What’s On

Nov 2020

Intro to Dressmaking

Tuesday 17 November - Tuesday 15 December
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Intro to dressmaking – learn how to make our own clothes

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Thursday 26 November - Saturday 28 November
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

An exhibition by Prisca and Jeff Kemp at Gallery 2, Edinburgh Palette, 151 London Road, EH76AE.

26 – 28th November 2020, 12:00 noon – 6:00pm

With one or two exceptions, this collection was made in the first months of 2020 as we processed the impact of Covid through pictures and poems.

Some responses were, unsurprisingly, sombre. Though much of the exhibition focuses on facing days unchanging as a landscape.

“A Plagiarization Of The Dire Year” containing all the exhibition’s words and artwork is available at the event or by contacting lameduckpress@hotmail.com

(which can also be used to answer any questions such as booking a time to visit).

Get Creative With Fused Glass (one-on-one workshop)

Saturday 28 November
11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Have you ever tried fusing glass? It is a lot of fun and utterly addictive. In this workshop you will learn how this is done and give it a go. You can make a beautiful glass bowl, a colorful suncatcher, Christmas decorations or something else that has a personal meaning to you. If you already have basic skills, you can work on your desired project or learn a new technique. This is one-on-one workshop, you will get personal tuition. You can come with another person, as long it is a family member or someone from your support “bubble”.

Fusing glass enables individual pieces to be transformed into a single object when they are put together and exposed to high temperature in a kiln. Depending on the temperature used, different textures and other interesting visual effects can be achieved. Furthermore, placing the glass into a mould or on a prop can produce three-dimensional forms with varying complexity.

In this workshop you will:
• learn the basics of fusing glass
• become skilled in cutting glass and assembling simple forms
• learn how to achieve desired textures and other effects
• design and make your own glass objects to take home

Note that your creations will not be ready at the end of the workshop, but will be available to collect from the studio 3-4 days after the workshop. All tools and materials will be provided.

To inquire or book a place at this workshop please email Irina to 523.glassart@gmail.com

Fair Isle Knitting Online

Saturday 28 November
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this workshop we will learn Fair Isle knitting using Tin Can Knits Anthology cowl recipe. A great first project for those looking to try colour-work in their knitting. The pattern gives you the chance to experiment with different Fair Isle designs and colours which we’ll explore during the class. Please come to class having already cast-on and completed the ribbing section of the regular cowl so we can jump straight in to the Fair Isle portion and get creative!

Materials Required

  • 250 yards total Aran weight yarn (in 2 or more colours)
  • 4.0mm & 5.0mm circular needle (40cm)
  • Stitch markers
  • Please note you will have the cowl ribbing to complete as homework before the workshop, so you will be able to get straight to the Fair Isle in the workshop (the fun bit)!

Image © tincanknits

Please note, this is an online workshop. You will be given the Zoom meeting details after you book in.

Book online: https://gingertwiststudio.com/products/learn-fair-isle-online-saturday-28-november

Dec 2020

Beginners Sewing Course

Wednesday 2 December
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A 4-part sewing course. Learn to use a sewing machine safely and confidently and sew like a pro within weeks! This makes a perfect refresher if you haven’t sewn for a while.

This 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. This course duration is 8 hours.

MYO Beeswax Wraps Class - Join the Zero Waste Revolution

Wednesday 2 December
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to make Beeswax Food Wraps and go home with a new skill, 3 wraps and feeling empowered to cut down on your plastic use.

What are beeswax food wraps?
They’re a natural eco-friendly alternative to cling film and tin foil for wrapping food, cheese, bread, covering bowls and jars. Perfect for school lunch boxes and food on the go. They keep food fresh, are naturally anti-bacterial, can be reused, refreshed and composted at end of life.
Your upcycled cotton wraps will be made using organic ingredients: beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin.

What will you do at the workshop?
We have done all the hard work so you don’t have to. Rose will guide you step-by-step through choosing fabric, the ingredients, applying the wax mixture, setting, finishing and maintenance. By the end of the workshop you’ll be making wraps like a pro. It’s learning in a social, fun and relaxing way with like-minded people.

Why take a beeswax wrap workshop?
If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint, reduce waste to landfill, reduce chemical-laden plastic food packaging or looking for ways to become more zero waste then this is for you.

Rose has trained over 1000 people to make their own wraps with her tried and tested recipe and method. If you would like to arrange your own private group, she is happy to host groups of 6 – 12 people at her studio or will travel to you. Larger groups can be accommodated.
Lets banish cling film from the kitchen and benefit our health and the planet.
This is a fun and educational creative experience.

