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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


Patchwork Weekender – Hometown – Sunday 8th and 15th May

Kobi dress class – Emporia – Saturday 14th May 2022

Patchwork cushion cover for beginners – Emporia – Thursday 19th May 2022

Patchwork Landscapes – Hometown – Thursday 26th May 2022

Frida dress class – Emporia – Thursday 9th June 2022

Pyjama bottoms – Hometown – Sunday 12th June 2022 – BOOKING OPEN SOON

Beginner overlocker Astrid class – Emporia – Saturday 18th June 2022

Luna pants – Hometown – Sunday 19th June 2022

Beginner sewing class – Emporia – Thursday 30th June 2022

Alice trousers class – Emporia – Saturday 9th July 2022

Sienna top – Emporia – Saturday 16th July 2022

Willow tank – Hometown – Sunday 17th July 2022 – BOOKING OPEN SOON

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