Roman blinds!! Thank goodness I did not try and make them on my own 😳 - I would not have managed. So very grateful I “found” Janet, really enjoyed my days and cannot wait to put them up in my new house. 🤗 Informative helpful and relaxing learning environment.
Janet was really skilled and knowledgeable and made me very welcome. I am a total novice but left feeling more confident and I definitely learned a lot. Fun and informative, what more could I ask for? My sewing machine is now my friend.
I’ve just spent a lovely two and a half days with Janet doing a combination of her soft furnishings courses. I had a fantastic time, Janet is an excellent teacher and really knows her stuff. From my first enquiry, all the pre arrival info and throughout the course she was patient and helpful. I had great fun and learnt so much. A real treat!
Janet was very helpful from the initial call to the execution of the course. Was very thorough and knowledgeable yet patient at the same time.
Would definitely recommend to others and we will for sure be using her services going forward.
A great day learning how to make curtains with Janet. She was really welcoming and explained how we were going to approach each part of the project. Janet gave plenty of notes to follow to complete the curtain and to take home plus lots of ideas and insights. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to learn how to make curtains.
I have completed a 1:1 session with Janet to learn how to use my new sewing machine and then more recently I completed a 1:1 day making a full set of lined curtains for my bedroom. I have wanted to do this for many years and Janet was both professional and knowledgeable. I was quite nervous and doubtful of my abilities but she explained and demonstrated things very well and has increased my confidence and my passion to continue to develop my skills. She is also very easy to get along with; so the day was great. Not forgetting the lovely, lovely lunch. Thanks Janet- I will be in touch to complete the roman blind course once i make a few sets of curtains xx
I attended a one-to-one tutorial with Janet to get to grips with my sewing machine that has been left untouched for years!!! Janet was so welcoming and I immediately felt at ease. She talked me through all the basics of setting up, different stitches and footers and gave lots of useful advice for future projects I have in mind. I was so nervous and full of self doubt prior to the tutorial but Janet has now given me the knowledge and confidence to have a go and keep going! Added bonus that we had a good laugh too! 100% recommend. Thank you Janet X
I have just completed the beginners 1 to 1 tuition and the machine made Roman blind courses.
Janet is a complete professional. She explains everything clearly and has the patience of a saint!
The course has left me feeling confident to start making my own blinds and also hungry for more. I'm definitely going to book on another course to further my skills. Thank you Janet.
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.