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HANDMADE BY CAROLINE

design, craft and daily creativity

current workshop calendar


Wednesday 15th May 2024
10am - 1pm
Leicestershire Craft Centre, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, UK

Hand sewing - Japanese-inspired kinchaku pouch bag


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In this workshop, join Caroline to hand-sew and create a Japanese-inspired pouch drawstring pouch. These lined drawstring bags known as kinchaku will be cut and hand-sewn together by hand, from a selection of quality cotton fabrics. Use them to wrap gifts, hold personal items, help to pack things neatly for travelling, food or even craft and sewing supplies. Each will be unique. Relax in the welcoming and friendly atmosphere at Leicestershire Craft Centre, a great place for meeting new friends and learning from experienced creative people. Enjoy tea and coffee while working.

Leicestershire Craft Centre,
10a High Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7NJ
01858 466692
create@leicestershirecraftcentre.co.uk
www.leicestershirecraftcentre.co.uk

Please see further details and terms and conditions on my terms and conditions page and also on the Leicestershire Craft Centre website

Book now link will take you to the Leicestershire Craft Centre website

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Friday 21st June 2024
10am - 1pm
Leicestershire Craft Centre, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, UK

Sashiko Embroidery - Japanese-inspired tsurushibina pin cushion


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In this workshop, join Caroline to beautiful pin cushion for use with your own sewing projects or as a gift for a friend. Discover sashiko embroidery techniques and explore decorative items known as tsurushibina (based on flowers, fruits and leaves.) Learn a little about Japanese culture, seasonal influences and hear about her experiences of living in Japan and learning from skilled craftspeople. Relax in the welcoming and friendly atmosphere at Leicestershire Craft Centre, a great place for meeting new friends and learning from experienced creative people. Enjoy tea and coffee while working.

Leicestershire Craft Centre,
10a High Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7NJ
01858 466692
create@leicestershirecraftcentre.co.uk
www.leicestershirecraftcentre.co.uk

Please see further details and terms and conditions on my terms and conditions page and also on the Leicestershire Craft Centre website

Book now link will take you to the Leicestershire Craft Centre website

book here now


Saturday 29th June 2024
10am - 4pm
Tudor Rose Patchwork, Oakley, Bedfordshire, UK

Shibori Dyeing - Furoshiki fabric giftwrap workshop


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In this workshop, join Caroline to create a set of 3 different sized hand dyed wrapping cloths known as furoshiki. Explore the different shibori binding and wrapping techniques that create stunning patterns in a range of colours. Learn a little about this amazing Japanese technique along with stories from time spent living in Japan. While you are at Tudor Rose Patchwork, enjoy the delicious special lunchtime menu at their coffee shop, O For Coffee.

Tudor Rose Patchwork
Unit 1, Oakley Park, Station Rd, Oakley MK43 7RB
01234 824983
info@tudorrosepatchwork.co.uk
www.tudorrosepatchwork.co.uk

Please see further details and terms and conditions on the Tudor Rose Patchwork website or call the shop directly.

Sign up link will take you to Tudor Rose Patchwork website

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Friday 2nd August 2024
2pm - 3.30pm (please see The Festival of Quilts website for event opening times)
The Festival of Quilts, NEC, Birmingham, UK

Sashiko Embroidery - Japanese-inspired sashiko fabric envelopes workshop


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In this workshop, join Caroline to hand-embroider Japanese-inspired fabric envelopes. Use sashiko stitches on quality pre-loved or vintage cotton fabrics. There is an element of sustainability to this project, reusing fabric that may otherwise go to waste. Use them to wrap gifts, letters and other special items. Each will be unique. You will choose from a selection or prepared fabrics, themed around the summer season, plain colours or delicate geometric patterns. Using embroidery thread from a selection of colours, learn some of the skills needed to form sashiko stitching to embellish your piece. Hear some of Caroline's stories from living in Japan and learning from craftspeople. Share time and stories together. Suitable for all abilities.

The Festival of Quilts 2023
www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk

The NEC
Halls 7, 8 & 9
North Ave,
Marston Green,
Birmingham,
B40 1NT
+44(0)121 780 4141
www.thenec.co.uk

Please see further details and terms and conditions on my terms and conditions page and also on The Festival of Quilts website

Book now link will take you to The Festival of Quilts booking website - search under ‘Caroline’ to find me!

