creating your own beautiful solid silver jewellery. 

Silver clay is made up of very fine particles of pure siver, water and a non toxic binder. When your piece if fired, the binder burns away, leaving you with solid fine silver. The process is truly magical.

Charlotte with teach you how to make two textured pendants and a pair of earrings from solid fine silver. You will learn the process of making jewellery with silver clay from start to finish. The first part of the day focuses upon how to handle, roll, shape and texture it, before drying and refining. The second part of the day will focus upon torch firing, polishing and learning how to patina. 

All materials are included in the price of the course and is suitable for those who are new to working with silver clay.

 

Tutor: Charlotte Wakeling
Cost: £135.00
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Silver Pendant Taster

A fabulous taster session for silversmithing. You will learn to saw, file, texture and finish a sterling silver pendant. A great way to start your journey in silversmithing.

Tutor: Naim & Laura
Cost: £45.00
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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

 

Tutor: Naim & Laura
Cost: £85.00
Available Dates
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Sunday
30/10/2022
10.00-16.00

available places: 5



Silversmithing Evening Course (5 weeks)

Our popular silversmithing course runs as an evening course over 5 sessions, 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. 

 

Tutor: Laura & Naim
Cost: £160.00
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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: £35.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
22/11/2022
19.00-21.00

available places: 8



Sewing

1 day Beginners Patchwork

If you have ever wondered about the difference between patchwork and quilts, or how quilts are made and fancied having a go, then this introductory course is for you! We will take you through each step of patchwork and quilt making. 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 as well as plentiful tea and coffee.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £75.00
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10 Week Patchwork Course

Our friendly and fun patchwork group meets every Wednesday afternoon in 10 week blocks. 
We try out lots of different patchwork styles and techniques, usually to make a quilt.

Quilts made in the past include: Bargello, Scrappy, Medallion, Applique and Foundation Paper Pieced. Our focus is the patchwork, rather than quilting but the price of the course includes wadding and thread. We ask you to choose your own fabrics for your project, and will send you a list in advance of what you need.

Beginners are very welcome, you'll get lots of cutting and piecing practise and plenty of help and tuition. 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £200.00
Available Dates
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Wednesday
07/09/2022
COURSE FULL



2022 Hand Stitch & Embroidery Club

For 2022 Katharine has designed an exclusive stitching project with 12 sections to complete throughout the year.

 If you would like to purchase this kit, which includes a pre-printed panel, 40 skeins of embroidery thread and instructions, it costs £60. You can then either complete it at home, or come to the 'stitch-along' sessions detailed below. It doesn't matter when you join in - you can come to one session, or all of them. Call us to purchase a kit on 01858 466692.

Alternatively, if you would like to just bring your own hand stitching project to join us at the 'stitch along' session for a sociable afternoon of stitching you are very welcome. Simply book the date below that you would like to attend. Tea & Coffee are included in the price.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £11.00
Available Dates
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Monday
15/08/2022
13.30-15.30

available places: 8
Monday
19/09/2022
13.30-15.30

available places: 6
Monday
24/10/2022
13.30-15.30

available places: 8
Monday
21/11/2022
13.30-15.30

available places: 8



Applique Hares

Come and learn all about Applique and stitch one of our exclusive hare designs - daytime or nightime hare (nightime is pictured below)

Try different stitches and techniques to create textural effects.

All materials are included in the cost of this course.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £55.00
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Autumn Wreath

n this workshop, join Caroline to hand sew and form pretty and realistic felt flowers and leaves, in autumn colourways. We will include a sunflower, chrysanthemum and kinmokusei. Using wire and beads to add texture and a ribbon for impact. Discover a little about the symbolism of seasonal flowers, fruits and foods in Japanese culture. Take home and display proudly or even gift to a friend. Enjoy the welcoming and friendly atmosphere at Leicestershire Craft Centre, a great place for meeting new friends and learning from experienced creative people. Enjoy tea and coffee while working and either bring your own packed lunch or take a stroll in beautiful Market Harborough during our lunch break.

