What’s On

Jan 2019

Dressmaking Course

Wednesday 9 January - Wednesday 27 March
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This dressmaking course will teach you how to make your own unique clothes that fit perfectly. Or if you’ve already done a bit of dressmaking, then you can improve your techniques. I’ve been dressmaking since I was at school. I’ve also studied Bridalwear and Tailoring so I’ve learned lots of tips and tricks that give your projects a polished look. During this course, I’ll be focussing on teaching technique so your clothes won’t look ‘Homemade’, but ‘Handmade’. No-one will believe you made them yourself.

If you’ve already familiar with dressmaking techniques and commercial patterns and you’d like to learn pattern cutting, then you can do this here too.

You should be able to use a sewing machine confidently, have had practice making at least one or two craft projects, and have an awareness of basic seams and hems. If you do not, then I recommend you take one of my Beginners classes first.

I’ll coach you along the way in the following:

How to choose an appropriate pattern for your level of ability,
Taking measurements, cutting and fitting the pattern, understanding pattern markings and instructions
Altering the pattern for a perfect fit
Sewing tips and techniques to achieve a professional finish

Course arrangements
A small class size (Maximum 4 students) ensures I’m able to give you lots of individual attention on your own choice of project.

Must be booked in advance at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/dressmaking-course-7/

Contact: jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369

Beginners Sewing Course

Wednesday 9 January - Wednesday 30 January
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This Beginners sewing course will teach you expert sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects. You’ll learn how to understand sewing machines, get experience of using different stitch types, learning about stitch lengths, widths and tensions. I’ll explain what the different presser feet are for and you’ll learn how to measure and cut fabric.

I learned to sew as a child and since then, I’ve made every mistake in the book. So fast-track your sewing journey as you benefit from my mistakes and learn to sew like a pro as I share my expert tips. I wish I’d known all this stuff when I started to sew.

This course duration is 8 hours so it runs as either a 4-week class (2 hours per week)

Who is this aimed at?
-Absolute Beginners (if you’ve never used a sewing machine)
-Novice sewists (if you’ve just recently learned but would like to know a bit more)
-Lapsed Sewists (as a refresher if you’ve not sewn for a while and are a bit rusty).

What will I learn?
How to use a sewing machine safely and confidently
How to wind bobbins and how to thread a sewing machine
Understand the mysteries of correct thread tension
How to sew perfect straight lines, smooth curves and turn corners
Learn three different seam types and when to use them
How to take up a hem
Make machined buttonholes and how to sew in a zip
Make a lovely craft project to gain experience measuring, cutting and sewing fabric.

Choose to make either

a lined reversible tote bag,
I-pad/tablet cover,
or a zipped make-up bag,

Enquiries: jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369

to book, go to: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/beginners-sewing-course-5/

Beginners Sewing & Dressmaking

Thursday 10 January - Thursday 28 February
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This 8-week evening class in foundation sewing skills will not only teach you how to use a sewing machine, but also some foundation dressmaking skills.

Who is this aimed at?
Absolute Beginners. No previous sewing experience is required.
If perhaps you’ve had a long break from sewing and would like a refresher, then this class is suitable for you too or try my Refresher Sewing Class.
What will I learn?
how to use a sewing machine
how to sew straight lines, curves and turn corners
basic seam types
how to take up hems
how to insert zips and make machined buttonholes
a mini-project to give you experience measuring and cutting fabric.

A simple pencil or A-line skirt is a good first dressmaking project once you’ve learned how to use a sewing machine. A pencil skirt has a few challenges. It will teach you the following foundation dressmaking techniques:

how to measure yourself and find the right size of pattern
understanding pattern markings, laying out and cutting fabric
how to sew darts
sewing seams
how to neaten raw edges
how to sew a zip
using interfacing to stabilise the fabric
how to attach a waistband
how to take up a hem
Course arrangements
Fabrics are provided for the first 3 weeks. After that you’ll need to bring your own fabric for your tote bag, and your pattern, fabric and any other items required to make the skirt. I’ll provide a list of things you need once you’ve booked.

