Events - 22 Jan 19

Dressmaking Course

Wednesday 9 January - Wednesday 27 March
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This dressmaking course will teach you how to make your own unique clothes that fit perfectly. Or if you’ve already done a bit of dressmaking, then you can improve your techniques. I’ve been dressmaking since I was at school. I’ve also studied Bridalwear and Tailoring so I’ve learned lots of tips and tricks that give your projects a polished look. During this course, I’ll be focussing on teaching technique so your clothes won’t look ‘Homemade’, but ‘Handmade’. No-one will believe you made them yourself.

If you’ve already familiar with dressmaking techniques and commercial patterns and you’d like to learn pattern cutting, then you can do this here too.

You should be able to use a sewing machine confidently, have had practice making at least one or two craft projects, and have an awareness of basic seams and hems. If you do not, then I recommend you take one of my Beginners classes first.

I’ll coach you along the way in the following:

How to choose an appropriate pattern for your level of ability,
Taking measurements, cutting and fitting the pattern, understanding pattern markings and instructions
Altering the pattern for a perfect fit
Sewing tips and techniques to achieve a professional finish

Course arrangements
A small class size (Maximum 4 students) ensures I’m able to give you lots of individual attention on your own choice of project.

Must be booked in advance at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/dressmaking-course-7/

Contact: jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369

Beginners Sewing Course

Wednesday 9 January - Wednesday 30 January
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This Beginners sewing course will teach you expert sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects. 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 learned to sew as a child and since then, I’ve made every mistake in the book. So fast-track your sewing journey as you 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.

This course duration is 8 hours so it runs as either a 4-week class (2 hours per week)

Who is this aimed at?
-Absolute Beginners (if you’ve never used a sewing machine)
-Novice sewists (if you’ve just recently learned but would like to know a bit more)
-Lapsed Sewists (as a refresher if you’ve not sewn for a while and are a bit rusty).

What will I learn?
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.

Choose to make either

a lined reversible tote bag,
I-pad/tablet cover,
or a zipped make-up bag,

Enquiries: jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369

to book, go to: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/beginners-sewing-course-5/

Beginners Sewing & Dressmaking

Thursday 10 January - Thursday 28 February
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This 8-week evening class in foundation sewing skills will not only teach you how to use a sewing machine, but also some foundation dressmaking skills.

Who is this aimed at?
Absolute Beginners. No previous sewing experience is required.
If perhaps you’ve had a long break from sewing and would like a refresher, then this class is suitable for you too or try my Refresher Sewing Class.
What will I learn?
how to use a sewing machine
how to sew straight lines, curves and turn corners
basic seam types
how to take up hems
how to insert zips and make machined buttonholes
a mini-project to give you experience measuring and cutting fabric.

A simple pencil or A-line skirt is a good first dressmaking project once you’ve learned how to use a sewing machine. A pencil skirt has a few challenges. It will teach you the following foundation dressmaking techniques:

how to measure yourself and find the right size of pattern
understanding pattern markings, laying out and cutting fabric
how to sew darts
sewing seams
how to neaten raw edges
how to sew a zip
using interfacing to stabilise the fabric
how to attach a waistband
how to take up a hem
Course arrangements
Fabrics are provided for the first 3 weeks. After that you’ll need to bring your own fabric for your tote bag, and your pattern, fabric and any other items required to make the skirt. I’ll provide a list of things you need once you’ve booked.

For enquiries, contact jen@ artisanstitch.co.uk, or 0773 939 7369. To book, go to:

https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/beginners-sewing-dressmaking-3/

 

 

2 Week Introduction to Sewing Class

Tuesday 15 January - Tuesday 22 January
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Beginners Sewing – 15th & 22nd Jan – 6.30 – 9pm

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.

Week one:

Threading Sewing Machine and winding & inserting bobbin in machine.
Confident driving skills
Learning about fabric qualities and various machine stitches

Week two:
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.

