What’s On

Feb 2020

Crochet Baby Shoes

Saturday 29 February
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

If you have a little one on the way, or know someone who does and want to make them a special handmade gift, this workshop is for you!

In this beginners workshop we will be making a simple pair of newborn baby shoes.

In this relaxed 3 hour workshop you will be introduced to the equipment needed for crochet and learn commonly used crochet stitches. You will also learn how to follow a pattern which uses UK terminology.

Materials Required:

DK Yarn
1 Crochet hook – Size 5mm
Scissors

All workshops are held in my dye studio (which is near the shop). After booking you will be emailed with the details on how to access the building. Please note payment is required to book in to this workshop, and is non-refundable.

Booking online: https://gingertwiststudio.com/products/crochet-baby-shoes-saturday-29-february?_pos=1&_sid=0103cea15&_ss=r

Mar 2020

Learn to Knit in the Round

Sunday 1 March
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

BEGINNERS WELCOME!

In this workshop we will learn to knit the Oats Cowl by Tin Can Knits in the round – a great starter project if you are new to knitting or for those who haven’t picked up the needles in a while. While working on your cowl we’ll cover reading a pattern, casting on & off as well as how weave in your ends to finish your project off and try to answer any knitting-related queries you have.

Materials Required

  • 100grams Aran weight Wool
  • 5.0mm circular needle (40cm)
  • 2 stitch markers
  • Darning needle

All images © Tin Can Knits

When purchasing materials for this workshop in my shop, please mention the workshop you are attending and you will recieve a 10% discount on the required bits and bobs.

Book your Spot: https://gingertwiststudio.com/products/learn-to-knit-in-the-round-sunday-1-march

Level 1 yoga class

Monday 2 March
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

This class is suitable for beginners (it’s best to complete the Beginners Course first but not compulsory) and those who are new to Iyengar yoga.

This class teaches a wide syllabus of poses including standing poses, seated poses, twists, forward bends, backbends and restorative asanas. In Iyengar yoga, we all study all of the poses as it is important to maintain and explore the full range of movement within the body. We incorporate long holds, flowing sequences, use of equipment and in depth study of actions involved in asana practice. This is a class (not a group practice) and you will be taught how to work safely and given individual instruction to help you to learn and improve.

There are many styles of yoga available now – fast or slow, hot, arial, flowing, supported etc. These are mostly a Western invention about marketing yoga, offering people yoga ‘to suit them’, to make it more appealing. Iyengar yoga is a classical form of yoga and we teach the entire subject, not just the bits we like best – because we all need to do it all. Often, we need most to do the bit we like least! Luckily, it is very enjoyable and the rewards are many!

If you would like to find out what yoga is really about, this is a very good place to start.
Mondays 6 – 7.15pm with Al
Tuesdays 7.30 – 8.45 pm with Lucy

www.yoganowstudio.co.uk

Interdisciplinary Mark Making

Monday 2 March - Monday 27 April
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Interdisciplinary Mark Making
8 week course with tutor Sarah Calmus
MONDAY’s- 19:00- 21:00 – March 2nd- 27th April 2020
£130 – full course fee (includes all materials)
£100- reduced rate for students and those with income support

BOOK HERE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/interdisciplinary-mark-making-course-tickets-85417896227
or contact Sarah for more info on; 07902783797 or email; calmus@outlook.com

More Info:
Step into a new way of refreshing your mark making through a series of experimental workshops that ask you to engage with a mixture of mediums in a mingling of disciplines.

Going back to basics, we’ll cover a range of experimental techniques that enliven your practice, helping you to recharge, and breathe some fresh air into your mark making this Spring 2020.

These sessions will include; life drawing, portraiture, monoprinting, movement sessions, projection session, group crits, music, working from still life and colour. Using a variety of materials; inks,charcoal, chalks, oil pastels, conte, graphite and some three dimensional materials. Processes will include; blind drawing, tactile drawing, continuous line, responding to music, light and feeling.

All materials provided but you may need to bring with you; a shirt for messier sessions, a portfolio/way to transport your work, to ensure work can be taken safely away with you after sessions.

Course Content:
Session 1- Introduction to Mark Making and mixed media- Still Life
Session 2 – Movement and Music
Session 3- Print Making
Session 4- Portraiture and Emotion
Session 5- The Figure
Session 6- Colour, Collage and Animation
Session 7- Projection and performance- Mark Making with Light
Session 8- Plaster play- abstract session- Contemporary Fresco.