For enquiries, contact jen@ artisanstitch.co.uk, or 0773 939 7369. To book, go to:

https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/beginners-sewing-dressmaking-3/

 

 

Portrait Painting Fundamentals

Monday 21 January - Friday 25 January
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

In this course students will be guided by the principles of portrait painting established by the great painters of the 16th – 19th centuries while painting two portraits over the course of five days. One to one critiques will be technical in nature, referencing the elements of drawing, composition, natural lighting, paint application and colour/value transitions. The aim is to give students a context to their painting to allow them to make more informed decisions.
Some materials included.

St Margaret’s House, 6th floor, Studio 6.10
151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE

Reserve your place. Apply Online:
www.jeffreylwood.com/courses

Beginners Yin Yoga Course

Wednesday 23 January
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Panda Yoga Edinburgh is running a beginners yin yoga course on Wednesday 6.15-7.15pm starting on 9th January.

Classes are £28 for a block of 4 January classes. It’s possible to join after the first week if there is space

Yin yoga is a slow style of yoga that works on slowly and gently stretching the muscles and fascia by holding poses for up to five minutes. This course is perfect for those that have never done yoga, aren’t flexible and needs some relaxation in your life.

Mats, bolsters, blankets and blocks are all provided so no need to buy anything to join this course. Wear loose comfortable clothes and as we hold poses for a long period, you may wish to wear long sleeves and bring socks.

Classes held at Panda Yoga Studio, Studio 6.28, St Margaret’s House, 151 London Road, EH6 7AE

6 Week Dressmaking Class

Wednesday 23 January
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

6 weeks – Every Wednesday Evening 6.30pm – 9pm

An ideal class for folks looking to expand their sewing skills – must have a little sewing experience i.e. can thread a machine and sew in a straight line – or have attended one of our beginner’s classes.

Spend 6 evenings in the studio and create a beautiful made-to-measure jacket, dress, skirt, trousers, waistcoat – whatever you like!

Learn how to fit zips, make button holes, fabric properties and more!

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4034111

Dressmaking Course - 12 Weeks - Evenings

Wednesday 23 January
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This dressmaking course will teach you how to make your own unique clothes that fit perfectly. Or if you’ve already done a bit of dressmaking, then you can improve your techniques. I’ve been dressmaking since I was at school. I’ve also studied Bridalwear and Tailoring so I’ve learned lots of tips and tricks that give your projects a polished look. During this course, I’ll be focussing on teaching technique so your clothes won’t look ‘Homemade’, but ‘Handmade’. No-one will believe you made them yourself.

If you’ve already familiar with dressmaking techniques and commercial patterns and you’d like to learn pattern cutting, then you can do this here too.

You should be able to use a sewing machine confidently, have had practice making at least one or two craft projects, and have an awareness of basic seams and hems. If you do not, then I recommend you take one of my Beginners classes first.

What will I learn? I’ll coach you along the way in the following:

How to choose an appropriate pattern for your level of ability,
Taking measurements, cutting and fitting the pattern, understanding pattern markings and instructions
Altering the pattern for a perfect fit
Sewing tips and techniques to achieve a professional finish

Course arrangements
A small class size (Maximum 4 students) ensures I’m able to give you lots of individual attention on your own choice of project, and I tailor your tuition accordingly.

Must be booked in advance at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/dressmaking-course-8/

Contact for enquiries: jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369

Kids Sewing Course

Thursday 24 January
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This Kids Sewing Course level 1 will teach your child foundation sewing skills. And they will make some easy sewing projects.

At age 8-12, children have the mental capacity to learn the basic concepts and sufficient manual dexterity to operate a sewing machine. It’s actually the perfect age at which to learn. Sewing is an ideal creative activity for children. It develops their manual dexterity, hand/eye co-ordination, and encourages focus and concentration. Completing a sewing project from start to finish fosters a sense of accomplishment that can boost a child’s morale and self-confidence. And it’s really great fun! Plus it gives them a huge sense of achievement and self-worth.

Because they’re having such a great time, they don’t actually realise how many valuable sewing skills they are learning which will stay with them for life.

Taught by a lifelong sewist (since age 7) and degree-trained textile designer.

Must be pre-booked at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/kids-sewing-course-level-1-3/
Enquiries: jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369

6 Week Dressmaking Class

Thursday 24 January
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

6 weeks – Every Wednesday Evening 6.30pm – 9pm

An ideal class for folks looking to expand their sewing skills – must have a little sewing experience i.e. can thread a machine and sew in a straight line – or have attended one of our beginner’s classes.

