Events - 11 Jan 18

Mary Walters

Residency | Projection Space

Saturday 6 January - Sunday 28 January
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet The Artists events:
Monday 15/01 (4pm – 7pm)
and Sunday 28/01 (12pm – 3pm)

A small group of enthusiasts led by Mary Walters (past director of Edinburgh’s unique Slide Workshop: 1980 – 2000) are to be based at St Margaret’s House in the galleries to explore relationships between a variety of analogue and digital projection methods – and also to investigate the potential of the spaces created by the projected images.
One of the core interests of the group is also to create a projected installation with ICE as the main projection surface. This will enable ideas

Primary Art Club

Tuesday 9 January - Tuesday 27 March
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Our classes are fun and friendly. They introduce different artists and techniques each week, This term we are focusing on colour and pattern in modern art. Children use a variety of materials and are encouraged to further their ability and imagination. Class sizes are small (between 8-15 children) allowing us to spend time with each child and welcome all abilities. Classes are led by Arts Education Tutor Poppy Richards who works across a

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving

Thursday 11 January
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

4 week course, running for 2.5 hours every Thursday @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
10 hours tuition in total

Learn the basics and create a piece to take home
Loom and yarns provided

Know Your Overlocker

Thursday 11 January
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.

But overlockers are more complicated than normal sewing machines. They require a good understanding of how changing the tensions creates different stitch types. So I’ll teach you to understand how the tension settings affect the stitch type and quality, how to recognise and obtain correct tension. We’ll also look at different stitch functions and their applications. So you really do get to know your overlocker and discover just how versatile they are.

What will I learn?
Know what all the parts do
How to thread it and obtain the correct tension
Sewing knitted fabrics
Basic edging and seaming operations using 2, 3 & 4 threads
Flatlock and blind hemming
How to add decoration to your clothes

The afternoon session will give you time to review and practise the techniques covered in the morning.

Course arrangements
You must be able to bring your own 4-thread overlocker to this class.

To book, go to: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/know-your-overlocker-7/

Contact Jen on 0773 939 7369 or e-mail jen@artisanstitch.co.uk for other enquiries

Silver Jewellery Making - All levels

Thursday 11 January
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

(Excluding 15th Feb)

This course is suitable for all levels including complete beginners.
You will learn basic jewellery making techniques on a weekly basis, such as sawing, filing, soldering, roll printing and finishing metals, as well as cabochon stone setting. You will be making a ring, pendant and earrings along the way. There will be one to one guidance enabling you to confidently create your own piece of jewellery.

French Craft Theatre In A Shoebox

Thursday 11 January
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for a brand new Le Petit Monde programme combining Theatre, Puppetry and Craft!
Led by St Margaret House residents Poppy Richards – performance design graduate and children’s art tutor- and Tania Czajka, artistic director of Le Petit Monde, the sessions have a unique French creative vibe to them!

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