Events - 29 May 18

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.

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

Advanced and Intermediate Classes SKILL CLASS.

Tuesday 29 May
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This workshop is available for those who have done a course and want to develop their 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.

Primary Art Club

Tuesday 29 May
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come along and try out new artistic techniques and materials inspired by the work of a different artist each week. In class we do a range of 2D and 3D sculptural projects and work in groups and on individual pieces. This summer term we will be looking at ‘Art for Peace and Justice’, contributing to an exhibition of origami cranes and working on a mural in our G5 studio.
Primary Art Club is open to any children aged 4-12 with all materials a drink and snack provided. Class costs £6 per class with termly booking advised as places are limited. Sessions are taught by arts engagement officer Poppy Richards who works across Edinburgh in community arts organisations and galleries. Poppy has a full PVG disclosure, first aid and child protection training.

To book a place of find out more please contact : poppyrichards.art@gmail.com

Pilates Classes

Tuesday 29 May
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

PILATES 4 ALL by Clare Shillinglaw

I run fun and friendly Pilates classes held in the Drawing Room, 3rd Floor on Tuesday evenings 5-6pm.

Pilates is amazing for improving posture, balance, flexibility and easing any muscle and joint niggles. Regular practice can help you build long and lean muscle, strengthen the core from within and relax the mind. It is suitable for a wide range of people, from beginners to professional sportspeople, and including pregnant women and seniors so please come along!

Children's Textile Group

Tuesday 29 May
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

This is a new class where children can learn and try our a range of textiles techniques. We will have a go at dyeing, printing, weaving, felting, knitting and sewing. Children will be encouraged to create their own projects and experiment with textiles creation so they have the chance to make things of their own design with the guidance of the tutor and using techniques they enjoy.
Classes are led by Poppy Richards, an arts engagement tutor and costume design graduate with a full PVG disclosure and first aid and child protection training.
Sessions are prices at £6 per session with all materials and hot chocolate provided! Spaces are limited to 6 children, please contact poppyrichards.art@gmail.com to book a place.

Iyengar Yoga - Level 1

Tuesday 29 May
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

This class is suitable for beginners and those wishing to study the basic asanas (poses). In Iyengar yoga, we begin by learning the correct alignment in the basic poses and build on these as we introduce more challenges to the practice. During the 11 week term, we will learn standing and seated asanas, twists, forward bends, balancing and inversions. Props (bricks, chairs, blankets etc.) are used to assist us to understand the basic actions required in each posture which will allow us to develop our practice.
All of our teachers have completed a minimum of 5 years’ training and continue to train with senior teachers.

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