What’s On

Aug 2019

Paper Fabric - Creative Textiles workshop

Friday 30 August
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Paper Fabric.  Is it paper? or is it fabric? How to use non-conventional materials in creative embroidery.

A fun mixed-media workshop to show you how to create embroidered textiles from paper and other non-conventional materials. A fabulous foundation textile art and craft skill.

Level: Improvers onwards (Basic Sewing Machine skills required but you will get the most enjoyment from this workshop if you can already do free-motion machine embroidery)

Paper Fabric is a fun textile workshop to show you how to create stunning stitched surfaces using paper and other non-conventional materials. Not everything you stitch on needs to be fabric. Contemporary embroidery has banished all the traditional methods and constrictions about what you can and can’t do.  I often include substances such as paper, plastic and metal in my mixed-media textile art. The aim of this creative embroidery class is to show you how to create unique embroidered textiles from ordinary printer paper, newspapers and magazines.

Who is this aimed at?

Embroiderers, budding textile artists, crafters, card-makers and quilters who are looking for something a bit different.

What will I learn?

We will:

  • create two or three designs by colouring plain white paper
  • use magazines and newspapers for further designs
  • learn bonding and laminating techniques to strengthen them for stitching
  • embroider our paper fabric using ordinary utility stitches on a sewing machine, or free motion embroidery
  • make a cover for a hard-backed notebook and discuss other ways to use our new ‘fabrics’ in textile art.

Course arrangements

No drawing skills are required, but we will be using pastels and paint to colour the paper so you may want to bring an apron to protect your clothes. I’ll let you know what to bring once you’ve booked. Sewing machines are provided.

If you prefer to bring your own machine, you will need a darning foot suitable for the make and model of your machine.  Please also remember to bring bobbins and the power cable/foot control.

You could also use hand embroidery to embellish your creative textiles so you’ll need a basic embroidery kit of needles, hand embroidery cottons or other threads and yarns, and a pair of small embroidery scissors.

You can also bring a hardbacked diary or notebook if you want to make a cover for it.

Enquiries to: 0773 939 7369 or e-mail jen@artisanstitch.co.uk

Must be pre-booked: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/paper-fabric/

Playtime yoga for kids: 5-8 years old

Friday 30 August
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

In this playful yoga class children will learn yoga poses, breathing, and relaxation exercises which cultivate a calm mind, increase strength and flexibility, improve gross and fine motor skills, improve concentration, and help them understand how to identify and manage their feelings. Fun music will be incorporated into this class and each class end will end with a period of relaxation.

Kids 5-8 years old on Fridays at 15.30-16.15

Kids 8-11 years old on Fridays at 16.30-17.15

From 23rd August till 27th September

Book now: giada@invisiblecaims.com

Drop in: £8

3 classes: £22

6 classes: £45

https://invisiblecaims.com/playtime-yoga-for-kids/

Playtime yoga for kids: 8-11 years old

Friday 30 August
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

In this playful yoga class children will learn yoga poses, breathing, and relaxation exercises which cultivate a calm mind, increase strength and flexibility, improve gross and fine motor skills, improve concentration, and help them understand how to identify and manage their feelings. Fun music will be incorporated into this class and each class end will end with a period of relaxation.

Kids 5-8 years old on Fridays at 15.30-16.15

Kids 8-11 years old on Fridays at 16.30-17.15

From 23rd August till 27th September

Book now: giada@invisiblecaims.com

Drop in: £8

3 classes: £22

6 classes: £45

https://invisiblecaims.com/playtime-yoga-for-kids/

Sep 2019

Beginning Cables

Sunday 1 September
11:00 am - 2:15 pm

Have you ever looked at cables and thought “WOW I wish I could do that”? Well, now you can! Or you will be able to after taking this workshop. Join MrHugzz as he delves into the mysteries of his favourite texture! In this workshop you’ll learn how to make cables and start on the path to understanding them fully! You’ll learn the basic principles to their creation as well as how to read the patterns for their creation – both charts and written. You’ll find they are not as mysterious as they seem! Fully details on sign-up.

All workshops are held in the Ginger Twist Studio 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 available online: https://gingertwiststudio.com/collections/workshops/products/beginning-cables-sunday-1-september

15 THINGS EVERY KNITTER SHOULD KNOW

Sunday 1 September
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

“Looking back at my 20+ years of knitting (pre-YouTube), there are many things I wish I had known going in! ”

Join MrHugzzz for this 90 minute lecture on 15 essential tips and techniques every knitter should know! From recognizing a crochet hook as your best friend to how to read charts of all kinds these skills are guaranteed to raise your knitting game. Fully details on sign-up.

If you would like to take both workshops on the 1 September, they are available for the combined price of £55!

All workshops are held in the Ginger Twist Studio 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 available online: https://gingertwiststudio.com/collections/workshops/products/15-things-every-knitter-should-know-sunday-1-september

1 to 1 Jewellery Skills

Monday 2 September
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

Meditative atelier

Monday 2 September
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Meditation is simply the creation of a nice space, it’s not achieving ecstasy, it’s slowing down and doing something with mindfulness but above all it starts from breathing. The way of breathing affects the way of thinking. And you won’t switched off your thoughts but your mind will become calmer. The process is not getting away from your mind, but accepting what’s happening without trying to fix our thoughts. We spend ⅓ of our life ruminating about past events, ⅓ illuding ourselves about future. We only have ⅓ left for present time. Meditation is simply being present. How? Starting from your body. If you feel deeply your body while it moves, you become present, because you are concentrated in what you are doing and so a natural status of meditation arises.

