From an early age, I have always been incredibly creative. From making potions out of petals in the back garden, baking, drawing, sewing, painting etc.
Following from A ‘levels in English Literature, Art and Drama I went on to complete a BA Hons in Drama, followed by a 2 year Post Graduate Diploma in Costume for Television, Theatre and Film at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. After working professionally as a costume maker, I re-trained as a Drama teacher and worked as the Head of Drama before taking a career-break to have my three beautiful children, Henry, Lucy and Alice. During this time, I still kept a craft studio at home and regularly enjoyed sewing costumes, making keepsakes, making children’s clothes and completing alterations. I enjoy everything ‘crafty’ and love getting involved with a Carnival float, Christmas Grotto or Scarecrow competition.
Katy Makes has developed from my desire to give other people the time, tuition and fulfilment that can be had from learning a new skill and the pleasure that can be taken from creating something for yourself. A combination of my teaching background and my creative experience means that Katy Makes Creative Workshops are a fun, well planned, carefully delivered and enjoyable craft experience. From beginners to advanced skills, we offer workshops designed to meet a variety of abilities and ages and hope that we can deliver something that you will enjoy.
Katy Makes can fulfil private orders such as memory blankets/bunnies, memory pillows, dressmaking, tailoring and soft furnishing
Katy Makes offers one-to-one sewing machine courses/tuition
Bespoke parties in a purpose designed studio - offers the following adults or children’s parties:
Children’s birthday parties
(for these events, home-baked light refreshments can be included)
Katy Makes offers a variety of creative workshops including, but not exclusively:
Mummy & me
Granny & me
Book Day costumes
Sewing for the home
Memory blankets and keepsakes
Hand and feet casting
Little Sew & Sews
Seasonal craft workshops
Introduction to using a sewing machine
Learn to Sew
Dressmaking for beginners
Children’s sewing courses
Children’s after-school and holiday craft courses
Create a block pattern draft
Stitch & Bitch