Reserve your place here:

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4034094

Portrait Painting Fundamentals

Monday 21 January - Friday 25 January
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

In this course students will be guided by the principles of portrait painting established by the great painters of the 16th – 19th centuries while painting two portraits over the course of five days. One to one critiques will be technical in nature, referencing the elements of drawing, composition, natural lighting, paint application and colour/value transitions. The aim is to give students a context to their painting to allow them to make more informed decisions.
Some materials included.

St Margaret’s House, 6th floor, Studio 6.10
151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE

Reserve your place. Apply Online:
www.jeffreylwood.com/courses

Stained Glass Skill classes. Advanced and intermediate

Tuesday 22 January
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.

Write Rite - creative writing sessions

Tuesday 22 January
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Looking to introduce regular creative writing to your 2019? Not sure where to start, or looking for a dedicated space to flex those writing muscles and get some wit exercise? You may need a Write Rite.

New Years Resolution or no: if you have decided that you’d like your 2019 to contain more, or more focussed, creativity in some form, then I invite you to contemplate creative writing as an option, and use our Write Rite to help introduce it to your year.

On Tuesday afternoons and evenings in St Margaret’s House, we’ll hold a space for anyone looking for a calm place to write. We’ll start with a cuppa and a chat, have a gentle stretch and a few minutes of mindfulness/meditation to get in the zone and engage the senses. After that, you are free to work on your own stuff, or use any of the provided materials for writing prompts and exercises. If you’re stuck, we’ll set you a challenge. Focussed writing starts at 1:30 pm / 7:30, if you prefer to skip the socialising part.

Level: Any. Creative Writing can feel like “something Other People can do”. But if you’re keen, I promise we can find a way for you to access the stories inside you.

Attendance: The Write Rite space will be open for 10 weeks of habit-forming joy. Come along to the Kick-Off Meeting on Jan 22 to discuss what you’d like the space to be. Drop-ins welcome at subsequent sessions, if there are spaces left.

Cost: I want to keep this as accessible as possible, so I ask for a donation of any size towards the cost of the space. But to help you stick to your plans, please book and pay for each session in advance! For information how to book, please consult the FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/309603526428480/ or send an email to kitwit.studio@gmail.com

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Pilates Classes

Tuesday 22 January
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!

Intuitive Painting Course

Tuesday 22 January
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Intuitive painting is a powerful spiritual and creative practice designed to connect people with their intuition, and inner guidance”

The classes combine intuitive painting, meditation and writing. They provide a safe and positive space for free expression, with the aim to develop an intuitive approach to the creative process. Art is used as a tool for pure self expression, healing and transformation.

Participants have the chance to work on any subject, emotion or thought they wish to explore through the process, however a general theme is always provided. A short guided meditation opens and closes the practice and helps to relax the mind and the body.

The course includes some introduction to the acrylic painting technique as well as some guidance through the creative process. No experience is required and all the materials will be provided.

WHEN: Tue 22nd of January – Tue 26th of February (6 weeks course) Please book your place by the 3rd of January.
WHERE: Edinburgh Palette, 151 London Rd, Edinburgh EH7 6AE
EXCHANGE: £130.00 All the materials are included. EARLY BIRDS till 21st of December! (£110.00)

For more informations and to book your space simply visit https://www.creativeflowart.com/intuitive-painting-class or phone 07556575645 (Elisa).

6 Week Dressmaking Class

Tuesday 22 January
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

6 weeks – Every Wednesday Evening 6.30pm – 9pm

An ideal class for folks looking to expand their sewing skills – must have a little sewing experience i.e. can thread a machine and sew in a straight line – or have attended one of our beginner’s classes.

Spend 6 evenings in the studio and create a beautiful made-to-measure jacket, dress, skirt, trousers, waistcoat – whatever you like!

Learn how to fit zips, make button holes, fabric properties and more!

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4034111

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