Events - 10 Feb 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 & 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/

 

 

Maker's Portraits - Free Session

Friday 1 February - Thursday 28 February
All Day

The Maker’s Portrait is a project that seeks to bring together a community of creatives and makers around Edinburgh, where you as a maker / artist can share your story, skills, inspirations, spaces and day-to-day life. It also aims to show the human behind the social media, a real person with dreams and struggles that enjoys the handmade way of life. If you are working with metal, clay, fabric, yarn, glass, paint, wood … I will love to hear from you.

During February I will be taking the portrait of 5 residents of St. Margaret’s House for free, please if you want to be part of this platform contact me on brenda.rosete@gmail.com to book a 30 min. session at your studio.

Many thanks.

Porcelain in Jewellery Weekend

Saturday 9 February - Sunday 10 February
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This weekend workshop is suitable for both beginners and experienced jewellers who would like to try new material. You will learn about different clay techniques and how to make jewellery from porcelain in depth.

Porcelain pieces may appear fragile but actually fired porcelain is very hard material. On Mohs scale of hardness porcelain is 7 which is the hardness of most semiprecious stones as Quartz family (Amethyst, Citrine etc.) or Garnets. It is much harder than glass (glass is 5,5) or silver (2.5). Porcelain is fired on the temperature of 1240-1400C which makes it so durable and very well suited for jewellery.

​On first day I will be introducing various types of clay, how to work with clay, firings, various decorative techniques and colouring. You will think about the connections of clay and other materials and how their samples could relate to the body. This day we will make a lot of testing pieces which would be then fired overnight for you to inform your learning next day.​

On second day we will design and make your final jewellery pieces and learn to assembly the test pieces from Saturday.

Please book online: https://www.midasskillsschool.com/product-page/porcelain-in-jewellery-weekend

Or enquire: midasskillsschool@gmail.com

1 day Introduction to Sewing

Sunday 10 February
11:00 am - 4:30 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.

Morning:

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

Afternoon:

Utilising the skills learned in the morning for a small project – envelope cushion or tote bag.

Once you have completed the beginners class you will be able to confidently move on to a dressmaking class to progress further your new found skills.

Sunday 10th Jan, 11am – 4.30pm

Class sizes are kept small to ensure you get ample 1 to 1 attention.

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4056846

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