Events - 8 Feb 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.

STAINED GLASS WEEKEND WORKSHOPS FOR BEGINNERS

Saturday 8 February
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Lead Lights for beginners
8th and 9th February 2020

In this workshop you can learn the basis of leaded stained glass.

We will go through:

  • The art of cutting glass
  • Choice of subject and design
  • Moving the drawing into cardboard templates
  • Cutting the different pieces of glass
  • Leading
  • Welding
  • Cementing, polishing, and finishing your project.

We will complete a simple leaded panel 20 x 20 cm.

We’ll go through from beginning to end in two days, which means it will be intensive, but I can guarantee that you will have a lovely experience

Maximum 5 people for course for maximum individual attention.

All tools, equipment and consumables provided but please, bring a packed lunch.

What to bring : Please wear comfortable clothing in layers with flat covered footwear.

As we’ll work with lead, this course is not suitable for pregnant and lactating mothers.

Saturday 10 am to 3 pm (with half an hour break for lunch)
Sunday 10 pm to 1 pm.

More info at
www.davidmola.com
https://www.midasskillsschool.com/weekend-workshops

To book your place, drop a mail to moladavid@gmail.com

Glass Jewellery Making Class

Saturday 8 February
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you are new to glass, but would like to design and make few pieces of your own bespoke 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 this 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. You are welcome to bring your own ideas or 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 email 523.glassart@gmail.com

Introduction to Sewing Class

Saturday 8 February
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.

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 your place here:

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4472210

Crochet Granny Square

Saturday 8 February
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Beginners Welcome!

In this workshop we will be mastering the Granny Square – something that never goes out of fashion! Perfect if you are interested in making patchwork items such as blankets.

A fun workshop for anyone interesting in learning how to crochet! Suitable for beginners, whether you have never picked up a hook before, or just want to try something new.

In this relaxed 3 hour workshop you will learn how to:

Make a basic Granny Square
Hold and use a crochet hook
Follow a basic pattern
Change colours
Materials Required:

DK Yarn (2-3 colours)
Crochet hook – Size 4mm or 5mm
Scissors
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 online: https://gingertwiststudio.com/products/crochet-granny-square?_pos=1&_sid=db03b4e02&_ss=r

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