Events - 1 Aug 20

Figures Pop-Up Exhibition

Friday 24 July - Friday 7 August
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

We will be posting the link on Friday to this ONLINE exhibition. These works are by Evie Jamieson, Laura Manescau and Marcin Krupa, should you be interested in any pieces please contact the individual artist.

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Beginners Sewing Day

Saturday 1 August
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This Beginners Sewing Day is a quick and easy introduction to sewing. It provides the starting point to learn some foundation 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,  learn 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.

Then there’s an easy sewing project to make so you can practice your new skills. (Projects may vary, but will be specified for each event.)

I’ve been sewing since I was a child and that’s a lot of years experience. During that time, I’ve made every mistake in the book. During the Beginners Sewing Day, I’ll be sharing lots of my tips.  So you can benefit from my mistakes and learn to sew like a pro. I wish I’d known all this stuff when I was starting out.

Who is this aimed at?

Beginners (if you’ve not used a sewing machine before or if you’ve only recently learned).

What will I learn?

  • How to use a sewing machine safely and confidently
  • How to wind bobbins and thread up the machine
  • Understand the importance of correct thread tension
  • How to sew perfect straight lines, smooth curves and turn corners
  • How to take up a hem
  • How to measure, cut and handle fabric
  • An easy sewing project. (You will need to bring your choice of fabric. I’ll tell you what you’ll need when you book)

This class is run by Artisan Stitch who won a Certificate of Excellence in 2019 and is rated ‘Best sewing classes in Edinburgh’.

Must be pre-booked at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/class/beginners-sewing-day/

For further information, call  0773 939 739 or e-mail jen@artisanstitch.co.uk

One-On-One Glass Jewellery Making Class

Saturday 1 August
11:00 am

The glass jewellery making classes are back!

For the time being they will be held as one-on-one workshops, once a week, to keep all of us safe. You can come with one other person as long as it is a family member or someone from your close social ‘bubble’.

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 colourful 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 (or two) of your own design. You are welcome to bring your ideas or follow a pre-designed project. The skills that you will learn will help you start making your own glass jewellery at home or in a studio setting. Tools, and materials will be provided, but please bring an apron with you and wear a mask.

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

Learn Fair Isle Knitting Online

Saturday 1 August
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this workshop we will learn Fair Isle knitting using Tin Can Knits Anthology cowl recipe. A great first project for those looking to try colour-work in their knitting. The pattern gives you the chance to experiment with different Fair Isle designs and colours which we’ll explore during the class. Please come to class having already cast-on and completed the ribbing section of the regular cowl so we can jump straight in to the Fair Isle portion and get creative!

Materials Required

  • 250 yards total Aran weight yarn (in 2 or more colours)
  • 4.0mm & 5.0mm circular needle (40cm)
  • Stitch markers
  • Please note you will have the cowl ribbing to complete as homework before the workshop, so you will be able to get straight to the Fair Isle in the workshop (the fun bit)!

Image © tincanknits

Please note, this is an online workshop. You will be given the Zoom meeting details after you book in.

Book online: https://gingertwiststudio.com/products/learn-fair-isle-online-saturday-1-august?_pos=1&_sid=b7269625d&_ss=r

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