Meet Our Tutors:
With over 30 years of sewing experience Clare has a City & Guilds certificate in pattern cutting passed with distinction. She has studied Swim Wear and Lingerie construction at St Martin's College London, and continues to develop her sewing and tailoring skills. She enjoys turning her hand to all forms of sewing, design, construction and textile art, learning through both official study and good old fashioned trial, error and practice.
Having set up Miss Maker in 2011, Clare designs and delivers a range of courses covering all aspects of machine and hand sewing, pattern cutting and textile art.
Elaine has a City & Guilds certificate in Upholstery and a keen interest in textiles and sewing. She has in the past worked with Heathcote and Ivory producing samples for their trade customers.
Now part of the Miss Maker team Elaine delivers evening and weekend courses using her own beautiful designs.
Carla is a fibre artist and is the creative talent behind The Mousehole Woolery. From her studio in the heart of Dorset she creates contemporary sustainable wool sculptures inspired by the wildlife and conservation of the British countryside and coastline bringing a little piece of nature in to your home!
Carla is an official supporter of the Campaign for Wool and has been featured on Channel 4's Craft It Yourself. Carla exhibits her work at both galleries and contemporary and country shows across the South West as well as running needle felting workshops where she shares her love and passion for needle felting and British wool!
Lucy Dorothy Nichols
As a paper and textile artist, Lucy is based locally in Hampshire and exhibits across the UK. Often using reclaimed papers and recycling fabrics,
Lucy enjoys creating two and three dimensional pieces, which are delicate, thoughtful and humorous in style.
Her work incorporates various techniques including paper cutting, folding and freehand machine embroidery.
Barbara Touati - Evans
Barbara is the founder of Let's Crochet UK and is collaborating with Miss Maker to deliver a range of crochet courses.
Let's Crochet UK aims to promote crochet as a craft and an art form in the UK. It runs workshops and crochet-related events in the South East.