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Alford Craft Market Centre

Contact Name: Lynne Le Voi

Telephone: 01507 463341

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1 West Street
LN13 9DG

Alford Craft Market Centre
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Alford Craft Market Centre's Courses

Lincolnshire - Next course on 18th May 2018
Learn how to make handmade paper and how to set up your own papermaking at home. For people who love textiles and want to expand into new areas. You will learn how rags can be recycled and mixed with colourful threads to make beautiful papers. Jonathan is a well known papermaker who teaches all over the UK. See poster or our website for a short student requirements list.
Lincolnshire - Next course on 28th April 2018
Limited to 8 places. An informative, practical and fun day learning the basics of stained glass work including the copper foiling construction technique developed in the Tiffany studios. You will make a stained glass piece approx 7” x 7” to take home with you. Suitable for beginners age 16 + with a choice of patterns and coloured/textured glass.
Lincolnshire - Next course on 4th May 2018
Exploring how the use of different colours can alter the ‘feel’ of a painting. We shall paint several versions of the same view showing seasons, mist, distance etc. This can be quite exciting! I shall bring some paints and ‘bits & pieces’ to purchase if needed.
Lincolnshire - Next course on 19th May 2018
Come along for the day and learn the basics of copper foiling Tiffany style. You will make two beautiful (11cm x 11cm) copper foiled stained glass butterflies from the many colours of glass there will be to choose from. You will learn new skills in cutting, grinding and soldering. 6 places.
Lincolnshire - Next course on 22nd May 2018
A new and very effective way of making bonded appliqué quilted items based on taking a basic shape. The design work is simple; the placing of the colours & patterns can be the key to making a successful piece of textile art. It works best using batilk fabrics but other fabrics can be used. A requirements list will be sent to you on booking. Limited to 10 places. Gillian is also running a townscape quilting...
Lincolnshire - Next course on 2nd June 2018
Learn to melt coloured glass rods in a hot flame to make your own glass beads, decorate them & fire them in an annealing kiln. You may prefer large holes for European style charm bracelets and/or small holes for making jewellery. 5 places. Please wear cotton clothing & closed toed shoes. Long hair must be tied back. About Pris McGirr:- Priscilla McGirr has had a long and varied career as a self employed craftswoman. She...
Lincolnshire - Next course on 19th May 2018
Not for beginners, but if you have done a taster session & want to improve your skill & learn new techniques, this class is for you. We have 5 Nortel Minor torches & a large selection of coloured glass rods for you to play with. You will be making shaped beads using standard sized mandrels, brass presses & hand shaping, adding flower murrini & fine stringer and dot decoration. Please wear long sleeved tops, closed...
Lincolnshire - Next course on 1st June 2018
Using pre dyed hand silks and superfine merino wool you will learn how to design and wet felt your own unique hand rolled Nuno Felt Scarf. Limited to 6 places. About Vivienne:- I have been making felt for over twenty five years and continue to be fascinated by the integrity and qualities of working dynamically with sheeps fleece to create 2D and 3D felted fleece. I first learnt how to make felt whilst Exhibitions Officer,...
Lincolnshire - Next course on 30th April 2018
This workshop is more advanced but still suitable for all abilities as it follows a simple step-by-step format – a fun and relaxed project. These hares are cute and each with their own little personality. Finished with a small charm or bead. 8 places with a break for lunch.
Lincolnshire - Next course on 8th May 2018
8 places This class covers 2 techniques the Suffolk Puff flowers and lampshade assembly. For those who would like to we can also include making your own self-adhesive bindings. Student requirement list will be provided upon booking.
Lincolnshire - Next course on 2nd June 2018
Make a mosaic number plaque 23cms x 15cms for your house with mosaic tutor Caron King. Finishing with grouting 2 - 4pm Sunday 3rd June if required. Instructions & materials will be available for those who would rather finish off at home. Plenty of colours available.
Lincolnshire - Next course on 3rd June 2018
Pin Loom Weaving Workshop with Tracy Edwards. In this workshop you will be shown how to use the continual diagonal technique of weaving. This will produce a uniform woven square from wool. You will learn the basic weaving technique which can be used in a variety of ways – for example cushions, scarves, snoods, shawls, jumpers and blankets. This workshop is for beginners – you don’t need any knowledge of crochet or knitting. It will...
Lincolnshire - Next course on 5th May 2018
Learn techniques associated with silk painting and practice these on a piece of silk and turn it into a unique greetings card. Then watch a demonstration of 3 different silk scarf making techniques and then design and make 2 different types of scarf to take home. Suitable for all abilities, no previous experience necessary.
Lincolnshire - Next course on 8th May 2018
4 places. Learn how to work with clay, centre a piece of clay & throw a bowl. Finished items will be available to collect from the shop about 3 weeks after the class or we can post them to you for a small extra charge.
Lincolnshire - Next course on 21st May 2018
Gillian is an experienced textiles tutor who uses innovative textile techniques inspired by her travels giving talks & classes in quilting all over the World. On this workshop, you will be able to create a wall hanging or panel of your own house or a townscape from a photograph of your own choice. This workshop includes some innovative design & technical skills & also some contemporary approaches to appliqué, print and machine embroidery, along with...