Sew Forest of Dean

Contact name: Jennifer Johnson
Total bookings
over 2 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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"Night of a Thousand Stars" Quilt
Next date: Jan 20th
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Appliqué Masterclass Course
Next date: Sep 12th
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Beginner's Hand Embroidery Workshop
Next date: Nov 2nd
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Beginner's Quilting Day with Sew Forest of Dean
Next date: Oct 11th
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Bookcase Quilt Course
Next date: Oct 12th
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Collage and Hand Stitch
Next date: Oct 14th
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Fabric books and journals
Next date: Oct 28th
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Free Motion Quilting for the Terrified!
Next date: Sep 20th
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Indigo Stars Quilting Day
Next date: Nov 8th
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Landscape Quilting
Next date: Sep 13th
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Learn to Love your Sewing Machine
Next date: Sep 9th
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Machine embroidered Teasels
Next date: Oct 21st
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Oh Christmas Tree! luxury quilted cushion kit
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Puzzled Stars Quilting Day
Next date: Nov 11th
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Reversible Tote Bag Pattern PDF Download
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Scrappy Quilt Workshop
Next date: Nov 16th
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Sew-a-Row Patchwork and Quilting techniques
Next date: Sep 14th
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Traditional Hand Quilting
Next date: Oct 4th

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
30 Apr 22'

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

"This was definitely the best course that I have been on to date, and I’ve been on a lot. Jen made me feel relaxed immediately. She gave everyone the help and attention they needed. The day was well paced ensuring that we all came away with the knowledge and skills to finish our quilt at home. In addition there was delicious cake! I thoroughly recommend this course to everyone. Thanks Jen for a great day."

Sew Forest of Dean responded:

" Thank you so much for your lovely review Chris. I'm so glad you enjoyed the day and I'm pretty sure you're finally going to get your first quilt finished! Thank you for a lovely day, happy quilting 😊"

10 Mar 22'

Rose Harding reviewed: Learn to Love your Sewing Machine

"Thoroughly enjoyed this course. Lovely environment, very relaxed. Learnt loads, so much better than ploughing through a manual by yourself and still not knowing what to do. Jennifer is very knowledgeable and extremely helpful, nothing is too much trouble. Plenty of refreshments and a lovely banana cake! Would highly recommend to anyone."

Sew Forest of Dean responded:

" Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review Rose. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed the day, you all did such a great job. Good luck with all your sewing projects and thanks again for your kind review. Best wishes, Jennifer"

10 Feb 22'

Cath Coolican Smith reviewed: Fabric books and journals

"I had a lovely day. Jen was very friendly and helpful and I felt so much more confident at the end of the course"

Sew Forest of Dean responded:

" Thank you Cath, I'm so glad you enjoyed the day. I look forward to seeing you later in the month for your next course 😊"

29 Jan 22'

Georgina reviewed: Beginner's Quilt Workshop

"Jen was brilliant at providing us with very clear instructions, demonstrations and tips for how to make our quilts. Her knowledge of quilting and sewing is second to none and the course was the perfect intro to quilting."

Sew Forest of Dean responded:

" Thank you for your lovely review Georgina. It was a real pleasure working with you in the studio and your quilt is looking fabulous! Thanks again and good luck with all your sewing projects. Jennifer"

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