Events - 16 Mar 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

Poster for Exhibition

Figured

Friday 15 March - Sunday 31 March
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Title : “Figured”
Preview: Friday 15th March between 6pm and 8.30 pm
Exhibition Open daily from Saturday 16th March until Sunday 31st March: 11am and 6pm.

Gallery 2
Edinburgh Palette
St Margaret’s House
151 London Road
Edinburgh
EH7 6AE

In this new body of work, of paintings and drawings, Lynn Ahrens focuses on the malleable
form of the human figure to produce images which reveal a vision of ourselves in the world
which both replenishes, and challenges the anatomy of living.

Lynn Ahrens is a previous winner of the Shell Expro Premier Award at Aberdeen Artists
Open Exhibition, was selected for BP National Portrait Open Exhibition London 2007, and has exhibited widely in the UK and twice in Tblisi Georgia.

His last solo was at the Edinburgh Palette Gallery in 2017.

Icon Painting/ Egg Tempera Weekend

Saturday 16 March
10:30 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop is designed for people with different to non artistic experience. Either you are looking for a new inspiration in your artistic practise, or you would like to introduce new technique/style to your work or you would like to start being more creative. Maybe you are looking for quiet, meditative practice. This workshop is for you.

It is a lot about providing quiet space of stillness and a chance to work with your hands and switch of your mind.

No previews experience is required. Participants will be supported individually in developing their art work.

You are welcome to work on a design that you bring with you to the workshop.
Please visit my website for some examples of contemporary icon painting.
basiamindewicz.weebly.com

Participants will be guided through initial stages of the process of creating an icon. With short introduction to tradition of iconography. Students will explore the technique off egg tempera. Learn to make egg yolk binding medium and mix paints using dry pigments.
All paintings will be created on mdf panels covered with thin layers of gesso. Panels will be provided.
Students who decide to book only one weekend will learn basic principle of the technique.

Preparation of egg yolk binding medium.
How face futures are built in iconography, eyes, nose and lips.
Russian method brush work and thin layering to achieve smooth surface
Dry brush work; using dry on dry method
Unique method of building shapes with light where the image emerges from darkness.
Gold gilding for those interested.

Learn to Knit

Saturday 16 March
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Are you a complete knitting newbie? Or perhaps you have learned how to knit flat and would like to venture into the work of knitting in the round? While learning to knit a cowl, this class will introduce the indispensable technique of knitting with circular needles

Techniques to be covered:
Importance of tension
Cast on/off techniques
Changing colour
Weaving in ends

Materials needed:
100grams DK/Worsted weight wool
4.0mm or 4.5mm circular needle (40cm)
Darning needle
Stitch markers

All workshops are held in my dye studio (which is near the shop). After booking you will be emailed with the details on how to access the building. Please note payment is required to book in to this workshop, and is non-refundable.

Booking available on the website: https://gingertwiststudio.com/collections/workshops/products/learn-to-knit-saturday-16-march

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