I’ve been teaching in one way or another for over ten years. I am a keen advice-giver and thrive on a creative conundrum. The best thing about teaching is being able to share in the achievements of others: not only does it make the process worthwhile, it also spurs me on to learn more myself so I can make more great stuff, and then pass it on.
Looking back, I’ve taught the following workshops:
For Liberty Sewing School
• Learn to Sew a Coin Purse (with a lovely glue in metal frame) • Patchwork for Beginners: Half Log Cabin Cushion
• Pompoms and Garlands in Paper, Fabric and More
• Introduction to Patchwork: Create a Journal Cover
• Chic Braided Bracelets • Sew a Seasonal Advent Calendar • Handmade Heirloom Christmas Stockings
• Summer Event Clutch Purse • Men’s Sewing SOS (All the basics from buttons to hems) • Revamp Your Wardrobe (upcycling) • Handmade Heirloom Christmas Stockings
• Sew a Christmas Corsage
Well, here the list is too long to type; since Fringe opened in 2012 I have had the privilege of helping lots of people learn how to use their sewing machines, from apparatus that has been languishing in the loft to brand new contraptions fresh in their polystyrene. I have taught adults and children alike, on a one to one basis and in classes. I also plan and host children’s crafternoons and parties, thinking up ways to help children develop their sewing skills in a hugely enjoyable way.
I have also taught at these splendid establishments: Sally Bourne – The Workshop, Homemade London and In with The Old.