 

Photos by Caroline Barley. Design (C) Caroline Barley

 

Tutor: Caroline Barley
Cost: £60.00
Available Dates
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Sunday
18/09/2022
10.00-16.00

available places: 8



Beginners Sewing Bee (4 weeks)

A four week course for anyone who wants to learn to sew! We'll complete a project a week, developing and building your skills as you go.

You don't need your own sewing machine a we have 8 modern Brother machines, but you can bring your own if you want to get to grips with it a little more.

All materials are included in the price of the course.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £115.00
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Crazy Patchwork & Applique

Not keen on precise cutting and pieceing in your patchwork? Come and have a go at crazy patchwork where anything goes with stunning results! We'll use your new crazy fabric in an easy applique project. Suitable for all levels.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £20.00
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Faux Leather Zipped Pouch

Machine sew yourself a wonderful, multifuctional, lined zipped pouch from faux leather. You will learn how to cut, handle and sew faux leather and which sewing aids can help to achieve a perfect finish. Add applique and tassels if you wish!

 

 

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £38.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
06/09/2022
10.00-13.00

available places: 8



Free Machine Embroidery Workshop

On this creative course, you will learn free machine embroidery techniques and get to explore texture and pattern to create a piece of artwork to take home. The free motion technique can be used in your quilting as well as your textile art.

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

Tutor: Katharine Wright/ Hannah Harrison
Cost: £35.00
Available Dates
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Friday
16/09/2022
10.00-13.00

available places: 8



Hannah's Bag Club

Hannah loves making bags, and she wants to pass her skills and knowledge on to you!

Our brilliant bi-monthly club features a different bag style and techniques each session so you are always learning and improving in a fun and social environment.

Prior to the course, you'll be sent the material and hardware requirements that you need. You can choose to either purchase a prepped kit from us - you'll get a 10% discount than if you bought them separately from us - or you can bring your own. You will receive a copy of the bag pattern (either as a PDF of paper pattern) .On the day, you'll be guided through the bag-making construction process by Hannah as she passes on all her tips and tricks to create a truly professional finish.

Friday 13th May: Captivating Clutch by Mrs H Bag Patterns

 

 

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £65.00
Available Dates
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Friday
09/09/2022
10.00-16.00

available places: 6
Friday
11/11/2022
10.00-16.00

available places: 8



Hannah's Patchwork Projects

Improve your patchwork skills with our BRAND NEW Patchwork Project workshop.

Every two months, explore a different patchwork block, skill or technique, and then turn it into a finished item, for example a bag or a cushion.

All materials are included in the cost of the course.

Pictured is our February project - a travelling nine patch tote bag. 

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £45.00
Available Dates
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Friday
14/10/2022
10.00-13.00

available places: 7



Introduction to Dressmaking Patterns & Know Your Fabrics

We've combined two of our great starter dressmaking sessions into one fantastic workshop to get you started on the path to successful dressmaking!

We will show 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 rarely matches any high street sizing), choosing the right fabric for the pattern, and laying and cutting correctly.

We'll look at different types of fabric, when to use them and give you lots of tips to cope with some of the trickier sorts.

A great intro recommended for anyone who is new, or returning to dressmaking after some time. You'll go away dying to get started on a project!

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £20.00
Available Dates
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Thursday
01/09/2022
COURSE FULL



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 lined tote bag. 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: £48.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
08/11/2022
18.30-21.30

available places: 8



Patchwork Bargello Bag

A two week patchwork project in which you will learn all about bargello patchwork and make a lovely tote bag using these skills.

All materials are included in the cost of this course. (Materials will differ to those shown in the picture).

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £48.00
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Patchwork Star Cushion

A 2 week project where we will explore the delights of star blocks - hugely popular, there are a vast range of star designs to choose made in different ways. We'll look at different ways of pieceing star blocks and try some out. You can turn your favourite into a cushion. All fabric is included in this course.

 

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £48.00
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Setting up Your Overlocker / 1:1 Sewing Sessions

We can offer you a hour's 1:1 session to help you get started with your sewing machine, overlocker or if you're stuck on a project and need some extra help.

Think you need more time? Call us on 01858 466692 to discuss your requirements.

