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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
10:00 am - 12:00 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.
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,
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.
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
This Improvers sewing course will give you extra practice sewing easy craft projects once you’ve completed one of the Beginners sewing courses at Artisan Stitch.
This is a 4-week course (2 hours per week) to enable you to build on the skills learned on any of the Beginners courses. You’ll gain further confidence at cutting fabric, and using a sewing machine. You can also choose to repeat any of the projects you made in the earlier course if you’d like to improve on your first attempt. Perhaps you’d like to try it in a different size? For example the make-up bag can be made bigger for your holiday toiletries, or use the tote bag technique to make bottle gift bags, or there’s lots of other lovely options.
Who is this aimed at?
Improvers: those who’ve completed any of the Beginners courses and would like to continue to practice sewing and making small craft items.
What will I learn?
- further practice cutting fabric and using simple patterns.
- how to neaten up your sewing
- improve your sewing speed and confidence
- Lots more tips for measuring, cutting and sewing your projects
- how to use other materials such as interfacing and wadding
You’ll have the opportunity to try the other projects offered in the 4-week Beginners course, such as the tote bag, i-pad cover and make-up bag, as well as some new projects such as a patchwork cushion or a plain cushion with a zip. You can also have another go at your original project if you’d like to improve on your first attempt.
Choose four from the following list:
- lined and reversible tote bag, (or try the bottle gift bag this time)
- tablet or I-pad cover
- zipped make-up bag
- patchwork cushion (or plain cushion with a zip)
- sewing organiser
- sewing machine cover to keep your machine dust free.
You will need to bring your own fabric for your projects – I’ll provide further details when you book.
Sewing machines are provided or you can bring your own if you have one.
Contact email@example.com or 0773 939 7369 for further information. Pre-booking essential at: Improvers sewing course.
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Rhubaba Studio Holders would like to invite you to join us for the opening of No Stress, an exhibition of current work from:
Camilla Irvine- Fortescue
Katie Strachan &
Opening Friday 6th March from 6-9. Wine and Beer.
No Stress is being hosted by the wonderful St. Margaret’s House and will run from Sat 7th March- Friday 13th March, so if you cant make the opening then there is plenty of time to pop along!
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mindful Creativity for WellBeing
What is Dotty Art?
Dotty Art is all about relaxing, feeling good and enjoying yourself. It’s a gentle mindful practice that helps relieve worries, stress and anxiety giving wellbeing. Dot mark making to create images is a primitive art form rooted in tribal cultures across the world from Europe to Australia to Africa and still used today
What will I do at this class?
A gentle 5 minute meditation will set the mood; to give yourself the space to turn off your busy mind, let go and connect with your inner creative genius, Yes you do have one! You don’t need to be artistic, it’s all about getting into flow and we reckon you’ll be delighted with your creation.
The idea is not to think too much, it’s not about the outcome, it unfolds as you walkabout. Just take one step and see where it takes you. Choose your favourite colours and let the journey unfold as you lose yourself in the moment.
.Why take this class?
We welcome you and offer you a safe place for nurturing your intuitive process, this is both healing and beautiful.
You will leave with a new skill for relaxation, an uplifting sense of achievement, a quietened mind and an astonishing piece of upcycled art.
Booking for March https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/84290038775
Eventbrite bookings https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/rose-the-slow-agent-ecoart-27913191099?aff=eand
Contact Rose on 07526605022 for group bookings and events
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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
DK Yarn (2-3 colours)
Crochet hook – Size 4mm or 5mm
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.
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
What is the Upcycled Jewellery Class?
The upcycled jewellery making and repair class is a fun, relaxing and creative event where you will upcycle broken and discarded jewellery and transform them into exciting new wearable pieces.
What will you do in this class?
You’ll learn basic jewellery techniques to enable you to take old jewellery apart and how to use jump rings, clasps, findings, decorative wire, beading, eye pins, head pins and get to grips with small hand tools like cutters, round nose pliers and chain nose pliers.
We’ll show you how to make bracelets, necklaces, earrings and how to revamp, restyle and repair.
Why take the Upcycled Jewellery Class?
By the end of the class, you will be the proud owner of some new sustainable one of a kind jewellery, just the thing for the eco-conscious fashionista!
Refreshments, materials and equipment will be provided during the workshop. You’re welcome to bring broken fashion jewellery with you, if you’d like some guidance with mending or you may wish to incorporate them into your designs.
We are happy to receive donations of any unwanted jewellery.
Join our upcycled jewellery making class, meet like minded people and develop your skills as an upcycler for a more sustainable lifestyle.
Tickets for 16th June here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/upcycled-jewellery-making-class-design-repair-tickets-58861415077
For other dates please contact us on 0131 281 7966 or email firstname.lastname@example.org