I spend most of the week stitching away in my cosy studio, but I also love to meet like-minded creative people to share my passion for sewing with. I find that teaching provides a way for me to be creative in a different way, and it is so rewarding to help students produce a beautiful range of hand-crafted textile pieces to take home.
Now is your chance to reap what you sew on a day's creative workshop with me, in my studio in the Staffordshire countryside.
If you'd like to have a go at creating your own work of textile art, I run workshops throughout the year on free-motion embroidery, cushion making, lampshade making, bag or purse making and fabric dyeing.
Please scroll to the bottom of the page to see the latest workshops available.
Places are usually limited to four so that I am able to spend as much time with each workshop participant as possible.
Beginners and more experienced stitchers alike are welcome! You will learn tips and tricks to improve your sewing as I demonstrate the techniques that you will need. And the best part is you'll have a finished product to take home at the end of the day!
Workshop Gift Vouchers are also available.
All workshops take place in my purpose-built studio in the countryside just outside of Stafford and run from 10.00am until 4.00pm.
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Here are some lovely comments from previous workshop participants:
"I enjoyed the friendly atmosphere, clear instruction and the encouragement from Jo. I felt filled with confidence, and as a result produced something I was surprised I was so pleased with."
"A friendly supportive workshop with an end product to be proud of."
"The free motion embroidery side I had tried before, with some success, but not a lot of confidence. Watching Jo's demonstration was worth more than all the books I have read about the technique!"
"I enjoyed learning different sewing skills that I have never tried before, and which I want to practise again, in particular the 'free sewing' on the lampshades."
"I liked the fact that it was very informal, and it didn't matter that I was a complete beginner. It was a really fun day."
I am often asked if I can put on workshops for groups such as sewing groups and Embroiderers' Guilds, to which the answer is yes, definitely. If you are interested, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and to book.