applique and free motion workshop

On Saturday 15th July the whole day is dedicated to appliqué and free motion embroidery in my sunny garden studio. This is such a fun and freeing workshop, the techniques take no time at all to learn and then you will spend hours creating pictures with thread and scraps of fabric. Applique and free motion […]

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 […]

oops, and then suddenly it was june…

I’ve been super busy and then when I did think to breathe and blog again my WordPress app wouldn’t let me. I’m still not entirely sure what’s going on, it’s all way too technical for me, so I’m meeting with my friend Lisa next week who’s a techie whizz and who looks after my site […]

Chinese tape measures – cause for much hilarity and wasted fabric

So last week I was running a beginners sewing class… Two students, two tape measures, two cushions in progress… So far so normal… Then I looked at one of the students cushion pieces and realised they were huge compared to the other’s. I had thought it odd when the cushion lad measured in at 25″ […]

Studio for cheekyhandmades, update

All the crowdfunding campaigns are over. All the money is safely in a savings account. I’ve met with a local designer and plans are advanced. Work will start at the end of June and it will take around 6 weeks to complete. The studio will incorporate lots of found, reclaimed, donated and freecycled materials, and […]