Workshops

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

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+)

Untutored Life Drawing

Untutored Life Drawing

Monday 21 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+)

Dressmaking course

Dressmaking course

Wednesday 23 February - Wednesday 30 March
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

dressmaking course – learn how to make our own clothes

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Wednesday 23 February - Wednesday 30 March
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn to use a sewing machine confidently, and lots of foundation sewing skills

Dressmaking Techniques

Dressmaking Techniques

Wednesday 23 February - Wednesday 30 March
6:30 pm - 8:30 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.

Curtain-making class

Curtain-making class

Friday 25 February
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn to make your own professional-looking curtains

Untutored Life Drawing

Untutored Life Drawing

Monday 28 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+)

Untutored Life Drawing

Untutored Life Drawing

Monday 7 March
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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