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"I just love Jo's lessons - she explains everything so clearly and inspires me to make things I never thought I could"

Customer over Zoom, May 2020

August 31, 2018

Spring 2016 and I was hooked on the BBC adaptation of The Night Manager, by John Le Carre. I was in awe of the fluid silk wardrobe of the female love interest (played beautifully by Elizabeth Debicki), I was enjoyin...

August 9, 2018

We all have them - those projects that you got really excited about one day but have somehow ended up in the PILE OF SHAME. You cut out your fabric, marked your darts even started pinning and then something distract...

July 12, 2018

The excitement is building - a shopping trip to Goldhawk Road is in the diary for next Friday and this time I will be taking some of my lovely sewing friends with me. I am a big planner (lists, Pintrest inspo, patte...

April 30, 2018

We probably all have a few wardrobe heros (sorry, not sorry for the gratuitous pic of Chris Hemsworth as Thor loosely under the banner of hero!); they don't come to mind straight away when you think about your cloth...

March 5, 2018

We've just had one of the coldest weeks I can remember in the UK and I have been wearing many layers of the warmest clothes I own. I feel the cold badly, so I am trying to cheer myself up by thinking about summer; h...

February 13, 2018

I love those pictures on Pintrest that show you the nirvana of a capsule wardrobe. You know the ones I mean - 10 articles of clothing that transform magically into 60 (maybe a slight exaggeration here for literary e...

February 6, 2018

I've just come back from a week away that has left me feeling refreshed, revived and full of ideas. We spent the first part of the break in a cottage on the Chatsworth estate in Derbyshire. Lots of bracing walks and...

January 18, 2018

Booking for February Half Term is now available online or via email!

You can chose from:

Monday 

Make a case for your tech - whether it's a tablet, phone or e-book, I will show you how to make a unique padded cover for...

January 8, 2018

Sewing is a great creative skill to learn. It combines practical life skills with an opportunity to express your artistic side. It's also fun and relaxing - and great for your wellbeing. If you or someone you know w...

December 29, 2017

Grease was probably the defining film of my childhood - and those twirly skirts in the dance-off! Who wouldn't want to be spun round the dance floor with such extravagance of fabric making you feel like a princess?

I...

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