What’s On

Feb 2019

Patchwork Hearts Cushion

Thursday 7 February
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Patchwork hearts is an easy embroidery workshop to show you how to upcycle old denim jeans and fabric scraps. Then you will turn them into a lovely new valentine-themed cushion.

Course description
Learn some easy machine embroidery techniques to use up scraps of fabrics. Then turn your embellished panel into hearts and applique them onto the denim patchwork squares. Finally, you’ll learn how to make an envelope cushion. Or you can make a wall-hanging instead.

Your patchwork hearts cushion will be completely unique and the envy of your friends. For other recycling projects, why not try Rags to Riches too?

Who is this aimed at?
Anyone who’d like to use their sewing machine creatively. Perhaps you’re bored with dressmaking, or small craft items and are looking for new craft ideas?

What will I learn?
How to make new fabric from scraps
Bonding and layering techniques
Using a basic sewing machine for embroidery
What threads you can use
Applique & patchwork techniques
How to make an envelope cushion (or you can back your panel to make a wall-hanging instead)

Must be pre-booked: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/patchwork-hearts-cushion/
Enquiries: jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369

Kids Sewing Course

Thursday 7 February
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This Kids Sewing Course level 1 will teach your child foundation sewing skills. And they will make some easy sewing projects.

At age 8-12, children have the mental capacity to learn the basic concepts and sufficient manual dexterity to operate a sewing machine. It’s actually the perfect age at which to learn. Sewing is an ideal creative activity for children. It develops their manual dexterity, hand/eye co-ordination, and encourages focus and concentration. Completing a sewing project from start to finish fosters a sense of accomplishment that can boost a child’s morale and self-confidence. And it’s really great fun! Plus it gives them a huge sense of achievement and self-worth.

Because they’re having such a great time, they don’t actually realise how many valuable sewing skills they are learning which will stay with them for life.

Taught by a lifelong sewist (since age 7) and degree-trained textile designer.

Must be pre-booked at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/kids-sewing-course-level-1-3/
Enquiries: jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369

Needlefelting - Birds Picture

Friday 8 February
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Needlefelted birds is a relaxed craft class to teach you the art of needlefelting. This is also known as dry felting or painting with wool. The best wool for needlefelting is merino wool tops which is soft and lustrous, and comes in beautiful glowing colours. Special barbed needles are used to push the fibres through into the backing cloth, like painting by numbers but with wool.

Who is this aimed at?
This textile workshop is suitable for everybody. It’s extremely relaxing. So if you’ve tried wet-felting and found it tiring and physical, then needlefelting, or dry-felting, is a more gentle alternative.

What will I learn?
how to transfer your chosen design or drawing to the backing fabric
the correct technique of holding the barbed needles
how to use the wool fibres to build up areas of colour
how to prick the fibres through the backing
blending the colours and building up layers of colour
adding further texture and interest using yarns and hand or machine embroidery

Course arrangements
All equipment and materials are provided. I also have a selection of images you can use, or you can bring your own picture to work from. You’ll need a clear image to fit in an A5 sized area. If you prefer, you can bring a photo of a favourite pet, or flower to recreate in needlefelt.

There will be a break for lunch during the day.

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

to book, go to: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/needlefelted-birds/

Stained Glass Skill classes. Advanced and intermediate

Tuesday 12 February
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.

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Pilates Classes

Tuesday 12 February
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

PILATES 4 ALL by Clare Shillinglaw

I run fun and friendly Pilates classes held in the Drawing Room, 3rd Floor on Tuesday evenings 5-6pm.

Pilates is amazing for improving posture, balance, flexibility and easing any muscle and joint niggles. Regular practice can help you build long and lean muscle, strengthen the core from within and relax the mind. It is suitable for a wide range of people, from beginners to professional sportspeople, and including pregnant women and seniors so please come along!

Intuitive Painting Course

Tuesday 12 February
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Intuitive painting is a powerful spiritual and creative practice designed to connect people with their intuition, and inner guidance”

The classes combine intuitive painting, meditation and writing. They provide a safe and positive space for free expression, with the aim to develop an intuitive approach to the creative process. Art is used as a tool for pure self expression, healing and transformation.

Participants have the chance to work on any subject, emotion or thought they wish to explore through the process, however a general theme is always provided. A short guided meditation opens and closes the practice and helps to relax the mind and the body.

The course includes some introduction to the acrylic painting technique as well as some guidance through the creative process. No experience is required and all the materials will be provided.

WHEN: Tue 22nd of January – Tue 26th of February (6 weeks course) Please book your place by the 3rd of January.
WHERE: Edinburgh Palette, 151 London Rd, Edinburgh EH7 6AE
EXCHANGE: £130.00 All the materials are included. EARLY BIRDS till 21st of December! (£110.00)

For more informations and to book your space simply visit https://www.creativeflowart.com/intuitive-painting-class or phone 07556575645 (Elisa).

Kids Introductory Sewing Class

Wednesday 13 February
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Kids introductory sewing class will teach your child how to use a sewing machine.

At age 8-12, children have the mental capacity to learn the basic concepts and sufficient manual dexterity to operate a sewing machine. It’s actually the perfect age at which to learn. Sewing is an ideal creative activity for children. It develops their manual dexterity, hand/eye co-ordination, and encourages focus and concentration. Completing a sewing project from start to finish fosters a sense of accomplishment that can boost a child’s morale and self-confidence. And it’s really great fun! Plus it gives them a huge sense of achievement and self-worth.

