Events - 4 Sep 20

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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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Plants & Nature Pop-Up Exhibition

Friday 4 September - Friday 18 September
12:00 am - 12:30 pm

We are hosting another ONLINE pop-up exhibition including works from both internal tenants of St Margaret’s House and from external artists.

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This exhibition will be live from the 4th – 18th of September and will be online only. The link will be posted once the exhibition is live.

 

Beginners Sewing Day

Friday 4 September
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). This class will give you increased knowledge and confidence about using sewing machines and

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’. Tutored by Jen Skedd, who is a lifelong sewist, and a  degree-trained textile designer/artist.

Must be pre-booked at: beginners-sewing-day

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

If you’d like a more in-depth sewing course, then you may want to try my Beginners Intensive Summer School instead?

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