What inspired you to start the workshops?
“I’m passionate about garment making and its potential to improve people’s lives. The workshops give participants the tools to take ownership of the whole garment design and making process from start to finish – including designing through draping, patternmaking, choosing fabrics and sewing.”
“Through making together, women support each other, feel more confident and empowered to be creative.”
What do the participants learn at the workshops?
“I run two sets of workshops, one for beginners and a participant-led one for more advanced makers. The courses run across eight weeks, and both teach design techniques, patternmaking and garment construction methods.
“The idea is that as time goes on, the women feel more confident, need less instructions and can help each other.”