Events - 17 May 20

Dressmaking Course - Morning - postponed

Wednesday 22 April - Wednesday 24 June
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.

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

Beginners Sewing Course XL - postponed

Wednesday 22 April - Wednesday 27 May
12:30 pm - 2:30 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.

Dressmaking Course - Evenings - postponed

Wednesday 22 April - Wednesday 24 June
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 jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or call 0773 939 7369

Beginners Sewing and Dressmaking Course - postponed

Thursday 23 April - Thursday 11 June
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 - postponed

Thursday 23 April - Thursday 25 June
12:30 pm - 2:30 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 courses or refresher classes first.

What will I learn? I’ll coach you along the way 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

Course arrangements
A small class size (Maximum 5 students) ensures I’m able to give you lots of individual attention. Students work on their own choice of project, and I tailor your tuition accordingly.

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

Limited places available. Must be pre-booked at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/dressmaking/

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

Beginners Sewing Course XL - postponed

Thursday 23 April - Thursday 28 May
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.

Upcycling, revamping, re-sizing & mending course

Thursday 7 May - Thursday 28 May
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Spend 4 evenings in the studio up-cycling or restyling old clothes, learning pattern cutting techniques to allow you to resize vintage clothes or charity shop finds or make completely new garments from old, re-line jackets etc.

Class sizes are kept small to ensure you have ample 1 to 1 tutor time to discuss your projects with dressmaker & designer with over 20 years sewing and pattern cutting experience and 10 years teaching experience.

Sewing machines, shears, pins etc. all provided but you are welcome to bring along your own machine if you prefer.

Mend, Alter, Upcycle & Reinvent your Clothes.

Reserve your place here:

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4493960

Learn to Knit Socks

Sunday 17 May
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We will aim to complete a ‘mini’ sock during the class to enable you to try all the techniques in a top down sock. This is a relaxed 4 hour class with a wee break for lunch/snack. Tea and coffee will be available, but you might like to bring a packed lunch.

Materials required:

50grams of DK or Aran weight wool
Set of double pointed needles in a suitable size for your wool OR a long circular needle (80cm) if you prefer to knit using the magic loop method. 4.0mm for DK wool or 5.0mm for Aran weight
Skills required: You should be able to knit and purl in the round.

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 & non-transferable.

Book online: https://gingertwiststudio.com/products/learn-to-knit-socks-sunday-17-may

ONLINE Magic Ring & Other Crochet Techniques

Sunday 17 May
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Sunday 17 May @ 2:30pm – 4:30pm with Leigh on Zoom
In this online workshop, we will be looking at some crochet techniques to keep you creating during lockdown!

We will master the magic ring, which is a useful technique for making a tight starting round without any holes. A great skill for making toys, granny squares or any motif which starts with a circle!

We will also learn how to change colour, and how to join squares.

A basic knowledge of crochet would be advantageous, but the workshop can be made suitable for beginners who are keen to pick up some skills!
You will need:
4 or 5mm crochet hook
2 colours of DK yarn (or thicker)
Scissors
*Please note this is a booking for an online workshop via the Zoom app.

Book online: https://gingertwiststudio.com/products/magic-ring-other-crochet-techniques-sunday-17-may-virtual

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