 

 

Tutor: Hannah Harrison / Katharine Wright
Cost: £35.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
13/09/2022
14.00-15.00

available places: 8
Tuesday
27/09/2022
14.00-15.00

available places: 8
Tuesday
25/10/2022
14.00-15.00

available places: 8
Tuesday
22/11/2022
14.00-15.00

available places: 1



Sew a Simple 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: £70.00
Available Dates
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Friday
30/09/2022
10.00-15.00

available places: 8



Sewing Basics & Mending

Are you a sewing novice? Would you like to learn to do more so you can maintain your clothes, increase their longevity and reduce waste?

Then this is the course for you! We'll look at hems, buttons, fixing seams and alteration basics. You'll go away with bags of confidence to tackle the mending pile!

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £15.00
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Summer Sewing Session

A general sewing session for any ability - just bring along your project and we'll help you out.

Mums can enjoy a couple of hours escape from the children; teenagers are welcome to attend too.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £20.00
Available Dates
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Monday
22/08/2022
19.00-21.00

available places: 4
Monday
15/08/2022
10.30-12.30

available places: 4
Monday
15/08/2022
19.00-21.00

available places: 7



Tweed Bag

Learn how to make our popular 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,  and make yourself a timeless classic you will just use and use. 

For this course, you can take advantage of our fantistic bag kit offer! Our kit contains 1m tweed fabric, 1m cotton lining fabric, a pair of leather bag handles, 4 bag feet, a magnetic clasp, and all the interfacing and foam needed to make the bag - all for the cost of £40. If you buy this kit from us, we will prep all the interfacing and lining fabric pieces ready for the day. Colour combinations for the fabric and leather handles will be released a little nearer to the time, or you can contact us for further details. 

Alternatively, you are welcome to bring your own fabric and bag hardwear with you. We can provide you with a full list of requirements if you choose this option.

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £65.00
Available Dates
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Friday
07/10/2022
10.00-16.00

available places: 8

Or order the Craft Kit to learn at home




Dressmaking

Daytime Dressmaking - Monday Class

Bring your own dressmaking project, and we will guide you through the process of cutting out, fitting and sewing.

This class is suitable for all levels. If you are a beginner, we are happy to advise you on suitable patterns and fabrics to start with. If you've made lots before, then choose some more challenging garments or trickier fabrics, and we'll help you build up your skills.

NOTE: Our Monday class following Easter is for 4 weeks.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £130.00
Available Dates
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Monday
12/09/2022
10.30-13.00

available places: 6
Monday
31/10/2022
10.30-13.00

available places: 8



Daytime Dressmaking - Thursday Class

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.

Please Note: This course is currently full and has a waiting list - please contact us to register your interest.

 

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright / Hannah Harrison
Cost: £130.00
Available Dates
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Thursday
08/09/2022
COURSE FULL



Evening Dressmaking - 4 weeks

Our evening dressmaking class after Easter is running for 4 weeks (due to Bank Holidays).

Come and learn, or build on your dressmaking skills with Hannah, who will guide you through the process of making a garment. Bring your own pattern & fabric so that you will make something YOU will want to wear! 

We are very happy to give advice on suitable projects to tackle, as we have a wide range of patterns and fabrics in the Craft Centre.

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £95.00
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Evening Dressmaking Course

A block of five 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/Hannah Harrison
Cost: £120.00
Available Dates
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Monday
12/09/2022
19.00-21.00

available places: 5
Tuesday
13/09/2022
19.00-21.00

available places: 8
Monday
31/10/2022
19.00-21.00

available places: 4



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.

Why not add on the Sleeve Block the following day?

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £75.00
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Intermediate Pattern Cutting - Sleeve Block

If you have completed our bodice block pattern cutting course, come and learn how to draft the sleeve to go with it.

You will need to bring your bodice block with you, or attend the bodice block course on the previous day to be able to do this course. Once completed, you will know how to draft a sleeve for any garment using a few simple measurements!

