What’s On

Apr 2018

Relax Kids

Sunday 22 April - Sunday 24 June
10:00 am - 12:15 pm

Hi,

Relax Kids offers fun activity classes to help children manage anxiety and emotions while building self-esteem and confidence. Relax Kids Classes are starting back at St. Margarets House Meadowbank in February.

The next Relax Kids sessions will be running from Panda Yoga Studios 6.28 St Margaret’s House 151 London Road EH7 6AE starting in April.

• 5-8 year-old 10.15-11.15 Starting Sun 22nd April Magical Adventures
• 9-12 year-olds 11.15-12.15 Chill Skills is ideal for kids that are transitioning up to the upper end of primary or onto high school.

May 2018

Thistle Quilters | Transitions Exhibition 1718 - 2018

Saturday 19 May - Sunday 3 June
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A celebration of quilting by one of Scotland’s longest established quilt groups.

Edinburgh based Thistle Quilters is celebrating over 38 years as a thriving quilt group, as well as the 300th anniversary of the 1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet, one of the earliest known dated patchworks in Britain. “It’s the past, present and future of quilting in one event”, said Brenda McDonnell, Chair, Thistle Quilters.

Thistle Quilters 1719-2018 Workshop/Talk/Demonstration Programme

Monday 21 May - Saturday 2 June
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday 21 st May. Little Thistles, sewing in the Gallery.
Bring some stitching or sit and chat with the Thistle Quilters house group “Little
Thistles”. 11am-3pm- Free

Tuesday 22 nd May, Linen and Lace. 10am-4pm
A whole day workshop with internationally recognised award winning quilter Sheena Norquay. Using a piece of lace as inspiration you will enlarge one of the motifs for the focal point. The motif can be embroidered, appliqued or both. Lace, buttons and stitching will be used to complete the design.Cost £30 Materials list will be provided in advance or a pack can be purchased for £5. Hand sewing.

Wednesday 23 rd May an Introduction to using Inktense blocks and watercolour
pencils 11am-12pm
A 1 hour workshop with Thistle member Carol Lenagan, You will have the opportunity
to try out Intense blocks and watercolour pencils in a number of ways and Carol will
show you how Inktense has been used in some of the exhibition quilts. Cost £5. All
materials provided

Thursday 24 th May Character Doll 1pm-4pm
A half day workshop with Thistle member Jan Wagner. You will use vintage fabrics,
which bring character and charm to the doll. Cost £15.All Materials provided. Hand and
machine sewing.

Friday 25 th May Warm Covers 2pm-3pm
A talk by internationally recognised Thistle member, author and historical quilt expert
Janet Rae. Janet will give an illustrated talk on the history of quilts in Scotland based on
her published book Warm Covers. Free

Saturday 26 th May English Paper Piecing 2-3pm
A 1 hour workshop with Thistle member Deborah Pearce , You will learn the basics of
this traditional technique, and learn about modern designs/methods. You will take
away a small sample with suggestions for its use. All materials provided .Hand stitching
Cost £5

Sunday 27 th May Demonstration: Using a soldering iron to fuse and decorate
organza: 1.30-2pm
A 30 minute demonstration by Thistle member Deborah Pearce on the use of a
soldering iron to fuse and cut layers of organza producing interesting colour variations
and shapes which can be incorporated into textile art. Cost Free

Monday 28 th May Boro: 2-3pm 
A 1 hour workshop with Thistle member Gillian Sandilands where you will stitch
fabrics in the Boro style. This will be a relaxing hand stitching workshop using simple
stitches and you will produce one small stitched piece which will introduce you to the
elements of the style. All materials provided Hand stitching. Cost £5

Tuesday 29 th May 1718 Silk Coverlet Goose Block 1-4pm
A half day workshop with Thistle member Gillian Sandilands. You will make a goose
block using needle turn applique in the style of those in the exhibition. All materials
provided. Hand stitching. Cost £15

Wednesday 30 th May Little Houses 2-4pm
A 2 hour taster workshop with Thistle member Marjory Grant. You will make a small
applique house using tweed fabrics which can be later incorporated into a cushion or
other item. All materials provided. Hand and machine stitching Cost £10

Saturday 2 nd June Fabric Hearts 2-3pm
A 1 hour workshop with Thistle member Rosy Carmichael You will make at least one
silk covered heart decoration. All materials provided cost £5. No stitching required.

Bookings can be made at the exhibition or online via thistlequilters@outlook.com

Know Your Overlocker

Thursday 24 May
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Overlockers are amazing machines that can stitch, trim and neaten seams all in one operation. Yet so few owners fully understand them or use them to their full potential. Most people who have overlockers only use them for neatening edges but they can do so much more. This workshop teaches you to get to know your overlocker.

Other functions include sewing in elastic and lace trims, creating decorative seams on sports and casualwear, rolled hems on evening wear, and making home furnishings. Not to mention being able to sew up jersey fabrics quicker and more neatly than your normal domestic sewing machine.

Re:Connect Digital Drop-ins

Thursday 24 May
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

People Know How’s latest project supports people to realise their full potential.
Re:Connect is a service that provides free access to laptops along with volunteers to help people navigate online services.

At our Digital Drop-ins, we build up people’s confidence and ask them what they want to get from computers and the internet. We want people to know that if they want to do someone online but don’t know where to start, they can come to a drop in session to get some helpful advice. Whether they want to create a CV, find a cheaper utility provider, create an email account or look at entertainment we are there to help you do that.

Our volunteers come from a range of backgrounds with a variety of skills and experience, and we believe that people know how to find the answers to their questions
over a friendly conversation.

