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About The Team

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Aliza Patell Ratnayaka

I love being able to help students set and achieve their sewing goals.

Anne Shine

These classes provide a background knowledge and will promote a lifelong love of sewing.


What People Say

“I found Aliza to be very approachable and flexible. She taught my daughter all the ins and outs of sewing…the kind of things they often don’t have time to teach in school. Nowadays, she doesn’t hesitate to customise her own clothes, or moan about sewing on the odd button for me!”

Mrs G Forde

“This was an enjoyable experience and I felt I gained a lot from it. Aliza is a friendly and helpful teacher. I would recommend her teenagers course to anyone interested in textile design.”

Lauren (15)

“Just a few words to say that my Lauren has enjoyed learning to sew from the simple basics and is now progressing to more complicated things. This is an ideal way for children to learn to sew. My daughter is looking forward to the next term when they will be making an item of clothing to wear. I would highly recommend this class to anyone, its a shame there’s not more of them.”

K. Algar

Never sewed before?

Come to one of our taster days!
In this two and a half hour session we will help you start on your creative sewing journey. Bring your own machine or use one of ours. Learn to set up, thread your machine, experiment with different stitches and learn which ones you will need for specific purposes before cutting and making a simple project.

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