Recommended for experienced sewers.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £40.00
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Friday
02/09/2022
10.00-12.30

available places: 7



Make a Man's Waistcoat

Come and spend a day making a man's waistcoat, under the expert tutelage of Mark Francis of Sewing Bee fame.

You can choose to make your waistcoat by upcycling a pair of large men's jeans or trousers, or you can choose new fabric if you prefer.

The pattern will be provided and you will require;

0.7m main fabric (or pair of trousers) - cord, canvas, denim or wool are all suitable
2.0m lining fabric - cotton, linen or lining weight
1.3m interfacing
5 buttons

The chest size of the person you want to make the waistcoat for if they are not attending!

Tutor: Mark Francis
Cost: £75.00
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Sunday
13/11/2022
10.00-16.00

available places: 8



Make a Pattern of Your Favourite Garment

A full day workshop where participants learn how to make a pattern from a favourite item of clothing. You'll be shown how to take measurements, draft a pattern adding seam allowances, notches, facings and shaping. Depending on the complexity of your garment, there may be time to begin making a toile.

 This workshop is suitable for people with dressmaking experience. We'll ask you to send us a photo of your garment in advance so our tutor, Cath, can assess how complex a make it is - no jackets or coats please - as we want you to be able to get it done in the day. On the day, bring your garment along, and Cath will show you what to do so that you go away with a usable pattern.

Tutor: Cath McBean
Cost: £75.00
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Monday
05/09/2022
10.00-16.00

available places: 8
Friday
18/11/2022
10.00-16.00

available places: 8



Overlock a Jersey T-Shirt

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 t-shirt almost entirely on your overlocker. 

We have five 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 1.5 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: £50.00
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Friday
26/08/2022
10.00-14.00

available places: 6



Pattern Cutting - Trouser Block

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

Using your own measurements, we will draw a trouser block pattern - flat-fronted with a dart and side zip. We will then make this up in a calico toile, make any adjustments and transfer those back to your pattern. So at the end of the day, you should go away with a usable trouser block pattern.

This course is suitable for those with sewing experience.

All materials are provided, but please bring your lunch.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £70.00
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Sewing Day with Katharine

Come and spend a day sewing with Katharine. You can bring whatever project you like - dressmaking, patchwork or bagmaking and get help with what ever techniques you need. It's a great opportunity to learn some new things in a friendly, sociable environment with like-minded people. Plus we'll have lots of tea and cake!

Our next Sewing Days are 10th & 11th June - Book both days and receive a £10 discount! Call us to book the Friday & Saturday on 01858 466692. We're happy to help arrange accommodation if you are coming from further afield.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £70.00
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Homemaking

Curtains

Look out for new dates for this course in the Spring!

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: £40.00
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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

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

Handamde Lampshades

 

Tutor: Helen Bunting
Cost: £38.00
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Wellbeing

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.

Older children / teens are welcome on this course.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £35.00
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Monday
24/10/2022
19.00-21.00

available places: 6



Essential Oils Workshop - Mental Wellbeing

Learn all about the making of essential oils and creating your own relaxing blend with the help of Wellbeing expert Nina!

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.

All materials included.

 

Tutor: Nina Laurenti
Cost: £25.00
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Making Chocolates with Essential Oils

Come and learn how to make your own raw delicious chocolates infused with doTERRA essential oils such as wild orange, citrus bliss, salt and black pepper, peppermint and lime and ginger to name a few. Get creative making your own chocolate using a variety of different chocolate moulds in a relaxed environment. While the chocolates set you will learn how you can use these incredible medicinal essential oils to care for you and your loves ones and make a gift box to take them home in.

Tutor: Nina Laurenti
Cost: £25.00
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Pamper Yourself with Essential Oils

We all need a bit of pampering now and then! This workshop is just what the doctor ordered: aromatouch hand massage and raw chocolate all infused with the incredible medicinal properties of doTERRA essential oils. 

You will have the opportunity to enjoy these treats as well as make your own natural pampering products beautifully scented with your choice of doTERRa oils. 

Finally, make yourself an extra treat to take home - earrings or a bracelet.

Tutor: Nina Laurenti
Cost: £25.00
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Soap Making with Essential Oils

Come and spend a relaxing evening learning about essential oils and their benefits, whilst using them to make your own home-made soap.  

