A Sewing Year

I’m not sure where this year has gone too but on the sewing front it has been a great year. After another successful year of sewing workshops that I have run in conjunction with Manor Farm Tea Shoppe I’m really looking forward to a creative New Year! My program of workshops for 2014 can be viewed here with lots of new workshops being added, I hope you are able to find something that you like.

This year I’m pleased to say that I have been fortunate to meet some lovely people who have decided to take up sewing for the first time; some who have had a little experience of sewing and some who have been very competent sewers who wanted to broaden their skills. What I have found has been no matter what level of experience, the enjoyable and rewarding aspect for me has been to see the amount of progression that has been made; to see beginners become proficient, to see competent sewers tackle new techniques, to see original work being created from being given a few pointers and ideas to explore. I’ve been amazed by how supportive those attending the workshops have been to each other; encouraging, exploring and sharing ideas and knowledge which have all served to create a great atmosphere in which  to work, create and socialise, not to mention sharing a great lunch!

Freshly baked scones with jam and cream

Here are a few of the items created at my sewing workshop this year, take a look and I hope they will inspire you to take up sewing and perhaps even come along to one of the workshops either those held at Manor Farm Tea Shoppe or if you prefer to book for individual/paired tuition with me please get in touch. I am also happy to visit sewing groups/schools to run sewing workshops, for rates please contact me. I can also be found on facebook where I like to update followers on projects I’m working on or to showcase the lovely work produced at my workshops.

Jane Lightfoot Sewing WorkshopsGCSE Textile StudentsLinda's Hand embroidered cosmetic purseSarah, Liz and PammieKathy's ApronEmma's Cafetiere cosyPammie's Tea CosyMaddi's Hoop ArtCaroline's AdventCaroline's Hand Embroidered NeedlecaseJane's Christmas Bunting

I’m also hoping to expand the number of sewing workshops I offer so please stop by regularly for updates. Happy sewing and be creative in 2014!