Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Starting from Stitch with I Heart...

Starting from Stitch: A Beginners Taster Course

with Iona Bruce (I Heart...)


Friday 5th, Friday 12th, Friday 19th & Friday 26th November 2010

The Made in the Shade HQ at The Barras Centre, 54 Calton Entry, Glasgow

6.30pm - 9.30pm

Course fee: £60 (£20 deposit then 4 x payments of £10 per week)

Starting frrom Stitch with Iona Bruce

Taking place at the Made in the Shade HQ over four weekly sessions, Starting from Stitch is the perfect taster course for would-be crafters and curious stitchers. Starting from Stitch is a fun, relaxed platform to try out something new, learn a new skill and to share some crafty ideas with likeminded souls.

Tutor, Iona Bruce (I Heart...), will offer beginners instruction on hand-sewing, embroidery and knitting - sharing tips and handy hints throughout. Iona will demo all the techniques you need to get started, providing one-to-one tuition where needed. You'll even get to take home your very own workshop booklet detailing all the skills you've acquired and featuring a variety of alternative crafty projects to try at home!

Not only will you learn the basics of a crafty discipline every week, but you will start and complete an entire project! You'll be showing off your handmade creations right from the start of the course. Pretty neat, huh?

You'll learn to do/make all these things...

WEEK 1: Hand-sewing

Learn basic sewing techniques and basic stitches as you start (and complete) a fun textile figure project.

WEEK 2: Embroidery

Pick up a variety of basic embroidery stitches as you learn to design and make your own craft book cover.

WEEK 3: Knitting

Learn to cast on, cast off, knit and purl as you learn to make your own knitted purse!

WEEK 4: Recap/Group Project

Iona will spend time in week 4 making sure you leave with all your new skills intact and all your projects complete. You will contribute to a final fun group project - designed to show off all the new crafty techniques you've learned!

Each Starting from Stitch session costs £15. All materials are included in the course fee - as are all Friday night treats and refreshments. You'll be provided with all the tea, coffee, soda pop and cake you can fit in your tummy. There will also be more than enough opportunity to enjoy a 'lil mug o' wine here and there too!

To book your place, email: madeintheshadebookings@gmail.com

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