There'll also be a mini craft make focusing on packaging and presentation, so you can make these wonderful soaps as gifts too.

Tutor: Nina Laurenti
Cost: £25.00
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Knitting/Crochet

Beginners Crochet

This is a 2 week 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, a book of instructions, and any patterns you use.

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: Katharine Wright
Cost: £48.00
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Intro to Knitting

Would you like to learn to knit? It's one of the most mindful and relaxing crafts you can do.

In this session, you'll learn the basics of casting on, knitting and purling and casting off. The price includes a pair of knitting needles, a ball of yarn and instructions to take away and carry on your new-found hobby!

Suitable for all ages.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £24.00
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Tunisian Crochet

Come and learn how to make Tunisian crochet. It's a cross between knitting and crochet and some beautiful textures and patterns can be created.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £25.00
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Felting & Textiles

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: £45.00
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Seasonal

Brush Lettering - 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: £60.00
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Sunday
04/12/2022
10.00-16.00

available places: 8



Card Making

Come and make a stack of cards for Christmas! We've got lots of quick and effective ideas, that don't need lots of expensive special equipment - you can give everyone a handmade card this year!

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £15.00
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Monday
31/10/2022
14.00-15.30

available places: 8



Christmas Decorations

A fun seasonal workshop where you will make  a variety of Christmas Decorations to take away - lots of choices and designs to try.

Why not bring your friends along for a pre-Christmas get together, with a difference!

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £18.00
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Monday
14/11/2022
14.00-15.30

available places: 8



Christmas Pyrography

In this class, you will learn how to burn seasonal patterns and pictures on to wood using a pyrography pen. No drawing skills are necessary. Pyrography is a wonderful, soothing, slow craft - you will spend 2 hours in a relaxing environment and go home with 2 or 3 Christmas decorations. 

All equipment and materials are provided. 

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £30.00
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Friday
02/12/2022
10.00-12.00

available places: 6



Christmas Temari Ball

In this workshop, join Caroline to learn about the traditional and stunning Japanese craft of temari, or hand ball. Embroider an original design and learn the meaning of seasonal symbols in Japanese culture. Choose your colourway to blend with your home ready for the winter and Christmas season, adding a hanging hook to proudly display on your Christmas tree or decorative branches.

When you book, let us know which colour way you would like to make, and then we can get your temari ball prepped ready for you.

Enjoy the welcoming and friendly atmosphere at Leicestershire Craft Centre, a great place for meeting new friends and learning from experienced creative people. 

  

Tutor: Caroline Barley
Cost: £28.00
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Monday
24/10/2022
10.00-13.00

available places: 7



Needlefelted Christmas Gnomes

Learn how to needlefelt and make a cheeky Christmas gnome!

Or, you can opt to make other Christmas decorations such as robins, christmas puddings, or even a brussel sprout!

A really fun workshop for all.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £22.00
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Tuesday
15/11/2022
19.00-21.00

available places: 8



Needlefelted Wreath

On this evening workshop, we will be needlefelting leaves, berries and robins to decorate a wreath base.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £35.00
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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: £65.00
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Friday
28/10/2022
10.00-15.00

available places: 5



Willow Christmas Star

Make a beautiful willow star decoration for your home, or as a gift. Katharine will show you how to form your star and then you can embellish it with decorations, ribbons and foliage.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £18.00
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Monday
07/11/2022
14.00-15.30

available places: 6



Other

Glass Fusion - Summer Coasters

Glass fusion is a simple, yet highly rewarding craft to practise. In this session, you will create 4 coasters, perfect for the summer with a design of your choice. We'll give you lots of ideas and show you how to cut your glass. Then your coasters will be taken away to be fired.

All materials will be provided.

 

 

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright / Hannah Harrison
Cost: £42.00
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Glass Fusion Crashing Wave

This is a real WOW piece and something you will be proud of show off. The Crashing Wave is secured on a wooden stand once it has been fired and looks great on a windowsill or a mantlepiece. The class is a little longer than the usual classes as there will be a step by step demonstration for you to help you to create this lovely piece of glass art. The teacher will also be on hand to assist with cutting for those new to fused glass work.

