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Clare Blackmore-Davies

Miss Maker

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With nearly 40 years of sewing experience, Clare has a City & Guilds certificate in pattern cutting passed with distinction and has studied Swim Wear and Lingerie construction at UAL. She continues to develop her sewing and tailoring skills and enjoys turning her hand to all forms of sewing, design, construction and textile art. Constant learning through both official study and good old fashioned trial, error and practice, means we can offer a great range of classes for all ages and abilities.


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 Muggeridge

Guest Tutor

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Elaine has a City & Guilds certificate in Upholstery and has been delivering upholstery classes through various providers since 2018. She has a keen interest in textiles and sewing and has in the past worked with Heathcote and Ivory producing samples for their trade customers. 


A longstanding part of the Miss Maker team Elaine heads up our upholstery workshop provision as well as delivering daytime, evening and weekend sewing courses.

Carla Taylor

Guest Tutor

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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

Guest Tutor

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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

Guest Tutor

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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.

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