Workshops

Stained Glass Skill classes. Advanced and intermediate

Tuesday 27 August
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 27 August
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!

Embodying Nature

Embodying Nature - Intuitive Painting & Meditation Course

Tuesday 27 August
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The four weeks course will focus on the connection with nature and will use the four elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air) to journey through different aspects of the Self. When we embody nature we are free to be who we are and can connect with the deepest and sacred part of ourselves. Through guided imagery, intuitive painting, and free writing we will gently explore our lives, creating the space to let go the old and welcome the new.

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

When: Tuesday 6th Aug – Tuesday 27th Aug, 6-8pm

Exchange: £86.00 per person (£72.00 Concession). All the materials will be provided: acrylic paints, paper, paintbrushes, aprons, towels, sponges, etc. The classes are for you if you have never painted before, but are also for you if you have some experience and simply wish to explore the creative process within a positive and supportive environment.

Everyone is welcome and no experience in painting or meditation is required. To book your space simply visit https://www.creativeflowart.com/intuitive-painting-class or phone/text 07556575645

Flow Pilates Class 8 week Autumn Block

Tuesday 27 August
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

Sewing With Knits

Wednesday 28 August
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sewing knit fabric with a domestic sewing machine can be tricky. But it’s really easy with an overlocker. Many people who have overlockers only use them to neaten the edges of their work but they can do so much more. This short class will show you how to construct a garment, in this case a versatile tunic, almost entirely on an overlocker. I designed this tunic/dress myself as I couldn’t find anything I liked in the shops. It’s a style I’ve since made over and over. I now have about 5 of them in varying lengths. It’s an easy-to-wear, easy to wash item that has become a staple of my wardrobe and I can’t be without.

It has a flattering curved empire line waist, flaring softly to the hem. Wear this short tunic over trousers or leggings. But when you’ve made one, you’ll be able to make a flirty knee-length or an elegant mid-calf length dress. The sleeves are short and there’s a scoop neck. Being able to sew this T-short style band is a really useful technique to know when you are sewing knit fabric.

Who is this aimed at?
Competent sewists who would like to be able to save time and sew entire garments on their overlocker.

What will I learn?
Tips on sewing using knit fabric
sewing sleeves using the flat insertion method
t-shirt band necklines
hem treatments

Project: make a tunic

Course arrangements
You must be competent using an overlocker and be able to bring your own overlocker to the class. You can do some finishing off with a conventional sewing machine but I have these in the studio. I’ve designed this class to be a follow-on from my very popular ‘Know Your Overlocker’ class. If you are not sure about sewing with an overlocker, then please try that class first.

Artisan Stitch has won a Certificate of Excellence for Best Sewing Classes in Edinburgh. Jen has over 40 years sewing experience and has spent over 20 of those in a training role

Must be pre-booked at https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/sewing-with-knits/
Enquiries to jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369

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/

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

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