why my sewing classes are different

The longer I teach the more I find out just exactly how different my classes are from many other classes. I don’t want this post to sound like me massively blowing my own trumpet as to me it’s more about eradicating bad teaching rather than promoting myself. But hey if that means another few students […]

What I’m planning for 2017…

I have had an extremely productive year this year although I produced much more finished knittingprojects¬† than sewn ones (it’s a huge addiction now, I think about knitting ALL THE TIME!). Next year no doubt I will knit about a million shawls and socks but I also want to make other planned things. Some of […]

Studio build day 5

Having woken up in the night to the loudest thunder ever, and some of the wildest rain ever, the budding studio held out well. Luckily the lads had covered everything up and apart from me sweeping a tiny bit of standing water off the surface all was well. In fact within half an hour it […]

Studio build day 3 & 4

Tuesday night the lads didn’t finish pouring concrete for the posts (for the whole studio to sit on) until almost midnight. Thanks HSS for turning up with the mixer at 7.30pm! Grrr. Sean and I went to Bethnal Green to collect a HUGE sash window which had been donated to the studio by the lovely […]

Day one of the studio build

Day one was actually just half a day as Seb and Joe, my amazing builders, arrived at 1 ish. However they achieved millions in the four hours or so they were at work. First they set about demolishing a whole shed, scaring away many spiders in the process (including some fearsome and large False Widow […]

Dress a girl around the world

On Wednesday 11th June I am running my fifth Dress a Girl Around the World event. I love these charity sewing sessions. You will learn to make a very simple pillow case dress (so called because all you need is a pillow case worth of fabric), or a simple pair of shorts. You can decorate […]