Jenni Richards

As a qualified interior designer with a few textile courses under my belt and a lifelong love of sewing, I have downsized design to a much smaller scale of creativity.  Hand stitching, and in particular embroidery, using up-cycled textiles and fabrics, provides a discipline in which I can translate my interest in botanicals and our surrounding countryside into a touchable medium.
 
With a keen interest in wellbeing and mental health awareness, I am an advocate for the incredibly empowering effect that hand stitching (or indeed any hand craft) has on our health.  Studies show that just 20 minutes of hand sewing lowers one’s blood pressure and reduces stress and anxiety, and with this in mind, I teach using many different mediums and techniques in a relaxed and welcoming environment.
 
Classes are informal restful and friendly.  I teach in groups or one to one.
 
All materials are provided.  The aim is for you to learn the basic stitches and techniques to enable you to complete (in your own time!) an embroidery hoop and to equip you with a firm knowledge upon which to further your sewing and creative skills.