Events - 24 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.

 

Relax Kids\Chill Skills

Sunday 24 February
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Relax Kids offers fun activity classes to help children manage anxiety and emotions while building self-esteem and confidence. Relax Kids Classes are starting back at St. Margarets House Meadowbank in February

The next Relax Kids sessions will be running from Panda Yoga Studios 6.28 St Margaret’s House 151 London Road EH7 6AE.

• 5-8 year-old 10.00-11.00 Starting Sun 24th February Relax Kids.
• 9-12 year-olds 11.00-12.00 Chill Skills is ideal for kids that are transitioning up to the upper end of primary or onto high school.

The Relax Kids and Chill Skills will help your child explore how their body and mind work together looking at a Mindful approach to managing emotions and exploring feelings, positivity, visualisation and self believe.
Date for classes in next term are:
Sun 24th Feb
Sun 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st of March

I would be delighted if your child would like to come along, the cost for the 6 sessions is £30 if your child has already been attending classes you are more than welcome to pay on a drop in bases of £5.50 a class.

Please contact me for further information and to book a place on 07557057715 or carole.haxton436@gmail.com

I look forward to hearing from you.

Workshop Details

Jazz & Reggaeton workshops for beginners

Sunday 24 February
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Spring Workshops 2019!

First workshop 24.2.2019 Sunday
@G25 studio, St Margaret´s house

BEGINNERS DAY “Lets train the foundations!”
Notice: Both classes are good for beginners as well students who have danced before. It´s always good to go back in the foundations and basics. Classes are designed to give good technical tips and learn about these the beautiful styles!

£10 for 1,5 H class or £16 for the whole day 3 H

16.00-17.30 Jazz with Afro flavor!
Come along to fun Jazz class with a Afro flavor. 1,5 full of small technical tips and basic from Jazz dance and choreography with an African flavor.

17.30-19.00 Reggaeton
Lets go to basics in the isolation’s and elements in Reggaeton. And dance a booty shaking choreography to polish those elements.

Sign up by sending email to pirita.tuisku@hotmail.com. Places are going fast, so book it soon!

Little bit about Pirita:
Pirita Tuisku is a Finnish Dancer, Choreographer, Dance teacher and aerial yoga teacher based now in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is working as a Dancer, Choreographer and Teacher in Finland as well in Scotland, places like Dance Base, Neu Reekie , Surraa Productions, Oulu Dance Academy. She has also been teaching in National Schools of arts, Moving in to dance Mophatong, Jozi Youth Dance company, South Africa. International dance artist has been running her own dance school Cross Move Company and Surraa Production organization in Finland. Versatile and energetic lady has already over decade of experience working in different fields in dance, her main styles are Contemporary, Reggaeton and Hip hop.

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