In the Kids sewing class, numbers are limited so each child receive lots of attention and be carefully supervised.

Taught by a lifelong sewist since age 7, and degree-trained Textile Designer.

Must be pre-booked:
Enquiries: jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369

Dressmaking Course - 12 Weeks - Evenings

Wednesday 13 February
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 along the way 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

Course arrangements
A small class size (Maximum 4 students) ensures I’m able to give you lots of individual attention on your own choice of project, and I tailor your tuition accordingly.

Must be booked in advance at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/dressmaking-course-8/

Contact for enquiries: jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369

Kids sewing class - Owl Toys

Thursday 14 February
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Owl toys are easy sewing projects for children aged 8-12. And they are fun to do. They are made from small amounts of fabric, felt and buttons, and offer lots of opportunities for to develop kids craft skills.

Who is this aimed at?
Children must already have done an introductory sewing class to learn how to use a sewing machine. Ideally they will have completed the Kids Sewing Course Level 1 or the Kids Introductory Sewing Class, and be confident using a machine.

What will my child learn?
cutting fabrics using a pattern,
further sewing practice
working with felt
sewing on buttons
how to stuff soft toys
Sewing is an ideal creative activity for children. It develops their manual dexterity, hand/eye co-ordination, and encourages focus and concentration. Plus it gives them a huge sense of achievement and self-worth.

All fabrics and equipment are provided.

Taught by a lifelong sewist since age 7, and degree-trained textile designer.

Must be pre-booked: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/owl-toys-2/
Enquiries: jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369

Kids Sewing class - Hand Embroidery

Thursday 14 February
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hand Embroidery is a lovely creative activity for children to learn. In this sewing class for ages 8-12, we’ll be making a felt heart keychain. This is a lovely school holiday activity for children.

I learned to sew as a very young child. My earliest memories involve playing with fabric scraps. Sewing develops manual dexterity and excellent hand/eye coordination. It also stimulates a child’s imagination and creativity.

What will my child learn?
We’ll be learning some common hand embroidery stitches, combining felt and other fabrics to make a heart-shaped key chain charm and decorating it with ribbons and buttons

Sewing is an ideal creative activity for children. It develops their manual dexterity, hand/eye co-ordination, and encourages focus and concentration. Plus it gives them a huge sense of achievement and self-worth.

All fabrics and equipment provided.

Must be pre-booked: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/hand-embroidery/

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

Stained Glass Skill classes. Advanced and intermediate

Tuesday 19 February
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.

pilates image

Pilates Classes

Tuesday 19 February
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

PILATES 4 ALL by Clare Shillinglaw

I run fun and friendly Pilates classes held in the Drawing Room, 3rd Floor on Tuesday evenings 5-6pm.

Pilates is amazing for improving posture, balance, flexibility and easing any muscle and joint niggles. Regular practice can help you build long and lean muscle, strengthen the core from within and relax the mind. It is suitable for a wide range of people, from beginners to professional sportspeople, and including pregnant women and seniors so please come along!

Intuitive Painting Course

Tuesday 19 February
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Intuitive painting is a powerful spiritual and creative practice designed to connect people with their intuition, and inner guidance”

The classes combine intuitive painting, meditation and writing. They provide a safe and positive space for free expression, with the aim to develop an intuitive approach to the creative process. Art is used as a tool for pure self expression, healing and transformation.

Participants have the chance to work on any subject, emotion or thought they wish to explore through the process, however a general theme is always provided. A short guided meditation opens and closes the practice and helps to relax the mind and the body.

The course includes some introduction to the acrylic painting technique as well as some guidance through the creative process. No experience is required and all the materials will be provided.

WHEN: Tue 22nd of January – Tue 26th of February (6 weeks course) Please book your place by the 3rd of January.
WHERE: Edinburgh Palette, 151 London Rd, Edinburgh EH7 6AE
EXCHANGE: £130.00 All the materials are included. EARLY BIRDS till 21st of December! (£110.00)

For more informations and to book your space simply visit https://www.creativeflowart.com/intuitive-painting-class or phone 07556575645 (Elisa).

Dressmaking Course - 12 Weeks - Evenings

Wednesday 20 February
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 along the way 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

Course arrangements
A small class size (Maximum 4 students) ensures I’m able to give you lots of individual attention on your own choice of project, and I tailor your tuition accordingly.

Must be booked in advance at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/dressmaking-course-8/

Contact for enquiries: jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369

Rags to Bags- Creative Textile Workshop

Thursday 21 February
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

From rags to bags – textile recycling at its most glamorous! This workshop was developed from my extremely popular ‘Rags to Riches’ except you get to make a gorgeous little evening bag. Usually only run at Christmas-time, but now so popular, I’ve rolled it out for the rest of the year too. These embroidered bags are the perfect accessory to a wedding outfit, or for a special holiday night out.

Who is this aimed at?
You need to have basic sewing experience. We will use basic utility stitches of a sewing machine in a creative way to make a one-off individual embroidered bag so you don’t need a ‘fancy’ machine nor any art or drawing experience.

What will I learn?
-how to repurpose old clothing, household textiles, and scraps of trimmings
-use the utility stitches of a basic sewing machine for decorative effects
-learn how to use metallic transfer foils to add a bit of bling.
– make a lovely little evening bag in your choice of two styles offered.

Must be pre-booked at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/rags-to-bags-3/
Enquiries: 0773 939 7369

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