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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 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
10/12/2019
10.00-11.15

available places: 8



Applique Taster

A relaxing sewing session where you will learn all about applique. No sewing experience is necessary. You will create your own simple design using pretty fabrics and stitching. All materials are provided.

          

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £18.00
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Button Pictures

Raid our huge button stash, choose a shape (perhaps and animal or letter) and a colour scheme and make a unique piece of art for your home! 

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £18.00
Available Dates
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Monday
16/12/2019
10.00-12.00

available places: 8



Cardmaking - using your Sewing Machine!

Take your cardmaking in a new direction and incorporate fabric and paper with stitching to make some beautiful and unusual designs.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £15.00
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Crochet Taster

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 a chain and double crochet stitch. You will then crochet a daisy using the stitches you have just learnt.

If you find you enjoy crochet, our longer 3 week Crochet Course is perfect to develop your skills and for you to learn more stitches and how to read a crochet pattern. 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £12.00
Available Dates
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Monday
16/09/2019
10.00-11.00

available places: 7



Decoupage

Come and spend a happy hour learning how to decoupage - it's the ultimate upcycling craft!

 

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £12.00
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Dorset Button Taster

Come and learn how to make beautiful decorative Dorset buttons - an old craft using embroidery threads.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £10.00
Available Dates
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Monday
23/09/2019
10.30-12.00

available places: 8



Embroidery Taster

A workshop designed to give you an introduction to the world of hand embroidery. Katharine will show you some different styles of embroidery and stitches and you will choose a simple design to begin stitching yourself.

Embroidery is a gentle and relaxing craft, perfect for taking time out from our busy schedules.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £20.00
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Everlasting Spring Wreath

Celebrate Spring with a wreath decoration that will last and last! 

Raid our fabric and ribbon stash picking out your favourite pastel colours to create this easy take on a rag wreath.

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £22.00
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Glass Fusion Jewellery Taster

An introduction to glass fusion where you will learn to make small jewellery pendants and little decorations using a microwave glass kiln.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £22.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
27/08/2019
10.00-11.00

available places: 5
Tuesday
15/10/2019
10.00-11.15

available places: 8



Indigo Dyed Scarf Taster

A lovely introduction to dying fabrics - come and have a go at dying a scarf with indigo. You'll be shown how to create different patterns and then make your own!

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £18.00
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Introduction to Dressmaking Patterns

A starter session showing 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 don't seem to match any high street sizing), choosing the right fabric for the pattern, and laying and cutting correctly.

A great intro recommended for anyone who is new, or returning to dressmaking after some time.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £15.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
27/08/2019
19.30-20.30

available places: 8



Leather Tassels and Charms

Start working with leather, learning how to cut, stitch and attach hardware to make your own stylish keyrings and  bag charms. You will get to make 2 pieces during the class.

 

 

 

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £20.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
26/11/2019
19.00-21.00

available places: 8



Macrame Wall Hanging Taster

On this taster workshop we will introduce you to the wonderful world of macrame! High on the trend list for homes at the moment, macrame is enjoying a return to fashion.

In this workshop, you will learn the basic knots used in macrame and have the opportunity to practise making them, before using them to make a small wall hanging.

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £18.00
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Marbling

A quick taster where you will learn how to marble paper and fabric.

Lots of fun, quite messy and you'll have lots of finished pieces to take home to use in your crafting such as card making, scrap booking, art journalling or textile art.

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £10.00
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Needlefelted Landscape Taster

A lovely introduction to needlefelting. You will get to create your own mini landscape picture. We'll provide lots of inspiration and all the materials, but if you have a picture of your own you wish to bring to reproduce, then feel free to do so.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £14.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
03/09/2019
10.00-11.30

available places: 7
Tuesday
17/12/2019
10.00-11.30

available places: 8



Paper Cutting Taster

In this taster session you will learn the basics of paper cutting yusing - a great skill to add to cardmaking, or making delicate collages for your home. See how man pieces you can make during the session!

Materials included.

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £16.00
Available Dates
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Monday
02/12/2019
13.30-15.30

available places: 8



Quick Canvas Make

Make yourself a fabulous mixed media canvas artwork in just a morning! There will be lots of ideas and materials for you to play and get creative with.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £25.00
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Quick Willow Decorations

A taster course, which is a great introduction to working with willow - come and have a go at dragonflies, butterflies, simple hearts and wreaths.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £20.00
Available Dates
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Friday
06/09/2019
10.00-11.30

available places: 5



Rope Bowls

A brilliant way of using up scrap fabric 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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Screen Printing Taster

Come and try DIY screen printing and design and print yourself a washable canvas tote bag to take away! We'll show you a great, affordable way to make screens and templates which you'll be able to replicate at home.

 

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £18.00
Available Dates
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Monday
02/09/2019
13.30-15.00

available places: 8



Sewing Accessories

A pleasant taster session where you will make sewing accessories. Choose from a variety of options: pin cushion, needle case, sewing machine cover or scraps bag.

Suitable for all levels and all materials are provided.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £12.00
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Tunisian Crochet Taster

Come and spend a peaceful hour and half learning how to do Tunisian Crochet!

It makes a beautiful soft, dense fabric perfect for resuable face cloths.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £15.00
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Wet Felting Taster

Come and have a go at Wet Felting. Learn the basic technique using wool tops, soap and water and have a go at making a mini picture in felt to take home.


Wet feltingPiece of wet felt

Why not add our Starter Wet Felting kit to your basket? Click here to find it in the shop.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £15.00
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