Events - 17 Mar 19

Dressmaking Course

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:

Contact: or 0773 939 7369



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

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.

Kids pendant/keyring making workshop

Kids pendant/keyring making workshop

Sunday 17 March
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

** this one session workshop is also on Sunday 28th April 10am – 12.30pm**

This workshop 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 sheet to create a personalized pendant or keyring using pattern and letter stamps, or texture it using different types of hammer or a rolling mill. The finished pieces 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 piece 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.

Contact me to book your place: or visit my website: