What’s On

Jul 2020

Mini Crochet Hanging Basket Workshop Online (Beginners Welcome)

Sunday 12 July
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

In this virtual workshop, you can learn how to make this lovely, teardrop basket from the comfort of your own home!

A perfect project for beginners as it uses a handful of basic stitches.

As well as some basic stitches, we will cover how to work in the round and how to count stitches.
Materials Required:
1 ball of chunky yarn
Size 5.0mm hook
Stitch marker
Scissors

Please not this is an online workshop that will take place on Zoom. You will be given the meeting details after you book your spot.

Book your Spot: https://gingertwiststudio.com/products/mini-crochet-hanging-basket-workshop-online-sunday-12-july

Postponed Mindful Dotty Art for Wellbeing

Sunday 12 July
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Mindful Creativity for WellBeing

What is Dotty Art?
Dotty Art is all about relaxing, feeling good and enjoying yourself. It’s a gentle mindful practice that helps relieve worries, stress and anxiety giving wellbeing. Dot mark making to create images is a primitive art form rooted in tribal cultures across the world from Europe to Australia to Africa and still used today

What will I do at this class?
A gentle 5 minute meditation will set the mood; to give yourself the space to turn off your busy mind, let go and connect with your inner creative genius, Yes you do have one! You don’t need to be artistic, it’s all about getting into flow and we reckon you’ll be delighted with your creation.

The idea is not to think too much, it’s not about the outcome, it unfolds as you walkabout. Just take one step and see where it takes you. Choose your favourite colours and let the journey unfold as you lose yourself in the moment.

.Why take this class?
We welcome you and offer you a safe place for nurturing your intuitive process, this is both healing and beautiful.
You will leave with a new skill for relaxation, an uplifting sense of achievement, a quietened mind and an astonishing piece of upcycled art.

Booking for March https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/84290038775
Eventbrite bookings https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/rose-the-slow-agent-ecoart-27913191099?aff=eand

Contact Rose on 07526605022 for group bookings and events

Postponed Upcycled Jewellery Making Class – Design & Repair

Sunday 12 July
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

What is the Upcycled Jewellery Class?
The upcycled jewellery making and repair class is a fun, relaxing and creative event where you will upcycle broken and discarded jewellery and transform them into exciting new wearable pieces.

What will you do in this class?
You’ll learn basic jewellery techniques to enable you to take old jewellery apart and how to use jump rings, clasps, findings, decorative wire, beading, eye pins, head pins and get to grips with small hand tools like cutters, round nose pliers and chain nose pliers.
We’ll show you how to make bracelets, necklaces, earrings and how to revamp, restyle and repair.

Why take the Upcycled Jewellery Class?
By the end of the class, you will be the proud owner of some new sustainable one of a kind jewellery, just the thing for the eco-conscious fashionista!

Refreshments, materials and equipment will be provided during the workshop. You’re welcome to bring broken fashion jewellery with you, if you’d like some guidance with mending or you may wish to incorporate them into your designs.

We are happy to receive donations of any unwanted jewellery.
Join our upcycled jewellery making class, meet like minded people and develop your skills as an upcycler for a more sustainable lifestyle.

Tickets for 16th June here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/upcycled-jewellery-making-class-design-repair-tickets-58861415077
For other dates please contact us on 0131 281 7966 or email info@upcycledworld.com

Beginners Intensive Sewing Course (Summer School)

Wednesday 15 July - Friday 17 July
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Beginners intensive sewing course for adults will teach you all the foundation skills to launch you into the world of sewing

MYO Beeswax Wraps Class - Join the Zero Waste Revolution

Wednesday 15 July
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to make Beeswax Food Wraps and go home with a new skill, 3 wraps and feeling empowered to cut down on your plastic use.

