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Take time out for yourself and try something new

Our Homecraft courses are a brilliant way to fit something just for you into your calendar each week. Enjoy our relaxed, welcoming, and friendly environment as you fit something into your calendar each week that's just for you.

Embrace your hobbies and get creative

From Sewing and Knitting to Silver Jewellery and introductions to origami, there is plenty to get involved in. Take a look at our full course list to see what could inspire you next.

We offer Homecraft classes across Oxfordshire and pride ourselves in teaching in small, supportive environments. Throughout your time with us you will learn from our professional and passionate tutors who are keen to share their skills and help you get the most out of your craft. In our classroom environments you can practice with the tools and machines you need; a great way to affordably try out a new craft before buying your own kit.

Relaxed and friendly weekly courses

Once you’ve enrolled on one of our Homecraft courses, you will join fellow crafters who share your passion in our small and friendly classroom environments. Our priority is to help you find confidence in your new skills and show you all that is possible with them.

From designing and planning your own jewellery and garments, to learning about the specialist tools and equipment needed; our courses will begin by giving you the tools and knowledge you need to have fun and get creative and imaginative with your craft.

Once you’ve mastered the skills needed, you’ll work on your own projects to create pieces you love, all whilst being supported and guided by our professional tutors.

Part Time Homecrafts courses

Acrylic Painting - Mixed Ability

Part Time QCRR107P

You will be offered a broad grounding in the use of acrylics. You will cover glazing, layering, impasto painting, bold and expressive brush work. You will examine how to observe a simple still life, how to mould form through light and shade, how to u...

12th May 2025 - 7th Jul 2025

Monday

Homecrafts | Art & Design

District Community Centre

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Glass Fusing- Kiln Carving and Metal Inclusions

Part Time QCKV003P

On this course you will explore different design and fusing techniques to create lovely unique glass artworks of your own. They can either be functional or decorative. Enjoy exploring your creativity through Kiln Formed Glass.In order to avoid dis...

10th May 2025 - 10th May 2025

Saturday

Homecrafts | Art & Design | Specialist

Gosford Hill School

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Pottery - Mixed Ability - Morning

Part Time QCAU010P

A pottery course in which you will learn a wide range of ceramic processes in a well-equipped studio taught by one of our highly skilled Ceramic Artists. You will be producing a body of work showing development of skills and ideas in a relaxed and fr...

26th Sept 2024 - 21st Nov 2024

Thursday

Homecrafts | Art & Design

Abingdon Campus

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Printing - Workshop - Linoprinting

Part Time QSKV002P

This workshop is an excellent opportunity to learn about Linoprinting with a festive theme. It is suitable for all abilities and the prints could make a great Christmas gift or card....

10th May 2025 - 10th May 2025

Saturday

Homecrafts

Gosford Hill School

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Printing - Workshop - Linoprinting

Part Time QSKV006P

This workshop is an excellent opportunity to learn about Linoprinting with a festive theme. It is suitable for all abilities and the prints could make a great Christmas gift or card....

7th Dec 2024 - 7th Dec 2024

Saturday

Homecrafts

Gosford Hill School

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Printing - Workshop - Monoprint

Part Time QSKV001P

This half day workshop is a good opportunity to explore different and new techniques in monoprinting. It is suitable for any ability, or anyone interested in learning about and exploring this area of printmaking....

21st Jun 2025 - 21st Jun 2025

Saturday

Homecrafts

Gosford Hill School

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Sewing - Block Pattern Making - Bodice

Part Time IPXV306P

This weekend course covers all aspects of flat pattern cutting to enable you to draft a bodice and sleeve block using your body measurements, make and fit a toile and learn pattern adaptations (i.e. how move darts, collars, sleeves and openings). As ...

17th May 2025 - 18th May 2025

Saturday & Sunday

Homecrafts

Cheney School

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Sewing - Creative Cushions and Bags

Part Time IPKV206P

A workshop making a Bag and/or a cushion that will introduce you to basic sewing skills which can be built on for a variety of projects. You will gain confidence and skills in a relaxed and friendly learning environment.In order to avoid disappoin...

