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Learn to Patchwork

Do you fancy a go at being a sewing bee? Come and learn how to make a variety of patchwork designs. Patchworking can cover a variety of styles and can be used to make cushions, bags and small quilts. You will learn techniques, such as English paper piecing, to create…(more)

Thu, Feb 07, 2019 to Thu, Mar 28 2019
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (2 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Home Comforts Sewing Course

Would you like to learn to make your home cozy with handcrafted furnishings? Learn new sewing methods week on week to create soft furnishings such as cushions, doorstops and decorative objects. This course is suitable for complete beginners or for those looking to refresh their skills. (more)

Wed, Feb 27, 2019 to Wed, Mar 27 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (2 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

(ACL) Sewing Dressmaking Beginners - Term 3 Wed AM

This course will teach learners about the principles of dressmaking including pattern selection and cutting/ fabric selection, tools of the trade and basic alterations. (more)

Wed, May 01, 2019 to Wed, Jun 26 2019
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Deacon House Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Sewing Dressmaking Beginners - Term 3 Wed PM

This course will teach learners about the principles of dressmaking including pattern selection and cutting/ fabric selection, tools of the trade and basic alterations. (more)

Wed, May 01, 2019 to Wed, Jun 26 2019
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Deacon House Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Beading and Jewellery Making Term 3 Thur AM

You will learn how to make beautiful beaded items of jewellery including earrings, necklaces and bracelets (more)

Thu, May 02, 2019 to Thu, Jun 27 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Deacon House Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Family Spring Crafts - 646b

Family activity. Bouncing bunnies, chirping chicks, Humpty Dumpty and all things eggy. Join Mrs Sew-and-Sew and the rabbits for a range of Easter craft activities. Chocolaty fun for the family. (Materials provided). (more)

Sat, Mar 16, 2019 to Sat, Mar 16 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Basic Curtain Making - 649b

You will learn how to measure, plan and prepare fabric and then attach linings and tape, to enable professional standard curtains to be homemade, thereby saving considerably as made to measure curtains can be very costly. (more)

Sat, Mar 16, 2019 to Sat, Mar 16 2019
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (5 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Jewellery-Step Up - 532c

For those who have completed at least one term of beginners jewellery. This course offers the opportunity to combine learnt techniques to create beautiful jewellery. (more)

Tue, Apr 30, 2019 to Tue, Jun 25 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Sewing Step Up - 552c

A practical sewing course for advanced learners. You will use a commercial sewing patterns You will learn a range of sewing, craft and design skills recorded in a portfolio. (more)

Fri, May 03, 2019 to Fri, Jun 28 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Sewing - Basic - 553c

A practical sewing course for beginners. You will learn a range of sewing, craft and design skills recorded in a portfolio. (more)

Fri, May 03, 2019 to Fri, Jun 28 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Pottery-Beginners - 516c

Pottery course. Learn the basic techniques of pottery. Including glazing & throwing on thehe wheel. (more)

Fri, May 03, 2019 to Fri, Jun 28 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Creative Crafts-Kentmere Centre - Term 3 Wed AM

This is an entry level class introducing learners to craft making activities (more)

Wed, May 01, 2019 to Wed, Jun 26 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Kentmere Childrens Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Creative Crafts Term 3 Thur PM

This is an entry level class introducing learners to craft making activities (more)

Thu, May 02, 2019 to Thu, Jun 27 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Deacon House Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Basket Weaving

Learn how to make your own basket from willow on this relaxing, two-day craft course. You will be able to take it home with you - a lovely gift for a friend or yourself to beat the winter blues. For more information, contact the tutor Gemma Foley at {\field{\*\fldinst {…(more)

Mon, Feb 04, 2019 to Tue, Feb 05 2019
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (6 hours) at Hollybush Conservation Centre
Provided by Conservation Volunteers

Up-cycle Wardrobe Revival - Cardigan Centre

Up-cycle Course - Wardrobe Revival Sustainable fashion and up-cycling products from old to new is a current trend that is ever popular in its ethos and is a fun creative subject that will literally, grow on you! This fun course enables you to create an interesting and exciting mood board,…(more)

