What’s On

Feb 2019

Monoprinting for Stitch

Friday 22 February
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monoprinting for stitch is a fun workshop to learn some easy textile art skills. It’s aimed at patchworkers, quilters and aspiring textile artists and crafters. If you’ve not tried Mono-printing, then you’ll not know what you’re missing. But take it from me, it’s a whole heap of fun and it’s much easier than it looks. It’s a great way of creating your own designs to inspire embroidery and collage. So if you like quilting, patchwork or any form of fabric craft, then why not give it a go? It’s also a really quick way of creating decorative papers for cardmaking.

What will I learn?
Firstly, I’ll show you how to make your own mark-making tools and printing blocks using everyday items. I love to use ‘found’ objects from nature, such as feathers and leaves. These unique marks will enable you to totally personalize your work. Then I’ll demonstrate various mono-printing techniques to create colour and pattern on paper or fabric. You will then spend some time creating your own collection of printed materials (papers and/or fabrics). Finally, we’ll look at how colour and pattern can inspire stitch. You can use hand or machine embroidery to further embellish your work. You could collage or piece your fabrics together to produce a totally unique cushion, bag or wallhanging/quilt. This class will free you from having to buy commercial printed fabrics. It will add a whole new dimension to your work. It’s the easiest way to learn how to design your own unique artworks.

Course arrangements
When you come to Mono-printing for Stitch and see how easy and fun it is to make your own gorgeous collage materials, you won’t want to buy fabric ever again.

All the printing materials and equipment are provided but I’ll advise the paper/fabric requirements when you book.

Enquiries: jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369. to book, go to: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/monoprinting-for-stitch-3/

Stained Glass Skill classes. Advanced and intermediate

Tuesday 26 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 26 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 26 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 27 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

Cushion-making with zips and piping

Thursday 28 February
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Would you like to freshen up your home for the Spring? A couple of new cushions can make a big difference and are probably all you need.

Shop-bought cushions can be expensive but why pay out when they are actually quite easy to make. Learn how to make professional looking cushions with zips and piping to match your furnishings and you’ll never need to buy a cushion again.

I’ll show you how to sew in a zip – a foundation sewing skill.

Then we’ll look at a variety of decorative details such as piping, frills and flanges.

Piping is covered in bias binding so the workshop will include how to make your own bias-binding too. That way it’ll coordinate with your other fabrics. Or you can use shop-bought.

Then you’ll design and make your own cushion cover.

What will I learn?

-measuring & cutting your fabric including pattern placement
-inserting a zip (standard lapped-style zip or a concealed zip)
-making your own bias binding to coordinate with your cushion fabric
-adding the piping
-completing the cushion
-finishing touches to give a professional look to your unique cushion

Pre-book: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/cushions-zips-piping-5/

Contact: jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or  07739 397369

Mar 2019

Free-Motion Embroidery using Dissolving Fabrics

Friday 1 March
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn how to create delicate fabrics, lace effects and 3D items using stitch on dissolvable fabrics. Pieces can be crafted to apply to garments or other stitched pieces to build layers, give texture and depth. Jewellery can be stitched too for stunning and individual but featherweight items.

Then learn to make gorgeous little bowls and other vessels using fabric scraps and dissolving fabrics.

You should have free-motion embroidery experience and ideally have taken the original ‘Free-Motion Embroidery’ workshop to learn the foundation techniques.

Must be pre-booked : https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/free-motion-embroidery-dissolvable-fabrics/

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

Know Your Overlocker

Saturday 2 March
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Know your overlocker – 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.

What will I learn?
Know what all the parts do
How to thread it and obtain the correct tension
Sewing knitted fabrics
Basic edging and seaming operations using 2, 3 & 4 threads
Flatlock and blind hemming
How to add decoration to your clothes
The afternoon session will give you time to review and practise the techniques covered in the morning.

You must be able to bring your own 4-thread overlocker.

Must be pre-booked: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/know-your-overlocker-8/

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

Stained Glass Skill classes. Advanced and intermediate

Tuesday 5 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.

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Pilates Classes

Tuesday 5 March
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!

Dressmaking Course - 12 Weeks - Evenings

Wednesday 6 March
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

Creative Machine Embellishing

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

Creative machine embellishing will teach you how to use your embellishing machine in ways you’ve probably not explored yet. Embellishers are also known as felting machines, and they work using barbed needles to ‘felt’ fabrics and fibres. You can create interesting coloured and textured surfaces to use on their own, or as a base for free-motion embroidery.

Who is this aimed at?
Anyone who hasn’t been able to fully-exploit the creative potential in needlefelting using their embellisher machine.

What will I learn?
Lots of ways to make different needlefelted surfaces for textile art and decorative projects:

how to use wool roving to add decoration to clothes
making felt fabric from merino wool tops
add texture to non-wool fabrics
add decoration to plain chiffon scarfs
creating new fabrics from fabric and felt scraps, and thread trimmings
creating braids and trims
how embellishing machines can be used to make surfaces as a base for hand or machine embroidery
easy felting project: how to make a needlebook using needle-felting.
learn how to create natural textures such as bark, stone & water using textiles

Course arrangements
You will need to bring your own embellisher machine.

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

To book, go to: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/machine-embellishing/

Stained Glass Skill classes. Advanced and intermediate

Tuesday 12 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.

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Pilates Classes

Tuesday 12 March
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!

Dressmaking Course - 12 Weeks - Evenings

Wednesday 13 March
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

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