Events - 30 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

Dressmaking Course

Wednesday 30 May
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This dressmaking course will teach you basic dressmaking techniques so you can make your own clothes. You’ll be able to make unique clothes that fit perfectly. My focus is on learning to sew so I’ll show you techniques that will refine the look of your garment and raise your sewing game. I’ll coach you along the way in the following:

Gentle Iyengar yoga class

Wednesday 30 May
10:00 am - 11:30 am

This Gentle Yoga class is suitable for Beginners and those with injuries or health conditions that mean they need to work at a slower pace. We will take time to adapt the poses to suit individual needs, using supports (chairs, bolsters, blankets etc.) where necessary.
Over the term, we will still cover a variety of asanas that will allow you to understand how to adapt the poses so that you can practice them for yourself. This class usually has a longer relaxation section than the standard classes.

6 Week Dressmaking Class

Wednesday 30 May
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This dress making class is ideal for someone who has intermediate dressmaking skills, you should be comfortable using a sewing machine and have made simple projects such as cushions or bags.

Key skills learned throughout this course;

Contact improvisation & Instant Composition

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

These classes are open to all: beginners, dance students, performers, both experienced and not in Dance Improvisation. Utilizing the principles of contact dance improvisation, somatic movement practices and contemporary dance, Monica’s teaching focuses on areas such as; awareness of the body’s organisation and anatomy; connection to the floor, the

Dressmaking Course

Wednesday 30 May
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This dressmaking course will teach you basic dressmaking techniques so you can make your own clothes. You’ll be able to make unique clothes that fit perfectly. I’ll coach you along the way in the following:

Dynamic Iyengar Yoga class

Wednesday 30 May
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

This class is suitable for beginners but it moves at a faster pace than the standard Iyengar classes so it is not suitable for those with injuries or medical conditions.
The class will focus on sequences of poses (vinyasa) such as Surya Namaskarasana (Sun Salutations). You will learn about the transitions between poses, linking them together in sequences or repeating poses many times. The class is dynamic and energising and ends with a relaxation, so you will go home uplifted and ready for the rest of your week!

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