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If you prefer to learn in a group setting, I can often be found teaching workshops at Hometown in Rochester and Emporia in Ashford. Here are a few examples of the classes I teach:

  • Sew your own pyjama bottoms
  • Make a Tilly and the Buttons Stevie dress or top
  • Sew a Kobi dress
  • How to trace a pattern and sew an A-line skirt
  • Sweary embroidery
  • Beginners patchwork
  • Festive placemats


A beginners guide to making skirts – Hometown – Friday 15th October 2021

Saucy and sweary embroidery – Hometown – Friday 29th October 2021

Macaron quilt – Hometown – Friday 5th November 2021 – SOLD OUT

Kobi dress – Emporia – Saturday 13th November 2021

Patchwork quilt top for beginners – Emporia – Thursday 18th November 2021

Macaron quilt – Hometown – Friday 26th November 2021 – SOLD OUT

NEW DATE ADDED: Macaron quilt – Hometown – Thursday 25th November 2021

Quilt as you go Christmas placemat – Emporia – Thursday 2nd December 2021

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