Events - 19 Jul 18

residency - Create to Move

Create to Move: Residency

Saturday 14 July - Sunday 29 July
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

(visitors welcome when Gallery 2 doors are open)

Artist collective Create to Move will use Gallery 2 for a research and development residency.

The root of our research stems from three fundamental topics:

  1. AI and Technology
  2. Essence of Human Nature
  3. The Natural Environment.

We’re interested in where these topics intersect.

Physicality of touch, making and movement vs AI & technology.
In an increasingly computerised, urbanised and mechanised world, seemingly on the brink of an AI revolution, what are the values of nature, and creativity? As artists we share certain responsibilities to help to preserve the ways in which we express our humanity; through dance, making, play, craft and art. How is technology currently affecting us and how could it shape our futures?

ibas-ibaw 8102

Saturday 14 July - Sunday 29 July
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Preview: Friday 13 July 7pm – 9pm

The current show gently references Eastern thought systems and life experiences.

These experiences and thought systems create a fine, almost invisible, but essential thread throughout the show.

About the artist

“What are you studying?”

She says leaning forward towards the glass box peering through

the wee hole.


I say crouching down to the tellers level

“Oh, how fabulous, I would love to able to paint,

 what do you paint?”


 Still, to this day, I have no answer.

I think. I feel. I question. I make.

no linear process, no endings, no beginnings, only movement, a cycle.

just as life.

For more information about the artist and their work visit



Saturday 14 July - Sunday 29 July
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Opening Event:  Friday, 13th July from 7-9 pm

An exhibition of selected work by recent graduate of Gray’s School of Art, Wouda Thompson. The work explores visual perception as a conscious experience and our expression of this experience. Through observational painting and drawings of carefully constructed still lives of abstract sculptures the show aims to question the line drawn between perception and interpretation

Kids Sewing Course

Monday 16 July - Friday 20 July
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Kids sewing course Level 1 aims to teach your child the valuable life skill of sewing in five 2-hour structured lessons over 5 days.

The Kids Sewing Course level 1 includes:

  • how to use a sewing machine confidently and safely
  • cutting and sewing fabric
  • each day offers a new project offering progressive challenges.
  • Projects include bunting, a lined tote bag, and an applique cushion.
  • 10 hours tuition and all fabrics (Materials used are worth approx £15)
  • I provide sewing machines and all equipment or child can bring their own

I can advise on buying a sewing machine either for your child or yourself. Read my review of the Singer Tradition 2282 sewing machine.

I am insured and I hold a PVG (Disclosure Scotland) certificate

Why children should learn to sew
I learned to use a sewing machine when I was 7 years old, and was making clothes at around 11. 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. The Kids Sewing Course level 1 contains 5 structured lessons. Each introducing another basic sewing skill building on the day before. Each day offers another easy sewing project that children love! Because they’re having such a great time, they don’t actually realise how many valuable sewing skills they are learning which will stay with them for life.

Hand Embroidery for Children

Thursday 19 July
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hand Embroidery is a lovely creative activity for children to learn. In this sewing class for ages 8-12, we’ll be making a felt heart keychain. This is a lovely school holiday activity for children.

I learned to sew as a very young child. My earliest memories involve playing with fabric scraps. Sewing develops manual dexterity and excellent hand/eye coordination. It also stimulates a child’s imagination and creativity.

What will my child learn?
We’ll be learning some common hand embroidery stitches
combining felt and other fabrics to make a heart-shaped key chain charm.
decorating it with ribbons and buttons

School Holiday Summer Sewing Classes

Thursday 19 July
10:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Edinburgh Sewcial Club has a host of sewing classes for kids during the school holidays.

Felt making, satin flowers, unicorn cushions, applique bunting, mermaid tails, floral crowns and much more!

full listings on facebook in events section of page below:

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Beginners Sewing Course

Thursday 19 July
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday evenings 7pm-9pm for 4 weeks:

This Beginners Sewing Course is a good starting point to learn expert sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects. It’s also a great refresher if you’ve not sewn for a while. 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.

I’ve been sewing since I was a child and that’s a lot of years experience. During that time, I’ve made every mistake in the book and learnt how to avoid them. Now you can 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.

What will I learn?