10:00 am - 8:00 pm
February will see the Annual Exhibition at the Edinburgh Palette of Drawing and Painting by the final year Painting students from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen. The exhibition will give the public the opportunity to see the students work before their final year Degree Show in Aberdeen in June. The exhibition is not only an important event for the individual students participating, but for the Art School as a whole, showcasing as it does, the diverse and exciting work currently being undertaken in the Painting department at Gray’s.
Open daily: 10am – 8pm
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.
Artisan Stitch won a Certificate of Excellence and is rated ‘Best sewing classes in Edinburgh.
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 bridal wear and over 20 years in a teaching & training role.
Must be pre-booked at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/dressmaking/
Enquiries to email@example.com or call 0773 939 7369
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.
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sewing knit fabric with a domestic sewing machine can be tricky. But it’s really easy with an overlocker. Many people who have overlockers only use them to neaten the edges of their work but they can do so much more. This short class will show you how to construct a garment, in this case a versatile tunic, almost entirely on an overlocker. I designed this tunic/dress myself as I couldn’t find anything I liked in the shops. It’s a style I’ve since made over and over. I now have about 5 of them in varying lengths. It’s an easy-to-wear, easy to wash item that has become a staple of my wardrobe and I can’t be without.
It has a flattering curved empire line waist, flaring softly to the hem. Wear this short tunic over trousers or leggings. But when you’ve made one, you’ll be able to make a flirty knee-length or an elegant mid-calf length dress. The sleeves are short and there’s a scoop neck. Being able to sew this T-shirt style neckband is a really useful technique to know when you are sewing knit fabric.
Who is this aimed at?
Competent sewists who would like to be able to save time and sew entire garments on their overlocker.
What will I learn?
Tips on sewing using knit fabric
sewing sleeves using the flat insertion method
t-shirt band necklines
Project: make a tunic
You must be competent using an overlocker and be able to bring your own overlocker to the class. You can do some finishing off with a conventional sewing machine but I have these in the studio. I’ve designed this class to be a follow-on from my very popular ‘Know Your Overlocker’ class. If you are not sure about sewing with an overlocker, then please try that class first.
Artisan Stitch has won a Certificate of Excellence for Best Sewing Classes in Edinburgh. Jen has over 40 years sewing experience and has spent over 20 of those in a training role
Must be pre-booked at https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/sewing-with-knits/
Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or 0773 939 7369