The Edinburgh Remakery


The Edinburgh Remakery


Alex Bakes
Alex Bakes, 1 Lothian Rd The Cornerstone Centre at St Johns, Edinburgh EH1 2AB


Apr 11 2020


12:00 - 16:00


£36 / £27

CANCELLED Hand Embroidery Workshop @ Alex Bakes, Saturday 11th April 2020

The Edinburgh Remakery, Alex Bakes and Hand Embroiderer Lauren Smith are teaming up to teach you the skills to breathe new life into your clothes!

Book your space now for a discounted rate of £36 full price (usually £48) and £27 concession (usually £36)!

Embroidery is a simple yet effective technique to transform your belongings, adding unique, delicate details to an otherwise plain piece of clothing, or introducing a range of funky patterns and colours to a design to make it completely unique!

This workshop will teach you a range of different hand embroidery techniques and stitches, such as a running stitch, satin stitch and French knots, which you can use to create different finishes and add character to your clothing.

You’ll be given plenty of opportunity to experiment with these techniques and get comfortable with the stitches before using the skills you’ve learnt to start upcycling your own piece of clothing. This could be a pair of jeans, a denim jacket, an old t-shirt or shirt, or even a tote or shoulder bag that needs revamping! (Please note that anything made from denim, cotton or cotton blends is perfect for embroidery, however leather and fur or faux fur items are not suitable).

This workshop is ideal for beginners or those looking to refresh their embroidery skills and try out something new. All materials, tools, and equipment are provided, including an embroidery hoop, practice fabrics, and embroidery threads in a variety of colours. If you have your own coloured threads you’d like to use then please bring these along with you, along with your item of clothing to upcycle.

About Alex Bakes

Alex Bakes by Breadshare is an exciting new space based at The Cornerstone Centre at St Johns in the heart of Edinburgh, find them on the corner of Princes Street and Lothian Road, alongside the One World Shop.

Alex Bakes is dedicated to Alex who works in their bakery. Alex is diagnosed with ASD, but this doesn’t hold him back in the kitchen! He’s a star and makes most of their packaged treats, which are all available to try and buy in-store.

Visit them for their award winning bread and brand new range of bakery products! Alex Bakes provides a hub for genuinely healthier takeaway options with fresh salads homemade by their team and options for all dietary requirements. You can also pick up breadmaking kits, bread bags, handmade utensils and eco-cups.

Breadshare is a social enterprise dedicated to spreading information on the health benefits of real bread, and making it accessible to all.


Health and Safety

If you have any medical conditions which may affect your ability to carry out certain tasks within the workshop, then we advise that you seek advice from your GP prior to booking. Please also inform us of any medical conditions prior to the start of the workshop.

Workshop Cancellations, Changes, and Refunds

Should you wish to cancel or make any changes to your workshop booking then please phone us on 0131 629 9358.

You may cancel with a full refund five or more working days before the course or workshop start date. For cancellations made five or fewer working days before the event, no refund or changes to a booking can be made.

We may be able to offer you a place on an equivalent course or workshop instead of a refund if we are notified up to five working days before the course or workshop start date, and if there is availability.

In the event that a workshop is cancelled, we will offer you the choice to transfer your space to the next available workshop, a workshop of your choosing, or offer you a full refund. You will be informed of cancellations at least three days before the event.

Photography and Filming

We may at times record or photograph workshops for use in marketing and publications linked to the Edinburgh Remakery. Disruption of workshops will be kept to an absolute minimum. If you would like to know more, please email

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