 

Tutor: Sarah Luke
Cost: £50.00
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Glass Fusion Workshop

Glass fusing is fun, therapeutic and addictive. In this relaxing workshop you will make some lovely glass artwork, that will last a lifetime. 

This is a general workshop, where you can make one larger piece, or 3-4 smaller decorations/jewellery. We'll give you lots of ideas and show you how to cut your glass to create your design. 

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

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright / Hannah Harrison
Cost: £38.00
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Thursday
13/10/2022
10.00-12.00

available places: 11
Tuesday
01/11/2022
19.00-21.00

available places: 12



Modern Calligraphy

n this full day Modern Calligraphy course, beginners will spend the morning learning the basics of the script. In the afternoon, you will put these new-found skills to good use and look at design and layout to create 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!

For those of you who have completed this course before, you can book on again to improve and perfect your technique, and learn move on, blending, ink resist, card layout for inners and envelopes and much more!

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

Tutor: Jane Lappage
Cost: £60.00
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Sunday
04/09/2022
10.00-16.00

available places: 7
Sunday
02/10/2022
10.00-16.00

available places: 8



Mosaic Bird Bath

Design and make a lovely mosaic bird bath, approximately 27cm across.  An ideal project to practice cutting glass and make something fabulous for the garden.

Tutor: Claire Hart
Cost: £80.00
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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: £30.00
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Friday
23/09/2022
10.00-12.00

available places: 8



Stained Glass and Copper Foil Decorations

Due to the highly specialist nature of this workshop, we can only run it in person. Watch out for new dates coming in the Spring.

A shorter 'taster' stained glass class where you will create beautiful stained glass decorations using the Tiffany Copper Foil Method.

Participants will learn how to cut their class for the project and then join the individual pieces together using copper foil and solder.

We have 2 sessions running:

AM: Feathers - you will make 1-2 feathers during the time.

PM: Christmas Decorations - your will make up to 3 decorations.

 

Tutor: Claire Hart
Cost: £35.00
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Friday
21/10/2022
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Friday
21/10/2022
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Stained Glass Workshop

A one day Stained Glass Workshop covering the basic design and construction of a leaded glass panel. Students will choose from a range of designs, select their coloured glass and learn how to cut the individual glass pieces.  The afternoon session will then be spent making the lead framework, and finally students will solder their finished panels, ready to take home at the end of the day.

Tutor: Claire Hart
Cost: £135.00
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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: £92.00
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Children's Courses

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).

"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

 

Wednesday 20th July - Wrap Skirt

Monday 22nd August - Top

 

  

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £36.00
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Monday
22/08/2022
COURSE FULL



Card Making (6+)

Come and make lots of fun cards for all your friends, with our stamps, punches and embellishments.

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
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Children's Art Class (5+)

Come and enjoy a morning of Art with our wonderful artist, Meg. 

Subject matter and media used differ from session to session but might include drawing, painting, printing and lots more!

Recommended ages 5-10yrs.

Saturday 16th July - Mixed Media Landscapes

Monday 25th July - Pop Art portraits

Thursday 4th August - Drawing Class looking at shells

Wednesday 10th August - Foam Printing

Wednesday 17th August - Animal Collages


  

     

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £15.00
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Wednesday
17/08/2022
COURSE FULL



Childrens' Beginners Sewing Club (7+)

Aimed at beginner sewers aged 7-11, we undertake lots of different projects building up cutting and sewing skills along the way. Children need to be in Year 3 to join this course.

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

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £52.00
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Children's Glass Fusion (6+)

Let your child's imagination flow during this workshop where they will be guided to make a fused glass panel in a design of their choice. The glass piece will be taken away to be fired and be ready for collection soon afterwards.

All materials and firing included in the price.

Suitable for children age 6+

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £18.00
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Childrens' Improvers Sewing Club (9+)

For those children who have attended the Beginners Sewing Club for some time and are showing proficiency, we have the Improvers Sewing Club where they can continue to build on their skills, tackling more difficult projects.

