Events - 16 Nov 19

Intuitive Art Course

Tuesday 15 October - Tuesday 19 November
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Explore your intuitive and creative side, experiment with different art materials and relax within a nurturing and supportive space

The classes provide a safe and positive space for free expression, with the aim to develop an intuitive approach to the creative process. Art is used as a tool for pure self-expression, healing, and transformation.

During the course, we will explore different art materials to enrich our souls and find ways to relax the mind, and the body through the creative process.

A short guided meditation opens and closes the practice and helps us to connect with the calm space within ourselves.

What to expect 🙂

Printing – Having fun experimenting with the creative process

Abstract Painting – Creating a painting with unusual tools

Mandala Making – Experimenting with patterns, lines, and shapes

Intuitive Mandala – Working within the Circle

Intuitive painting – Painting from the unconscious

Stone Painting – Exploring our gifts

Finding inspiration – Working with natural elements & words

Letting go of control – Enjoy the creative process freely

Connect with your inner creative – Yes, you are creative!

When: Tuesday 15th of October – Tuesday 19th of November, 6-8pm (6 weeks)

Where: Creativeflow Studio 5.03, 5th floor Edinburgh Palette, 151 London Rd, Edinburgh EH7 6AE

Exchange: £140.00 per person (£120.00 Concession). All the materials will be provided: acrylic paints, paper, paintbrushes, aprons, towels, sponges, etc. The classes are suitable for all levels.

For more information and to book your space simply visit https://www.creativeflowart.com/intuitive-art or phone/text 07556575645

Everyone is welcome and no experience is required! All the materials will be provided.

Beginners Sewing Course

Wednesday 30 October - Wednesday 20 November
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

This Beginners sewing course will teach you expert 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, learning 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.

I learned to sew as a child and since then, I’ve made every mistake in the book. So fast-track your sewing journey as you benefit from my mistakes and learn to sew like a pro as I share my expert tips. I wish I’d known all this stuff when I started to sew.

This course duration is 8 hours so it runs as either a 4-week evening class, or sometimes over a weekend (Friday 7-9pm and Saturday 10am-5pm). Please check the individual event dates/times below for details. The cost is the same.

Who is this aimed at?
Absolute Beginners (if you’ve never used a sewing machine)
Novice sewists (if you’ve just recently learned but would like to know a bit more)
Lapsed Sewists (as a refresher if you’ve not sewn for a while and are a bit rusty).

What will I learn?
How to use a sewing machine safely and confidently
How to wind bobbins and how to thread a sewing machine
Understand the mysteries of correct thread tension
How to sew perfect straight lines, smooth curves and turn corners
Learn three different seam types and when to use them
How to take up a hem
Make machined buttonholes and how to sew in a zip
Make a lovely craft project to gain experience measuring, cutting and sewing fabric.

Choose to make either

a lined reversible tote bag,
I-pad/tablet cover,
or a zipped make-up bag,

Artisan Stitch has won a certificate of excellence for Best Sewing Classes in Edinburgh. Jen has over 40 years of sewing experience and over 20 years in a teaching role.

Must be pre-booked at https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/beginners-sewing-course/. Enquiries to jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369

Beginners Sewing and Dressmaking Course

Thursday 31 October - Thursday 19 December
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This 8-week course in foundation sewing skills will not only teach you how to use a sewing machine, but also some foundation dressmaking skills.

Artisan Stitch has won a Certificate of Excellence and rated ‘Best Sewing Classes in Edinburgh. Jen has over 40 years sewing experience and over 20 years in a teaching & training role.

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

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

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

Dressmaking Course - Morning

Wednesday 13 November - Wednesday 18 December
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.

What will I learn? I’ll coach you 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

Taught by a lifelong sewist with over 40 years experience across dressmaking, tailoring and bridalwear. Artisan Stitch has been awarded a certificate of excellence and is rated ‘Best sewing classes in Edinburgh.

Must be pre-booked at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/dressmaking-course-13/

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

Dressmaking Course - Evening

Wednesday 13 November - Wednesday 18 December
7:00 pm - 9:00 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.

What will I learn? I’ll coach you 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

Taught by a lifelong sewist with over 40 years experience across dressmaking, tailoring and bridalwear. Artisan Stitch has been awarded a certificate of excellence and is rated ‘Best sewing classes in Edinburgh.

Must be pre-booked at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/dressmaking-course-14/

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

General yoga class

Saturday 16 November
10:00 am - 11:30 am

General Iyengar Yoga class – mixed level class, some previous experience preferred.

Yoga Now studio is on the 4th floor of St.Margaret’s House. It is a beautiful, spacious and fully equipped yoga studio – we even have a wonderful wall of yoga ropes! We provide mats and everything else you need for our structured and engaging classes.

Introductory Pass – £50 for 6 classes in 6 weeks
Autumn Term Pass – £128 for 16 classes in 16 weeks (just £8 each).
Single class £12

Regular practice of yoga can help with both physical and mental wellbeing. Our General Level classes are mixed level. We concentrate on poses from the Introductory syllabus and alternatives are given for those with different experience levels. It is preferable to attend a few classes at Level 1 first, so that you understand the basic instructions as we do not always give as much detail at this level.