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Saturday 3rd August 2024
1.30-3pm (please see The Festival of Quilts website for event opening times)
The Festival of Quilts, NEC, Birmingham, UK

Sashiko Embroidery - Japanese-inspired sashiko fabric wrapping cloth workshop


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During this workshop, you will choose from a selection or prepared fabrics, themed around the late summer/autumn season. Using embroidery thread from a selection of colours, learn some of the skills needed to form sashiko stitching on quality cotton fabrics. Stitch a chrysanthemum (kiku) pattern that is unique and designed especially by Caroline. There is an element of sustainability to this project, reusing fabric that may otherwise go to waste. Learn how to wrap with your fabric. Hear some of Caroline’s stories from living in Japan and learning from skilled craftspeople. Share time and stories together. Suitable for all abilities.

The Festival of Quilts 2023
www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk

The NEC
Halls 7, 8 & 9
North Ave,
Marston Green,
Birmingham,
B40 1NT
+44(0)121 780 4141
www.thenec.co.uk

Please see further details and terms and conditions on my terms and conditions page and also on The Festival of Quilts website

Book now link will take you to The Festival of Quilts booking website - search under ‘Caroline’ to find me!

book here now


Saturday 7th September 2024
10am - 4pm
Tudor Rose Patchwork, Oakley, Bedfordshire, UK

Sashiko Embroidery - Sashiko sampler rice bag workshop


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In this workshop at Tudor Rose Patchwork, join Caroline in a sashiko workshop. Create a Japanese rice-bag style fabric bag, sewn on the machine and embellished by hand with a range of sashiko patterns. The finished bag will be reversible for two different looks. Choose colours and fabrics for yourself or as a gift for a friend. Stitch a small, tall or medium bag to hold craft supplies, snacks on the go, cosmetics or whatever you fancy! Rice bags were one of the original sustainable shopping bags, taken to the store or market and used to carry rice home to the kitchen. Learn a little about Japanese culture, seasonal influences and hear about her experiences of living in Japan and learning from skilled craftspeople. While you are at Tudor Rose Patchwork, enjoy the delicious special lunchtime menu at their coffee shop, O For Coffee.

Tudor Rose Patchwork
Unit 1, Oakley Park, Station Rd, Oakley MK43 7RB
01234 824983
info@tudorrosepatchwork.co.uk
www.tudorrosepatchwork.co.uk

Please see further details and terms and conditions on the Tudor Rose Patchwork website or call the shop directly.

Sign up link will take you to Tudor Rose Patchwork website

book here now


Monday 9th September 2024
10am - 1pm
Leicestershire Craft Centre, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, UK

Sashiko Embroidery - Japanese-inspired sashiko wrapping cloth workshop


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In this workshop, join Caroline to hand embroider in the Japanese sashiko style. Stitch a chrysanthemum (kiku) pattern that is unique and designed especially by Caroline for the late summer/autumn season. Learn how to use your piece as a wrapping cloth known as a furoshiki. Learn a little about Japanese culture, seasonal influences and hear about her experiences of living in Japan and learning from skilled craftspeople. Keep this reusable cloth for yourself or give as a gift to a friend. Enjoy the welcoming and friendly atmosphere at Leicestershire Craft Centre, a great place for meeting new friends and learning from experienced creative people. Enjoy tea and coffee while working.

Leicestershire Craft Centre,
10a High Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7NJ
01858 466692
create@leicestershirecraftcentre.co.uk
www.leicestershirecraftcentre.co.uk

Please see further details and terms and conditions on my terms and conditions page and also on the Leicestershire Craft Centre website

Book now link will take you to the Leicestershire Craft Centre website

book here now


Friday 27th September 2024
10am - 1pm
Leicestershire Craft Centre, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, UK

Watercolour - etegami Illustrated Postcards Workshop


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In this workshop, join Caroline to create a set of seasonal postcards using pen and watercolour. Etegami (picture postcards from Japan) are a snapshot of a moment, a chance to relax, draw and paint and capture an item close to you, in your everyday life. Add a special message, poem, quote, bible verse or even recipe to annotate your work. Send to a friend or loved one, or keep as artwork for your home.
Templates will be provided to aid your creativity or feel free to bring along items or photographs from home, that you would love to draw and paint. All materials are provided as well as plentiful tea and coffee while working. Come and meet new friends and enjoy learning from experienced, creative people.

