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Here is our listing of upcoming events in Leicestershire.  If you would like your event to appear in this list, then please submit your event details here.

A Sonic Adventure (Art Walk)

Saturday 23rd June 2018
Staring at Fosse Arts, Mantle Road Leicester

Join Leicester based artist Darren O'Brien on a 2hr ‘Sonic Walk’, exploring the sound of the 'Hinterland' along the Grand Union Canal and the River Soar, utilising mindful listening techniques. Meet at Fosse Arts Centre Ceramics Studio 1pm, for a 45 min workshop workshop exploring the shape and materiality of sound using clay. www.eventbrite.com/e/a-sonic-adventure-tickets-46424669436

From Print to Stitch – Indian Inspirations

Saturday 23rd June 2018
Newarke Houses Museum, The Newarke, Leicester. LE2 7BY

Print your own beautiful fabric piece to embellish and stitch, then make into a cushion front, tablet case or bag. Choose from a huge selection of hand-carved traditional Indian blocks to print onto bright dupion and sari silks using colourful and metallic fabric paints. Dry and fix by ironing, then learn the traditional Indian embroidery technique of kantha stitch and discover how to sew shisha mirrors to embellish your work. www.inspiring-art.co.uk

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Beautiful Bags

Sunday 24th June 2018
Newarke Houses Museum, The Newarke, Leicester. LE2 7BY

Create a decorative design using colourful dupion or sari silks on dark background fabric using bondaweb, then embellish with hand and/or free machine embroidery, beads and metal Indian embellishments. This workshop will guide you in creating your own unique designs, and teach both free machine embroidery and Indian Kantha stitch hand embroidery. You will complete a small shoulder bag, tablet cover (bring dimensions) or purse. www.inspiring-art.co.uk

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Folk Art Free machine Embroidery

Friday 13th July 2018
Newarke Houses Museum, The Newarke, Leicester. LE2 7BY

Use colourful patterned fabrics to make an appliqued folk-art wall hanging or cushion front. Discover the wonderful heat-activated textile material Bondaweb to layer coloured and patterned fabrics in Scandinavian and American inspired folk-art designs (templates provided), then learn free-machine embroidery and/or add hand embroidery, and finish with buttons and braids to create a unique art quilt or cushion front. www.inspiring-art.co.uk

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Fair Isle Knitting creative workshop

Saturday 21st July 2018
Being Knitterly Studio, Loughborough, Leicestershire

Fair Isle knitting is justifiably admired for the variety of patterns and beautiful use of colour. Join knitwear designer Nicki Merrall to find out about the different stranded colour work traditions as well as learning and practising techniques, knitting a project or designing your own swatch. Maximum 7 participants. £50 including refreshments and lunch. www.nickimerrall.co.uk/product/fair-isle-knitting/?v=79cba1185463