The Stitchery

by Doreen Beginners Sewing Workshop,  lovely way to spend my Sunday - got to know my machine again after many years in the loft, and then learned loads of new techniques, and found answers to lots of little niggling problems I had had in the past. Came away with a pillow cover (with my first buttonhole ever!!!) and lots of enthusiasm. Helen is a great teacher - supportive, encouraging and with all of the expertise you need, alongside the patience to help each of us get the best out of the day... Highly recommended!! Well worth doing!


by Nia Introduction to Garment Making

Thoroughly enjoyed this workshop, Helen was lovely and so helpful. Amazed that I made a wearable garment! Came from there confident to attempt my own project.

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by suzanne -Well organised, welcoming, friendly. The fabric provided was lovely and I was amazed at the top produced. Having never used a pattern or made any clothes, in one day a top was created thats neckline had pleats too. Highly recommended.


by Emma - I attended the beginners class along with my mum and mother in law. All three of us were complete novices and we all left with new sewing skills, a lot more confidence and a completed cushion cover! The studio has a lovely relaxing atmosphere and we had plenty of time to practice and ask lots of questions. Helen was a brilliant teacher! We will definitely be signing up to more of her classes.


by Anne A very enjoyable and useful course- by the end of the session I had learnt all the skills I need for patchwork and quilting. Great supportive tutoring, lots of tips and a friendly atmosphere. I would recommend this course highly.


by Karin Helen explains and demonstrates each step clearly in an informal and friendly way. The result is that, even as a relative sewing novice, by the end of the day I came away with a decent piece of quilted patchwork. And, more importantly, would be able to replicate what I have learnt on my own. Excellent.What a lovely day


by Mary As long as you have basic sewing machine skills this course is for you. Helen is an excellent teacher who paces the course to include everyone. Taught in a relaxed and very friendly style. By the end of the course I am ready to go with enough skills to make a quilt. Can't wait.


by Pamela Really enjoyed it! Learnt alot. Came away fired up wanting to make something using my new skills.


by sue

A really great course. Even though I've been sewing for years I still learnt loads. Fab venue, great tutor. Really friendly and relaxed. I can't wait to sign up for more.


by Anne Very good 6 week course- enough time to create a garment with Helen's skillful support. I managed to practise many useful skills and enjoyed the company of the other members of the group. I would recommend this course highly.


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