What’s On

Mar 2020

Interdisciplinary Mark Making

Monday 2 March - Monday 27 April
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Interdisciplinary Mark Making
8 week course with tutor Sarah Calmus
MONDAY’s- 19:00- 21:00 – March 2nd- 27th April 2020
£130 – full course fee (includes all materials)
£100- reduced rate for students and those with income support

BOOK HERE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/interdisciplinary-mark-making-course-tickets-85417896227
or contact Sarah for more info on; 07902783797 or email; calmus@outlook.com

More Info:
Step into a new way of refreshing your mark making through a series of experimental workshops that ask you to engage with a mixture of mediums in a mingling of disciplines.

Going back to basics, we’ll cover a range of experimental techniques that enliven your practice, helping you to recharge, and breathe some fresh air into your mark making this Spring 2020.

These sessions will include; life drawing, portraiture, monoprinting, movement sessions, projection session, group crits, music, working from still life and colour. Using a variety of materials; inks,charcoal, chalks, oil pastels, conte, graphite and some three dimensional materials. Processes will include; blind drawing, tactile drawing, continuous line, responding to music, light and feeling.

All materials provided but you may need to bring with you; a shirt for messier sessions, a portfolio/way to transport your work, to ensure work can be taken safely away with you after sessions.

Course Content:
Session 1- Introduction to Mark Making and mixed media- Still Life
Session 2 – Movement and Music
Session 3- Print Making
Session 4- Portraiture and Emotion
Session 5- The Figure
Session 6- Colour, Collage and Animation
Session 7- Projection and performance- Mark Making with Light
Session 8- Plaster play- abstract session- Contemporary Fresco.

Please note;
This class requires a minimum of 8 people to run. In the event of the class not obtaining the minimum requirement, you will be refunded.Some small details of this course may be subject to change and the tutor reserves the right to change aspects on a case by case basis.

Apr 2020

Magic Loop Knitting Technique

Saturday 4 April
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Drop those double-pointed pins! Magic Loop is a fab technique for using a long circular needle to work on something with a small circumference such as socks, sleeves and more!

Materials Required:

100grams of worsted or Aran weight wool
5.0mm circular needle (80cm)
Stitch marker

When purchasing materials for this workshop at Ginger Twist Studio, please mention the workshop you are attending and you will recieve a 10% discount on the required bits and bobs.

All workshops are held in my dye studio (which is near the shop). After booking you will be emailed with the details on how to access the building. Please note payment is required to book in to this workshop, and is non-refundable.

Book Online: https://gingertwiststudio.com/products/magic-loop-technique

Visible Mending for Knitwear

Saturday 4 April
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Learn how to visibly mend your knitwear with these fun and functional techniques.

Materials Required:

-Small amounts of wool in a few different colours
-Scissors
-Darning needle
-A couple of knitwear items in need of repairing (if you have them)

When purchasing materials for this workshop at Ginger Twist Studio, please mention the workshop you are attending and you will recieve a 10% discount on the required bits and bobs.

All workshops are held in my dye studio (which is near the shop). After booking you will be emailed with the details on how to access the building. Please note payment is required to book in to this workshop, and is non-refundable.

Book online: https://gingertwiststudio.com/products/visible-mending-knitwear-saturday-4-april

Botanical Embroidery Workshop

Sunday 5 April
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Be inspired by nature during this class – spend the day in the studio learning embroidery techniques whilst making a beautiful hand stitched embroidery piece.

A relaxing day to spend time with friends, meet new people and learn a new skill.

Design your own embroidery and learn new skills.

This class is open to complete beginners as well as embroiderers of all experience.

Spaces limited – reserve your place here:

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4472222

Stained Glass Skill classes. Advanced and intermediate

Tuesday 7 April
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This workshop is available for those who have done a course and want to develop there own project under expert supervision.

You can book packs of 5 sessions (five Tuesdays). It doesn’t need to be correlative but you have to use in maximum 5 months from the first session.
There is also a limit to the size of panel which can be undertaken due to storage space.

