Events - 28 Aug 18

Beginners Sewing Course

Thursday 23 August - Thursday 13 September
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fast-track your sewing skills on this 4 week course on Thursday evenings.

Learn how to use a sewing machine confidently and some foundation sewing skills.

How to use a sewing machine safely and confidently
How to wind bobbins and how to thread a sewing machine
Understand the mysteries of correct thread tension
How to sew perfect straight lines, smooth curves and turn corners
Learn three different seam types and when to use them
How to take up a hem
Make machined buttonholes and how to sew in a zip
Make a lovely craft project to gain experience measuring, cutting and sewing fabric.

Plus the course is packed with expert sewing tips from a lifelong sewist. This course is excellent preparation if you’d like to move onto dressmaking, soft furnishing or general craft sewing.

Stained Glass Skill classes. Advanced and intermediate

Tuesday 28 August
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.

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Pilates Classes

Tuesday 28 August
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!

Introduction to Sewing Evening Class

Tuesday 28 August
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This practical sewing course will help you become familiar with the basics of machine sewing and help you build your confidence using a domestic sewing machine before moving on to a simple sewing project after which you can graduate onto another intermediate course offered by Edinburgh Sewcial Club.

5 week silver bracelet making workshop

Tuesday 28 August
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

(Excluding 7th August)

This workshop takes place over 5 weeks of 2 hour evening classes and has a maximum of 4 students.
You will learn how to design and plan your silver bracelet; cut, solder, shape and texture the rings required and assemble them to create a unique bracelet of your own design. You will also learn how to make a simple T-bar catch to finish.
There will be silver available to purchase during the class.
This class is suitable for adults of all levels including beginners.
Please note, you will be using a saw, pliers, hammers and blowtorches so full use of the hands is essential.
To book your place, please email me:
Or through my website: