Events - 23 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.

Poster for Exhibition

Cuain Collective: The Animal Connection

Friday 22 March - Friday 29 March
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

“The Animal Connection” is an exhibition exploring the variety and ambiguity of relationships between humans and animals. The opening night (22nd of March, 6PM to 9PM) will provide an opportunity to discuss the work with the photographers and be shown around by them.

You will find us on 3rd floor, in Gallery 1, waiting with excitement and a free drink for you to enjoy. Parking is free after 6PM, and dogs are allowed, of course.

Opening hours until the 29th will be 10AM to 7PM.

We are looking forward to see you!

Best,

Cuain Collective

Instagram: @cuaincollective

Beginners Sewing Day

Saturday 23 March
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This Beginners Sewing Day is a quick and easy introduction to sewing. It provides the starting point to learn some foundation sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects. You’ll learn how to understand sewing machines, get experience of using different stitch types, learn about stitch lengths, widths and tensions. I’ll explain what the different presser feet are for and you’ll learn how to measure and cut fabric.

Then there’s an easy sewing project to make so you can practice your new skills. (Projects may vary, but will be specified for each event.)

I’ve been sewing since I was a child and that’s a lot of years experience. In that time, I’ve made every mistake in the book. During the Beginners Sewing Day, I’ll be sharing lots of my tips. So you can benefit from my mistakes and learn to sew like a pro. I wish I’d known all this stuff when I was starting out.

Who is this aimed at?
Beginners (if you’ve not used a sewing machine before or if you’ve only recently learned).

What will I learn?
How to use a sewing machine safely and confidently
How to wind bobbins and thread up the machine
Understand the importance of correct thread tension
How to sew perfect straight lines, smooth curves and turn corners
How to take up a hem
An easy sewing project

Must be pre-booked at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/beginners-sewing-day-5/

Enquiries to jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369

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