Please note;
This class requires a minimum of 8 people to run. In the event of the class not obtaining the minimum requirement, you will be refunded.Some small details of this course may be subject to change and the tutor reserves the right to change aspects on a case by case basis.

Stained Glass Skill classes. Advanced and intermediate

Tuesday 3 March
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.

Dressmaking Class

Tuesday 3 March
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

6 week Course – Every Tuesday Evening 6.30pm – 9pm.

An ideal class for folks looking to expand their sewing skills – must have a little sewing experience i.e. can thread a machine and sew in a straight line – or have attended one of our beginner’s classes.

Spend 6 evenings in the studio and create a beautiful made-to-measure jacket, dress, skirt, trousers, waistcoat – whatever garment you like!

Learn how to fit zips, make button holes, fabric properties and more!

Reserve your place here:
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4472220

Simply Singing

Wednesday 4 March
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Simply Singing is an opportunity to sing with a friendly group, the emphasis being on fun. We sing songs from all over the world. There is no need to read music and there is no need to be a brilliant singer.

To join us contact Rachel Milne. Phone 07792791437.

Beginners Sewing Course

Thursday 5 March - Thursday 26 March
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This Beginners sewing course will teach you expert 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, 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.

I learned to sew as a child and since then, I’ve made every mistake in the book. So fast-track your sewing journey as you benefit from my mistakes and learn to sew like a pro as I share my expert tips. I wish I’d known all this stuff when I started to sew.

Who is this aimed at?
Absolute Beginners (if you’ve never used a sewing machine)
Novice sewists (if you’ve just recently learned but would like to know a bit more)
Lapsed Sewists (as a refresher if you’ve not sewn for a while and are a bit rusty).

What will I learn?
How to use a sewing machine safely and confidently
How to wind bobbins and how to thread a sewing machine
Understand the mysteries of correct thread tension
How to sew perfect straight lines, smooth curves and turn corners
Learn three different seam types and when to use them
How to take up a hem
Make machined buttonholes and how to sew in a zip
Make a lovely craft project to gain experience measuring, cutting and sewing fabric.

Choose to make either

a lined reversible tote bag,
I-pad/tablet cover,
or a zipped make-up bag,

Artisan Stitch has won a certificate of excellence for Best Sewing Classes in Edinburgh. Jen has over 40 years of sewing experience and over 20 years in a teaching role.

Must be pre-booked at beginners-sewing-course/. Enquiries to jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369

Improvers' sewing course

Thursday 5 March - Thursday 26 March
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

This Improvers sewing course will give you extra practice sewing easy craft projects once you’ve completed one of the Beginners sewing courses at Artisan Stitch.

This is a 4-week course (2 hours per week) to enable you to build on the skills learned on any of the Beginners courses.  You’ll gain further confidence at cutting fabric, and using a sewing machine. You can also choose to repeat any of the projects you made in the earlier course if you’d like to improve on your first attempt.  Perhaps you’d like to try it in a different size?  For example the make-up bag can be made bigger for your holiday toiletries, or use the tote bag technique to make bottle gift bags, or there’s lots of other lovely options.

Who is this aimed at?

Improvers:  those who’ve completed any of the Beginners courses and would like to continue to practice sewing and making small craft items.

What will I learn?

  • further practice cutting fabric and using simple patterns.
  • how to neaten up your sewing
  • improve your sewing speed and confidence
  • Lots more tips for measuring, cutting and sewing your projects
  • how to use other materials such as interfacing and wadding

You’ll have the opportunity to try the other projects offered in the 4-week Beginners course, such as the tote bag, i-pad cover and make-up bag, as well as some new projects such as a patchwork cushion or a plain cushion with a zip.  You can also have another go at your original project if you’d like to improve on your first attempt.

Projects.

Choose four from the following list:

  • lined and reversible tote bag, (or try the bottle gift bag this time)
  • tablet or I-pad cover
  • zipped make-up bag
  • patchwork cushion (or plain cushion with a zip)
  • sewing organiser
  • sewing machine cover to keep your machine dust free.

You will need to bring your own fabric for your projects – I’ll provide further details when you book.

Course arrangements

Sewing machines are provided or you can bring your own if you have one.

