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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).

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

Sewing

10 Week Patchwork Course

Our friendly and fun patchwork group meets every Wednesday afternoon in 10 week blocks. 
We try out lots of different patchwork styles and techniques, usually to make a quilt.

Quilts made in the past include: Bargello, Scrappy, Medallion, Applique and Foundation Paper Pieced. Our focus is the patchwork, rather than quilting but the price of the course includes wadding and thread. We ask you to choose your own fabrics for your project, and will send you a list in advance of what you need.

Beginners are very welcome, you'll get lots of cutting and piecing practise and plenty of help and tuition. 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £200.00
Available Dates
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2022 Hand Stitch & Embroidery Club Project

For 2022 Katharine has designed an exclusive stitching project with 12 sections to complete throughout the year.

The price shown is the cost of your project kit with all threads included PLUS attendance to our monthly social stitching sessions, where you can work on your project, and get assistance and guidance from Katharine.

If you would just like to purchase the kit on its own, at a cost of £50 plus £5 P&P then please contact us directly on 01858 466692.

Social Stitching will take place on the following dates: 

Monday January 17th 13.30-15.30pm
Monday February 21st 13.30-15.30pm
Monday March 21st 13.30-15.30pm

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £190.00
Available Dates
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Monday
17/01/2022
13.30-15.30

available places: 7



Beginners Patchwork - 1 day

If you have ever wondered about the difference between patchwork and quilts, or how quilts are made and fancied having a go, then this one day workshop is for you! We will take you through each step of patchwork and quilt making and you will spend the day making your own mini quilt. You will learn how to cut squares of fabric with a rotary cutter, how to fit and sew them together to make a patchwork top (and how important an iron is in quilt making!). You will then add wadding and backing fabric to your patchwork top, and use a sewing machine to learn some basic quilting. You will then finish your mini quilt with a border.

All materials, equipment and sewing machines are provided for your use on the day, as well as plentiful tea and coffee.

There will be a break for lunch so you can bring a packed lunch, or pop into the town for a breath of fresh air.

Click here to go to our shop where you will find patchwork tools and fat quarter fabrics.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £70.00
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Or order the Craft Kit to learn at home




Beginners Sewing Bee (4 weeks)

A four week course for anyone who wants to learn to sew! We'll complete a project a week, developing and building your skills as you go.

You don't need your own sewing machine a we have 8 modern Brother machines, but you can bring your own if you want to get to grips with it a little more.

All materials are included in the price of the course.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £115.00
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Christmas Patchwork

A three week Christmas-themed course, where we will make a table runner and placemats.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £60.00
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Crazy Patchwork

Not keen on precise cutting and pieceing in your patchwork? Come and have a go at crazy patchwork where anything goes with stunning results! Perfect for making applique pieces and using up scraps.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £20.00
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Or order the Craft Kit to learn at home




English Paper Pieced Patchwork

Pieced Patchwork is a relaxing and therapeutic craft - perfect for using up scrap fabrics and turning them into something lovely!

You will learn how to piece your hexagons and go away with plenty more to carry on this simple but satisfying craft.

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £22.00
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Free Machine Embroidery Workshop

On this fabulously creative course, you will learn free machine embroidery techniques and get to explore texture and pattern using them on normal fabrics and water soluble fabric to create a piece of artwork to take home.

Suitable for all levels of sewist. All materials are provided on this course.

Tutor: Katharine Wright/ Hannah Harrison
Cost: £35.00
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Or order the Craft Kit to learn at home




Hand Stitch & Embroidery Club

2021: Each month you will receive a project kit with instructions and materials to learn a different type of hand stitching technique.  If you would like one of the months kits that has already gone, please get in touch as we can make them available.

A once a month club where we will explore a different hand stitching technique each session. Art and Craft is increasingly shown to be relaxing and beneficial to our mental health. Hand stitching helps us to slow down and focus on a pleasingly and beautiful task.

November 2021 - Tapestry
December 2021- Free hand embroidery

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £25.00
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Hannah's Bag Club

Hannah loves making bags, and she wants to pass her skills and knowledge on to you!

Our brilliant bi-monthly club features a different bag style and techniques each session so you are always learning and improving in a fun and social environment.

