The Studio story started in 2009 to fill a void in the market for teaching sewing workshops. At the time, I was on maternity leave and found myself wanting to get back into sewing again after a sewing hiatus of almost eight years. I grew up in a very creative family on a farm in Vermont, and sewing was very much part of our family fiber.
When I realized there was nothing on offer in the area, something in me was awakened. The urge to sew was almost like a need to itch for me and I was desperate to scratch it. And if I felt that way, surely there were other people out there that had that same feeling that I did about wanting to learn how to sew? So I decided that I would offer one (!) Beginners’ Sewing workshop.
Because I was just starting out, as it was quite relaxed, it was just friends meeting in my husband’s cinema room. It was very low key as I still had my newborn son to take care of, but as he grew the Studio took on a life of its own. The cinema room is now long gone (the only remnants of it are little holes in the ceiling where the projector used to hang – I find my husband wistfully looking at it upon occasion), and we have grown into a fully fledged studio offering over 25 workshops across a variety of creative mediums. We have since started to venture into supplying sewing and crafting equipment on-line in addition to running the workshops.
Most of all, I want people to be part of the Studio’s nurturing environment, which supports them in their desire to try new skills and to make beautiful things.
Most of all, I believe everyone can be creative – yes, everyone! – and it is the backbone to every workshop, social media update and blog post that we write.
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Getting your crafting project published in a magazine (either in print or on-line) isn’t as difficult as it may seem. These magazines rely on people contributing to their content – the key it is to find the right magazine for your craft project, find the person to...read more
Hello readers! I have just returned from my second speaking gig on behalf of Coats Crafts UK at the stunning Newbury Race Course (on a completely different aside - I drove there from Wantage in Oxfordshire and took the B4494 road to Newbury - absolutely...read more
Do you believe in the idea of karma? And can you learn how to cultivate good karma and keep on growing it for your business? One word answer - absolutely. Karma is just an exchange of positive energy combined with a bit of luck as well as the ability to see more than...read more
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