There are two drop-ins located at our office at 5.03 St. Margaret’s House.
Thursdays from 11am – 2pm
Saturdays from 11am – 1pm (1 st , 3 rd , 5 th Saturday of the month)
4pm – 6pm (2 nd & 4 th Saturday in the month) – in association with Feniks Counselling

Additionally we have drop-ins throughout the city at these locations
Monday – Streetwork 9:30 – 11:30am
Tuesday – Dr. Bells 11 – 2pm
Wednesday – Ripple Project 11 – 2pm
Friday – Starbucks Leith Walk (Shrub Pl) 2pm – 6pm 4pm
Find out more from our page at http://peopleknowhow.org/digital-drop- ins/
and check us out on Facebook @peopleknowhow and twitter @PKHinnovation

Ashtanga vinyasa yoga, evening class

Thursday 24 May
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ashtanga is a dynamic, very energising yoga style.
A great way to start the new year!

This class is an introduction to the Ashtanga yoga method, we will finish the class with relaxation in Savasana (corpse pose)

Please notice that this class is still tough, the difference between this class and a regular full led Ashtanga class is that the pace is slower, as I take the time to explain the postures in more detail.

Mats available on request or bring your own
Drops in-welcome

bookings@bodhiyoga-Edinburgh.co.uk
www.bodhiyoga-Edinburgh.co.uk

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Thursday 24 May
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Beginners Sewing Course XL is an introductory course to learn some foundation sewing skills. This 6-week course gives you three great beginner sewing projects. Why is this called ‘Beginners Sewing Course XL? Because there’s an extra two sewing projects to give lots of extra practice over my original 4-part Beginners Sewing Course.

What’s covered:

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Thursday 24 May
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Beginners Sewing Course XL is an introductory course to learn some foundation sewing skills. This 6-week course gives you three great beginner sewing projects. Why is this called ‘Beginners Sewing Course XL? Because there’s an extra two sewing projects to give lots of extra practice over my original 4-part Beginners Sewing Course.

Iyengar Yoga - Level 1

Thursday 24 May
8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

This class is suitable for Beginners and those wishing to study the basic asanas (poses).
Iyengar yoga is suitable for everyone but is especially well suited to those who are stiff and to athletes. Regular practice will build flexibility and strength, while preserving the health of your joints. Over the term, you will be introduced to a full range of asanas, including standing and seated poses, twists, forward bends, balancings and inversions. You learn the actions required for the more challenging poses in the simpler ones and progress at your own pace, with full instruction and assistance and the use of props (bricks, chairs, blankets etc.) as required.
This class has a male teacher and is particularly popular with male students, although all are welcome!

Rags to Bags

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

A gorgeous and unique evening bag from a pile of fabric scraps? This is textile upcycling at its most glamourous.
This workshop is a spin-off from my extremely popular ‘Rags to Ritches’ except you get to make a gorgeous little evening bag too.

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.
• make a lovely little evening bag in your choice of two styles offered.

Re:Connect Digital Drop-ins

Saturday 26 May
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

11 am – 1 pm (1st , 3rd , 5th Saturday in the month)
4pm – 6pm (2nd & 4th Saturday in the month)

People Know How’s latest project supports people to realise their full potential.
Re:Connect is a service that provides free access to laptops along with volunteers to help people navigate online services.

Drink, Make & Do

Saturday 26 May
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Relax with a cocktail while learning new crafts, no experience needed. Sessions are priced at £20 (£15 if paying in advance) with all materials and drinks provided.

Jan 27th- metal embossing, Celtic designs
Feb 24th- bath bombs, produce your own bath scents and packaging
March 31st- willow weaving, entwine your own Easter wreath
April 28th- spring mobile , inspired by Beltane and nature
May 26th- plaster cast tea light flowers and mod-roc birds
June 30th- block printing, design a beach bag
July 28th- sugar craft, create a perfect cupcake
Aug 25th- needle felting, make insect brooches and magnets
Sep 29th- marbeling and basic bookbinding, construct a notebook
Oct 27th- Lino printing, design Day of the Dead prints
Nov 24th- winter decorations, garlands and centrepieces

Contact us
@drinkmakeanddo
07775622756

All sessions are held at G5 Education and Workshop space, Edinburgh Palette, 151 London road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE

Monday Jewellery Skills 6:30 - 9pm

Monday 28 May
6:30 am - 9:00 am

In this workshop you will learn all basic jewellery skills. We will go through basic skills such as piercing, filling, soldering and finishing jewellery to more advance techniques such as stonesetting. You will learn the skills on real projects such as making a ring or pendant. Part of the class is also improving your design skills.​

There will be individual study plan designed specially for each person depending on your needs and experiences.

Laughter Yoga

Monday 28 May
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

 

Where: People Know How, 5th Floor, Room 5.17, St. Margaret’s House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE

How much?: Free!

Buses: 4, 5, 26, 44, 45, 104, 113, 124.

More information:
Laughter yoga is good for the mind, good for the heart and good for the soul. You feel human, you feel divine. A great way to start your week. Tones abdominal muscles and facial muscles, assists breathing, beats depression and stress, boosts immune system and makes you feel fantastic. Do come along and ask for Jane.

Iyengar Yoga - Level 1

Monday 28 May
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

This class is suitable for Beginners as well as those wishing to study the basic asanas (poses). In Iyengar yoga we begin by learning the correct physical alignment in simpler poses with natural breathing. This works to correct misalignment in the body, which could otherwise cause pain and injury and also to quieten the mind. The poses can be physically challenging but we use props to enable everyone to work to their best pose and each class ends with relaxation.

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