What’s On

Oct 2019

Beginners Sewing and Dressmaking Course

Thursday 31 October - Thursday 19 December
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

Nov 2019

Dressmaking Course - Morning

Wednesday 13 November - Wednesday 18 December
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. 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 bridalwear. Artisan Stitch has been awarded a certificate of excellence and is rated ‘Best sewing classes in Edinburgh.

Must be pre-booked at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/dressmaking-course-13/

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

Dressmaking Course - Evening

Wednesday 13 November - Wednesday 18 December
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. 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 bridalwear. Artisan Stitch has been awarded a certificate of excellence and is rated ‘Best sewing classes in Edinburgh.

Must be pre-booked at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/dressmaking-course-14/

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

Christmas Embroidery Workshop

Saturday 23 November
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Get into the festive spirit & spend the day in the studio learning embroidery techniques whilst making a beautiful hand stitched embroidery piece – perfect for a handmade gift at Christmas.

A relaxing day to spend time with friends, meet new people and learn a new skill.

Design your own embroidery and learn new skills.

This class is open to complete beginners as well as embroiderers of all experience.

Only 8 places available, reserve your place here:

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4427202

General yoga class

Saturday 23 November
10:00 am - 11:30 am

General Iyengar Yoga class – mixed level class, some previous experience preferred.

Yoga Now studio is on the 4th floor of St.Margaret’s House. It is a beautiful, spacious and fully equipped yoga studio – we even have a wonderful wall of yoga ropes! We provide mats and everything else you need for our structured and engaging classes.

Introductory Pass – £50 for 6 classes in 6 weeks
Autumn Term Pass – £128 for 16 classes in 16 weeks (just £8 each).
Single class £12

Regular practice of yoga can help with both physical and mental wellbeing. Our General Level classes are mixed level. We concentrate on poses from the Introductory syllabus and alternatives are given for those with different experience levels. It is preferable to attend a few classes at Level 1 first, so that you understand the basic instructions as we do not always give as much detail at this level.

All of our teachers have trained for many years in the Iyengar tradition. Lucy, who runs the studio, has been studying Iyengar yoga for 33 years and has studied with Geeta and Prashant Iyengar in Pune and with many other senior teachers in the UK.

More information online at https://www.yoganowstudio.co.uk

Unseen Trails: Traces of Journeys Made Visible

Saturday 23 November - Saturday 30 November
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The artist, Alan Macintyre and Jean Cathro (founder of Crossing Countries) worked together on White Stick Trails as part of Alan’s developing practise as an artist with progressive sight loss.

Alan wanted to capture impressions of his emotional and sensory experience as he navigates his environment and to incorporate these into his art practise. He is reliant on the signals from his white stick and by taping a marker pen to it he was able to trace his path around objects on a paper path. To further explore inclusivity, variety and diversity, he made smaller ‘trail’ drawings that use special “swell paper”. This produces a raised line that can be felt. His work also includes a video made using accessible technology with his own musical composition expressing his journey.

1 to 1 Jewellery Skills

Monday 25 November
All Day

In this workshop you will learn all basic jewellery skills in relaxed, private environment. We will go through basic skills such as piercing, filling, soldering and finishing jewellery to more advance techniques such as stonesetting. You will learn the skills on real projects such as making a ring or pendant. Part of the class is also improving your design skills.​

There will be individual study plan designed specially for each person depending on your needs and experiences.​

There will be flexible start so you can use your pass whenever you want (depending of space availability, please book the dates in advance)​

Dates are flexible, please contact tutor for availability and discuss what you would like to learn:

Mirka – mail@mirkajaneckova.com​

Each class will be 2h long

Please book online: https://www.midasskillsschool.com/monday-jewellery-skills-6-30-9

or enquire: midasskillsschool@gmail.com

Iyengar yoga class - Level 1

Monday 25 November
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Would you like to learn more about yoga? All of our teachers have completed many years of training and will introduce you to the asanas with full and detailed instructions to help you understand them and to enable you to progress.

Book online at https://www.yoganowstudio.co.uk
contact lucy@yoganowstudio.co.uk for more information

Yoga Now is run by Lucy Brownhall, who has been studying Iyengar yoga for 33 years. The studio is fully equipped with mats and everything else you might need, including a rope wall (which is really good fun to use!)

Regular practice of Iyengar yoga has many benefits for physical and mental health. Mr Iyengar is credited with bringing yoga to the West and also with inventing the use of props (bricks, belts, bolsters, chairs and even mats!) which makes it possible for us all to get the full benefit of the practice. At Yoga Now, we teach informative and encouraging classes in the Iyengar tradition. There is clear progression within the levels and all aspects of yoga are gradually introduced, as the students progress.

Iyengar yoga is suitable for everyone and at Yoga Now studio, on the 4th floor of st Margaret’s House, we offer classes for all levels of experience. This class (Level 1) is suitable for Beginners and students wishing to consolidate their study at this level. Once you become familiar with the Level 1 syllabus and your strength and confidence in the poses is established, you will be able to move up to the next level of classes where you will be introduced to a wider syllabus of asanas and to pranayama.

Introductory Pass – £50 for 6 classes (to use in 6 weeks)
Autumn Term Pass – £128 for 16 classes (£8 each)
Drop-in £12 per class
We encourage you to attend the same class each week, with the same teacher, so that they can get to know you and help you progress better. However, if that is not possible, you can use your pass at any suitable class (we have 6 classes per week for beginners to choose from).

Stained Glass Skill classes. Advanced and intermediate

Tuesday 26 November
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This workshop is available for those who have done a course and want to develop there own project under expert supervision.

