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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

Applique Taster

A lovely evening 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: £20.00
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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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Clean Earth Crafting

A new course looking at ways of using common resources around us. One taster session will be held each month.

Session 1: Paper

Session 2: Plastic

Session 3: Fabric

Session 4: Christmas

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
21/01/2019
10.00-11.00

available places: 3
Monday
11/03/2019
10.00-11.00

available places: 8



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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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: £15.00
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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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Monday
04/02/2019
10.00-11.15

available places: 8
Friday
05/04/2019
14.00-15.15

available places: 7



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
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Jewellery Taster

In this workshop, you will have to opportunity to make some simple pieces of jewellery, such as beaded bracelets and necklaces. You can spend a happy hour looking through our extensive collection of beads, to choose a selection of your favourites to turn in to a wearable piece of artwork!

If you have attended some of our jewellery workshops before, you are welcome to come along and tackle more complex projects.

  

Tutor: Meg Bonser
Cost: £15.00
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Kantha Embroidery

A beautifully simple form of stitching originating in India stitched on layers of delicate fabric.

Lovely designs and pictures can be made using this free flowing technique and in our taster session you will stitch a simple design learning all the techniques to carry on this relaxing craft at home.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £18.00
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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
Available Dates
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Monday
25/02/2019
10.00-11.30

available places: 5



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
Available Dates
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Friday
05/04/2019
10.00-11.00

available places: 6



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: £12.00
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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: £15.00
Available Dates
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Monday
25/03/2019
14.00-15.30

available places: 8



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
Available Dates
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Monday
28/01/2019
10.00-11.30

available places: 7



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
Available Dates
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