Helen Moyes Designs

Contact name: Helen Moyes
Total bookings
over 6 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

Trained in applied textiles and adult teaching, with lifelong experience of all things stitching. I love to combine different materials and techniques and love to pass my skills onto others at creative workshops. Because I keep numbers at workshops small, they are friendly, informal & can be adapted to suit individual needs. I encourage play and experimentation to help creativity.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Bird textile art kit
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Botanical Textile Art Kit
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Creative journalling kit- get started
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Seascape textile art kit

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
26 Jun 21'

Gill Ormond reviewed: Creative Machine Stitching

""Wish you were here- textile postcards"was the title of this one day zoom workshop. Helen is an excellent tutor, giving clear instructions and demonstrations of each technique. She ensured we were all following her and gave plenty of opportunities for questions which she answered clearly and precisely. Even when technological troubles seem to daunt us she remained unflusterd and made sure we were all receiving the right images before proceeding. I ended the day inspired with extra confidence and a raft of new skills. Just a picky point. It would have been useful to know via course joining instructions that we would be painting fabric in the first half of the day so that we could prepare our work area in advance and grab the protective pinny ahead of the session. Gill"

Helen Moyes Designs responded:

" Thank you Gill for taking the time to review the creative stitch workshop. Yes a good point re joining instructions, an apron is in the optional kit. I am so glad you gained inspiration, confidence and new skills. The three fabric backgrounds you produced were lovely."

22 Jun 21'

Karen reviewed: Creative Machine Stitching

"Have attended a couple of Helen's courses most recently, Japanese Sashiko and Felt Bowl Making. Both were lots of fun and I managed to create something I was really pleased with within the time. They were both online which is tricky for craft courses but Helen had lots of examples to look at and she made the sessions enjoyable with clear descriptions. Will be back for more."

Helen Moyes Designs responded:

" Thank you for taking the time to give a review of my workshops Karen. I'm so glad you both had fun and found the demonstrations clear. You made a couple of lovely pieces to be proud of. Looking forward to creating with you again!"

19 Jun 21'

ALISON WIBBERLEY reviewed: Creative Machine Stitching

"The class was very well taught with lots of tips for other crafts too to help you at home very friendly teacher loads of material choices lots of sewing machine tips very good enjoyable day, looking to do another in future, good learning new skills with the class - Alison"

Helen Moyes Designs responded:

" Thank you for your feedback Alison. So glad you both enjoyed and learnt lots of tips at the creative stitch workshop last week. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future."

16 Jun 21'

John Gibson reviewed: Creative Machine Stitching

""Helen is clearly a very talented sewing tutor who knows her stuff and is able to impart her knowledge in an interesting and lively manner. I have thoroughly enjoyed her class this morning as Helen demonstrated every aspect of the making of bunting from start to finish - that was so useful for me, as each stage was explained and shown. As a complete novice to this sort of thing, I felt quite nervous about doing it but Helen was brilliant at building my confidence and allaying my fears. Helen enabled me to believe in my own ability and I was able to see clearly what I was expected to produce. All aspects of Health and Safety were covered to ensure that I was safe during this project. Above all, Helen was comprehensive in her delivery and was able to field questions on any aspect of sewing, from equipment, tools and materials even down to the best thread to buy. It would be great to see her offering other courses and I, for one, would enjoy doing another one. I have been totally inspired by Helen's approach to the point that I am now hooked on watching 'The Great British Sewing Bee" - a programme that held no interest for me until I met Helen. Now I absolutely love the true art of sewing. Thank you so much Helen for sharing your enthusiasm, enjoyment and passion!"

Helen Moyes Designs responded:

" Thank you for your review John. I am glad you both enjoyed our workshop and that you increased in both confidence and skill. I'm so pleased to hear of your new found love of creative sewing and am working at developing more courses."

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