MYO Beeswax Wraps Class - Join the Zero Waste Revolution

Wednesday 8 April
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

Learn Continental Knitting

Saturday 11 April
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Are you a traditional British style knitting and interested in exploring a different way of knitting? I personally find Continental style knitting much easier on my hands & wrists, and is a more economical movement (which might mean you could knit faster). Come along to this relaxed 2 hour session to uncover this wonderful way of knitting.

This workshop could be suitable to a brand new knitter as well, although the learning curve will be high.

Materials Required

50grams of either DK or Aran weight wool
Suitable needles for your wool, either straights or circular (4.0mm for DK wool or 5.0mm for Aran weight)
When purchasing materials for this workshop in my shop, please mention the workshop you are attending and you will recieve a 10% discount on the required bits and bobs.

All workshops are held in my dye studio (which is near the shop). After booking you will be emailed with the details on how to access the building. Please note payment is required to book in to this workshop, and is non-refundable.

Book online: https://gingertwiststudio.com/products/learn-continental-knitting-saturday-11-april

Mindful Dotty Art for Wellbeing

Sunday 12 April
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

Upcycled Jewellery Making Class – Design & Repair

Sunday 12 April
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

What is the Upcycled Jewellery Class?
The upcycled jewellery making and repair class is a fun, relaxing and creative event where you will upcycle broken and discarded jewellery and transform them into exciting new wearable pieces.

What will you do in this class?
You’ll learn basic jewellery techniques to enable you to take old jewellery apart and how to use jump rings, clasps, findings, decorative wire, beading, eye pins, head pins and get to grips with small hand tools like cutters, round nose pliers and chain nose pliers.
We’ll show you how to make bracelets, necklaces, earrings and how to revamp, restyle and repair.

Why take the Upcycled Jewellery Class?
By the end of the class, you will be the proud owner of some new sustainable one of a kind jewellery, just the thing for the eco-conscious fashionista!

Refreshments, materials and equipment will be provided during the workshop. You’re welcome to bring broken fashion jewellery with you, if you’d like some guidance with mending or you may wish to incorporate them into your designs.

We are happy to receive donations of any unwanted jewellery.
Join our upcycled jewellery making class, meet like minded people and develop your skills as an upcycler for a more sustainable lifestyle.

Tickets for 16th June here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/upcycled-jewellery-making-class-design-repair-tickets-58861415077
For other dates please contact us on 0131 281 7966 or email info@upcycledworld.com

Stained Glass Skill classes. Advanced and intermediate

Tuesday 14 April
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This workshop is available for those who have done a course and want to develop there own project under expert supervision.

You can book packs of 5 sessions (five Tuesdays). It doesn’t need to be correlative but you have to use in maximum 5 months from the first session.
There is also a limit to the size of panel which can be undertaken due to storage space.

Kids Introductory Sewing Class

Wednesday 15 April
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Kids introductory sewing class will teach your child how to use a sewing machine. Completion of this class is essential before moving on to any of the other sewing classes for children.

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.

In the Kids sewing class, numbers are limited so each child receive lots of attention and be carefully supervised.

Who is this aimed at?
Beginners aged 8-12. They must be able to place their feet flat on the floor when sitting in a chair that’s 45cm high. If they cannot, then they will not have full control of the sewing machine and for their own safety, will not be able to take the class.

What will my child learn?
How to use a sewing machine safely and confidently
Practice sewing straight lines, curves and corners
Foundations sewing skills to enable them to progress to the Kids Sewing Course or any of the other sewing classes.

Course arrangements
Sewing machines, equipment and fabrics provided
I am insured and hold a PVG (Disclosure Scotland) certificate

Artisan Stitch has won a Certificate of excellence and is rated ‘Best sewing classes in Edinburgh.

Must be pre-booked at https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/kids-introductory-sewing-class-19/

For info, contact jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369.

