"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."
"I had previously purchased an on-line course and several books in the hope of learning how to make Roman blinds, but it seemed impossible to follow the instructions correctly. Last week, I travelled a round trip of 120 miles to attend Janet's course, but it was so worth it. I have since made 2 beautiful interlined blinds that would have cost me hundreds of pounds if I had had them made. I'm not very experienced at sewing but it was easy to learn from Janet, who patiently demonstrated every step and supplied me with informative easy to follow instructions and access to a spreadsheet that makes it so easy to calculate pleating the blind. I thoroughly enjoyed my day and cannot recommend this course enough. I have booked to attend the interlined curtain course already. Thank you Janet, you are a fabulous teacher, looking forward to seeing you again soon."
"I spent the day with Janet, to learn to make interlined curtains. The course was truly excellent. I learnt so much - making a curtain from start to finish over the course of the day - and had such a very pleasant time throughout, that I would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone else who wants to learn to make beautiful curtains. Janet really knows her stuff, and not only teaches you the right way to do things, but very helpfully points out the potential pit-falls to be avoided!"
"Another great day with Janet. I learnt the tricks of the trade about hand stitched roman blinds earlier this year and returned yesterday for a lesson in hand stitched, interlined curtains. Again, Janet was able to share top tips to make a fantastic product as well as sharing ways in which she dealt with the large pieces of fabric which curtains inevitably are. I would recommend her courses to anyone who wants to make professional looking window dressings. You won’t be disappointed."
"This is the second course i have done and I cannot thank Janet enough for her fantastic tips and encouragement. She makes everything make sense and no question is daft! I am learning so much from Janet and cannot wait to do the next course.
"What an informative course. Lots of tips given. I never thought that I would be able to make such a good quality item by hand. Janet is a very patient and knowledgeable teacher. I am planning to return very soon to take the curtain course."
"After alot of searching for courses I finally found Janet's Make for Home range of courses. I am a complete beginner, I have made a few simple curtains but wanted to try making Roman blinds. I really enjoyed the course, found the time went too quickly and Janet is very patient and explains the process in simple terms. Detailed course notes were provided which will come in very handy when I make my first blind.
Janet is a lovely lady and looks after you very well with home made lunch, tea and biscuits throughout the day. I travelled from Liverpool to attend and wouldn't hesitate to book another course, best one I have been on."
"I spent a lovely time with Janet making curtains. Nothing was too much trouble and no question too daft. I learnt a great deal with the one to one coaching. I cant wait to start myself. A very professional friendly atmosphere and learnt so many tipa. Highly recommend, i will be back again!"
"I booked this course based on the positive online reviews and I was not disappointed. I completed a sample Cascade Roman Blind to take home along with a complete set of notes and access to a calculation sheet for calculating the spacing which will be invaluable. Janet is very knowledgeable and patient and gives you lots of tips. She made me feel very welcome and I was supplied with lots of tea throughout the day. I had a most enjoyable day and agree with other reviewers', if you want to try making Roman Blinds, Janet is definitely the lady to teach you."
"I covered three days with Janet, cushions, curtains and interline curtains. I've come away with fantastic knowledge and skills to make curtains for our new home.
You come away also with instructions on how to make the cushions and curtains which will be a great help.
Janet is a lovely woman, who I had the pleasure of spending time with.
Thank you so much for 3 fantastic days."
"Having spent the day with Janet I completed a sample cascade Roman blind. I have made ordinary Roman blinds but found Janet's course very informative and her calculation sheet for working out the spacing was excellent. Janet is a very knowledgeable lady and is happy to share her knowledge and advice, The day went too quick having been supplied with lots of tea and home made cake but I left with a sample blind and lots of information. If you want to try making a Roman Blind, Janet is the lady to teach you."
"I attended the Roman blind course and have to say how amazed I was at how much I learnt and also thoroughly enjoyed the course. Janet is a lovely lady and makes you so welcome and also an excellent teacher. Many thanks Janet for a lovely day."
"I attended the Roman Blind course at Janets home. She is indeed a lovely lady who made me feel very welcome. I have made several Roman blinds for family and friends but was amazed at how much I learnt with Janet. She is extremely knowledgeable , very patient and very professional. The day with her went far too quickly."
"I really enjoyed the roman blind course with Janet, she is really knowledgeable about everything to do with blind making and I really learnt a lot and got some great top tips too! I am excited to now put it all into practice and make my own blinds and banana bread too! Many thanks and will be sure to share my triangular blind when it is made :)"
"I've been on the roman blind course and am delighted by how much I've taken in in just one day. I now feel confident that I could produce a bespoke hand fnished blind to a professional standard. Janet is extremely knowledgeable and works to the highest standards. She is very patient and very good at communicating her wealth of experience. I've already booked for the interlined curtain course and will also do a pelmet course when it is launched! What about box cushions too?! xx"