Events - 27 Aug 21

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Tuesday 27 July - Tuesday 31 August
2:00 pm - 4:00 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.

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Tuesday 27 July - Tuesday 31 August
6:30 pm - 8:30 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

Dressmaking Course

Tuesday 27 July - Tuesday 31 August
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Join the ESC for 6 evenings in the studio and learn how to make your own clothes.

Choose any garment you’d like to make!

Using a shop bought pattern you will learn to navigate and read the sewing instructions, you will be taught and guided by a dressmaker and sewing tutor with over 25 years experience and learn how to adjust and fit garment effectively.

Spaces Limited, please book in via website:

www.edinburghsewingclasses.uk/

Adult Painting Workshops Exploring The Use of Water Based Paint

Adult Painting Workshops Exploring The Use of Water Based Paint

Saturday 7 August - Saturday 11 September
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Adult Painting Workshops Exploring the Use of Water Based Paint
Saturday 7th August, 2021 – Saturday 11th September, 2021 ( Six consecutive weeks)
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Teacher: Graeme Walker

£40 per session.( The complete course fee must be paid when booking a place on the course)
The course is designed to teach the basics of painting…preparation of surfaces, brushwork, colour theory, form, structure, tonality, perspective etc by studying the works of the Great Masters in water based media.

Aims of Course
To enable, to engage, to excite, to promote experiments in the use of water based paints AND to unlock artistic potential, even in people who would never previously have dared to describe themselves as painters.
The course is designed to create a structured progression in knowledge and practical skills and attendance for the duration of the course is recommended.

Dressmaking Course

Dressmaking Course

Thursday 19 August - Thursday 23 September
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Join the ESC for 6 evenings in the studio and learn how to make your own clothes.

Choose any garment you’d like to make!

Using a shop bought pattern you will learn to navigate and read the sewing instructions, you will be taught and guided by a dressmaker and sewing tutor with over 25 years experience and learn how to adjust and fit garment effectively.

Spaces Limited, please book in via website:

www.edinburghsewingclasses.uk/

Femme by Constanza Manescau

Femme by Constanza Manescau

Friday 20 August - Friday 3 September
All Day

This series of photographs shows the female body as it is, wanting it to move away from the culture of the object and sexism. Showing it as a body-temple, denouncing the censorship that continues to instigate the woman’s body to this day. Focusing on the sacredness of the body as a way to aid mental healing.

Constanza Manescau is a photographer, filmmaker, writer and visual artist born in Argentina. She covers several fields within the film industry, such as feature films, documentaries, commercials, music videos. She founded Narval, a creativity and audiovisual studio and won the Emerging Artist Award in Barcelona.

My motor of creation is based on the experimentation of personal and humanitarian existential experiences, representing them through visual art from the points of power of change, the right to life, freedom and expression through art. By way of moving in a psychological-emotional and philosophical way from the fact of being human. Analyzing history at a cultural, sociological and political level to create other paths outside of those established for the evolution and freedom of being. Claiming our rights through reporting and exposing them. Finding myself in a continuous search for different forms of expression such as cinema, photography, video art and interactive installations.

This is an online exhibition only.

www.edinburghpalette.co.uk/events-2/exhibitions/femme-by-constanza-manescau

Beginners Sewing and Dressmaking Course

Beginners Sewing and Dressmaking Course

Wednesday 25 August - Friday 27 August
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Beginners  Sewing & Dressmaking Course

This 3-day Summer School course in foundation sewing skills will not only teach you how to use a sewing machine, but also give you an introduction to dressmaking.

Course Description

Beginners Sewing & Dressmaking is a combined course that teaches you how to use a sewing machine and some foundation sewing skills.  You’ll also make an easy little project (a tote bag)  to learn to measure, cut and handle fabric, in preparation for the main event. Then comes the introduction to dressmaking section – over the next day and a half, you’ll make your choice of a simple skirt using a commercial paper pattern.
(You will need to bring your own pattern and fabric for your projects – I’ll provide details when you book. You’ll need to book early to allow time to obtain these items.)

Level: Beginners (or as a refresher if you haven’t sewn for a while)
Duration: 3 days (18 hours)

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.

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

Artisan Stitch has won a Certificate of Excellence and rated ‘Best Sewing Classes in Edinburgh. In 2020, they won the UK Enterprise Award for Best Sewing Classes, and in 2021, Best Private Sewing Education & Training Provider-Scotland. Jen has over 45 years sewing experience and over 20 years in a teaching & training role.

Must be pre-booked here.  Enquiries to jen@artisanstitch.co.uk

Threads

Threads

Friday 27 August - Saturday 11 September
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

An exhibition by A A Paton

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