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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

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: 5



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
Available Dates
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Tuesday
27/11/2018
19.00-21.00

available places: 8
Tuesday
26/02/2019
19.00-21.00

available places: 7



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
Available Dates
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Monday
10/12/2018
10.00-12.00

available places: 7



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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Tuesday
12/02/2019
10.00-12.00

available places: 8



Needlefelting


Needle felting is the process of stabbing wool fibres with a barbed needle to create felt which can be sculpted into different shapes, or used to decorate wet felted pieces.

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

 

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Tutor: Carrie Gardner-Pett
Cost: £30.00
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Nuno Felted Scarf

Nuno Felted Scarf

Nuno felting is the art of felting with wool tops onto fabric such as silk or muslin. It creates a beautifully delicate effect and wonderful patterns and designs can be made.

In this four hour course you will learn how to nuno felt and experiment with different shapes and styles and then apply the technique to design and make your own nuno felted scarf.

 

Tutor: Sushila
Cost: £42.00
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Silk Painting

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

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

All materials and equipment are provided. 

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

available places: 8



Wet Felted Slippers

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

Tutor: Sushila Pilai
Cost: £58.00
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Wet Felted Vessel

Learn how to wet felt using a resist to create a seamless three dimensional vessel or vase. Simply one of the most satisfying things you can do!

Tutor: Sushila Pilai
Cost: £32.00
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