A few years ago I went on a one day course and was taught how to use a sewing machine.
Over the years of machine sewing, I have built up my skills and confidence. Other than being taught how to use a sewing machine I have taught myself all that I know. Since sewing seems to be coming back 'into fashion' people are now wanting to learn.
The past few weeks I prepped and have taught a number of ladies how to machine quilt. So far we have a good three quarters of a quilt top ready to be sewn together (photo below) This project is for a community centre and the quilt will be hanging proudly on the wall for all to see!
Not only have the ladies learnt a new skill but we all have had lots of laughs too. I am a firm believer that sewing is therapeutic.
I am also teaching sewing at a local school. My aim for the children to be able to make their own quilts, cushions etc. I think they will enjoy the handmade crafts teaching. Arts and crafts seem to be more popular than they were.
Maybe one day I can start my own sewing school. I am really enjoying teaching sewing.
Cara and I doing a sewing demonstration at the An Creagán centre. Omagh