As the first husband and wife team to attend one of Janet's courses, we tried not to be competitive. We had a great day. Janet was welcoming and provided refreshments throughout the day (with a very tasty lunch!). We were learning about interlined blinds and thoroughly enjoyed it. We have full instructions to come home with and we could add notes in as we went if we wanted to. We also went through all the health and safety rules relating to blinds.... who knew?? Janet was very good at explaining and showing us what we needed to do and we have both come home with a sample handmade under supervision.
A fabulous course which has given me the confidence to have a go at making curtains and blinds for the first time. Janet is brilliant and explains everything clearly and at a comfortable pace. Plus a lovely lunch too. I would highly recommend!
Had a lovely morning with the lovely, knowledgeable Janet.
Was made to feel at ease from the moment I stepped through the door.
Feel confident now in having a go at making my own machine made curtains.
I would definitely recommend this course
I thoroughly enjoyed my morning with Janet, learning how to make curtains and how to take control of my sewing machine. Janet is a wonderful teacher, though I did not feel as if I were the pupil. She was extremely patient and helpful and allowed me to practice a technique until I was satisfied with the results. I feel far more confident now about tackling a more ambitious sewing task and know that I need to practice and spend more time on the preparation stages.
I can heartily recommend Janet's course - you are in the hands of an expert , who wears her expertise lightly and makes you relax and enjoy yourself- always the best way to learn new skills.
Absolutely recommend Janet. Lovely lady who was very patient & supportive. She took me through the whole process of making machine made curtains step by step & provided course notes for me to look back on if needed.
Lovely, peaceful work space with 1:1 tuition. I will definitely take another course with her.
I attended the interlined Roman blind and curtain courses on 2 consecutive days.
I had very little experience of either. I found Janet was very welcoming and made me feel at ease immediately. She made the whole process easy to understand and was very patient with my limited experience.
Each course was designed to provide you with a thorough working knowledge of how to make a professional standard item. I left with a sample size interlined Roman blind and curtain which I had made following Janet’s instructions and working alongside her.
I was also made aware of all the safety requirements which applied to the selection of tracks and hardware.
Janet provided delicious lunches on both days. I found her extremely easy to talk to we chatted like friends throughout the time I was there.
I had full and detailed written manuals for each of the topics. Janet has also emailed the information after the courses.
All in all Janet has managed to transfer her considerable skills in this field to teaching even a novice like myself on how to produce a hand sewn and professional blind and curtain.
I would have no hesitation in recommending both Janet and the courses.
I completed the interlined Roman blind course with Janet recently and it was such an enjoyable, informative day. Janet is a great teacher and generous in her willingness to answer all my questions. Lots of useful tips and techniques that you wouldn't find anywhere else, also she advised me on suppliers and how to make best use of my space at home to set up a workroom. A lovely lunch was also provided. With the detailed instructions and calculator sheet I am excited to start making blinds for my home and for others. It's also reassuring that I can email Janet for any queries that might arise in future. I plan to book more courses with Janet soon.
Having just spent 2 days on Janet's courses for the cushion, hand made Roman blinds and curtains, I now feel that I have the confidence to pursue my sewing techniques and ability into the commercial world of soft furnishings. These courses definitely do what you want them to do, which is build up your ability to make items to a professional standard.
I enjoyed every minute of it and strongly recommend that anyone contemplating it - book it you will enjoy every minute of it ! Thank you very much Janet for a wonderful couple of days.
Having travelled from the south to benefit from all of the courses Janet had on offer at the time, I cannot recommend them or her highly enough. She is a proficient, approachable and very pleasant teacher. Have no hesitation in committing to her courses.
Janet arranged to do two courses in one day, the interlined Roman Blinds and Interlined Curtains. Busy day but learnt a great deal. The comprehensive notes she gives you to take home are a great help to refer when you are flying solo ! think I have made a good friend and mentor with Janet....thanks x
I have just attended the machine made curtain and blind one day course held at Janet's home. I have sewn for a number of years but have never really learnt how the ' professionals' do it. It was great to run through the basic curtain and blind making technique and I have already booked a further day for the 'bespoke hand made' one day course. Janet makes you feel very welcome and relaxed in her home and answered my endless questions! Having worked in the industry for many years she is a valuable contact for knowledge and advice as I intend to move forward building my own business. Thanks Janet you're a star.
I have now attended 2 different workshops at Make for Home. I only had a little experience of sewing previously, but Janet has taught me how to make my own curtains and roman blinds. I thoroughly enjoyed my days spent with Janet and would really recommend her classes. She is an excellent teacher, very knowledgeable and willing to share all her knowledge. Her home-made lunch was also delicious. Thanks Janet
I attended Janet's Roman Blind course (machine sewn). Janet is full of knowledge, and very happy to share it. She has notes and a spreadsheet to take away, so you are able to focus on watching, practising and learning. When I returned home, Janet also emailed additional information to me.
During the workshop she knew when I needed a little extra time on some areas, and adapted the workshop to suit. I came away with a blind, and the confidence and skills to have do this myself now. Her work is of a high quality, and exactly what I was looking for. She is patient, friendly and I'm looking forward to the next courses, which I have already booked.
Highly recommended, and thank you:)
I have recently completed the bespoke Roman blind course and I am very pleased with what I have learnt to make. I had previously tried to learn from books, but failed miserably. I have since made a super blind on my own. I would certainly recommend this course to others who wish to learn to make blinds properly
I have recently done the intelined roman blind course and I am really happy with every aspect of the course. I was made to feel really wellcome by Janet as she is such a lovely lady. She has taught me every step how to make blinds and I have returned home and made another blind which I found really easy to do following her notes that she gave to me. I also had a delicious lunch and really enjoyed my day.
Another fantastic course run by Janet. She covered all the skills necessary to create really lovely roman blinds. They're not as luxurious as the hand stitched ones, but they are much quicker to produce and so I think they will be a useful item to be able to offer my customers. Thank you again for an enjoyable and educational course.
Janet’s one day workshop for interlined, cascading Roman blinds was excellent in every respect. She is so friendly, really knows her stuff and her teaching qualification means she is a good tutor. I am amazed at how professional the resulting sample blind looks. The hints, tips, and low-cost gadgets that Janet shares are so useful. Delicious lunch. Brilliant notes and calculator.
This course was totally enjoyable, informative and left me feeling confident and inspired to produce my own curtains. Janet couldn't have been more helpful and informative.
I can highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn in a perfectly comfortable and pleasant workroom with a patient, friendly and experienced tutor, who left me feeling confident and excited to use my new skills.