Events - 23 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.

Poster for Exhibition

Interim Exhibition

Saturday 16 February - Saturday 2 March
8:00 am - 9:30 pm

Gray’s School of Art will be displaying the work of their 4th year students as part of their Interim Exhibition.

Opening night is Saturday the 16th of February betwen 6pm and 9pm.

 

Kids silver bangle making workshop

Saturday 23 February
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

**(This one session workshop is also running on Weds 10th April 1.30 – 4pm, and on Sun 2nd June 10am – 12.30pm)**

This workshop is suitable for kids aged 8+ and my studio allows 5 kids maximum (with or without an adult attending).
I will show you how to measure, saw, stamp and solder sterling silver wire to create a personalized bangle using pattern and letter stamps, or texture it using different types of hammer or a rolling mill. The finished bangles will be polished up by the end of the session and ready to take home.
Kids can come alone or accompanied by an adult. If the adult wishes to make a bangle too, there is an added charge for materials. If the adult is coming to help their child and not make anything, there is no extra cost.
You will be using a saw, hammers and a blowtorch (fully supervised) so full use of the hands is required for this workshop. Long hair must be tied back.

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