All of our teachers have trained for many years in the Iyengar tradition. Lucy, who runs the studio, has been studying Iyengar yoga for 33 years and has studied with Geeta and Prashant Iyengar in Pune and with many other senior teachers in the UK.

More information online at https://www.yoganowstudio.co.uk

MYO Cloth Sanitary Pad - Join the Zero Waste Revolution

Saturday 16 November
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

What are DIY Reusable Cloth Sanitary Pads?
They’re an eco-friendly alternative to single-use sanitary pads. You can make a pad that suits you best. From regular monthly ones, panty liners as back up for your moon cup, post partum or stress incontinence pads or night pads. They’re wonderfully soft, made to measure and best of all, washable, ready for using again and again, month after month, year after year. Perfect for reducing health risks, reducing your plastic use, saving money and diverting from landfill.

What will I do at this class?
Soak up the knowledge and have fun sewing our fabulous tried and tested pad design from textiles you probably already have at home. We’ve done all the research, testing and hard work so you don’t have to. What shape? Which fabrics are best? What size? How many layers? Best care options? By the end of the class you’ll take home your very own made-to-measure pad and the skills to make many more plus the knowledge to look after them.

Why take this class?
It’s empowering! Get in control of what goes next to your skin, ditch the plastic and become a more conscious consumer.
It’s healthier, you’ll be reducing your exposure to synthetic fibres, dioxins, wood pulp that’s bleached in chlorine dioxide, leaching plastics, sodium polyacrylate crystals, artificial fragrances, adhesives and chemical gels. Reducing your risk of yeast infections, toxic shock syndrome, ovarian and cervical cancer and contact dermatitis. Many users even report reduced menstrual cramps.
It saves you money, around £13/month.

Yes, it’s a small step towards reducing your impact on the planet but each step adds up to a big impact. Us girls use 12-17,000 hygiene products in our lifetime, some are incinerated, most go to landfill and some are flushed- around 700,000 panty liners, 2.5 million tampons and 1.4 million sanitary towels in the UK every single day!
It’s learning in a social, fun and relaxing way with like-minded people.
They make great eco gifts!
TICKETS available form Eventbrite.co.uk
This link for 15 June 19 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/myo-washable-sanitary-pads-join-the-zero-waste-revolution-tickets-59126303365

Glass Christmas Decorations Workshop

Saturday 16 November
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

In this workshop you will learn the basics of fused glass while making your own glass Christmas decorations and other small glass items to add a festive sparkle to your Christmas. Glass decorations make excellent gifts and your family and friends will be surprised and delighted to receive a hand-made present. You can design anything you like or follow a pre-designed project(s).

The workshop is suitable for beginners with no prior knowledge of fused glass as well as improvers. All tools and materials will be provided.

Kiln-formed or fused glass is an approach that enables individual pieces of glass to be assembled and transformed into a single object when heated to high temperature in a kiln. Depending on the temperature used, different textures and other interesting visual effects can be achieved. When the right tools are at hand, fusing glass is easy and fun. Once you try, you will be hooked. In this workshop you will:

• learn the basics techniques used in fused glass
• become confident in cutting glass and assembling simple shapes
• learn how different textures and other effects can be achieved
• make Christmas tree decorations and other small fun objects

Note that your creations will be ready to collect few days after the workshop.

For inquiries and to book a place please email Irina at 523.glassart@gmail.com

Learnt to Knit in the Round

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

BEGINNERS WELCOME!

In this workshop we will learn to knit the Oats Cowl by Tin Can Knits in the round – a great starter project if you are new to knitting or for those who haven’t picked up the needles in a while. While working on your cowl we’ll cover reading a pattern, casting on & off as well as how weave in your ends to finish your project off and try to answer any knitting-related queries you have.

Materials Required

  • 100grams Aran weight Wool#
  • 5.0mm circular needle (40cm)
  • 2 stitch markers
  • Darning needle
  • All images © Tin Can Knits

Book your spot: https://gingertwiststudio.com/products/learn-to-knit-in-the-round-saturday-14-september?_pos=1&_sid=31eb42d8a&_ss=r

Frozen and Moana Magical Medley

Saturday 16 November
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Vox Stars this November for an amazing mash up of two Disney favourites Frozen and Moana at our ‘Frozen and Moana Magical Medley’ kids workshop. Ride the waves and sleigh ride your way into a wonderful workshop day with themed workshop room, marvellous Moana music and fabulous Frozen hits, super singing, epic dancing, creative crafts, FroMotastic prop station, brilliant games, sensational step up to the mic section, prizes and party bags fit for any Queen or Demigod and, snacks and refreshments to keep kids going on any mission. Parents are also welcome to stay if they wish, for some light refreshments (free of charge). To give ultimate peace of mind, all Vox Stars team members are PVG certificated and first aid trained. For more information and to check out our testimonials visit: www.voxstars.co.uk/workshops Email us to book: contact@voxstars.co.uk or Call/text: 07851749923

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