Contact jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369 for further information. Pre-booking essential at: Improvers sewing course.

Free-Motion Embroidery

Friday 6 March
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free-motion embroidery, also known as Free-Machine embroidery, is a useful core skill for Textile Artists, Quilters and Felters. Many of my other creative workshops involve free-motion embroidery so if you’re not sure which one to take, then I recommend this workshop as a starting point. No ‘drawing’ experience is necessary.

This workshop will teach you how to use a sewing machine as a creative tool. Whether you want to quilt, create mixed media art, make cards, or embroidery on your clothes, this course will show you a variety of ways to do it.

Who is this aimed at?
Quilters, Would-be textile artists, dressmakers or crafters looking for something a bit different!

What will I learn?
This workshop aims to teach you the basic techniques of free-motion embroidery:

setting up the machine for free-motion embroidery
guiding the needle to draw with thread
how to obtain a variety of patterns and texture effects
use of fabric stabilisers
the afternoon project will help you practice, to create a small stitched picture.

Must be pre-booked at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/free-motion-embroidery-9/
Enquiries to jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369

Glass Jewellery Making Class

Saturday 7 March
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you are new to glass, but would like to design and make few pieces of your own bespoke jewellery then this class is for you. You don’t need any prior skills or knowledge, just imagination and creativity.

We will use colorful fusable glass, which incorporates metals and is perfect for making sparkling jewellery, and both a microwave and a larger glass kiln.

In this class you will learn:

• the basics of fusing glass
• how to cut and layer glass in preparation for fusing
• how to fuse glass in a kiln
• post-fusing processing, such as grinding and polishing
• how to attach jewellery findings to glass

At the end of the class you should be able to take home a finished pendant (or two) and a pair of earrings of your own design. You are welcome to bring your own ideas or follow a pre-designed project. The skills that you will learn in this class will help you start making your own glass jewellery at home or in a studio setting.

The workshop is suitable for beginners and improvers. Tools, materials and refreshments will be provided, but please bring an apron with you.

To inquire or book a place, please email 523.glassart@gmail.com

Learn to Crochet

Saturday 7 March
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A fun workshop for anyone interesting in learning how to crochet!

‘Crochet’ uses a hook and yarn to make items such as clothing, blankets, toys or accessories. In this beginners workshop we will be making a small basket, perfect for storing trinkets!

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners! We will be going through basic hook techniques and the different types of yarns that you may use.

In this relaxed 3 hour workshop you will be introduced to the equipment needed for crochet and learn both a commonly used crochet stitch and how to crochet ‘in the round’. You will also learn how to follow a pattern which uses UK terminology.

Materials Required:

1 Ball of chunky wool
1 Crochet hook – Size 5mm – 6mm
2 or 3 Stitch markers (ensure they have a fastening and you can open them rather than the ones used for knitting which are solid!)
When purchasing materials for this workshop in my shop, please mention the workshop you are attending and you will recieve a 10% discount on the required bits and bobs.

All workshops are held in my dye studio (which is near the shop). After booking you will be emailed with the details on how to access the building. Please note payment is required to book in to this workshop, and is non-refundable.

Book online: https://gingertwiststudio.com/products/learn-to-crochet-saturday-7-march

Mindful Dotty Art for Wellbeing

Sunday 8 March
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

Crochet Granny Square

Sunday 8 March
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Beginners Welcome!

In this workshop we will be mastering the Granny Square – something that never goes out of fashion! Perfect if you are interested in making patchwork items such as blankets.

A fun workshop for anyone interesting in learning how to crochet! Suitable for beginners, whether you have never picked up a hook before, or just want to try something new.

In this relaxed 3 hour workshop you will learn how to:

Make a basic Granny Square
Hold and use a crochet hook
Follow a basic pattern
Change colours
Materials Required:

DK Yarn (2-3 colours)
Crochet hook – Size 4mm or 5mm
Scissors
When purchasing materials for this workshop in my shop, please mention the workshop you are attending and you will recieve a 10% discount on the required bits and bobs.

All workshops are held in my dye studio (which is near the shop). After booking you will be emailed with the details on how to access the building. Please note payment is required to book in to this workshop, and is non-refundable.

Book online: https://gingertwiststudio.com/products/crochet-granny-square-sunday-8-march

Upcycled Jewellery Making Class – Design & Repair

Sunday 8 March
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

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