Leicestershire Craft Centre,
10a High Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7NJ
01858 466692
create@leicestershirecraftcentre.co.uk
www.leicestershirecraftcentre.co.uk

Please see further details and terms and conditions on my terms and conditions page and also on the Leicestershire Craft Centre website

Book now link will take you to the Leicestershire Craft Centre website 

book here now


Friday 18th October 2024
10am - 1pm
Leicestershire Craft Centre, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, UK

Hand sewing - petal kinchaku pouch bag Workshop


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In this workshop, join Caroline to hand-sew and create a Japanese-inspired pouch drawstring pouch. This time, it takes the form of a pretty flower, with five petals at the drawstring. These lined drawstring bags known as kinchaku will be cut and hand-sewn together by hand, from a selection of quality cotton fabrics. Use them to wrap gifts, hold personal items, help to pack things neatly for travelling, food or even craft and sewing supplies. Each will be unique. Relax in the welcoming and friendly atmosphere at Leicestershire Craft Centre, a great place for meeting new friends and learning from experienced creative people. Enjoy tea and coffee while working.

Leicestershire Craft Centre,
10a High Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7NJ
01858 466692
create@leicestershirecraftcentre.co.uk
www.leicestershirecraftcentre.co.uk

Please see further details and terms and conditions on my terms and conditions page and also on the Leicestershire Craft Centre website

Book now link will take you to the Leicestershire Craft Centre website 

book here now


Monday 18th November 1.30-4.30pm
10am - 1pm
Leicestershire Craft Centre, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, UK

Embroidery - mini Christmas temari ball workshop


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In this workshop, join Caroline to learn about the traditional and stunning Japanese craft of temari, or hand ball. Embroider 6 mini temari from a selection of designs and learn the meaning of seasonal symbols in Japanese culture. Choose your colourway to blend with your home ready for the winter and Christmas season, adding a hanging hook and optional bead to proudly display on your Christmas tree or decorative branches. Enjoy the welcoming and friendly atmosphere at Leicestershire Craft Centre, a great place for meeting new friends and learning from experienced creative people. Enjoy tea and coffee while working

Leicestershire Craft Centre,
10a High Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7NJ
01858 466692
create@leicestershirecraftcentre.co.uk
www.leicestershirecraftcentre.co.uk

Please see further details and terms and conditions on my terms and conditions page and also on the Leicestershire Craft Centre website

Book now link will take you to the Leicestershire Craft Centre website 

book here now


Saturday 23rd November 2024
10am - 4pm
Tudor Rose Patchwork, Oakley, Bedfordshire, UK

Sashiko Embroidery - sashiko craft apron workshop


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In this workshop at Tudor Rose Patchwork, join Caroline in a sashiko workshop. Create a handy craft half-apron, sewn on the machine and embellished by hand with a range of sashiko patterns. Stitch with the kiku (chrysanthemum symbol) or from a range of other sashiko templates. The chrysanthemum was originally imported from China and has a strong presence in many aspects of Japanese life and design. Choose your fabrics and threads to coordinate or make a statement. An apron with a pocket is always useful when sewing or crafting. Learn a little about Japanese culture, seasonal influences and hear about her experiences of living in Japan and learning from skilled craftspeople. While you are at Tudor Rose Patchwork, enjoy the delicious special lunchtime menu at their coffee shop, O For Coffee.

Tudor Rose Patchwork
Unit 1, Oakley Park, Station Rd, Oakley MK43 7RB
01234 824983
info@tudorrosepatchwork.co.uk
www.tudorrosepatchwork.co.uk

Please see further details and terms and conditions on the Tudor Rose Patchwork website or call the shop directly.

Sign up link will take you to Tudor Rose Patchwork website

book here now


…and plenty more in the planning for 2024 -
watch this space and also my social media...

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