Sew Forest of Dean

Contact name: Jennifer Johnson
Total bookings
almost 4 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

In case we haven’t met before, I’m Jen Johnson and I run Sew Forest of Dean, teaching all aspects of sewing by machine or by hand. I’m also a crazy cat lady, wife to Ed and Mum to identical twins Oscar and Charlie. My workshops and courses take place in my purpose-built garden studio in Clearwell and my aim is very simple – to help get people sewing. My designs have been featured in British Patchwork and Quilting Magazine and I am qualified in Textiles, from Herefordshire Ludlow College.

Courses, kits & gifts

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"Sunny Days" Patchwork and Quilting Workshop
Next date: 13th Jan 2024
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"Through the Garden Gate" - Machine Embroidery Workshop
Next date: 20th Mar 2024
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Beginner's Quilting Day with Sew Forest of Dean
Next date: 8th Feb 2024
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Fabric books and journals
Next date: 27th Jan 2024
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Fabric Dyeing
Next date: 19th Feb 2024
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Free machine embroidery - an introduction to
Next date: 10th Jan 2024
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Free Motion Quilting for the Terrified!
Next date: 6th Mar 2024
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Learn to Love your Sewing Machine
Next date: 19th Jan 2024
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Nature Inspired Hand Embroidery
Next date: 19th Mar 2024
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Reversible Tote Bag Pattern PDF Download
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Sashiko Decorative Embroidery
Next date: 29th Jan 2024

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
15 Nov 23'

Angela reviewed: Fabric books and journals

"I had a lovely time on this course. A very genial - and very talented - host and pleasant company. Wish I lived nearer so I could do more courses with Jen. Angela"

Sew Forest of Dean responded:

" Hi Angela, thank you so much for your review and for taking the time to join me in the studio. Your textile book is looking lovely and I hope you enjoy completing it with the ideas we discussed. Thanks again for coming all this way, happy stitching, Jennifer "

30 Oct 23'

Lucy Burrows reviewed: Beginner's Quilting Day with Sew Forest of Dean

"I thoroughly enjoyed the course with Jen. She presented in a way that was easy to understand and I now feel I am ready to complete the quilt. The venue is great, with everything at hand, and the lemon drizzle cake was lovely! Thanks so much Jen."

Sew Forest of Dean responded:

" Hi Lucy, thank you for your lovely review and for joining me in the studio. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed your day, you made great start with your quilt and it really won't take long to have everything finished, just ready for snuggling under now that the nights are drawing in! Thanks again, best wishes, Jennifer"

27 Oct 23'

Jane reviewed: Beginner's Quilting Day with Sew Forest of Dean

"What an enjoyable and informative day I have just had. I came away not only with the knowledge and tips on how to make my first quilt but also knowing a lot more about how to use my sewing machine (which I've owned for years), the best threads to use and how to cut fabric accurately. Jen was an inspirational teacher and at the end of the day I couldn't wait to plug in my sewing machine at home and do more sewing. I will definitely be signing up for another course run by Jen (the cake was delicious too!) "

Sew Forest of Dean responded:

" Hi Jane, thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review, very much appreciated. I'm so pleased you got so much out of the day, Have fun finishing your quilt, I can't wait to see it all done! Happy sewing, Jennifer "

16 Oct 23'

Janette Stewart reviewed: "Through the Garden Gate" - Machine Embroidery Workshop

"Thanks Jennifer, I had a lovely couple of days stitching, learning new techniques and extending the use of techniques I already knew. Good company and homemade cake were an added bonus."

Sew Forest of Dean responded:

" Hi Janette, thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure to spend a couple of days with you in the studio and I loved your design and use of the techniques. I'm glad you enjoyed the cake and the company, it was a lovely couple of days. Thanks again, Jennifer"

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