If you are unsure which club you should sign your child up for, them please have a chat with Katharine or Hannah.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £52.00
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Saturday
10/09/2022
COURSE FULL



Children's Pottery Workshop (6+)

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.

Suitable for 6+

Tutor: Nikki McCathie
Cost: £26.00
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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.

Tutor: Naim & Laura
Cost: £26.00
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Children's Weaving (7+)

Children love the therapeutic nature of weaving and its beautiful results. In this session they will create a small wall hanging designed by themselves! Suitable for ages 7 and up.

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £9.00
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Clay Workshop (6+)

Using air drying clay, you'll build and paint in this fun workshop with Meg.

Suitable for age 6+

Monday 1st August - Clay Trinket Trays

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
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: £18.00
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Tuesday
16/08/2022
COURSE FULL



Essential Oils Workshop (Age 8+)

We are delighted to welcome Essential Oils Educator, Nina Laurenti, to Leicestershire Craft Centre to run our children's wellbeing workshops. 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 how to use them safely.

Chocolates with Essential Oils - 11th April

Children will make their own delicious chocolate infused with doTERRA essential oils such as wild orange, peppermint and lime. We might get a little messy but have lots of fun filling different chocolate moulds with your creative mixes. While the chocolates set, you will make a gift box to take them home in. 

(The chocolate is dairy and gluten free)

 

Tutor: Nina Laurenti
Cost: £16.00
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Festival Fairy Lights (7+)

We'll be getting out the glitter, sparkles and paint to decorate our jars, turning them into lights suitable for the garden, your bedroom or that special glamping trip!

All materials are provided including a set of battery operated fairy lights.

Suitable for age 7+

 

Each participant will have all of their own materials laid out, clean, ready for them to use when they arrive. Unfortunately it will be unlikely that we will be able to let parents stay for the activity.

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £12.00
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Illustration Workshop (8+)

Join professional illustrator Katy Dynes to hone and develop your drawing and illustration skills.

You'll develop characters, scenarios and stories, and learn how book illustration works.

 

Tutor: Katy Dynes
Cost: £20.00
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Friday
19/08/2022
COURSE FULL



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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Thursday
11/08/2022
COURSE FULL



Little Crafters (Age 4-7)

We are so excited to welcome back Little Crafters - our crafty hour-long sessions 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, so why not make it a family outing!

   

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
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Wednesday
10/08/2022
COURSE FULL



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, and we tend to do a different project in each session, so you can come lots of times!


Tuesday 31st May - Pyjama Shorts

Saturday 16th July - Initial Tote Bag

Wednesday 27th July - Cloud Cushions

Monday 8th August - Upcycled Denim Bag

Tuesday 16th August - Soft Toy

Tutor: Katharine Wright/Meg Bonser
Cost: £16.00
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Tuesday
16/08/2022
COURSE FULL



Mosaic Workshop (6+)

Join ceramicist Nikki Mccathie to make your very own Mosaic artwork.

Tutor: Nikki McCathie
Cost: £22.00
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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+

Workshop sizes have been reduced to keep participants safe. Each participant will have all of their own materials laid out, clean, ready for them to use when they arrive. Unfortunatley it will be unlikely that we will be able to let parents stay for the activity.

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
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Senior Sewing Club - 4 weeks (Age 11+)

For Senior School students, or very proficient younger pupils, we'll tackle lots of different projects, often with a focus on Beginners Dressmaking working with patterns and developing design skills.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £52.00
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Textile Collage (8+)

Come and use fabrics to create a work of art. We'll incorporate texture and colour and embellish with hand stitching.

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £12.00
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Thursday
18/08/2022
COURSE FULL



Wet Felted Selfie (7+)

This is a really fun session for children. Use wool tops, soap, water and a little bit of muscle to make your very own self-portrait using a wet felting technique!

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £9.00
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Tuesday
09/08/2022
COURSE FULL



Yarn Wrapped Letters (6+)

Make an individual, personalised initial with our stash of yarn. Explore colour and texture in this simple, but fun make.

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £8.00
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