What’s On

Mar 2020

Get Creative With Fused Glass

Saturday 21 March
11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Have you ever tried fusing glass? It is fun and utterly addictive. In this workshop you will learn how this is done and give it a go. You can make a beautiful glass bowl, colorful suncatcher or something else that has a personal meaning to you. If you already have basic skills, you can work on your desired project or learn new techniques.

Kiln-formed or fused glass is a craft known since ancient times and has been used for making jewellery and vessels. Through the ages, the craft of fusing glass was largely forgotten until it was re-discovered in the 1950-ties. Currently, fusing glass is a popular hobby as well as a distinct and versatile art form.

Fusing glass enables individual pieces to be transformed into a single object when they are put together and exposed to high temperature in a kiln. Depending on the temperature used, different textures and other interesting visual effects can be achieved. Furthermore, placing the glass into a mould or on a prop can produce three-dimensional forms with varying complexity.

In this workshop you will:

• learn the basics of fusing glass
• become skilled in cutting glass and assembling simple forms
• learn how to achieve desired textures and other effects
• design and make your own glass objects to take home

Note that your creations will not be ready at the end of the workshop, but will be available to collect from the studio 2-3 days after the workshop. Tools and materials will be provided.

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

Knitting Tips & Tricks

Saturday 21 March
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A relaxed workshop is which you will learn and try out some handy tips and tricks to finish your knitting like a pro AND fix mistakes!

You will learn how to:

  • Pick up a dropped stitches in stocking and garter stitch
  • Mattress stitch
  • Grafting
  • 3-needle bind off
  • Picking up stitches for a button band

Materials required:

  • Double knitting or Aran weight wool
  • Suitable needles for your wool (either circular or straight)
  • Crochet hook around the same size as your needles or slightly smaller
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors

Homework: Please prepare 3 swatches for the workshop (cast on approx 35 stitches) and leave the work on the needle, DO NOT bind off. Please do 1 swatch in garter stitch (knit every row), and 2 should be in stocking stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row).

Book online: https://gingertwiststudio.com/products/knitting-tips-tricks-saturday-21-march

New Beginnings - Intuitive Painting & Meditation

Saturday 21 March
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Welcome the energies of the Spring and explore all its gifts! Together we will make a little journey supported by the teachings of the Medicine Wheel and will explore the East direction, the energy of Spring and new beginnings. The energy of the rising sun will be our guide and the sight of the eagle will further our inner vision. Through guided imagery, intuitive painting, and journaling we will listen to the season and connect with its deepest rhythm.

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

Where: Creativeflow Studio 5.03, 5th floor Edinburgh Palette, 151 London Rd, Edinburgh EH7 6AE

When: Saturday the 21st of March, 3-5pm

Exchange: £22.00 per person (£18.00 Concession). All the materials will be provided: acrylic paints, paper, paintbrushes, aprons, towels, sponges, etc.

Everyone is welcome and no experience in painting or meditation is required.

To book your space simply visit https://www.creativeflowart.com/new-beginnings

If you require any further information phone/text 07556575645 or email creativeflowarte@gmail.com

Steeking: Learn to Cut Your Knitting

Sunday 22 March
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn to cut your knitted fabric! Steeking is a traditional technique which allows you to knit something in the round that would normally be knit flat. For example, this technique would be used to knit a jumper in the round, then cut down the middle to transform it into a cardigan. Magic! In this relaxed 3 hour workshop Vala will take you through the way in which you secure your knitting, make the cut and finish it off. The 2 swatches will give you the opportunity to try it out twice, time allowing.

Materials Required:

  • 2 stocking stitch swatches in non-superwash wool measuring approximately 15cm square. Please purl 1, knit 1, purl 1 on the middle 3 stitches. This will create a clear channel in which to make your steek
  • Extra yarn for making the steek (at least 20 grams)
  • Crochet hook in the same or similar size you what you used to knit your swatches with
  • Scissors

When purchasing materials for this workshop at Ginger Twist Studio, 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/steeking-learn-to-cut-your-knitting-sunday-22-march

Level 1 yoga class

Monday 23 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

Stained Glass Skill classes. Advanced and intermediate

Tuesday 24 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 24 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

MYO Beeswax Wraps Class - Join the Zero Waste Revolution

Wednesday 25 March
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

Simply Singing

Wednesday 25 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.