Prior to the course, you'll be sent the material and hardware requirements that you need. You can choose to either purchase a prepped kit from us - you'll get a 10% discount than if you bought them separately from us - or you can bring your own. You will receive a copy of the bag pattern (either as a PDF of paper pattern) .On the day, you'll be guided through the bag-making construction process by Hannah as she passes on all her tips and tricks to create a truly professional finish.

Friday 12th November: we will be making a Tweed Bag designed by us at Leicestershire Craft Centre. We will cut out all bag pieces on the day to make sure the tweed is pattern matched. This bag uses ready-made handles.

Friday 14th January: we will be making the Sandhill Sling bag by Noodlehead

 

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £60.00
Available Dates
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Friday
14/01/2022
10.00-16.00

available places: 4
Friday
11/03/2022
10.00-16.00

available places: 8



Hannah's Patchwork Projects

Improve your patchwork skills with our BRAND NEW Patchwork Project workshop.

Every two months, explore a different patchwork block, skill or technique, and then turn it into a finished item, for example a bag or a cushion.

All materials are included in the cost of the course.

Our first Patchwork Project in February will be a Travelling Nine Patch Cushion

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £45.00
Available Dates
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Friday
11/02/2022
10.00-13.00

available places: 7
Friday
08/04/2022
10.00-13.00

available places: 8



Improve Your Quilting Skills

Join our expert quilter, Hannah, and learn a variety of quilting skills, tips and tricks so you can complete your patchwork quilt making in style!

In this course, you will work on a few mini square quilts of plain fabric to create samples of different stitch patterns. You will be shown how to plan out each pattern and which tools to use to help you with this. You will also learn how to use a quilter's ruler to make a diamond pattern.

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £45.00
Available Dates
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Friday
25/03/2022
10.00-14.00

available places: 8



Introduction to Dressmaking Patterns & Know Your Fabrics

We've combined two of our great starter dressmaking sessions into one fantastic workshop to get you started on the path to successful dressmaking!

We will show 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 rarely matches any high street sizing), choosing the right fabric for the pattern, and laying and cutting correctly.

We'll look at different types of fabric, when to use them and give you lots of tips to cope with some of the trickier sorts.

A great intro recommended for anyone who is new, or returning to dressmaking after some time. You'll go away dying to get started on a project!

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £20.00
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Introduction to Foundation Paper Piecing

Foundation Paper Piecing is a fabulous patchwork technique allowing you to create complex patterns and pictures in a relatively simple way.

Come and learn all about the method of FPP with Katharine and make your own sample pieces - I promise you it's an addictive craft!

 

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £40.00
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Introduction to Sewing Machines

 For those who have never used a machine before, or have not done so for a long time – come and learn the basics to give you the confidence to get going. You will learn to wind your bobbin, thread your machine, and then use your machine to make a simple lined tote bag. All materials are included in the cost of the workshop.


We have eight lovely modern Brother sewing machines for you to learn on, but if you have a sewing machine at home that you wish to get to grips with, please bring it with you for this class and we will show you how get started. Please also bring the instruction manual as each machine is different and understanding how to use your instruction manual really helps when you are sewing solo!

Thinking of buying a sewing machine? We have a range of Brother Sewing Machines in store for you to try. Click here to find out more.

Tutor: Katharine Wright
Cost: £45.00
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Patchwork Club - Block of the Month

A once-a-month session where we will cut and piece a different patchwork block each session. Develop and build up your patchworking skills - we will try lots of different techniques and patterns that you can take away and practice further.

Each month we will create a different block trying out different patchwork patterns and techniques each month - a great way of building up your patchworking skills.

 instructions every month.

Tutor: Hannah Harrison
Cost: £25.00
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Or order the Craft Kit to learn at home




Setting up Your Overlocker / 1:1 Sewing Sessions

We can offer you a hour's 1:1 session to help you get started with your sewing machine, overlocker or if you're stuck on a project and need some extra help.

Think you need more time? Call us on 01858 466692 to discuss your requirements.

 

 

Tutor: Hannah Harrison / Katharine Wright
Cost: £35.00
Available Dates
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Tuesday
18/01/2022
14.00-15.00

available places: 1
Tuesday
01/02/2022
COURSE FULL
Tuesday
25/01/2022
14.00-15.00

available places: 1
Tuesday
22/02/2022
14.00-15.00

available places: 1
Monday
07/02/2022
13.30-14.30

available places: 1