Hello, my name is Mary Anne, I love teaching people to sew, I’m a bargain hunter, design lover, incurable DIYer, mother of one and grandmother of one! I learn to sew at a very young age & it is a skill I love to share with others. Living on a narrowboat on the Grand Union Canal near Tring, Hertfordshire with my partner, a dog and 2 cats! Life could never be called boring.
Why I do what I do!
Why do I teach sewing? To bring women together- women talk while they sew, groups become friends. Women support & listen to each other & learn while sewing, it is therapeutic, a hobby you can share at any age. Creating a support network to help each other so no one will feel lonely or feel that no one listens to them. We can laugh at our mistakes – learn from them. Pass on the knowledge to our children & grandchildren. It’s a life skill – makes us appreciate the work that goes into making good clothes that last & having things that fit. Being able to look around your home & say I made those cushions/curtains/soft furnishings. I am contributing to the environment by refashioning/upcycling fabrics. Why not join us?
I have a simple dream: transforming the drab into fab with an arsenal of needles and thread. I often shop in charity shops, car boot sales, flea markets and antique stores with an eye for repurposing the objects I find. I’ve made clothes and soft furnishings for people since I was a young child, starting off with dressing my dolls! My Mum taught me to sew and I also had some lessons at school but mostly it’s been a case of passion joined with practice.
See you soon.