About

I have been 'trained to train', coach and mentor by some of the best in John Lewis, and Deloitte and Touche, and not wanting to waste these skills I have developed craft workshops to encourage others to enjoy the benefits of crafting. 

All learning styles and needs are considered in the workshops,

With over 40 years of crafting and over 20 years of training now joined together to provide workshops to share the love.

Whilst I focus on hat making and restoring, I still enjoy these workshops and hope that they will encourage other to enjoy exploring crafts as much as I do. 

It's so much fun now being able to devote time to my favourite crafts. It was a natural progression to develop these workshops to help others enjoy crafting. 

I get to shop more, visit fairs and festivals for 'research', test and develop patterns and kits. Whats not to love!

It's not work when you enjoy it this much

Clare 

Testimonial

 Not having sewn since my teenage years, the class was just what I needed to build up confidence to get to know my own sewing machine. So much so (sew much sew) that I'm proud to have made a very comfortable and pretty pair of PJ shorts in my very first class, even learning how to make my own personal pattern, and in my second class a gorgeous Japanese apron. I feel confident enough now to buy myself some dress patterns to try at home. Browsing the fabric shops is so much more pleasurable now I know what I'm actually doing. Thank you Clare for 2, (so far!) very productive workshops!

Susie 

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Clare is a wonderful teacher, attentive and clear all the way. I felt supported and I learned a lot with her. A brilliant day sewing Japanese aprons, we were all very proud of ourselves at the end. Thank you Clare

Olwyn 

It was v. interesting to adapt a pattern to fit oneself - the Japanese apron session.

This workshop was held in a brilliant space with other keen sewers and a fab tutor!

Ann

I have thoroughly enjoyed the sewing sessions with Clare. They were well organised, and instructive. Clare was always available to give advice and help, but also allowed us to progress at our own rate, and adapt the method as we saw fitting. The result was individual pieces of work, and a happy class!

Helen 

'What a lovely teacher Clare is, She made me feel confident and ready to sew sew sew.

Her sessions are well prepared and results are achievable , she gives clear, helpful individual advice and really encourages creativity no matter what level of skill we start from.

Sara