Workshops

MYO Cloth Sanitary Pad - Join the Zero Waste Revolution

Saturday 18 May
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

What are DIY Reusable Cloth Sanitary Pads?
They’re an eco-friendly alternative to single-use sanitary pads. They’re wonderfully soft, made to measure and best of all, washable, ready for using again and again, month after month, year after year. Perfect for reducing health risks, reducing your plastic use, saving money and diverting from landfill.

What will I do at this class?
Soak up the knowledge and have fun sewing our fabulous tried and tested pad design from textiles you probably already have at home. We’ve done all the research, testing and hard work so you don’t have to. What shape? Which fabrics are best? What size? How many layers? Best care options? By the end of the class you’ll take home your very own made-to-measure pad and the skills to make many more plus the knowledge to look after them.

Why take this class?
It’s empowering! Get in control of what goes next to your skin, ditch the plastic and become a more conscious consumer.
It’s healthier, you’ll be reducing your exposure to synthetic fibres, dioxins, wood pulp that’s bleached in chlorine dioxide, leaching plastics, sodium polyacrylate crystals, artificial fragrances, adhesives and chemical gels. Reducing your risk of yeast infections, toxic shock syndrome, ovarian and cervical cancer and contact dermatitis. Many users even report reduced menstrual cramps.

It saves you money, around £13/month.
Yes, it’s a small step towards reducing your impact on the planet but each step adds up to a big impact. Us girls use 12-17,000 hygiene products in our lifetime, some are incinerated, most go to landfill and some are flushed- around 700,000 panty liners, 2.5 million tampons and 1.4 million sanitary towels in the UK every single day!
It’s learning in a social, fun and relaxing way with like-minded people.
They make great eco gifts!

Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/myo-eco-cloth-sanitary-pads-join-the-zero-waste-revolution-tickets-55417526313
or email us on info@upcycledworld.com

Learn to Spin Wool

Saturday 18 May
11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Learn to spin and ply in a half a day workshop with Debbie Zawinski (aka The Feral Spinner) author of the book In the Footsteps of Sheep. Using the simplest of tools, you will learn to spin with a spinning stick, the Feral Spinner way! You will go home with a small skein of yarn at the end of the workshop.

There will be a 30 minute break in the middle of he class to pop out for a bite to eat (there is a cute cafe across the road) or you can bring a packed lunch.

All materials supplied with the workshop. Perfect for beginners or those looking for a new technique!

Please note payment is required to book in to this workshop, and is non-refundable.

Booking available online: https://gingertwiststudio.com/products/learn-to-spin-saturday-18-may

1 to 1 Jewellery Skills

Monday 20 May
All Day

In this workshop you will learn all basic jewellery skills in relaxed, private environment. We will go through basic skills such as piercing, filling, soldering and finishing jewellery to more advance techniques such as stonesetting. You will learn the skills on real projects such as making a ring or pendant. Part of the class is also improving your design skills.​

There will be individual study plan designed specially for each person depending on your needs and experiences.​

There will be flexible start so you can use your pass whenever you want (depending of space availability, please book the dates in advance)​

Dates are flexible, please contact tutor for availability and discuss what you would like to learn:

Mirka – mail@mirkajaneckova.com​

Each class will be 2h long

Please book online: https://www.midasskillsschool.com/monday-jewellery-skills-6-30-9

or enquire: midasskillsschool@gmail.com

Spring Term Beginners Iyengar yoga classes

Monday 20 May
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Beginners level yoga class with Izabela Bysiak.
This class is on Mondays at 6pm (we have other beginners classes on Tuesday and Wedneday evenings, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings).
Iyengar yoga is suitable for everyone and in this class Izabela will introduce you to the basics, working week by week to develop your strength and flexibilty, leaving you feeling taller, refreshed and relaxed. All equipment, including mats, is provided and we can help you progress, whatever your previous experience or level of fitness.
Term Pass costs £80 for 10 classes (to be used in 10 weeks, at any 10 classes). Introductory Pass costs £50 for 6 classes in 6 weeks. Single class costs £12. Passes can be used at any suitable class until the end of term.

www.yoganowstudio.co.uk

Stained Glass Skill classes. Advanced and intermediate

Tuesday 21 May
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 21 May
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!

Dressmaking Course - Morning

Wednesday 22 May
10:00 am - 12:00 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.

You should be able to use a sewing machine confidently, have had practice making at least one or two craft projects, and have an awareness of basic seams and hems. If you do not, then I recommend you take one of my Beginners classes first.

What will I learn? I’ll coach you 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

Taught by a lifelong sewist with over 40 years experience across dressmaking, tailoring and bridalwear. Recently rated ‘Best sewing classes in Edinburgh’.

Must be pre-booked at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/dressmaking-course-9/
Enquiries to jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or call 0773 939 7369

Gentle yoga class

Wednesday 22 May
10:00 am - 11:30 am

The class is suitable for anyone with minor injuries or health conditions (or anyone else) who needs to work a bit slower.
In Iyengar yoga we use equipment – chairs, bolsters, blocks, belts, bolsters, blankets etc. to make asanas more accessible to those with physical limitations. Poses can be adapted to suit individual requirements. This class begins with gentle preparatory poses, moves on to simple asanas to stretch and align the body and ends with a few relaxing poses – longer holds in supported poses.
Please contact lucy@yoganowstudio.co.uk if you have any questions
Book a place online at https://www.yoganowstudio.co.uk
Please note, there is no class on the 8th May – there are 9 Gentle classes this term.

Sewing With Knits

Wednesday 22 May
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

Sewing With Knits

Wednesday 22 May
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

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