1st Feb 2025 - 1st Feb 2025

Saturday

Homecrafts

Gosford Hill School

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Sewing - Dressmaking - Advanced

Part Time ICXW001P

This course is part three of a three-part programme, aimed at learners who have completed the Improvers dressmaking course or those who have confidence in their sewing abilities. You will gain confidence and additional skills in the use of a sewing ...

23rd Apr 2025 - 9th Jul 2025

Wednesday

Homecrafts

Cheney School

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Sewing - Dressmaking - Advanced

Part Time ICWW001P

This course is part three of a three-part programme. The course is aimed at learners who have completed the Improvers dressmaking course or those who have confidence in their sewing abilities. You will gain confidence and additional skills in the use...

29th Apr 2025 - 15th Jul 2025

Tuesday

Homecrafts

Witney Campus

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Sewing - Dressmaking - Advanced

Part Time ICKW001P

This course is part three of a three-part programme. The course is aimed at learners who have completed the Improvers dressmaking course or those who have confidence in their sewing abilities. You will gain confidence and additional skills in the use...

24th Apr 2025 - 10th Jul 2025

Thursday

Homecrafts

Gosford Hill School

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Sewing - Dressmaking - Beginners

Part Time IPWV301P

This course is part one of a three-part programme. The course is aimed at complete beginners or those who have very little sewing experience. You will gain confidence in the use of a sewing machine, learn basic sewing techniques, and follow instructi...

24th Sept 2024 - 10th Dec 2024

Tuesday

Homecrafts

Witney Campus

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Sewing - Dressmaking - Beginners

Part Time IPXV301P

This course is part one of a three-part programme, aimed at complete beginners or those who have very little sewing experience. You will gain confidence in the use of a sewing machine, learn basic sewing techniques, and follow instructions to produc...

25th Sept 2024 - 11th Dec 2024

Wednesday

Homecrafts

Cheney School

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Sewing - Dressmaking - Beginners

Part Time IPKV311P

This course is part one of a three-part programme. The course is aimed at complete beginners or those who have very little sewing experience. You will gain confidence in the use of a sewing machine, learn basic sewing techniques, and follow instructi...

26th Sept 2024 - 12th Dec 2024

Thursday

Homecrafts

Gosford Hill School

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Sewing - Dressmaking - Improvers

Part Time ICAR303P

This course is designed to extend all aspects of dress making and garment construction using a commercial pattern. To read more complex patterns and use a wider range of sewing techniques and use of machines and attachments. You will gain confidence ...

6th Jan 2025 - 24th Mar 2025

Monday

Homecrafts

Abingdon Campus

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Sewing - Dressmaking - Improvers

Part Time ICKU202P

This course is part two of a three-part programme. The course is aimed at learners who have completed the beginner’s dressmaking course or those who have some confidence in their sewing abilities. You will gain confidence and additional skills in the...

9th Jan 2025 - 27th Mar 2025

Thursday

Homecrafts

Gosford Hill School

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Sewing - Dressmaking - Improvers

Part Time ICWU302P

This course is part two of a three-part programme. The course is aimed at learners who have completed the beginner’s dressmaking course or those who have some confidence in their sewing abilities. You will gain confidence and additional skills in the...

7th Jan 2025 - 25th Mar 2025

Tuesday

Homecrafts

Witney Campus

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Sewing - Dressmaking - Improvers

Part Time ICXU302P

This course is part two of a three-part programme, aimed at learners who have completed the beginner’s dressmaking course or those who have some confidence in their sewing abilities. You will gain confidence and additional skills in the use of a sew...

8th Jan 2025 - 26th Mar 2025

Wednesday

Homecrafts

Cheney School

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Sewing - Hand Sewing and Simple Embroidery for Relaxation

Part Time ISWV001P

During this course, you will engage in sewing small objects by hand, creating collages from various fabrics, simple embroidery inspired by Indian, Japanese, and Eastern European patterns. There is no judgment and no rules, you can let your imaginatio...

