Workshops

Glass Jewellery Making Class

Glass Jewellery Making Class

Saturday 29 January
10:30 am - 4:00 pm

There is nothing better for overcoming the winter blues than making something amazing with your own hands. If you love glass and would like to design and create few pieces of your own unique jewellery, then this class is for you. You don’t need any prior skills or knowledge, just imagination and creativity.
We will use colorful glass, which incorporates metals and is perfect for making sparkling jewellery, and both a microwave and a larger glass kiln.

In this workshop you will learn:
• the basics of fusing glass
• how to cut and layer glass in preparation for fusing
• how to fuse glass in a kiln
• post-fusing processing, such as grinding and polishing
• attaching jewellery findings to glass

At the end of the workshop you should be able to take home a finished pendant (or two) and a pair of earrings (or two) of your own design. You are welcome to bring your own ideas or follow a pre-designed project. The skills that you will learn will help you start making glass jewellery at home or in a studio setting. Tools, and materials will be provided, but please bring an apron with you.

To inquire or book, please email Irina to: 523.glassart@gmail.com

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+)

Rags to Riches- a creative fabric upcycling workshop

Rags to Riches- a creative fabric upcycling workshop

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

Rags to Riches

Rags to Riches  – creative textile upcycling is its most glamorous. Learn two easy ways to make your own unique fabrics from scraps. This is a real stash-busting workshop. Bring any pieces of fabrics and trims you have; the glitzier, the better.

What’s included:
• 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.
• use free-motion embroidery to make a gorgeous quilted fabric
• gain ideas how you can use your new fabrics as cushion panels, evening bags or notebook covers.

Rags to Riches is a ‘techniques’-based workshop. You will learn two different ways to make new fabrics using some simple textile design methods. I’ll show you examples of items I’ve made using these fabrics so you can get some ideas how to use your fabrics.

Uses for your embroidered fabrics:
The fabrics also make lovely cards, jewellery , to cover gift boxes or as ‘wearable art’. If you have any scraps of fabrics, ribbons, trims, or old clothes you’d like to use, then please bring them along. Small colourful print patterns work well, as do satins, velvets, lace and brocade to add a touch of luxury. These techniques are perfect for creating a ‘memory quilt’ or a ‘memory cushion’. So you could bring along old clothing from your children or another family member. Why not use Gran’s blouse or silk scarves, or Dad’s favourite tie?

Sewing machines and materials are provided. If you bring your own machine, you’ll also need a darning/free-motion embroidery foot.

This workshop is run by Jen Skedd of Artisan Stitch.  Jen is a lifelong sewist and trained Textile Designer/Artist. She has been sewing for over 40 years and has held teaching and mentoring roles for 25 years.

Level: Improvers onwards (Basic sewing machine experience required)
Duration: 10am-4pm

Book here. Enquiries to jen@artisanstitch.co.uk

Untutored Life Drawing

Untutored Life Drawing

Monday 7 February
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+)

Cushion-making with Zips and Piping

Cushion-making with Zips and Piping

Friday 11 February
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cushion-making with Zips and Piping

Shop-bought furnishing can be expensive but why pay out when cushion-making is actually quite easy. 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.

Course Description

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.

Artisan Stitch has won a Certificate of Excellence for Best Sewing Classes in Edinburgh. In 2020, they won the UK Enterprise Award for Best Sewing Classes, followed by Best Private Sewing Education & Tuition in 2021. Jen has over 40 years of sewing experience and more than 25 years in a teaching role.

Who is this aimed at?

Intermediate sewists. You need to have confident sewing machine skills.

What will I learn?

  • planning your design
  • matching patterns
  • measuring & cutting your fabric
  • 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

Course arrangements

Fabric is provided so you can practice before making your own cushion at home. Sewing machines are also available in the studio but you can bring your own if you prefer.  Please also remember your power cable/foot control, accessories, bobbins, spare needles, and instruction manual. You’ll also need a zip foot, plus possible a piping foot, depending on the make of your machine.

Duration: 10am – 4pm.  There will be a break for lunch.

Places are limited so you must book your place in advance. To book, go to:  Cushion – making.  Enquiries to jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369

Introduction to Sewing - Evening Class

Introduction to Sewing - Evening Class

Friday 11 February - Friday 18 February
6:15 pm - 8:45 pm

Everything you need to learn to successfully and confidently set up a sewing machine and start sewing – plus make yourself a cushion cover with your new found skills! £55pp all materials included.

This sewing class in Edinburgh will help you become familiar with the basics of machine sewing and help you build your confidence using a domestic sewing machine before moving on to a simple sewing project after which you can graduate onto another intermediate course offered by Edinburgh Sewcial Club.

During the course you will:
– Learn about threading the sewing machine, winding & inserting bobbin
– Build confident driving skills
– Learn about fabric qualities and various machine stitches
– Utilising the skills learned for a small project – envelope cushion cover

First timer sewer? Don’t worry, this beginner-friendly Edinburgh craft class will take a leisurely approach so that you have time to soak in all the information and put your knowledge into practice.

Class sizes are also kept small to ensure everyone can learn at their own pace and receive ample one-to-one tutor time – as well as being covid safe.

This is a great class to meet new like-minded creative folks and also spend time with friends.

Once you have completed this beginners class you will be able to confidently move on to an intermediate sewing class or a dressmaking class to progress further your newfound skills.

At the end of this full-day / evening course, you’ll have mastered the basics and will have completed a small project as well. With your new sewing skills under your belt and your completed cushion, you’ll feel confident in your abilities and eager to get started on more sewing projects!

This class is run over 2 evenings.

hop onto the E.S.C. website for more details and links for booking to reserve your place.

https://www.edinburghsewingclasses.uk/introduction-to-sewing

Untutored Life Drawing

Untutored Life Drawing

Monday 14 February
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+)

Kids Learn to Sew Class

Kids Learn to Sew Class

Friday 18 February
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Let your kids learn to sew in this short session for the half-term break

Kids Learn to Sew Class

Kids Learn to Sew Class

Friday 18 February
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Kids Learn to sew class: Encourage your child’s creativity and let them learn how to use a sewing machine safely and confidently.

Sashiko Embroidery Workshop

Sashiko Embroidery Workshop

Saturday 19 February
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Come along and explore the beautiful world of Japanese Sashiko embroidery. An extremely mindful, ancient, mending craft.

At this relaxing embroidery class, you will be guided through stitching techniques as you explore the traditions,history and symbolism within this ancient craft as well as creating a gorgeous sashiko design of your own.

Let your creativity flow as you create something unique to you, using the sashiko techniques learned.
Complete beginner’s and upwards welcome – no previous hand stitching experience necessary.

Class sizes are kept small to ensure we are covid safe and allow you plenty time to learn at your own pace.

Book your place here:
https://www.edinburghsewingclasses.uk/copy-of-embroidery-2

1 2 3 4 5 6

Share: