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Alford Craft Market Centre

Contact Name: Lynne Le Voi

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Address:
1 West Street
Alford
Lincolnshire
LN13 9DG

Alford Craft Market Centre
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About Alford Craft Market Centre

Alford Craft Market, a not for profit making organisation run by volunteers, has promoted Arts and Crafts in Alford and the surrounding area for 45 years.

Alford Craft Market Centre's Courses

A taste of silversmithing with Kathryn Snookes - make a pair of sterling silver fuchsia earrings.
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A taste of silversmithing with Kathryn Snookes - make a pair of sterling silver fuchsia earrings.
Lincolnshire - Next course on 31st August 2019
£55
Make a pair of sterling silver fuchsia earrings. This is a silversmithing class for absolute beginners. You will use the basic techniques of a silversmith. The tutor, Kathryn Snookes, is a traditionally trained silversmith with over 30 years experience. Limited to 5 places at each session. Please see the website for availability of places and to book.
Beginners daytime 4 week sewing group with Sandy Loosley
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Beginners daytime 4 week sewing group with Sandy Loosley
Lincolnshire - Next course on 2nd September 2019
£26
Bring your own sewing project or start a new one. With Sandy’s guidance you will learn new sewing techniques each week to make your own clothes and house decorations in a friendly and fun group. Learn how to put in a zip, make an eco friendly bag, a skirt, a waistcoat – the choice is yours! Bring a basic sewing kit – sharp scissors, needles, pins, tape measure plus some fabric for your project.
Embroidery for beginners with Sandy Loosley - make a framed embroidered wall hanging.
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Embroidery for beginners with Sandy Loosley - make a framed embroidered wall hanging.
Lincolnshire - Next course on 5th October 2019
£16
Extra class added due to popular demand! Make a simple pretty embroidered wall hanging that will sit in a 6” hoop. You will learn to embroider simple embroidery stitches in colours of your choice. Limited to 4 places.
Four paint pouring workshops showing you different pouring techniques
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Four paint pouring workshops showing you different pouring techniques
Lincolnshire - Next course on 13th September 2019
£35
Paint pouring can be used to decorate just about anything from ceramics to furniture! Suitable for any level this series of workshops with artist Carey Jones will show you how to create works of art using this fascinating technique. There will be 4 workshops showing you different pouring techniques including the various methods for creating the desirable ‘cell’ effect. Workshop No. 1: Introduction to paint pouring, materials on a budget and preparing your paints. You will create two paintings using the ‘dirty pouring’ technique. Workshop No. 2: Create 2 canvases...
Lampshade making workshops with Terasa Wood of Genie of the Lampshade.
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Lampshade making workshops with Terasa Wood of Genie of the Lampshade.
Lincolnshire - Next course on 4th October 2019
£28
Learn how to make a professional drum lampshade. During this enjoyable & relaxing 3 hour workshop you will learn the skills to make a 20cm drum lampshade for a ceiling pendant or table lamp. All you will need to bring is a piece of fabric* to match your colour scheme & a sharp pair of scissors. Suitable for beginners. * Fabric should measure at least 30cms x 70cms – light to medium weight cotton is ideal.
Lampwork Beadmaking Class with tutor Pris McGirr
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Lampwork Beadmaking Class with tutor Pris McGirr
Lincolnshire - Next course on 14th September 2019
£40
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 was a full time potter for 30 years from the 70's onwards with shop /workshop...
Life drawing with professional male model Julian Lewis
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Life drawing with professional male model Julian Lewis
Lincolnshire - Next course on 21st September 2019
£30
Join Lincolnshire artist Jane West for a life drawing day in the stunning surroundings of the The North Sea Observatory, Chapel Point. This large creative space is full of natural light with views directly over the beach. Wonderfully inspirational! Jane is happy to offer guidance if required but you are more than welcome to come along and just make the most of this fabulous professional model. Please note that the poses plan to be dynamic and plentiful - the longest being no more than approx 40 mins. Please bring all...
Make a colourful fused glass light catcher with glass artist Matt Sorrell
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Make a colourful fused glass light catcher with glass artist Matt Sorrell