Tue, Jan 29, 2019 to Tue, Mar 26 2019
12:45 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Cardigan Centre
Provided by Cardigan Centre

Family Wet Felt Making - 665b

Family course. Make a face using wet felt. (take home to dry) (more)

Mon, Feb 18, 2019 to Mon, Feb 18 2019
10:00 AM to 1:15 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Family Paper Garden - 666b

Family course. Have fun with coloured and textured papers and various collage techniques to create your own beautiful garden with flowers, plants, birds, pots, water areas and much more. (more)

Wed, Feb 20, 2019 to Wed, Feb 20 2019
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Papier Mache - 687c

Create three dimensional figures, bowls, animals and faces from recycled paper, glue, foil and wire. Paint, collage and decorate your finished pieces in a variety of ways (more)

Wed, Apr 03, 2019 to Wed, Apr 17 2019
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (5 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Creative Collage - 685c

Inspiring ideas for creating and using collages, transforming them into wall art, personalised stationery and more. Paint and print your own papers, experiment with composition, layering, cutting, tearing and gluing. (more)

Thu, Apr 11, 2019 to Fri, Apr 12 2019
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (5 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Family Easter Crafts - 646c

Family activity. Bouncing bunnies and chirping chicks, Humpty dumpty and all things eggy. Join Mrs Sew-and-Sew and the rabbits for a range of Easter craft activities. Chocolaty fun for the family. (more)

Sat, Apr 13, 2019 to Sat, Apr 13 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Jewellery-Beginner - 530c

Jewellery course. Learn the basic techniques for simple jewellery design and making. You will develop different techniques using copper and then move onto silver when you feel more confident.This is not a beading course (more)

Mon, Apr 29, 2019 to Mon, Jul 01 2019
12:15 PM to 2:15 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Knitting - 558c

This course is suitable for complete beginners or those who might need a helping hand following patterns or with more complicated techniques. (more)

Mon, Apr 29, 2019 to Mon, Jul 01 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

French - Improvers - 434c

This French course is suitable for those who have already completed three terms of study (more)

Thu, May 02, 2019 to Thu, Jun 27 2019
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (an hour) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Art Mix - 540c

A creative mix of painting, drawing and print sessions. Broaden your horizons, find those hidden talents and build your confidence in this art course. (more)

Fri, May 03, 2019 to Fri, Jun 28 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Oils - 500c

A Oil painting course for beginners wanting to learn the basics of oil painting using safe water mixable oil paints. (more)

Fri, May 03, 2019 to Fri, Jun 28 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Glass Fusing - 689c

Introducing you to glass fusion, working with bullseye glass, frits, powder and dichroic glass, making individual pieces/s of work. (more)

Sat, May 18, 2019 to Sat, May 18 2019
10:30 AM to 4:00 PM (6 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Stained Glass Weekend - 587c

Stained Glass course.Using our well equipped workshop learn techniques to create your own stained glass items. (more)

Sat, Jun 22, 2019 to Sun, Jun 23 2019
10:30 AM to 3:00 PM (5 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Your Art Studio - 686c

An experiential workshop to immerse yourself in making art, expressing your ideas and feelings, learning new techniques and finding new ways to be creative every day. (more)

Sat, May 18, 2019 to Sun, May 19 2019
10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (6 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Dry Point Printing - 668c

An introduction to a printmaking technique call Drypoint printing, this technique is where you use a sharp tool to etch into plastic. During the session we will experiment with etching places in Leeds. (more)

Sat, Apr 13, 2019 to Sat, Apr 13 2019
10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (6 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Felt Making-New - 556c

This course is aimed at complete beginners or those with just a little knowledge. We will be exploring and experimenting with wet felt making for decorative uses. The course will cover designing and making flat pieces of felt artwork and some simple 3D structures. (more)

Mon, Apr 29, 2019 to Mon, Jul 01 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

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