Workshops

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Wednesday 12 January - Wednesday 16 February
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Beginners sewing course XL is an extended version of the classic Beginners sewing course, and has become my most popular course. It is a 6-week evening course, so there’s two extra projects to make. This extra sewing practice makes a huge difference to your sewing skill and confidence.

It is a good starting point to learn expert sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects. It’s also a great refresher if you’ve not sewn for a while. 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  all the different presser feet are for and you’ll learn how to measure and cut fabric.

Artisan Stitch is run by Jen Skedd, who is a life-long sewist and degree-trained Textile Designer and Artist. They hold a Certificate of Excellence and are rated ‘Best sewing classes in Edinburgh’ and ‘Best Private Sewing Education & Training Provider’.

Better Dressmaking Course

Better Dressmaking Course

Thursday 13 January
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This Better Dressmaking summer school course is packed with tips and techniques to help you improve the fit and finish of your home-sewn clothes.

Teens Dressmaking course

Teens Dressmaking course

Thursday 13 January
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

teens dressmaking course – teaches 12-15 year olds learn how to make their own clothes

Free-Motion Embroidery

Free-Motion Embroidery

Friday 14 January
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Find out why Free-Motion Embroidery is the new must-do craft craze.

Untutored Life Drawing

Untutored Life Drawing

Monday 17 January
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Drawing the figure with a mix of short, long and some sustained poses.

For those with some experience who are looking to practice and experiment.

Bring your own materials, easels are provided.

Drop in classes but booking is essential: makinggathering@gmail.com

Nudity (suitable for 16+)

Zero Waste Home - Beeswax Food Wraps

Zero Waste Home - Beeswax Food Wraps

Tuesday 18 January
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Zero Waste Home series.
Learn a new sustainable living skill. Make & take home 3 food wraps.
An in-person class delivered in a sanitized environment.

This class runs regularly. We’re happy to run a personalized class for you in-person, at your location or online.

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.

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.

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.

Please book here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/ecoart-27913191099
or contact Rose on rose@ecoartcharity.org

Know Your Overlocker

Know Your Overlocker

Friday 21 January
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Many overlocker owners are frightened to take them out the box, or only use them for neatening edges. Yet they can do so much more…

Untutored Life Drawing

Untutored Life Drawing

Monday 24 January
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Drawing the figure with a mix of short, long and some sustained poses.

For those with some experience who are looking to practice and experiment.

Bring your own materials, easels are provided.

Drop in classes but booking is essential: makinggathering@gmail.com

Nudity (suitable for 16+)

Beginners Sewing Course XL - 2 days

Beginners Sewing Course XL - 2 days

Friday 28 January - Saturday 29 January
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Beginners sewing course XL is an extended version of the classic Beginners sewing course. It is a 2-day course, so there’s two extra projects to make. This extra sewing practice makes a huge difference to your sewing skill and confidence.

It is a good starting point to learn expert sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects. It’s also a great refresher if you’ve not sewn for a while. 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.

Untutored Life Drawing

Untutored Life Drawing

Monday 31 January
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Drawing the figure with a mix of short, long and some sustained poses.

For those with some experience who are looking to practice and experiment.

Bring your own materials, easels are provided.

Drop in classes but booking is essential: makinggathering@gmail.com

Nudity (suitable for 16+)

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