26th Sept 2024 - 12th Dec 2024

Thursday

Homecrafts | Art & Design

Witney Campus

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Sewing - Hand Sewing and Simple Embroidery for Relaxation

Part Time ISWV301P

This course is designed to improve your skills in hand sewing and embroidery, regardless of experience. If you are looking to learn something new and relaxation, this course would be right for you. You will create small items, collages using fabrics ...

24th Apr 2025 - 10th Jul 2025

Thursday

Homecrafts

Witney Campus

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Sewing - Hand Sewing and Simple Embroidery for Relaxation

Part Time ISWV002P

This course is designed to allow you to explore your ideas and express them using fabrics to create small objects, pictures, combine different textures and colours and decorate them with simple embroidery stitches and designs inspired by Asian and Ea...

9th Jan 2025 - 27th Mar 2025

Thursday

Homecrafts | Art & Design

Witney Campus

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Sewing - Workshop - Alterations and Making the Old Look New

Part Time ICAT004P

An introductory workshop in clothing alterations and how to restyle into something new. You will gain confidence and skills in a relaxed and friendly learning environment...

24th Apr 2025 - 24th Apr 2025

Thursday

Homecrafts

Abingdon Campus

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Sewing - Workshop - Block Pattern Making - Dresses

Part Time IPXV309P

This course covers all aspects of flat pattern cutting to enable you to draft a dress block using your body measurements. You will make and fit a toile and learn pattern adaptations and how to draft style lines to get the latest look for your design....

7th Jun 2025 - 7th Jun 2025

Saturday

Homecrafts

Cheney School

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Sewing - Workshop - Block Pattern Making - Skirts

Part Time IPXV303P

This Saturday workshop covers all aspects of flat pattern cutting to enable you to draft a skirt block using your body measurements. You will make and fit a toile and learn pattern adaptations (i.e. how to insert panels, pleats, gathers, flares, gode...

30th Nov 2024 - 30th Nov 2024

Saturday

Homecrafts

Cheney School

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Sewing - Workshop - Block Pattern Making - Trousers

Part Time IPXV310P

This Saturday course covers all aspects of flat pattern cutting to enable you to draft a trouser block using your body measurements. You will make and fit a toile and learn pattern adaptations and how to draft style lines to get the latest look for y...

29th Mar 2025 - 29th Mar 2025

Saturday

Homecrafts

Cheney School

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Sewing - Workshop - Create a Christmas Gifting Bag

Part Time ISAV300P

This four-hour workshop is for learners who would like to design and create a festive gifting bag. The finished product can be used to place presents in, which can be hung up instead of a Christmas Stocking and can be used as a bag once the presents ...

2nd Nov 2024 - 2nd Nov 2024

Saturday

Homecrafts

Abingdon Campus

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Sewing - Workshop - Creative Cushions and Bags

Part Time IPXV304P

A workshop making a bag and/or a cushion that will introduce you to basic sewing skills which can be built on for a variety of projects. You will gain confidence and skills in a relaxed and friendly learning environment....

10th May 2025 - 10th May 2025

Saturday

Homecrafts

Cheney School

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Sewing - Workshop - Creative Cushions and Bags

Part Time IPXV302P

A workshop making a bag and/or a cushion that will introduce you to basic sewing skills which can be built on for a variety of projects. You will gain confidence and skills in a relaxed and friendly learning environment....

5th Oct 2024 - 5th Oct 2024

Saturday

Homecrafts

Cheney School

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Sewing - Workshop - Introductory Workshop into Sewing – Create a Tote Bag

Part Time ISAV301P

A half day workshop, designing and creating a simple Tote Bag...

14th Jun 2025 - 14th Jun 2025

Saturday

Homecrafts

Abingdon Campus

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Sewing - Workshop - Roman Blind

Part Time IPKV207P

A one day workshop into the art of Roman blind making. You will make a sample blind to take away at the end of the workshop along with instructions on how to replicate for made to measure blinds for the home. The finished size of the sample is appro...

