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Sew Forest of Dean

Contact name: Jennifer Johnson
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over 4 years
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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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Beginner's Hand Embroidery Workshop
1 day
Next date: 24th Oct 2024
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Beginner's Quilting Day with Sew Forest of Dean
1 day
Next date: 19th Sep 2024
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Dressmaking Techniques
1 day
Next date: 4th Sep 2024
1 place left
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Fabric books and journals
1 day
Next date: 25th Oct 2024
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Fabric Dyeing
2 days
Next date: 10th Oct 2024
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Fabric Wreath
1 day
Next date: 6th Dec 2024
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Free machine embroidery - an introduction
1 day
Next date: 4th Oct 2024
1 place left
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Free Motion Quilting for the Terrified!
1 day
Next date: 26th Sep 2024
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Improvisational Quilting
1 day
Next date: 20th Sep 2024
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Learn to Love your Sewing Machine
1 day
Next date: 9th Aug 2024
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Modern Mariner's Compass Patchwork and Quilting
1 day
Next date: 18th Sep 2024
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Nature Inspired Hand Embroidery
1 day
Next date: 13th Sep 2024
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Quilting and Quilt As You Go
1 day
Next date: 1st Nov 2024
1 place left
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Reversible Tote Bag Pattern PDF Download
1 day
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Sashiko Decorative Embroidery
1 day
Next date: 2nd Oct 2024

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
6 Jul 24'

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

"Thank you Jen for a lovely day. This course gave me excellent insight/tips in quilt making, and looking forward to finishing my first quilt. Jen was a great host and the Victoria Sandwich cake was delicious. Would recommend this course! Thanks again."

Sew Forest of Dean responded:

"Thank you so much for your review Heather, glad you enjoyed the day and your piece of cake! Enjoy your patchwork and quilting, thanks again for joining me in the studio. Best wishes, Jen "

29 Jun 24'

Sue Benz reviewed: Dressmaking Techniques

"Jen is a great teacher and makes a mean lemon drizzle cake too ! I learnt so much and built up confidence in the various aspects of sewing which were covered over the course. Jen’s studio is perfect and so well equipped .A thoroughly enjoyable day, thank you. "

Sew Forest of Dean responded:

"Thanks so much for your review Sue, I'm so glad you enjoyed your day (and the cake!). Thanks very much for joining me in the studio, have fun putting those new skills into practice with your next dressmaking projects. Best wishes, Jennifer "

18 Jun 24'

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

"A huge thank you for such an informative course. As a complete beginner I was a little nervous but had no need as Jennifer put everyone at ease and with such a well planned day she soon gave us confidence. Her patience and clear delivery soon had us on track. The day flew by. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this lovely learning day and will definitely be returning. Thank you Jennifer and to all the other lovely ladies who made the day so enjoyable."

Sew Forest of Dean responded:

"Thank you so much Lizzie, it was a lovely day and you all did brilliantly with your quilts. I can't wait to see them finished, they were all so different! Well done and thank you for your lovely review, best wishes, Jennifer "

15 Jun 24'

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

"I thoroughly enjoyed this course. As a complete beginner I achieved much more than I thought I could and I can't wait to finish my first quilt, which is a saying that I never thought I would utter. Jen is an excellent tutor and the environment is perfect, with inspirational quilts and crafts all round the log cabin. The lemon cake was an added bonus as well as meeting like minded people. "

Sew Forest of Dean responded:

"Hi Cindy, thank you so much for your review. It was a really lovely day with you all yesterday and I loved seeing your quilts coming together. I'm glad the lemon drizzle cake lived up to your expectations from previous reviews 😊. Have fun finishing your beautiful quilt and don't hesitate to come back to me if you need any more help or advice. Best wishes, Jennifer "

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