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Learn to Crochet

Suitable for: Beginners / refreshers
Price: £107.19 for 10 hours of tuition & including all materials, notes, tea/coffee/biscuits & Eventbrite’s fees

Is this class for me?
This workshop is for you are new to crochet or if you just need a wee refresher! The workshop will run with a maximum of 4 people to allow you to learn at your own pace in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

What do I need to bring?
NOTHING! A 4mm crochet hook and a ball of yarn are included in the price. As are tea/coffee and biscuits!

When is the class?
It will run on all of the Mondays in the month (4th, 11th, 18th and 25th March) from 2pm to 4:30pm, so you’ll have a total of 10 hours of tuition.

What will I learn?
We’ll cover
– foundation chains for straight work and sliding loops for circular work and “granny squares”
– the main crochet stitches
– how to increases and decrease
– how to join a new ball or colour
– how to read basic crochet patterns and charts
– tips to make (crochet) life easier and some troubleshooting if things don’t go to plan!

Travel to St Margaret’s House
There are lots of buses that stop alomst outside the door LRT 4, 5, X5, X7, 26, X26, 44, 45, 104, 113 & 124. The main pedestrian entrance is on London Road via a footbridge with two sets of steps. Parking during the day is available on the surrounding streets and around the building from 6pm. The vehicle entrance is via Restalrig Road South (aka Smokey Brae) and you have to follow the road round both buildings and the blue door is the entrance. Please use the lifts to floor 2 and follow the cat’s face to studio 2.03!

Booking is essential as there are only 4 places available. Book via the link below or on Eventbrite by searching for “Crochet for Beginners (March”

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/crochet-for-beginners-march-tickets-54351411535

Contact Jane Buxton on 07469 887 958 or at jane@wildcatcrafts.co.uk if you have a query about the course. Follow me on
Facebook – Wild Cat Crafts
Instagram – wildatcrafts
or visit my Etsy shop – WildCatCraftsShop

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Learn to Knit

Suitable for: Beginners / refreshers
Price: £107.19 for 10 hours of tuition & including all materials, notes, tea/coffee/biscuits & Eventbrite’s fees

Is this class for me?
This workshop is for you if you have never knitted before or if you just need a wee refresher! The workshop will run with a maximum of 4 people to allow you to learn at your own pace in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

When is the class?
It will run on all Mondays in the month (4th, 11th, 18th and 25th March) from 2pm to 4:30pm, so you’ll have a total of 10 hours of tuition.

What will I learn?
We’ll cover
– casting on and casting off
– knit and purl stitches
– how to combine knit and purl stitches to create lovely fabrics, including cable and lace
– how to increases and decrease
– how to join a new ball or colour
– how to decipher basic knitting patterns
– tips to make (knitting) life easier and some troubleshooting if things don’t go to plan!

What do I need to bring?
NOTHING! A pair of 4mm knitting needles and a ball of yarn are included in the price. As are notes to take home with you and tea/coffee and biscuits during the workshop!

How do I book a place?
Booking is essential as there are limited places. Book on Eventbrite via the link below or search their site for “Knitting for Beginners (March)”

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/knitting-for-beginners-march-tickets-54348438643

Contact Jane Buxton on 07469 887 958 or at jane@wildcatcrafts.co.uk if you have a query about the course. Follow me on
Facebook – Wild Cat Crafts
Instagram – wildcatcrafts
or visit my Etsy shop – WildCatCraftsShop

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Open Studio this Saturday (19th January)

Open Portrait Drawing/Painting Group
Saturday, January 19, 10:00 – 12:00
St Margaret’s House, Studio 6.10
£5

Join us for a morning of portrait drawing from the live model. Participants can draw or paint at one of our 7 easels, or chairs, in a north lighted studio where the model will hold one seated pose for two hours. Breaks will be every 25 minutes, for 5 minutes each, with a 10 minute break halfway through. Painting and drawing materials not provided. Please arrive up to 15 minutes early to secure a place.

Everyone welcome.

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Resident Jeweller wins Visual Craft Award Edinburgh

We are delighted to announce that St Margaret’s House resident and jeweller, Mirka Janeckova, is the recipient of the Emerging Visual Craft Maker Award Edinburgh which she will use to make a new collection in ethically sourced metals and glass.

