Stitch Studio, a new sewing school in Wisbech St Mary offering courses and workshops for adults and young people, opens this week.
Founder Jayne Walpole, has over 30 years’ experience in fashion and clothing. She graduated with a degree in fashion, worked as a designer for companies such as Wallis and Ladybird childrenswear, and then as a fashion lecturer, course leader and Creative Arts Faculty manager.
Jayne has now set up her own studio, to share her wealth of knowledge and expertise, offering a range of day, evening and workshops in dressmaking, pattern cutting and textiles.
She said: “Classes are small, informal and very affordable, offering plenty of one-to-one support to help learners build sewing skills and confidence.
“I am really looking forward to offering a wide range of courses and one-day workshops. From absolute beginners to experienced dressmakers, courses include learn to sew, beginners and improvers dressmaking, introduction to pattern cutting and Saturday workshops, including creative applique cushion and advanced boned bodice. I am also running after school young designers fashion schools – 8-11 years on Mondays and 11-16 years on Wednesdays – for young people who want to learn to sew and create their own clothes.”
Jayne also works freelance as a designer and maker, creating bespoke christening and wedding gowns.
She is holding an open studio on Friday,2pm-8pm, and Saturday, 10-4pm. Drop in to find out more at Stitch Studio, Tulsa House, Station Road, Wisbech St Mary, PE 13 4RY, contact Jayne on 07584 341160, or email Jayne@stitchstudio.co.uk
Visit the website www.stitchstudio.co.uk for details about the courses.