Spend 6 evenings in the studio and create a beautiful made-to-measure jacket, dress, skirt, trousers, waistcoat – whatever you like!

Learn how to fit zips, make button holes, fabric properties and more!

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4034111

The UPMO Experience

Thursday 24 January
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This is a live music event to celebrate the launch of Upmo’s new campus.

The Upmo Experience will be supported by the Wild Ponies on their UK/European Tour from Memphis Tennessee.

Follow this link to secure your tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-launch-of-the-upmo-campus-2019-tickets-53949878539

Rags to Riches - creative textile upcycling

Friday 25 January
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Rags to riches is a real stash-busting workshop. Find out how to use up all those fabric scraps and make them into unique new fabrics. Bring any pieces of fabrics and trims you have; the glitzier, the better.

We will:
• repurpose old clothing, household textiles, and scraps of trimmings,
• use the utility stitches of a basic sewing machine for decorative effects
• learn how to use metallic transfer foils to add a bit of bling.
• use free-motion embroidery to make a gorgeous quilted fabric
• gain ideas how you can use your new fabrics as cushion panels, evening bags, book covers or even for clothing.

The fabrics also make lovely cards, jewellery or to cover gift boxes. If you have any scraps of fabrics, ribbons, trims, or old clothes you’d like to use, then please bring them along. Small colourful print patterns work well, as do satins, velvets, lace and brocade to add a touch of luxury. These techniques are perfect for creating a ‘memory quilt’ or a ‘memory cushion’ so you could bring along old clothing from your children or another family member. Or Grandma’s old household linens?

Who is this aimed at?
Improvers. Anyone who can use a sewing machine. No previous embroidery or art experience is required

Enquiries: jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369.

to book, go to: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/rags-to-riches/

6 Week Dressmaking Class

Friday 25 January
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

6 weeks – Every Wednesday Evening 6.30pm – 9pm

An ideal class for folks looking to expand their sewing skills – must have a little sewing experience i.e. can thread a machine and sew in a straight line – or have attended one of our beginner’s classes.

Spend 6 evenings in the studio and create a beautiful made-to-measure jacket, dress, skirt, trousers, waistcoat – whatever you like!

Learn how to fit zips, make button holes, fabric properties and more!

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4034111

PAINTING ON GLASS. Two days workshop for beginners

Saturday 26 January - Sunday 27 January
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This is a course to introduce you into the amazing world of fired paint on glass.

Suitable for complete beginners and perfect for those who wants to bring their stained glass practice into another level.

On this course we’ll cover he basis of working with glass paint: how to mix glass paint, various painting techniques, and kiln firing.

During the first day each student will have the chance to paint several test to practice different techniques.
The second day we’ll study the results and we’ll paint a bigger project.
This last work will be fired overnight and can be collected the week after or you can arrange it to be posted to your home.

Small groups (max 5 students) for plenty of personal tuition.

This course enable you to run the next Level Two course “Silver stain and enamels”

Saturday 10 am to 3 pm (with half an hour break for lunch)
Sunday 10 pm to 1 pm.

Book online on www.midasskillsschool.com
https://www.midasskillsschool.com/copy-of-lead-light-for-beginners

Or contact me at moladavid@gmail.com

Wet Felting & Free-motion Embroidery Workshop

Saturday 26 January
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spend a full day in the studio learning how to wet felt using merino wool tops in a variety of vibrant colours then fashion into jewellery, wall hangings, book marks and more!

Work further into the felt trapping fabrics, lace, ribbons into the felt and using hand embroidery and free hand embroidery to build textures and layers to your design.

Reserve you place here:

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4034118

6 Week Dressmaking Class

Saturday 26 January
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

6 weeks – Every Wednesday Evening 6.30pm – 9pm

An ideal class for folks looking to expand their sewing skills – must have a little sewing experience i.e. can thread a machine and sew in a straight line – or have attended one of our beginner’s classes.

Spend 6 evenings in the studio and create a beautiful made-to-measure jacket, dress, skirt, trousers, waistcoat – whatever you like!

Learn how to fit zips, make button holes, fabric properties and more!

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4034111

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