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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).

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.

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Crochet Course - 2 weeks

This is a 2 week course perfect for crochet beginners, or those looking to expand their knowledge.

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. If you've already got some experience, we'll set you on a more complex project - we've got some great patterns and yarns to choose from!

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 want to purchase more yarn for a larger project, this will be available at a 10% discount.

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!

Please Note the Course will run on the Following Dates / Times:

Tuesday 24th October - 10am-2pm
Tuesday 31st October - 2-4pm

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £55.00
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Crochet for Beginners Workshop

An introduction to crochet for complete beginners. If you have ever thought about learning to crochet, then this is the workshop for you! You will learn how to start crocheting and tackle the basic stitches. Once you have the hang of them, you can start on the traditional granny square and learning to read a pattern.

Yarn, hook and patterns are included in the cost of the course.


Tutor: Debbie Harris
Cost: £38.00
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The latest crafting trend Macraweave combined macrame knots and weaving techniques to create eye-catching projects full of colour and texture.

In this introductory workshop you will make a small wall hanging learning a variety of macrame knots and weaving techniques to create your finished piece.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £40.00
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Shibori Dyeing Workshop

In this workshop, join Caroline to create a unique shibori hand-dyed hanging scroll and three other pieces of hand dyed fabric to use as you wish. Explore the different binding and wrapping techniques that create stunning patterns in a range of colours. 

Learn a little about this amazing Japanese technique along with stories from summers spent living in Japan. 

All materials are included and plenty of tea and coffee is provided throughout the day. Either bring a packed lunch, or take a stroll in beautiful Market Harborough during your lunch break.

Make sure you wear old clothes on the day as it can be messy with the fabric dyes and water!


Tutor: Caroline Barley
Cost: £60.00
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