Book here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/rose-the-slow-agent-27913191099
or email slowagents@gmail.com

Childrens' craft class - Make a Christmas Rag Wreath

Saturday 5 December
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Childrens’ crafts – make this lovely christmas wreath upcycled using fabric scraps

Beginner Christmas Star Crochet Workshop

Saturday 5 December
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn how to make a festive star decorations to give your home some extra twinkle this Christmas! Perfect for beginners and experienced crocheters alike.

In this workshop, you will learn the basics of holding and using a crochet hook and how to follow a crochet pattern with several different stitches, and you will leave with your own decorations for Christmas!

You will need:

  • Chunky wool
  • 6mm Crochet hook
  • Scissors

Please note this workshop is run online. Once you book in, you will be given the details and link for the workshop run on Zoom.

Book your spot: https://gingertwiststudio.com/products/beginner-christmas-star-crochet-saturday-5-december-online-workshop

Beginners Sewing Course

Wednesday 9 December
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A 4-part sewing course. Learn to use a sewing machine safely and confidently and sew like a pro within weeks! This makes a perfect refresher if you haven’t sewn for a while.

This 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. This course duration is 8 hours.

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.

Artisan Stitch won a certificate of Excellence in January 2019 and is rated ‘Best sewing classes in Edinburgh’

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,

If you can’t choose which to make and would like to make all three, then look for ‘Beginners sewing course XL‘ also by Artisan Stitch. It’s a 6-week evening course (total: 12 hours). This extra practice time makes so much difference to your sewing skills and confidence. Or when you’ve completed the 4 or 6-week class, perhaps you’d like to return for the Improvers sewing course where you can make more lovely craft projects for further sewing practice, or try your hand at Dressmaking.

This class is run by Artisan Stitch who hold a Certificate of Excellence and are rated Best Sewing Classes Edinburgh 2019. A UK Enterprise Award for best sewing classes followed in 2020.

To book, go to: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/class/beginners-sewing-course-18/
For further information, contact jen@artisanstitch.co.uk

Beginners Sewing Day

Friday 11 December
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn to use a sewing machine and make a lovely Christmas stocking decoration

Mindful Dotty Art for Wellbeing

Sunday 13 December
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Mindful Creativity for WellBeing

What is Dotty Art?
Dotty Art is all about relaxing, feeling good and enjoying yourself. It’s a gentle mindful practice that helps relieve worries, stress and anxiety giving wellbeing. Dot mark making to create images is a primitive art form rooted in tribal cultures across the world from Europe to Australia to Africa and still used today

What will I do at this class?
A gentle 5 minute meditation will set the mood; to give yourself the space to turn off your busy mind, let go and connect with your inner creative genius, Yes you do have one! You don’t need to be artistic, it’s all about getting into flow and we reckon you’ll be delighted with your creation.

The idea is not to think too much, it’s not about the outcome, it unfolds as you walkabout. Just take one step and see where it takes you. Choose your favourite colours and let the journey unfold as you lose yourself in the moment.

.Why take this class?
We welcome you and offer you a safe place for nurturing your intuitive process, this is both healing and beautiful.
You will leave with a new skill for relaxation, an uplifting sense of achievement, a quietened mind and an astonishing piece of upcycled art.

Booking for March https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/84290038775
Eventbrite bookings https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/rose-the-slow-agent-ecoart-27913191099?aff=eand

Contact Rose on 07526605022 for group bookings and events

Beginners Sewing Course

Wednesday 16 December
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A 4-part sewing course. Learn to use a sewing machine safely and confidently and sew like a pro within weeks! This makes a perfect refresher if you haven’t sewn for a while.

This 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. This course duration is 8 hours.

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.

Artisan Stitch won a certificate of Excellence in January 2019 and is rated ‘Best sewing classes in Edinburgh’

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,

If you can’t choose which to make and would like to make all three, then look for ‘Beginners sewing course XL‘ also by Artisan Stitch. It’s a 6-week evening course (total: 12 hours). This extra practice time makes so much difference to your sewing skills and confidence. Or when you’ve completed the 4 or 6-week class, perhaps you’d like to return for the Improvers sewing course where you can make more lovely craft projects for further sewing practice, or try your hand at Dressmaking.

This class is run by Artisan Stitch who hold a Certificate of Excellence and are rated Best Sewing Classes Edinburgh 2019. A UK Enterprise Award for best sewing classes followed in 2020.

To book, go to: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/class/beginners-sewing-course-18/
For further information, contact jen@artisanstitch.co.uk

MYO Beeswax Wraps Class - Join the Zero Waste Revolution

Wednesday 16 December
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to make Beeswax Food Wraps and go home with a new skill, 3 wraps and feeling empowered to cut down on your plastic use.

What are beeswax food wraps?
They’re a natural eco-friendly alternative to cling film and tin foil for wrapping food, cheese, bread, covering bowls and jars. Perfect for school lunch boxes and food on the go. They keep food fresh, are naturally anti-bacterial, can be reused, refreshed and composted at end of life.
Your upcycled cotton wraps will be made using organic ingredients: beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin.