Refresher Sewing Class

Friday 27 March
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you used to sew but have got a bit rusty, then this 1-day sewing workshop will be a useful refresher to brush up your sewing and dressmaking techniques. I’ll take you through some common sewing tasks that you’ll need if you’d like to start sewing again, and throw in all the tips I’ve learned in my sewing experience.

Level 2: Beginners – Improvers. You should have done some sewing before but need a reminder of the foundation techniques.

Who is this aimed at?

Anyone who needs to refresh their sewing techniques. If you need a reminder of how to thread your machine, wind bobbins and understand sewing machine tension. Or you could consider one of my Beginners courses which are covers these topics and many attendees are taking them as a refresher.

What will I learn?

I’ll take you through some common sewing tasks that you’ll need if you’d like to start dressmaking again. Plus there’s plenty of my tips to help you achieve a professional finish to your dressmaking projects.

The Refresher Sewing Class will cover:

  • a reminder of how to thread your machine and wind bobbins
  • how to sew neat, accurate seams
  • different seam types and when to use them
  • how to take up hems
  • various methods of neatening raw edges
  • trimming and pressing
  • edgestitching and topstitching to create impact.
  • how to sew in a zip
  • how to make buttonholes using your sewing machine

The list above are all common dressmaking techniques if you want to achieve a neat-looking finish to your sewing projects.  You may have forgotten how to do these, or perhaps you haven’t learned these before? In addition, if there’s a technique that you can’t seem to get to grips with, then please let me know in advance of the class, and I’ll try to cover it if there’s time.  You will make samples of most of these techniques, and will have notes to take away so you will be able to use these as a reference for your future sewing.

In addition, I’ll tell you about how to choose the best needle for your sewing project, the different types of thread you can use etc, and lots of other information that you’ll need to start sewing again.

Course arrangements

All materials are supplied. Sewing machines are available but you may prefer to bring your own. If so, please bring your accessories (presser feet), bobbins, and the instruction manual. Please also check that you have your power cable/foot control. You’ll need a notebook, and a pair of small embroidery scissors for trimming.

Artisan Stitch has recently won a Certificate of Excellence and is rated Best sewing classes in Edinburgh.  Tutor, Jen has over 40 years sewing experience and over 20 years in a tutoring role.

For Enquiries, call 0773 939 7369 or E-mail jen@artisanstitch.co.uk.

Must be pre-booked at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/refresher-sewing-class/

Beginners Sewing Day

Saturday 28 March
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This special Beginners Sewing Day is  a quick and easy introduction to sewing for parents and children. It provides the starting point to learn some foundation sewing techniques together. 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?

Adults and children 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
  • An easy sewing project. (You will need to bring your choice of fabric. I’ll tell you what you’ll need when you book)

Price is for 1 Adult and 1 child aged between 8-12.

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/beginners-sewing-day/

For further information, call  0773 939 739 or e-mail jen@artisanstitch.co.uk

Learn Fair Isle Knitting

Saturday 28 March
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

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/fair-isle-saturday-28-march?_pos=1&_sid=67ade530e&_ss=r

Miniature Landscape Embroidery Class

Sunday 29 March
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

A new class for the Edinburgh Sewcial Club.

This class will teach you basic embroidery stitches to create beautiful landscape art – whether you are in the studio, at home, hiking, out and about or traveling you can create gorgeous memories of scenes – an amazing keepsake or gift – a fabric postcard!

A social class where you will meet lots of other creative folks looking to learn new skills.

Tutor, Beth, will share her embroidery and travel experiences whilst teaching you stitches, composition, colour blending and more!

All materials are included as well as tea, coffee, light snacks and hoops to take your beautiful landscape design home.

Spaces limited – please reserve your place here:

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4520981

Cable Knitting

Sunday 29 March
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Have you ever been amazed by a jumper full of cables and texture? This technique is traditional, stunning and makes for a cosy garment or accessory. You will work on a cowl in the round with cables and learn how to knit this beautiful texture from a chart.

Materials Required

100grams of Aran weight wool
5.0mm cicular needle (40cm)
Cable Needle
Stitch marker

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/cable-knitting

Photos by Vala.

Level 1 yoga class

Monday 30 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

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