Events - 25 Aug 20

Nobility Pursuit

Friday 14 August - Friday 28 August
All Day

Nobility Pursuit is a developmental ONLINE exhibition in which St Margaret’s House tenant and artist James Alexander McKenzie showcases some paintings which are part of an ongoing body of work. McKenzie’s allegorical painting’s principle interest is Being. Influenced by different philosophical attitudes, his whimsical paintings meditate joyfully on its different manifestations, drawing largely from personal experience. His work’s chief motivations are humility, compassion and simplicity.

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disconnected...

Friday 21 August - Friday 4 September
12:00 am - 12:00 pm

This ONLINE exhibition showcases the work of four artists who have worked throughout the COVID-19 lockdown and responded to it in different ways.  The last four months have left some of us with a sense of severance from our connection with everyday activities and a break from our usual practice. However, our need to reconnect and communicate with each other and audiences remains strong.  The work we show is our attempt to overcome the disconnect imposed by the viral pandemic and respond to our precious world.

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Introduction to Sewing Class - Zoom Session

Tuesday 25 August
6:30 pm - 9:00 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.

Week one:
Threading Sewing Machine and winding & inserting bobbin in machine.
Confident driving skills
Learning about fabric qualities and various machine stitches

Week two:
Summary of previous week
Utilising the skills learned on week 1 for a small project – envelope cushion.
Everyone will be asked to supply their own sewing machine, scissors, thread for week one – week 2 you will need fabric – you can purchase fabric, cut to size for either a square or rectangle cushion as you book or provide your own – will give you dimensions.

Once you have completed the 2 week beginners class you will be able to confidently move on to a dressmaking class to progress further your new found skills.

Reserve your place here:
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4686600

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