Workshops

Boogie Bounce

Wednesday 31 October
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Boogie Bounce Xtreme programme is FAB, FUN, FUNKY AND FAT BURNING. It is a complete exercise programme on a mini trampoline, with a safety bar, choreographed to chart-topping inspiring music which includes an extremely effective cardio section, and really powerful bums, tums and thighs section too! Every muscle in the body is worked. EVEN THE FACIAL MUSCLES!

Boogie Bounce uses High-Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T) techniques to maximise the most effective fat burning process in the cardio section, whilst using the pliable surface of the mat to perform a range of core stability exercises, thus engaging more of the deep core muscles. The programmes have been a hit since 1996 with countless success stories from regular attendees amazed at the ‘all over’ health and fitness results achieved.

Our 45/50 minutes classes are designed to promote a fun, party-like atmosphere with inspiring music. Our instructors are all qualified and understand the different fitness needs of an individual and want to encourage all shapes and sizes and all walks of life to our classes. Our instructors tailor their classes to suit their attendees and are highly motivational in helping individuals achieve their long-term fitness goals.

Dressmaking Course - evenings

Wednesday 31 October
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wednesday evenings 7pm-9pm for 12 weeks

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’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
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 Dressmaking course, I’ll be focussing on teaching you lots of professional tips and technique. So your clothes won’t look ‘Homemade’, but ‘Handmade’. No-one will believe you made them yourself.

A small class size (Maximum 4 students) ensure I’m able to give you lots of individual attention. Students work on their own choice of project, and I tailor your tuition accordingly.

Book at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/dressmaking-course-6/

Dressmaking Course - Evenings

Wednesday 31 October
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.

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Thursday 1 November
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This Beginners Sewing Course 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.

I’ve been sewing since I was a child and that’s a lot of years experience. During that time, I’ve made every mistake in the book and learnt how to avoid them. Now you can benefit from my mistakes and learn to sew like a pro as I share my expert tips. I wish I’d known all this stuff when I started to sew.

What will I learn?

Boogie Bounce

Thursday 1 November
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Boogie Bounce Xtreme programme is FAB, FUN, FUNKY AND FAT BURNING. It is a complete exercise programme on a mini trampoline, with a safety bar, choreographed to chart-topping inspiring music which includes an extremely effective cardio section, and really powerful bums, tums and thighs section too! Every muscle in the body is worked. EVEN THE FACIAL MUSCLES!

Boogie Bounce uses High-Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T) techniques to maximise the most effective fat burning process in the cardio section, whilst using the pliable surface of the mat to perform a range of core stability exercises, thus engaging more of the deep core muscles. The programmes have been a hit since 1996 with countless success stories from regular attendees amazed at the ‘all over’ health and fitness results achieved.

Our 45/50 minutes classes are designed to promote a fun, party-like atmosphere with inspiring music. Our instructors are all qualified and understand the different fitness needs of an individual and want to encourage all shapes and sizes and all walks of life to our classes. Our instructors tailor their classes to suit their attendees and are highly motivational in helping individuals achieve their long-term fitness goals.

Sewing with Knits

Friday 2 November
10:00 am - 1:00 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 for Spring. And there’s a scoop neck so I’ll show you how to sew the T-shirt style band. This is a really useful technique when you are sewing knit fabric.

Beginners Sewing Course

Friday 2 November
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This is a weekend course running Friday evening 7-9pm, and Saturday 10am-5pm.

This Beginners sewing course will teach you expert sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects. 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.

I learned to sew as a child and since then, I’ve made every mistake in the book. So fast-track your sewing journey as you benefit from my mistakes and learn to sew like a pro as I share my expert tips. I wish I’d known all this stuff when I started to sew.

Yoga Foundation Course

Saturday 3 November
11:45 am - 1:00 pm

This 6 week Foundation Course is an ideal introduction to Iyengar Yoga, suitable for beginners or those interested in revisiting the basics.
Iyengar Yoga is suitable for everyone – we use props to ensure everyone is suitably challenged but remains safe. No one is too stiff for yoga! (in fact, yoga is ideal for the stiff). This is your opportunity to learn more about yourself while taking care of your own health and wellbeing.

Beginners Sewing Course

Saturday 3 November
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This is a weekend course running Friday evening 7-9pm, and Saturday 10am-5pm.

This Beginners sewing course will teach you expert sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects. 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.

I learned to sew as a child and since then, I’ve made every mistake in the book. So fast-track your sewing journey as you benefit from my mistakes and learn to sew like a pro as I share my expert tips. I wish I’d known all this stuff when I started to sew.

Poetry and Surprise

Sunday 4 November
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In these workshops we will explore how to write poems with a ‘surprise’ in them. It may be a surprising image, a surprising word, a surprising space or sound.

I’ll provide exercises, encouragement and feedback, as well as some great poems to read and share.

I’m an experienced creative writing teacher and published poet with a PhD in Creative Writing. I’m a Kiwi living in Edinburgh, a Hawthornden Fellow and in 2016 was the recipient of a Bothy Project Residency. To find out more about me and my publications, please go to my website: lynn-davidson.com

If you’d like to book a place on Poetry and Surprise, or have any questions, please email me on lynn.davidson@live.com
or phone on 07440624021

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