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.
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Art Residency Participation
Dear precious woman,
after the successful completion of the first Yoniverse and overwhelming positive feedback from participating women and exhibition visitors I like to invite you to become visible and discover your own power in this process.
If you identify as female I would like to invite you to participate in this unique and powerful piece of work in the time between 4th – 24th September 2018. In this time I will provide slots of individual sessions averaging 2,5 hours for a woman to pose their yoni/vulva for being painted in the medium of watercolour.
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Needlefelted birds is a relaxed craft class to teach you the art of needlefelting. This is also known as dry felting or painting with wool. The best wool for needlefelting is merino wool tops which is soft and lustrous, and comes in beautiful glowing colours. Special barbed needles are used to push the fibres through into the backing cloth, like painting by numbers but with wool.
6:30 pm - 3:30 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.
Threading Sewing Machine and winding & inserting bobbin in machine.
Confident driving skills
Learning about fabric qualities and various machine stitches
Summary of previous week
Utilising the skills learned on week 1 for a small project – envelope cushion or tote bag.
Once you have completed the 2 week beginners class you will be able to confidently move on to a dressmaking class to progress further your new found skills.