21st Jun 2025 - 21st Jun 2025

Saturday

Homecrafts

Gosford Hill School

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Sewing - Workshop - Roman Blind

Part Time IPXV305P

A one day workshop into the art of Roman blind making. You will make a sample blind to take away at the end of the workshop along with instructions on how to replicate for made to measure blinds for the home....

1st Mar 2025 - 1st Mar 2025

Saturday

Homecrafts

Cheney School

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Sewing - Workshop - Sewing Stretch Fabrics - Using Overlocker

Part Time ICKU204P

A one-day introduction to using your own sewing machine and its attachments. You will gain confidence and skills in a relaxed and friendly learning environment. You will need to bring your own sewing machine along with the instruction manual. In orde...

15th Mar 2025 - 15th Mar 2025

Saturday

Homecrafts

Gosford Hill School

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Silver Jewellery - Workshop - Bold Pendant

Part Time QPXV222P

This workshop is for Jewellery enthusiasts. The day lasts from 10.00am -4.00pm. This day course has been designed for you if you have jewellery experience or not. You will learn the basics of jewellery making. You will start & finish a silver ring to...

5th Oct 2024 - 5th Oct 2024

Saturday

Homecrafts

Cheney School

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Silver Jewellery - Workshop - Bold Pendant

Part Time QCKU008P

Why make the chain? When we can make a bold pendant that will outshine the chain. Using silversmithing techniques, rather than jewellery techniques, we will make a standout bold pendant. This will be something that will encapsulate the boldness of th...

9th Nov 2024 - 9th Nov 2024

Saturday

Homecrafts

Gosford Hill School

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Silver Jewellery - Workshop - Festive Decorations

Part Time QPXV220P

This workshop is for Jewellery enthusiasts. The day starts from 10am -16pm. This day course has been designed for you if you have jewellery experience or not. You will learn the basics of jewellery making. You will start & finish a silver ring to a f...

30th Nov 2024 - 30th Nov 2024

Saturday

Homecrafts

Cheney School

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Silver Jewellery - Workshop - Festive Decorations

Part Time QCKU010P

This one-day workshop is for Jewellery enthusiasts. This day course has been designed for you if you have jewellery experience or not. You will learn the basics of jewellery making. You will start & finish a silver ring to a finger size. You will be ...

7th Dec 2024 - 7th Dec 2024

Saturday

Homecrafts

Gosford Hill School

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Silver Jewellery - Workshop - Large Looped Chain

Part Time QPXV221P

This workshop is for Jewellery enthusiasts. The day lasts from 10.00am - 4.00pm. This day course has been designed for you if you have jewellery experience or not. You will learn the basics of jewellery making. You will start & finish a silver ring t...

1st Mar 2025 - 1st Mar 2025

Saturday

Homecrafts

Cheney School

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Silver Jewellery - Workshop - Large Looped Ring

Part Time QCKU009P

Let's make it contemporary, the modern take on a chain necklace. Using the traditional techniques that jewellers have used for centuries we will modernise the effect and texture.In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ w...

15th Mar 2025 - 15th Mar 2025

Saturday

Homecrafts

Gosford Hill School

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Silver Jewellery - Workshop - Spinner Ring

Part Time QSKV007P

This class is designed for you to make a sumptuous spinner ring, encapsulating the hand-crafted ideals of a traditional jeweller. In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confi...

21st Jun 2025 - 21st Jun 2025

Saturday

Homecrafts

Gosford Hill School

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Weaving - Mixed Ability - Weave a small picture

Part Time QSAV014P

This workshop is an excellent opportunity to learn how to weave a small picture. You will be able to practice weaving skills and techniques whilst weaving on a frame.A four-shaft loom will be available so that the term “rigid heddle” can be explai...

14th Jun 2025 - 14th Jun 2025

Saturday

Homecrafts

Abingdon Campus

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