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02/04/2015   Easter Opening Hours

We will be closed on Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday and re-opening on Tuesday 7th April. All courses can be booked via the website www.leicestershirecraftcentre.co.uk


We are delighted to be running a FREE crafting activity on Wednesday 7th August as part of Market Harborough's Beach in the Square!
Children are welcome to come and make a flag for their sandcastle, or a mini kite! Come and find our stall and get making!!!


Members of the Market Harborough community and local schools have decorated nearly 1000 fish for the Leicestershire Craft Centre FISH! exhibition, which is being held at the LCB Depot in Leicester from 14th-30th May. Lots of local schools and businesses took part as well as individuals and we were delighted with the creativity that was shown by everyone.

The exhibition looks amazing so thank you everyone! If you can't make it up to Leicester to see it, some of the fish will be displayed at the Craft Centre and in Waitrose in Market Harborough during June.

Or visit our Fish album on our Facebook page - Leicestershire Craft Centre 


27/05/2013   OPEN MORNING - 1st JUNE

Everyone is invited to our Open Morning on Saturday 1st June from 10.00-12.00. Come and see us at the Craft Centre and find out what exciting courses we have running from June - September. Any bookings made during that time will receive 10% off.

06/04/2013   MINI MAKERS

There will be NO Mini Makers on Friday 12th April - it will resume as normal Fri 19th April.

30/03/2013   OPEN DAY COMING SOON!

Come and visit the Leicestershire Craft Centre on Saturday 6th April as we throw open our doors for our Open Day.

Between 10.30 and 2.30 you'll have a chance to look at all the different workshops and courses we have on offer over the next few months and if you book a course there and then, we'll take 10% off!

We look forward to meeting you soon.

07/03/2013   Free FISH! Workshops

Come and join us on our free fish workshops on Wed 3rd April from 10.00-12.00 and Thurs 4th April from 1.30-2.30pm. Make a fish to be included in our LCB Depot exhibition in May.

21/02/2013   FISH!




"Let’s get Market Harborough crafting!” is the mantra of the Leicestershire Craft Centre who want to involve everyone in Market Harborough and surrounding villages in an exciting art exhibition to go on display at the LCB Depot in Leicester City Centre in May 2013.

 Entry into the exhibition is open to anyone living in the Market Harborough area, whatever their age and ability. The remit is to produce a fish in any medium. All the fish will be collected and displayed in the gallery in Leicester from 14th to 30th May 2013.

 “We are absolutely delighted to be chosen to host an exhibition” said Andrea Greenaway, who is organising the project. “It’s a fantastic way of putting Market Harborough on the map and bringing art and creativity to the town. We hope that hundreds of local people will get involved and have the pleasure of seeing their piece of art displayed in a gallery setting.”

 If you would like to be part of the exhibition you can collect a fish template from the Craft Centre, or download it from the website. They will also be available in Waitrose and the Harborough Mail office. You can decorate your fish in any way you like: drawing, watercolour, acrylics, pen and ink, collage in paper, fabric, embroidery, patchwork, felting, crochet, knitting, quilting and printing are just a few possibilities. The only limitation is no ceramics please. We’d love to see lots of fish using recycled materials and we are looking for loads of creativity and inspiration. Every single completed fish submitted to the Craft Centre will be used in the exhibition in Leicester.

 “We are planning to visit local schools and craft groups to host free fish-making workshops as well as holding some at the Craft Centre itself. We’d also love local businesses to be involved and submit fish that reflect their organisation.” So come on everyone, whether you are a talented artist and crafter, a wannabe maker, or a young person who simply enjoys getting arty, have a go and make a fish!”


We will close from Saturday 22nd January at 3pm and reopen on Thursday 3rd January at 9.30am.
During this time bookings can be made online or by ringing Katharine on 07587 636660.



Got any plans for the New Year? Come and book a course at the Craft Centre - our spring courses are now all online and available to book. We've got loads of fabulous new things from rag rugging to tiara making, patchwork wall hangings to floristry. Plus lots of exciting new courses for children of all ages to enjoy!
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The Leicestershire Craft Centre is delighted to be holding its first Craft Fair on Sunday 11th November at its premises in Market Harborough from 11am to 2pm.

There will be lots of beautiful locally handmade cards and gifts including jewellery, knitted goods, craft kits, painted wooden crafts and artwork at very affordable prices.

Gift vouchers will also be available for the Leicestershire Craft Centre Spring Courses.

Come and buy your gifts and stocking fillers! 

17/10/2012   Bra Decorating Fun at Curves!

The Leicestershire Craft Centre had fun at Market Harborough gym, Curves, this morning, when Katharine Wright went to help members decorate their bras to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness. Armed with ribbon, beads, buttons and fabric, Katharine helped participants design and decorate their bras, which would then be entered into a competition at the gym.

"It was great fun," said Katharine, "Everyone was coming up with some fabulous design ideas and getting very creative and crafty!". 

02/10/2012   Craft Centre Helps Ridgeway School Celebrate.

The Leicestershire Craft Centre is delighted to be helping Year 5 & 6 children at Ridgeway Primary Academy in Market Harborough celebrate their 40th Birthday with a crafting project. The children are creating a special collage of the school to commemorate the 40 years that it has been open. Using fabric and embroidery the pupils have designed panels to mark the exceptional events that have happened in the UK this year - the Olympics, Paralympics and Diamond Jubilee. The tapestry also depicts the school and each child in the Year Group has made a person to be attached to the finished piece.

Katharine Wright said, "I have really enjoyed helping the children design and create this beautiful picture - it is very much their own work, and the students have said that they have enjoyed sewing as it is an activity they do not normally do." The finished picture has been put on display in the foyer of the school. 

08/09/2012   The Leicestershire Craft Centre Launches at Lubenham Scarecrow Festival!

On a beautiful sunny weekend, the Leicstershire Craft Centre, located in Market Harborough, officially launched at Lubenham Scarecrow Festival. Hundreds of people took information on the wide range of courses and workshops that the centre offers and had the chance to look at items they could make themselves on the courses!

"We had a fantastic reception," said owner, Katharine Wright, "it was great to meet so many enthusiastic people, keen to get creative and have a go at something new."

26/07/2012   Leicestershire Craft Centre is now open

We are delighted to announce the opening of the Leicestershire Craft Centre bringing arts and crafts to the centre of Market Harborough.

Click here to see our full range of courses for the Autumn.

Along with a wealth of courses to choose from, the Craft Centre is pleased to be able to promote local artists and crafters in our gallery area. Come and have a browse and pick up some unusual handmade items. We also have a variety of kits for sale to allow you to begin your own crafting.