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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.



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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
Available Dates
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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
COURSE FULL



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
COURSE FULL



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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