Make your own brightly coloured aluminium pendant. You will learn how to saw and prepare the metal, then taught the techniques for drawing and ink stamping your designs. After completing your design you will set the colours into the metal so the design is permanent (this takes an hour and a half). You can collect your designs from the Leicestershire Craft Centre stand before you go home. You will cut one pendant yourself and have a further two to decorate. Suitable for 10 years and over.
In this workshop you will make a beautiful Suncatcher to hang in your window or garden. You will be taught how to cut your glass to create your design and shown how to put it together, ready to be fired.
Please note: Your glass fusion will be taken away at the end of the class to be fired in a glass kiln and returned to you by post. Price incudes firing and P&P.
While every precaution will be taken to ensure your piece comes back to you safely, firing is a process that can have unexpected outcomes and we cannot be held responsible should your piece crack during the process.
Sew squares and strips into a delectable flowery design. Create a 12″ panel ideal as for a cushion/bag or quilt block. Stitch the pieces then, add a final flourish later by hand or machine. Fun fact filled class with positive potential for future play.
Work with free-motion embroidery to trap layers of fibres, fabric and threads to create a beautiful Seaside or Garden inspired Lantern Wrap illuminated with LED Fairy Lights.
NOTE: All materials are provided for this workshop, including a glass container and LED Fairy lights, but you are welcome to bring your own glass jar/candle holder to upcycle, if you would prefer.
A fabulous introductory session where you will learn to weave on a round hoop creating a beautiful textured piece of art inspired by summer. You will learn different weaving techniques, and be given a variety of yarns and wool tops to use in your design.
Learn how to needle felt a colourful Flamingo Brooch. Steffi Stern, craft enthusiast and four times author will teach you techniques and tricks how to wrap wool around wire, build bulk and sculpt with wool whilst adding colours and features. Steffi’s style is supportive, encouraging and fun filled. Take your lovely Flamingo Brooch home together with an Eco wool felting mat, felting needles and full colour step-by-step instructions. The finished size is about 12cm tall.
Join artist Jessica Grady as she introduces you to simple hand embroidery stitches and embellishment ideas with beads and sequins for creating your own textile hoop. This class is suitable for all abilities with no previous experience of embroidery necessary. You will leave the class with your unique textile artwork framed up in the mini embroidery hoop.
Adorning an artfully curled vintage fork, you will combine beautiful beads and sparkling crystals to make a shimmering suncatcher. The huge selection includes semi-precious, glass and hand-painted beads, vintage crystal drops and delightful charms to create your design. Working step-by-step together you will be using simple jewellery techniques.
Learn how to create fabulous prints on cotton, using Indian printing blacks and textile paints. Practice multiple block printing techniques and leave the class with a set of hand printed bags. This class is suitable for all abilities.
Join master silver clay artist, Tracey Spurgin, to create this adorable ‘angel heart’ fine silver pendant using Art Clay Silver. Tracey guides you step-by-step throughout this session and you will walk away wowing your friends and family with your creation.