What are beeswax food wraps?
They’re a natural eco-friendly alternative to cling film and tin foil for wrapping food, cheese, bread, covering bowls and jars. Perfect for school lunch boxes and food on the go. They keep food fresh, are naturally anti-bacterial, can be reused, refreshed and composted at end of life.
Your upcycled cotton wraps will be made using organic ingredients: beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin.

What will you do at the workshop?
We have done all the hard work so you don’t have to. Rose will guide you step-by-step through choosing fabric, the ingredients, applying the wax mixture, setting, finishing and maintenance. By the end of the workshop you’ll be making wraps like a pro. It’s learning in a social, fun and relaxing way with like-minded people.

Why take a beeswax wrap workshop?
If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint, reduce waste to landfill, reduce chemical-laden plastic food packaging or looking for ways to become more zero waste then this is for you.

Rose has trained over 1000 people to make their own wraps with her tried and tested recipe and method. If you would like to arrange your own private group, she is happy to host groups of 6 – 12 people at her studio or will travel to you. Larger groups can be accommodated.
Lets banish cling film from the kitchen and benefit our health and the planet.
This is a fun and educational creative experience.

Book here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/rose-the-slow-agent-27913191099
or email slowagents@gmail.com

3D Embroidered Flowers sewing session

Wednesday 15 July
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join this online Zoom sewing session where you will learn about three dimensional embroidery stitches.

This class is aimed at intermediate level embroiderers – we won’t learning any basic stitches so best if you’ve attended an embroidery class or zoom session – or have understanding of embroidery / hand sewing – can easily thread up a needle, do a running stitch…

Full equipment list and prep instructions will be sent via email after booking onto class.

Equipment:

  • Embroidery Thread
  • Needle
  • Fabric
  • Embroidery Hoop
  • Cuppa tea!

Only 12 places available – please reserve your place here:

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4632670

Furniture Painting Class - Upcycle Furniture and Mix your own Chalk Paint

Saturday 18 July
10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Relax and have some creative fun with an old or unloved piece of furniture that’s needing a new look. Guidance from an experienced tutor through out.

Our furniture painting class is a great opportunity to relax and have some creative fun with an old or unloved piece of furniture that’s needing a new look. We reckon you’ll be amazed at what a lick of paint can do bring a piece back into style and make it lovable again!

You’ll be welcomed into our studio, a creative space with a friendly and supportive environment. We’ll guide you through the process of furniture painting, including giving you our hints and tips on the products that we prefer using, how to improve your brushwork and how to avoid and fix the common mistakes that happen when you’re painting furniture.

Please bring a small item of wooden furniture to paint or you can pre-order a piece for £20 and we will source it for you e.g. a small side table, coffee table, magazine rack, dining chair, small cabinet or a stool.

What will you do in this class?
During the class, you’ll learn how to prepare your furniture for painting and about the different types of paints that can be used. You’ll mix up your own chalk paint and we’ll help you practice and refine your brush work skills.
You’ll learn the basic techniques required to achieve a clean, finished look for your furniture. For those interested in the shabby chic look, you’ll be shown how to distress your furniture and how to use two tones if you want to work with a couple of contrasting colours. If you want a more funky or retro look, we can show you how to use masking tape to create colourful designs.Finally you’ll finish and protect your furniture with a soft furniture wax or a varnish.

Why take the furniture painting class?
You’ll gain access to paints, brushes, waxes and varnishes and can experiment in a friendly and supportive environment. This is a relaxed and social class.
Learn from our experienced tutors knowledge, experience and helpful tips, including the most common mistakes and challenges that furniture painters face and how to fix them. Best of all you get to transform a transform a piece of your furniture and see how others transform their pieces too.

By the time you finish our furniture painting class, you’ll be fully equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to confidently use the paints and waxes on your own to upcycle more furniture. Be warned… furniture painting is addictive!

Light refreshments will be provided on the day and you are welcome to share our vegan lunch for a small donation.
You’ll also be given the remainder of one small pot of chalk paint that you’ve mixed and instructions to take home with you. Join us and learn more about the art of upcycling!

