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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

Children's Courses

Dreamcatchers (7+)

Take one hoop, add brightly coloured weaving and ribbons. Add tassels and beads and hey presto! One beautiful dreamcatcher to hang in your bedroom or garden.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £10.00
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Beginners Dressmaking (10+)

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

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

"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
Available Dates
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Monday
22/08/2022
10.00-15.00

available places: 8



Beginners Sewing Club (7-11) - 3 weeks

Our Beginners Sewing Club covers all kinds of different skills, techniques and makes. The children will learn to use a sewing machine, and begin to cut out and pin to create a variety of projects.

Suitable for children in Years 3-6 with no, or little sewing experience.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £36.00
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Children's Advanced Sewing Club (Age 10+)

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

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

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

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £50.00
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Children's Art Class (all ages)

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 -

Monday 25th July - 

Thursday 4th August - Drawing Class

Wednesday 10th August - 

Wednesday 17th August -



 

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £15.00
Available Dates
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Monday
30/05/2022
10.30-12.00

available places: 4
Monday
25/07/2022
10.30-12.00

available places: 8



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: £50.00
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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: £50.00
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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
Available Dates
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Tuesday
26/07/2022
10.30-12.30

available places: 8



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 Sculptures

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £15.00
Available Dates
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Monday
01/08/2022
10.30-12.00

available places: 8



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
Available Dates
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Tuesday
16/08/2022
10.00-12.00

available places: 7



Cross Stitch Class (7+)

Your youngster will learn the relaxing craft of cross stitch on this afternoon workshop. All materials included.
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: Katharine Wright/ Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
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Decorate a Treasure Box (4+)

Design, paint and embellish your own treasure box - perfect for stashing jewellery, treats, or even your craft supplies!
Suitable for age 4+

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 likely that we won't be able to let parents stay for the activity.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £10.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
31/05/2022
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
Available Dates
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Friday
19/08/2022
10.00-12.00

available places: 8



Improvers Sewing Club - 3 weeks (9+)

Suitable for those who have been sewing for a little while. We'll tackle slightly more complicated projects and the children will do more of their own cutting out and pinning; and more designing in their projects.

If you are unsure as to whether this class is suitable for your child, please email or call us to discuss.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £36.00
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Jewellery Making (6+)

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

Suitable for 6+

  

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
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Jubilee Crafts (all ages)

Get ready for your Jubilee party with our Jubilee Crafting Session - there'll be crowns, flags, bunting, and more to make so you're jubilee-ready for anything!

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £10.00
Available Dates
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Monday
30/05/2022
COURSE FULL



Learn to Knit - 7+

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!

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £12.00
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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
Available Dates
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Monday
25/07/2022
13.30-14.30

available places: 8



Machine Sewing for Children (7+)

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

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

All materials are included in the cost of this workshop, 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 - 

Wednesday 27th July - 

Monday 8th August - Upcycled Denim Bag

Tuesday 16th August - Soft Toy

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright/Meg Bonser
Cost: £16.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
31/05/2022
10.30-12.00

available places: 1
Monday
08/08/2022
13.30-15.00

available places: 8
Tuesday
16/08/2022
13.30-15.00

available places: 8



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
Available Dates
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Monday
01/08/2022
13.30-14.30

available places: 8



Senior Sewing Club - 3 weeks (Age 10+)

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: £36.00
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Textile Collage (8+)

Come and use fabrics to create a work of art. We'll incorporate texture and colour as well as machine and hand stitching.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £15.00
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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
Available Dates
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Tuesday
09/08/2022
10.30-12.00

available places: 8