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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

Next course on 15th January 2018
We will combine the techniques of wet and needle felting, couching and free machine embroidery to make a beautiful wall hanging approx. 30 x 25cms. Suitable for any ability. Students will need to bring – Day 1: 2 old hand or bath towels, olive oil soap, apron. Day 2: Sewing machine with free motion embroidery foot, black & light grey machine thread.
Next course on 25th November 2017
Suitable for adults & accompanied children. A festive fusing workshop for you to come and make kiln fired tree decorations! Each person will make 3 trees using various techniques and each tree will be approximately 5” x 2.5”. £29pp – limited to 6 places.
Next course on 12th November 2017
An exceptional opportunity to make your own puppet with artist Joy Pitt over 4 Sundays 12, 19, 26 November and 3rd December, 2017 10.30 – 3.30 each session. To make your puppet we will create individual masks for the characters, paint them, set glass eyes and create wigs and costumes to create a beautiful rod puppet. All materials are supplied but you can use your own favourite fabrics or special decorations if you would like...
Next course on 6th November 2017
With Christina Melaugh 6 places. Week 1: Understanding commercial dress patterns, choosing the right size and explaining sewing instructions. Practical – practice sewing seams and various ways of neatening the raw edges. Week 2: Continuing to look at pattern symbols for waistbands. Talk about interlining. Practical – sew a centre and lap zip. Make a simple bag with a zip. Week 3: Look at pattern symbols for darts. Practical – ways of marking the fabric...
Next course on 8th November 2017
Come and crochet a Christmas wreath and some tree baubles in a fun and relaxed group on Wednesday 8th November, 2017 10.30 – 3.30pm £25 per person. Not suitable for absolute beginners, you must be able to do basic crochet stitches. Maximum 6 places.
Next course on 7th November 2017
Create your own charming little needle felted blackbird, chaffinch, blue tit, robin or other little garden bird --- a fun and relaxed workshop with Sue from Hawkmoon Crafts on Tuesday 7th November, 2017 10.30 – 1pm £25pp. No previous experience necessary.
Next course on 9th November 2017
Create your own curved fused Christmas free standing unique piece of glass for your table centrepiece or mantelpiece on Thursday 9th November, 2017 10.30 – 1pm. Overall size 10x4 inches, your piece will be fired in the kiln twice to achieve the curved shape so it will be ready for collection the following Saturday. Limited to four places only. £60 pp
Next course on 11th November 2017
Bring your machine & manual, attachments box, thread & bobbins as use all those stitches you’ve never tried! We can help you de fluff your machine & give it a service. Find out about stitch sizes, types of needles, make samples with expert tutors Annie Moss and Margaret Fulwood
Next course on 16th December 2017
You will learn how to make big hole beads to thread on a chain, ribbon or Pandora Bracelet, as well as pendants and smaller spacer beads. For safety reasons please wear cotton clothes with long sleeves and tie back long hair. Ages 16 and over – 5 places. Includes all the beads you make during the session, fired in the kiln and cleaned ready for you to pick up the following week or we can...
Next course on 25th November 2017
KF Creative Mosaics Workshop with Karen Frosdick – Make a beautiful 30cms mosaic bowl with a short break for lunch. The tutor will help you with the design, cutting & shaping of the tiles. A wide variety of colours, tile types & shapes will be available. All materials includedLet us know what colour tiles you would like so that the tutor can bring in these for you. There will be a brief introduction to mosaics...
Next course on 21st November 2017
Make a wish bowl with felt artist Sue Hawkmoon on Tuesday 21st November, 2017 10.30 – 1pm. Bowls can be a symbol for wisdom and fertility. Incorporating words into a bowl is a powerful way of creating a ‘wish’. In this workshop you will create a beautiful wish bowl using wet felting and needle felting techniques …. these can also be embellished with beads for that extra bit of magic ….
Next course on 1st December 2017
Make Wet Felted Fairies with textile artist Karen Lane Friday 1st December, 2017 10.30 – 3.30pm £40pp includes all materials. These felted fairies look great on top of the Christmas tree. They are fun to make involving both wet and needle felt techniques and the workshop is suitable for all abilities.
Next course on 17th November 2017
Come and make your own beautiful quilted bauble, no sewing required! A simple technique, easy to master once you have been shown how and you will receive full instructions to be able to make lots more when you get home.
Next course on 5th December 2017
There is no need to be anxious about ‘Perspective’. I have a very simple clear way of explaining it to you so that it make sense, and you can happily incorporate buildings and streets into your paintings. When it comes to ‘People’ this is not life drawing or portraiture. I am going to show you how to populate a painting, shoppers in a street, people walking in a park, or down a lane. The little...
Next course on 21st January 2018
Learn techniques associated with silk painting and practise these on a piece of silk that can be used in a unique greetings card. Then watch a demonstration of 3 different silk scarf making techniques and design and make 2 different types of scarf yourself to take home. Suitable for all abilities, no previous experience necessary. A hair dryer is required to dry your scarves ready to take home – some are available but you may...
Next course on 18th November 2017
Taster session - Throwing on the Potters Wheel’ with Pris McGirr. Limited to 4 places - only 1 place left. Includes clay, glazes and firing. Learn how to work with clay, centre a piece of clay and throw a bowl/s.