Hello, and welcome to ‘The Yorkshire School of Sewing’. Hopefully, on this website there is something to interest everyone who loves to sew; from beginners, those wishing to return to sewing, through to the more experienced seamstresses amongst you who want to further develop your skills and knowledge and learn all the secrets of couture fashion. From a very early age, I too have always loved sewing with a passion! I have a needle and thread in my hand at every opportunity. This goes right back to the days of the swinging 60’s, making my first Mary Quant mini dress! With this passion, I went onto study fashion and design, and then on to support this with a teaching qualification. I first started teaching general dressmaking, and then developed onto teaching City and Guilds Fashion and Design, some 25 years ago. Dressmaking has become increasingly popular in recent years with both the young and the not so young ladies wanting to learn the skills of this wonderful craft, either just as a hobby, or to develop a career in Fashion and Design. It’s such a satisfying feeling when you wear one of your own creations and receive great comments from others on how fabulous you look, and how clever you are to have made it! There is a definite need for a Professional Sewing School here in the Northern region, so, from this, I created ‘The Yorkshire School of Sewing’. Classes are carried out both in Roundhay, North Leeds and at Fine Fabrics in Harrogate. At Fine Fabrics you will find there is a good selection of quality fabrics which are sensibly priced. Should anyone want to learn something that is not included in the workshops/courses – no problem! Just let me know and I will endeavour to include your requirements in future workshops. On the Contact Us page you will find my contact information, a booking form and enquiries page. There is also a calendar of dates when the classes will be running. I look forward to hearing from you soon and hopefully meeting you in the near future when we can share our interest and enthusiasm. Happy sewing!! Gillian


4 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Please will you pencil me in for Help at Hand. Jan 29th . Can’t download form cos I’ve no ink and keep forgetting to buy some. I’m hoping to sign up for Tues pm next week. So should see you soon..
    Rosie Fineren

    • Hello Rosemary lovely to hear from you again – how are you doing? Yes I have put you in for then are you making anything special at the moment? If you let me know what you want to cover I will have something prepared for you for then.
      People at college ask if I’ve heard from you and wondered if you was going to come along and join us again.
      Talk soon Rosemary love Gillian

      • Hi Gillian, I had read your e-mail and was going to answer it on Thurs cos I had several to do.. One of my appointments was at my doctors. I went straight from there to LGI I have just got home and there is nothing wrong with me. Hope to see you on Tues. I want to finish my jacket on the 29th or get it to the stage of nearly finished. I have bought material to make a dress.Can’t see me getting much prep done as I am cream crackered. Looking forward to seeing everyone. X Rose.

  2. Hi Gillian,
    Just wondering when your next training day is please? Sorry not to have got back to you till now. But, I too have had a bad dose of flu. Nicky de la Hoyde

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