Lincolnshire - Next course on 25th September 2019
£32
Make a colourful fused glass bee light catcher with glass artist Matt Sorrell. Your bee light catcher will measure approx. 8” x 3” and will use sheet glass cut intro small triangles. With Matt’s help you will design your own light catcher – ideal for a present or for your own home.
Make two 4” x 2” colourful stained glass dragonflies with Caron King
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Make two 4” x 2” colourful stained glass dragonflies with Caron King
Lincolnshire - Next course on 20th September 2019
£50
Come along & learn the basics of copper foiling. You will make two beautiful dragonflies – there will be lots of colours to choose from. You will learn cutting, grinding and soldering.
Monthly quilting club with quilter Sue Frecklington on the first Wednesday of each month
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Monthly quilting club with quilter Sue Frecklington on the first Wednesday of each month
Lincolnshire - Next course on 4th September 2019
£13
Start at any time! Monthly quilting club with quilter Sue Frecklington on the first Wednesday of each month. Make a pieced quilt with expert help from Sue. Bring your own materials. You can bring your own machine or use one of ours. Please bring a packed lunch. We will start a Xmas quilted table runner in the course of one of these sessions- you can choose your own fabric or just carry on with a quilt of your choice. No November date due to a prior engagement. Proceeds in aid...
Oil painting - boats - with artist Bridget Jones.
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Oil painting - boats - with artist Bridget Jones.
Lincolnshire - Next course on 3rd October 2019
£47
Oil Painting with Bridget Jones 6 participants. This workshop is suitable for those who want to paint with oils. During the workshop you will paint an oil picture. Over the day you will receive structured practical tuition aimed at getting you to understand the painting medium of oil and getting you painting using both brushes and palette knife. However please wear old clothes and bring an apron. Do bring an easel if you wish to use one (not necessary).
Pin loom weaving workshop with Tracy Edwards
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Pin loom weaving workshop with Tracy Edwards
Lincolnshire - Next course on 7th September 2019
£13
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 be held in a friendly learning atmosphere and the session includes the use of a...
Pottery design & decoration - a 4 week course with Pris McGirr Sunday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings
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Pottery design & decoration - a 4 week course with Pris McGirr Sunday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings
Lincolnshire - Next course on 1st September 2019
£100
Choose Sunday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings. Design and make your own projects using your preferred method of hand building or throwing. Decorating techniques will include slip training, sgraffito, painting and texture. Students who miss a session can join in another day to catch up. 6 places available.
Raku pottery workshop with Pris McGirr
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Raku pottery workshop with Pris McGirr
Lincolnshire - Next course on 21st September 2019
£50
Limited to 6 places. We will provide 3 pieces ready for you to glaze & fire. This is a visually exciting and very fast way of firing pottery with beautiful and surprising results. Raku involves removing pottery from the kiln while at bright red heat & placing it into containers with combustible materials. Once the materials ignite the containers are closed. This produces an intense reduction atmosphere, which affects the colours in the glazes. The drastic thermal shock can result in the desirable crazing of the surface. Bring shoes that...
Taster sessions – throwing on the potter’s wheel Tuesdays and Saturdays
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Taster sessions – throwing on the potter’s wheel Tuesdays and Saturdays
Lincolnshire - Next course on 7th September 2019
£35
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. 4 places.
Venue - Alford Craft Market Centre
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Venue - Alford Craft Market Centre
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Our craft rooms are available to hire for parties, events and meetings at very reasonable rates with reduced rates for charity or community groups. The Parlour is a room with good light and space for workshops or use as a sitting room for meetings for small groups. The kitchen has modern kitchen units with microwave, double sink and drainer, kettle, fridge, cups, saucers and plates and ingredients for tea and coffee making. It also has good light and a large extractor fan. Space for worktables or sitting area or both....