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Artisan Stitch

Artisan Stitch

Categories: Education - Private Tuition, Educational Services, Sewing and Needlecraft Categories: Education - Private Tuition, Educational Services, Sewing and Needlecraft

Address: Studio 6.03A St Margaret's House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh, Lothians, EH7 6AE

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 sewing, dressmaking, textiles, embroidery, pattern cutting, childrens classes, sewing machine, creative workshops

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Sewing Classes, Creative Textiles Workshops, Childrens Sewing Classes, Artisan Stitch offers sewing classes for adults and children at all levels. Beginners sewing courses to Dressmaking and Pattern cutting. Also Creative textile art workshops in Free-Motion Embroidery, recycling projects, monoprinting and Mixed-media textile art.

Jen Skedd graduated in BA (Hons) Textile Design from Heriot-Watt University and her early successes included designs for Italian fashion house Valentino. She is a member of the Embroiderers Guild, where she is a committee member, and is also a member and Treasurer for Group Twelve Textile Artists. She exhibits her Textile Art and creative embroidery with both groups.

Her teaching ethos is that anyone can be creative. Her particular style of teaching consists on building blocks to enable anyone to learn expert sewing techniques quickly and easily. Workshops are designed with the beginners in mind so they can learn foundation without any previous art training.



Testimonials are curated by Artisan Stitch and are not independently reviewed or verified.

"Beginners Sewing Day"

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my day sewing with Jen, once I got my confidence with the machine it was very relaxing. I am most certainly going to do some of the other classes and would recommend anyone to go along and either brush up on your skills or start from scratch. I made a pin cushion and a tote bag today and I'm feeling well pleased with myself. Thank you Jen, you are an incredibly good teacher and I felt at ease as soon as I walked in the room."

Christine Cassidy on 23 September 2016

"Beginners Sewing Course"

"I loved the Beginners Class. Despite being self-taught and using my sewing machine for the last 24 years, I have learnt so much about my machine in these four evenings. Itching to practice it all. Looking forward to the cushions class!!"

Rosie Creyke on 5 September 2016

"Rags to Riches"

"I recently spent a wonderful day with Jen on her Rags to Ritches day. We were a small, intimate group which was relaxing and fun. Jen was generous with her tips and her praise. What a great way to spend a day in this fantastic setting of Cockenzie House."

Shirley Alice on 3 June 2016

"Sewing Machine Confidence"

"Absolute beginners class. Really good, friendly. Got through everything I wanted too."

Mairi McFadden on 30 July 2016

"Applique 3 Ways"

"Thoroughly enjoyed the workshop today."

Margaret Brown on 28 October 2016

"Childrens Sewing Week"

"Sophie had a wonderful week with you, Jen. She can't wait to come back again! Thank You"

Jennifer Welsh on 21 October 2016

"Childrens Sewing Week"

"(see previous testimonial from Jennifer Welsh re her daughter Sophie)

'So did Georgie, she's talked of nothing since. And we love our new cushion'"

Jane Miller on 21 October 2016

"Beginners Sewing Course"

"Next time I will use a finer zip (shop only had chunky ones left) but still impressed with the first go. Thanks for your calming patience."

Cat Easson on 12 October 2016

"Beginners Sewing Course"

"Really enjoyed today, thank you so much. I will definitely be back for more lessons!"

Amanda O'Neill on 8 October 2016

"Beginners Sewing Course"

"What a great course!"

Rosie Creyke on 8 October 2016

"Beginners Dressmaking"

"I am so chuffed with my skirt and am now going to make it again in an autumnal fabric. So recommend this class to anybody wanting to have fun & be creative at the same time...x"

Christine Henderson on 6 October 2016

"Wrap Skirt"

"Just back from spending a lovely day with Jen at Artisan Stitch. She is such a great teacher - so patient and explains everything so well. I absolutely love my wrap skirt and will wear it with pride! If you fancy learning how to sew or brush up on your skills then Jen is your woman!"

Eilidh Scott on 8 August 2015

"Beginners Sewing Course"

"I thoroughly enjoyed my beginners Class. I would be interested in any classes in January for cushion making."

Maryka Kane on 24 October 2016

"Beginners Sewing Course"

"Thank you so much for the class, I really enjoyed it!"

Gillian Messelink on 14 October 2016

"Beginners Sewing Course"

"Thank you very much for a great sewing day! I'm very pleased with my pretty make-up bag. You create a lovely warm, welcoming atmosphere and have wonderful patient teaching skills. I learned a load of new ideas and my ancient memories of how to do things were dusted off. I'll keep in touch with your blog to see what to do next."

Elizabeth Sowler on 9 October 2016

"Beginners Day"

"I had a fantastic day of sewing with Jen. I took part in Sewing Machine Confidence in the morning where I made a cool lavender bag and in the afternoon I took an envelope cushion cover class. I learnt so much in such a small space of time all thanks to Jen. She was so patience and enthusiastic. the class size is perfect, and Jen was able to spend time helping us all out individually. I have definitely caught the sewing bug, and I can't wait to come along to more of the Artisan Stitch classes in the future."

Rebecca Muir on 21 August 2015

"Beginners Sewing Course"

"I have just completed a four week beginners class which I absolutely loved. I enjoyed it so much I have booked my next class. Can't wait. thanks for all your patience, Jen."

Christine Henderson on 27 April 2016

"Beginners Sewing Course"

"Just finished 4 successful weeks with Jen, finally know how to do French hems, zips and buttonholes. Thank you for your patience and the good company of the other participants. This basic stitch course is well worth it."

Tracey Cruickshank on 29 January 2016

"Parent & Child Sewing Day"

"Fantastic parent and child class. Myself and my daughter thoroughly enjoyed our time in the studio, and can't wait to book into another session now. Thank Jen"

JackiePat Cairney on 10 October 2015

"Beginners Sewing Course"

"***** (5 stars)"

Lorna MacFarlane on 22 October 2016

"Sewing Course"

"I loved the Sewing course today. Jen is a brilliant tutor and the class was filled with loads of great information. The end result of the pillow was amazing. I hope to enroll in even more courses."

Caroline McKenzie on 10 March 2018

"How to sew a zip"

"My friend and I attended the zips class yesterday and enjoyed it so much. Jen had prepared for the class in a lot of detail, with examples of each stage in the process. She took care to ensure that any fear of zips evaporated and at the same time, created a lovely relaxed atmosphere for us to learn in. A great experience."

Alison Fraser & Kay McPhail on 20 April 2018

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Opening Hours

Monday to Tuesday
09:00 to 17:00

Wednesday to Thursday
09:00 to 21:00

09:00 to 17:00

10:00 to 16:00


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