I am passionate about creating things, sewing and knitting in particular. Having over 40 years sewing experience, learning on my Grandma's knee, I have accrued a vast knowledge of sewing. I'm always looking for new things to sew and enjoy exploring new creative ideas.

I love to make anything with a sewing machine. From dressmaking, including lingerie and corsets; patchwork and quilting; soft furnishings; bags and accessories, if it can be sewn on a machine I'll have a go.

Sewing Classes

Five years ago I took the plunge and started to teach sewing, and started my own company Sewcial Sewing
™ in 2016. Based in Penistone, Barnsley, South Yorkshire on a Tuesday evening we meet at St John's Community Centre. This is an informal class and very social. Bring along anything you want to learn. If you are a total beginner I can take you through the basics. Starting in July 2017 there is going to be regular patchwork and quilting meetings, something I hope will keep on growing.


I have a small but growing haberdashery shop. My aim is to bring the best haberdashery to Penistone at competitive prices to local sewers.


In May 2018, I have secured a contracted with Makower and I am please to say that I am now supplying their material.

Sewing Machines

Thanks to the Penistone Round Table I am the guardian of three sewing machines. These are available to loan from myself for free. They are also available at classes for those without a machine. Also available for use in classes are both an overlocker and a cover stitch machine.


This is me. I am wearing a dress I have made, and the corset I made for my 40th birthday celebrations.

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