Take 45 minutes for yourself

Take 45 minutes to relax

No experience required

No crossed legs required, we will explore alternative ways

Mondays 6.00-6.45 pm

£6 booking required

2nd September

16th September

30th September

14th October

28th October

11th November

Book now   giada@invisiblecaims.com

https://invisiblecaims.com/meditative-atelier/

Stained Glass Skill classes. Advanced and intermediate

Tuesday 3 September
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.

Flow Pilates Class 8 week Autumn Block

Tuesday 3 September
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Matwork classes taught by experienced Body Control Pilates teacher Jyoti Sigouin.
They are fun and sociable, and kept to a maximum of 12 so everyone gets lots of the personal attention and correction that Body Control Pilates is renowned for.

In the Flow class, the flowing movement that makes Pilates such a joy comes to the fore, increasing your endurance and building strength and flexibility. As we introduce some of the advanced exercises from Joseph Pilates’ original classic mat you’ll also find your mind challenged by the more complex choreographed sequences. And there is lots of fun with the small equipment too!

For more info about all of my classes and to book your place please visit my website www.jyotipilates.co.uk

Any enquiries you can contact me on 07799 06 1407 or email info@jyotipilates.co.uk

Creative Atelier

Wednesday 4 September
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesdays 6.00-7.30 pm

4th September Stones painting

18th September Paint your wheel of life

2nd October Make your own fairy garden basket

16th October Salt Dough crafts

30th October Spin Art

13th November Make your own dreamcatcher

1 class £20

2 classes £38

3 classes £ 55

4 classes £ 75

5 classes £90

6 classes £105

(valid till December 2019, simply remember to book your spot before coming writing to giada)

Material included

No experience

Book now: giada@invisiblecaims.com

https://invisiblecaims.com/creative-atelier/

Know Your Overlocker

Thursday 5 September
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Overlockers are amazing machines that can stitch, trim and neaten seams all in one operation. Yet so few owners fully understand them or use them to their full potential. Most people who have overlockers only use them for neatening edges but they can do so much more. This workshop teaches you to get to know your overlocker.

Other functions include sewing in elastic and lace trims, creating decorative seams on sports and casual wear, rolled hems on evening wear, and making home furnishings. Not to mention being able to sew up jersey fabrics quicker and more neatly than your normal domestic sewing machine.

Make Your Own Wedding Rings

Friday 6 September
All Day

The dates are flexible, please contact tutor for availability:

Mirka: mail@mirkajaneckova.com​

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners. You will learn how to design and make your ring by using lost wax technique. First, you will play with different ideas and try various kinds of special waxes. You will learn basics of wax carving and sculpting. Then we decide on the final design which will be then casted in Sterling Silver (or other metal).

Workshop usually takes about 3 hours (but we won’t finish untill you are happy with your designs)​

All the material and tools will be provided.​

Finalised (casted, cleaned and finished) rings will be ready to pick up (or sent) in 3 weeks.​

It would be possible to make a different kind of jewellery such as bracelets or pendants to signify your relationship if you wish.​

Applique

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

This Applique cushion class will let you try out three different methods of applique. The methods are traditional raw edge (or zig-zag), free-motion embroidery, then reverse applique, sometimes known as ‘Cut through’.

Then choose your favourite method to create a unique picture panel, and make it into a lovely new cushion. Use your own design or one of mine, it’s up to you.

An applique cushion is an ideal upcycling project’s as you can use up pieces of old clothes. It’s also one way of using treasured family heirlooms.

Who is this aimed at?
Anyone who can already use a sewing machine and would like to explore its use for creative projects. Applique is a traditional textile art and is easy and fun to do to decorate clothes, bags, cushions, children’s bedding etc.

What will I learn?
how to plan a design for applique
how to prepare your fabric pieces
using bondaweb to secure your design before stitching
using zig-zag (satin stitch), free-motion embroidery and cut-through methods
making a cushion: envelope style or how to sew in a zip. You can make your applique design into a tote bag if you prefer.

Artisan Stitch has won a certificate of excellence for best sewing classes in Edinburgh. Jen has over 40 years of sewing experience, more than 20 years of those in a training role.

Must be pre-booked at https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/applique-cushion/

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

Playtime yoga for kids: 5-8 years old

Friday 6 September
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

In this playful yoga class children will learn yoga poses, breathing, and relaxation exercises which cultivate a calm mind, increase strength and flexibility, improve gross and fine motor skills, improve concentration, and help them understand how to identify and manage their feelings. Fun music will be incorporated into this class and each class end will end with a period of relaxation.

Kids 5-8 years old on Fridays at 15.30-16.15

Kids 8-11 years old on Fridays at 16.30-17.15

From 23rd August till 27th September

Book now: giada@invisiblecaims.com

Drop in: £8

3 classes: £22

6 classes: £45

https://invisiblecaims.com/playtime-yoga-for-kids/

Playtime yoga for kids: 8-11 years old

Friday 6 September
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

In this playful yoga class children will learn yoga poses, breathing, and relaxation exercises which cultivate a calm mind, increase strength and flexibility, improve gross and fine motor skills, improve concentration, and help them understand how to identify and manage their feelings. Fun music will be incorporated into this class and each class end will end with a period of relaxation.

Kids 5-8 years old on Fridays at 15.30-16.15

Kids 8-11 years old on Fridays at 16.30-17.15

From 23rd August till 27th September

Book now: giada@invisiblecaims.com

Drop in: £8

3 classes: £22

6 classes: £45

https://invisiblecaims.com/playtime-yoga-for-kids/

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