Kids Sewing - Bunting

Wednesday 15 April
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bunting is an easy sewing project for children. It’s fun to do and is an ideal first sewing project once they’ve learned how to use a sewing machine. Bunting makes a lovely decoration so children can personalise their bedrooms.

Who is this aimed at?
Children aged 8-12 years old. Children must have already taken the Kids Introductory sewing class

What will my child learn?
How to mark and cut fabric
how to sew around the edges to make the flags
positioning flags evenly on the tape
attaching flags to tape
Sewing is an ideal creative activity for children. It develops their manual dexterity, hand/eye co-ordination, and encourages focus and concentration. Plus it gives them a huge sense of achievement and self-worth.

Course arrangements
All equipment and materials are provided, including sewing machines. In all the childrens’ sewing classes, numbers are limited so each child receive lots of attention and can be carefully supervised.

Children must be able to place their feet flat on the floor when sitting in a chair that’s 45cm off the floor. If they cannot, then they will not be able to operate the sewing machine safely and for their own safety, will not be able to take the class.

Limited places available. Must be pre-booked at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/bunting/
Enquiries to: jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369

Kids Sewing - Tote Bag

Wednesday 15 April
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Sewing is an ideal  holiday activity for children. It stimulates their creativity while enabling mental and physical development, and encouraging focus and concentration.

Some basic sewing machine experience is required so children must have previously completed my Introductory sewing class before taking this class.

Artisan Stitch has recently won a Certificate of Excellence and is rated provider of ‘Best sewing classes in Edinburgh’. Jen has over 40 years sewing experience and 20 years in a teaching & training role.

Must be pre-booked at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/tote-bag

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

MYO Beeswax Wraps & Join the Zero Waste Revolution

Wednesday 15 April
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

What are beeswax wraps?

Beeswax wraps are a natural eco-friendly alternative to cling film and tin foil for wrapping food, bread, cheese, sandwiches and covering bowls and jars. Perfect for school lunch boxes and keeping snacks fresh when you’re on the go. They keep food fresh, are naturally anti-bacterial, can be reused, refreshed and are compostable.
The cotton wraps are made using organic ingredients: beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin.

What will you do at the workshop?
Experienced tutors will guide you step-by-step through mixing ingredients, application, 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. Single-use plastic products end up in landfill and in our oceans where the continue to leach harmful chemicals for years. Cling film takes as much as 500 years to degrade on land and breaks into millions of tiny pieces in the sea. Reducing your plastic use is great for you, your family and the planet.
Come join our workshop and make 3 wraps to take home with you. They make great eco gifts too!
Every small change adds up towards a more sustainable future.

Tickets for 19th June 19 class here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/myo-beeswax-wraps-join-the-zero-waste-revolution-tickets-53106510001
For other dates please call 0131 281 7988 or email us at info@upcycledworld.com
Private group bookings welcome

Kids Introductory Sewing Class

Thursday 16 April
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Kids introductory sewing class will teach your child how to use a sewing machine. Completion of this class is essential before moving on to any of the other sewing classes for children.

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.

In the Kids sewing class, numbers are limited so each child receive lots of attention and be carefully supervised.

Who is this aimed at?
Beginners aged 8-12. They must be able to place their feet flat on the floor when sitting in a chair that’s 45cm high. If they cannot, then they will not have full control of the sewing machine and for their own safety, will not be able to take the class.

What will my child learn?
How to use a sewing machine safely and confidently
Practice sewing straight lines, curves and corners
Foundations sewing skills to enable them to progress to the Kids Sewing Course or any of the other sewing classes.

Course arrangements
Sewing machines, equipment and fabrics provided
I am insured and hold a PVG (Disclosure Scotland) certificate

Artisan Stitch has won a Certificate of excellence and is rated ‘Best sewing classes in Edinburgh.

Must be pre-booked at https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/kids-introductory-sewing-class-20/

For info, contact jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369.

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