What will you do at the workshop?
We have done all the hard work so you don’t have to. Rose will guide you step-by-step through choosing fabric, the ingredients, applying the wax mixture, setting, finishing and maintenance. By the end of the workshop you’ll be making wraps like a pro. It’s learning in a social, fun and relaxing way with like-minded people.

Why take a beeswax wrap workshop?
If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint, reduce waste to landfill, reduce chemical-laden plastic food packaging or looking for ways to become more zero waste then this is for you.

Rose has trained over 1000 people to make their own wraps with her tried and tested recipe and method. If you would like to arrange your own private group, she is happy to host groups of 6 – 12 people at her studio or will travel to you. Larger groups can be accommodated.
Lets banish cling film from the kitchen and benefit our health and the planet.
This is a fun and educational creative experience.

Book here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/rose-the-slow-agent-27913191099
or email slowagents@gmail.com

Furniture Painting Class - Upcycle Furniture and Mix your own Chalk Paint

Saturday 19 December
10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Relax and have some creative fun with an old or unloved piece of furniture that’s needing a new look. Guidance from an experienced tutor through out.

Our furniture painting class is a great opportunity to relax and have some creative fun with an old or unloved piece of furniture that’s needing a new look. We reckon you’ll be amazed at what a lick of paint can do bring a piece back into style and make it lovable again!

You’ll be welcomed into our studio, a creative space with a friendly and supportive environment. We’ll guide you through the process of furniture painting, including giving you our hints and tips on the products that we prefer using, how to improve your brushwork and how to avoid and fix the common mistakes that happen when you’re painting furniture.

Please bring a small item of wooden furniture to paint or you can pre-order a piece for £20 and we will source it for you e.g. a small side table, coffee table, magazine rack, dining chair, small cabinet or a stool.

What will you do in this class?
During the class, you’ll learn how to prepare your furniture for painting and about the different types of paints that can be used. You’ll mix up your own chalk paint and we’ll help you practice and refine your brush work skills.
You’ll learn the basic techniques required to achieve a clean, finished look for your furniture. For those interested in the shabby chic look, you’ll be shown how to distress your furniture and how to use two tones if you want to work with a couple of contrasting colours. If you want a more funky or retro look, we can show you how to use masking tape to create colourful designs.Finally you’ll finish and protect your furniture with a soft furniture wax or a varnish.

Why take the furniture painting class?
You’ll gain access to paints, brushes, waxes and varnishes and can experiment in a friendly and supportive environment. This is a relaxed and social class.
Learn from our experienced tutors knowledge, experience and helpful tips, including the most common mistakes and challenges that furniture painters face and how to fix them. Best of all you get to transform a transform a piece of your furniture and see how others transform their pieces too.

By the time you finish our furniture painting class, you’ll be fully equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to confidently use the paints and waxes on your own to upcycle more furniture. Be warned… furniture painting is addictive!

Light refreshments will be provided on the day and you are welcome to share our vegan lunch for a small donation.
You’ll also be given the remainder of one small pot of chalk paint that you’ve mixed and instructions to take home with you. Join us and learn more about the art of upcycling!

Book here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/rose-the-slow-agent-27913191099

or email slowagents@gmail.com for more information and gift vouchers.

MYO Beeswax Wraps Class - Join the Zero Waste Revolution

Wednesday 30 December
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to make Beeswax Food Wraps and go home with a new skill, 3 wraps and feeling empowered to cut down on your plastic use.

What are beeswax food wraps?
They’re a natural eco-friendly alternative to cling film and tin foil for wrapping food, cheese, bread, covering bowls and jars. Perfect for school lunch boxes and food on the go. They keep food fresh, are naturally anti-bacterial, can be reused, refreshed and composted at end of life.
Your upcycled cotton wraps will be made using organic ingredients: beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin.

What will you do at the workshop?
We have done all the hard work so you don’t have to. Rose will guide you step-by-step through choosing fabric, the ingredients, applying the wax mixture, setting, finishing and maintenance. By the end of the workshop you’ll be making wraps like a pro. It’s learning in a social, fun and relaxing way with like-minded people.

Why take a beeswax wrap workshop?
If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint, reduce waste to landfill, reduce chemical-laden plastic food packaging or looking for ways to become more zero waste then this is for you.

Rose has trained over 1000 people to make their own wraps with her tried and tested recipe and method. If you would like to arrange your own private group, she is happy to host groups of 6 – 12 people at her studio or will travel to you. Larger groups can be accommodated.
Lets banish cling film from the kitchen and benefit our health and the planet.
This is a fun and educational creative experience.

Book here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/rose-the-slow-agent-27913191099
or email slowagents@gmail.com

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