Book here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/rose-the-slow-agent-27913191099

or email slowagents@gmail.com for more information and gift vouchers.

Magic Loop Knitting Online

Saturday 18 July
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Drop those double-pointed pins! Magic Loop is a fab technique for using a long circular needle to work on something with a small circumference such as socks, sleeves and more! It is a really handy and versatile technique.

Materials Required:

-100grams of worsted or Aran weight wool
-5.0mm circular needle (80cm)
-Stitch marker
-Darning needle

You should already know how to knit and purl comfortably to get the most out of this workshop.

Please note this is an online workshop held on Zoom. You will be given the meeting details once you book your spot.

Book your spot: https://gingertwiststudio.com/products/magic-loop-online-saturday-18-july

Introduction to Dressmaking (Summer School)

Wednesday 22 July - Friday 24 July
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Everything you need to know about making your own clothes using commercial paper patterns – how to get a good fit, and a professional-quality finish.

Sashiko Embroidery Zoom Session

Wednesday 22 July
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn about the Japanese art of Sashiko in this online Zoom embroidery session.

An equipment list will be sent out to everyone who signs up – however you can use craft equipment you already have at home or alternatively just watch the session until you are able to get the required equipment.

There are 12 places available on this Zoom session – please book on via link below.

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4601916

Corner to Corner Crochet Workshop Online (Beginners Welcome)

Sunday 26 July
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Have you heard of C2C? Its a crochet technique that works stitches back and forth, but at a diagonal, from one corner to the other. In this workshop we will be looking at how to use this technique to make stripey squares, great for making a patchwork blanket, or just make a blanket out of one huge square!

This workshop is great for beginners too, as the technique repeats only a couple of stitches.

Once you’ve got the hang of it – C2C can become one of your go to techniques!

Materials Required:

2 or more colours of DK yarn
Size 4.0mm or 5.0mm hook
Scissors
Please not this is an online workshop that will take place on Zoom. You will be given the meeting details after you book your spot.

Book Online: https://gingertwiststudio.com/products/corner-to-corner-crochet-workshop-online-beginners-welcome-sunday-26-july?_pos=1&_sid=7d0d56bac&_ss=r

Better Dressmaking - (Summer School)

Wednesday 29 July - Friday 31 July
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Achieve a perfect fit and a professional ‘handmade’ finish to your home dressmaking projects

MYO Beeswax Wraps Class - Join the Zero Waste Revolution

Wednesday 29 July
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to make Beeswax Food Wraps and go home with a new skill, 3 wraps and feeling empowered to cut down on your plastic use.

What are beeswax food wraps?
They’re a natural eco-friendly alternative to cling film and tin foil for wrapping food, cheese, bread, covering bowls and jars. Perfect for school lunch boxes and food on the go. They keep food fresh, are naturally anti-bacterial, can be reused, refreshed and composted at end of life.
Your upcycled cotton wraps will be made using organic ingredients: beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin.

What will you do at the workshop?
We have done all the hard work so you don’t have to. Rose will guide you step-by-step through choosing fabric, the ingredients, applying the wax mixture, setting, finishing and maintenance. By the end of the workshop you’ll be making wraps like a pro. It’s learning in a social, fun and relaxing way with like-minded people.

Why take a beeswax wrap workshop?
If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint, reduce waste to landfill, reduce chemical-laden plastic food packaging or looking for ways to become more zero waste then this is for you.

Rose has trained over 1000 people to make their own wraps with her tried and tested recipe and method. If you would like to arrange your own private group, she is happy to host groups of 6 – 12 people at her studio or will travel to you. Larger groups can be accommodated.
Lets banish cling film from the kitchen and benefit our health and the planet.
This is a fun and educational creative experience.

Book here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/rose-the-slow-agent-27913191099
or email slowagents@gmail.com

Aug 2020

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

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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