You can book packs of 5 sessions (five Tuesdays). It doesn’t need to be correlative but you have to use in maximum 5 months from the first session.
There is also a limit to the size of panel which can be undertaken due to storage space.

Iyengar yoga class - Level 2

Tuesday 26 November
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Iyengar Yoga class – suitable for those who have been practicing yoga for at least one year. You should be familiar with the simpler asanas and able to hold Sarvangasana (Shoulder stand) comfortably for at least 3 minutes.

Yoga Now studio is on the 4th floor of St.Margaret’s House. It is a beautiful, spacious and fully equipped yoga studio – we even have a wonderful wall of yoga ropes! We provide mats and everything else you need for our structured and engaging classes.

Introductory Pass – £50 for 6 classes in 6 weeks
Autumn Term Pass – £128 for 16 classes in 16 weeks (just £8 each).
Single class £12

Our Level 2 classes build on your experience from the Level 1 classes, introducing new asanas, including Sirsasana (Headstand) and simple Pranayama practice (breath control). You will do more work using the wall ropes and learn more variations of the familiar poses. You will be encouraged to practice at home to consolidate your learning and some basic aspects of yoga philosophy may be introduced.

All of our teachers have trained for many years in the Iyengar tradition. Lucy, who runs the studio, has been studying Iyengar yoga for 33 years and has studied with Geeta and Prashant Iyengar in Pune and with many other senior teachers in the UK.

Christmas Embroidery Workshop

Tuesday 26 November
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Get into the festive spirit & spend two evenings in the studio learning embroidery techniques whilst making a beautiful hand stitched embroidery piece – perfect for a handmade gift at Christmas.

A relaxing day to spend time with friends, meet new people and learn a new skill.

Design your own embroidery and learn new skills.

This class is open to complete beginners as well as embroiderers of all experience.

Only 8 places available, reserve your place here:

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4427202

Iyengar yoga class - Level 1

Tuesday 26 November
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Iyengar Yoga class – suitable for beginners.

Yoga Now studio is on the 4th floor of St.Margaret’s House. It is a beautiful, spacious and fully equipped yoga studio – we even have a wonderful wall of yoga ropes! We provide mats and everything else you need for our structured and engaging classes.

Introductory Pass – £50 for 6 classes in 6 weeks
Autumn Term Pass – £128 for 16 classes in 16 weeks (just £8 each).
Single class £12

Regular practice of yoga can help with both physical and mental wellbeing. Our Level 1 classes introduce the basic asanas which enable you to progress at a suitable pace to more challenging poses. You will be learning with others with a similar level of experience and if you attend regularly, you will be able to progress to Level 2 and 3 classes in time.

All of our teachers have trained for many years in the Iyengar tradition. Lucy, who runs the studio, has been studying Iyengar yoga for 33 years and has studied with Geeta and Prashant Iyengar in Pune and with many other senior teachers in the UK.

Gentle yoga class

Wednesday 27 November
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Gentle Iyengar Yoga class – suitable for beginners and those needing a slower paced class.

Yoga Now studio is on the 4th floor of St.Margaret’s House. It is a beautiful, spacious and fully equipped yoga studio – we even have a wonderful wall of yoga ropes! We provide mats and everything else you need for our structured and engaging classes.

Introductory Pass – £50 for 6 classes in 6 weeks
Autumn Term Pass – £128 for 16 classes in 16 weeks (just £8 each).
Single class £12

Regular practice of yoga can help with both physical and mental wellbeing. This Gentle class offers a slower paced class which is suitable for those with minor health conditions or injuries as well as older practitioners and those who just prefer a gentler approach. Each class includes a supported, restorative pose before a long relaxation in Savasana.

All of our teachers have trained for many years in the Iyengar tradition. Lucy, who runs the studio, has been studying Iyengar yoga for 33 years and has studied with Geeta and Prashant Iyengar in Pune and with many other senior teachers in the UK.

Iyengar yoga class - Level 1

Wednesday 27 November
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Iyengar Yoga class – suitable for beginners.

Yoga Now studio is on the 4th floor of St.Margaret’s House. It is a beautiful, spacious and fully equipped yoga studio – we even have a wonderful wall of yoga ropes! We provide mats and everything else you need for our structured and engaging classes.

Introductory Pass – £50 for 6 classes in 6 weeks
Autumn Term Pass – £128 for 16 classes in 16 weeks (just £8 each).
Single class £12

Regular practice of yoga can help with both physical and mental wellbeing. Our Level 1 classes introduce the basic asanas which enable you to progress at a suitable pace to more challenging poses. You will be learning with others with a similar level of experience and if you attend regularly, you will be able to progress to Level 2 and 3 classes in time.

All of our teachers have trained for many years in the Iyengar tradition. Lucy, who runs the studio, has been studying Iyengar yoga for 33 years and has studied with Geeta and Prashant Iyengar in Pune and with many other senior teachers in the UK.

Simply Singing

Wednesday 27 November
7:00 pm - 9:00 am

‘Simply Singing’ has been meeting in St Margaret’s House for quite a few years now. We are an established friendly and welcoming group with the emphasis on fun.

Our choir sings songs from all over the world. The songs are taught by ear so there is no need to read music.

We are not a ‘performance choir’ but we have sung in casual situations like the Christmas Fair at St Margarets House or a concert for family and friends in aid of a chosen charity.

We meet at 7pm – 9pm in room G4 St Margarets House. New members very welcome at any time in the term.

£40 per term. First night FREE.

For details email Rachel Carolina mmilne@gmail.com

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