Events - 11 Jan 20

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Thursday 9 January - Thursday 13 February
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Beginners sewing course XL is an extended version of the classic Beginners sewing course. It is a 6-week evening course, so there’s two extra projects to make. This extra sewing practice makes a huge difference to your sewing skill and confidence.

It is a good starting point to learn expert sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects. It’s also a great refresher if you’ve not sewn for a while. 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.

Glass Jewellery Making Class

Saturday 11 January
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Start the new year by being creative! There is nothing better for overcoming the winter blues than making something amazing with your own hands.

If you love glass and would like to design and make few pieces of your own unique jewellery, then this class is for you. You don’t need any prior skills or knowledge, just imagination and creativity. We will use colorful fusable glass, which incorporates metals and is perfect for making sparkling jewellery, and both a microwave and a larger glass kiln.

In the class you will learn:

• the basics of fusing glass
• how to cut and layer glass in preparation for fusing
• how to fuse glass in a kiln
• post-fusing processing, such as grinding and polishing
• how to attach jewellery findings to glass

At the end of the class you should be able to take home a finished pendant (or two) and a pair of earrings of your own design. If you wish, you can also follow a pre-designed project. The skills that you will learn in this class will help you start making your own glass jewellery at home or in a studio setting.

The workshop is suitable for beginners and improvers. Tools, materials and refreshments will be provided, but please bring an apron with you.

To inquire or book a place please email Irina at: 523.glassart@gmail.com

Introduction to Sewing Class

Saturday 11 January
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

This practical sewing course will help you become familiar with the basics of machine sewing and help you build your confidence using a domestic sewing machine before moving on to a simple sewing project after which you can graduate onto another intermediate course offered by Edinburgh Sewcial Club.

Morning:

Threading Sewing Machine and winding & inserting bobbin in machine.
Confident driving skills
Learning about fabric qualities and various machine stitches

Afternoon:

Utilising the skills learned in the morning for a small project – envelope cushion or tote bag.

Once you have completed the beginners class you will be able to confidently move on to a dressmaking class to progress further your new found skills.

Saturday 11th January 11am – 5pm

Class sizes are kept small to ensure you get ample 1 to 1 attention. and can learn at your own pace. Tutor has over 20 years experience in sewing, pattern cutting & dressmaking and over 8 years teaching experience.

reserve you place here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4472210

Learn to Knit in the Round

Saturday 11 January
1:00 pm - 4:00 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

When purchasing materials for this workshop in my shop, please mention the workshop you are attending and you will recieve a 10% discount on the required bits and bobs.

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.

Book your spot online: https://gingertwiststudio.com/products/learn-to-knit-in-the-round-saturday-11-january

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