Mirka is currently working towards promoting sustainable jewellery practice in both her own and her teaching practices.

Mirka has also set up the Midas Skills School along with Basia Mindewicz (Edinburgh School of Icon Painting) and David Mola (Glass Artist). The inspiration to set up the school came from  an ancient Greek myth of king Midas who was able to turn everything he touched into gold. They endeavour to teach you to learn new techniques and skills which will enable you to turn everything you touch into ‘gold’ – expression of your own creative mind. They specialise in art and craft techniques – from Icon painting to Glass Making and Jewellery.

Check out their website to see their upcoming workshops.

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Exploratory Clown Laboratory, facilitated by Sáras Feijóo

FLYERclownED02 (1)Whether you haven’t had some clown training yet, are a clown already or simply have some interest in this, we would love to invite you to take part in our next Exploratory Clown Laboratory, facilitated by Sáras Feijóo, from 23rd – 25th June, 11 am – 5 pm in Edinburgh (venue TBC).

The price for 3 days is £120 or 2 days for £85 (or 1 day – few spots available – for £50).

We will work on finding calm and focus on ourselves, build up the clown state through play, improvisation, joy and simplicity. There will be some work on movement, stillness, rhythm, exploration of emotions, energy levels, connection, vulnerability and the art of being oneself. more

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FREE workshop exploring drawing portraits of children

The Thrive Archive workshop‘The weans just won’t sit still!’ Despite the lure of thruppence for the cinema or a new comic to read Joan’s young models found it difficult to hold a pose for long. She had to work fast and if you have ever tried to draw your children or your grandchildren you will understand the challenges Joan faced trying to capture a fleeting expression or a shy smile.

Join artists from The Thrive Archive for a 90-minute workshop ‘After Eardley’ and explore the joy of drawing portraits of children at speed. Simply bring a photo of a ‘wee one’ to inspire you and an old shirt or apron to wear. The 90-minute workshops are free and we provide all the materials. more

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Drink, Make & Do – Mad as a March Hare

Dear all,

Please come and be creatively mad at this month’s Drink, Make & Do 
Our artist hosts will be Poppy and Lorna, who will be making modroc March hares and helping you to decorate chocolate eggs, Faberge style. (How can you resist a craft you can eat?) Not to mention drinking Spring cocktails! Moscow Mules are the current choice.

All yours for a crazy £20. And this month our Mad March offer is £10 if you book & pay in advance.

Saturday 25th March 
Studio G5, Edinburgh Palette
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Drink, Make, Do

Saturday 25th Feb, at 19:30–21:30

This month we are doing stop motion animation with the lovely Emma from StopMoGo – transform yourself and get pixilated (a type of stop motion that uses people as live puppets) with Mardi Gras party costumes. (http://www.stopmogo.com/)

And the wonderful Poppy will be crafting with you to make a special Mardi Gras style gift of painted glasses, while you enjoy drinking New Orleans styled cocktails.

All yours for £20! What’s not to like on a relaxed Saturday evening?

 

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Ring Making Classes – Discount for residents

Every month  on Thu 6-9pm and Sat 2-5pm, Studio 627

January Thu 19th, Sat 21st – wax carving
February 23rd, Sat 25th – wax carving

Mirka Janeckova Jewellery is offering ring making classes starting next year and she is offering all Edinburgh Palette residents £10 off the course fee. Please email Mirka to apply the discount.

For more details about the classes visit the workshop page, or the  Mirka Janeckova Jewellery webpage.

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Theatre Sans Accent | Theatre sur le bout de la langue!

FRENCH DRAMA : Language and Acting class into one fun workshop!

masksWhether your child is learning French at school, one of the parents is French or simply you want him/her to learn French, join us in this interactive workshop where we will go through the basics of conversational French.

​The children will have the chance to test their capacities and learn new words and skills whilst being creative on stage (this class is also suitable if your child is a complete beginner). Drama games and improvisation exercises will be at the core of the class focusing on building up self assurance in the first place, playing around with sounds, developing vocabulary and discovering French culture.

No snails or frogs will be harmed or used during those workshops! Join us now! more

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