about me
 i made this crafts

My aim is to keep the old Crafts alive! I teach adults and children sewing & crafts. My biggest pleasure is passing on my knowledge to others and inspiring a new generation of Crafts...

— claire dadswell MY EXPERIENCES

I have been into crafts for as long as I can remember. I used to cut up my Dad's old clothes and make them into something new, many many year's ago way before it was trendy to recycle or upcycle. I have had various jobs from office work, Wedding dress alterations, Machinist for a Couture House, Pantomime Costumes, just to mention a few. My latest foray is Illustrator and Author of a craft & fashion inspired colouring book... I love to upcycle and use old textiles, to turn them into something new, making crafts nostalgic and affordable. I don't claim to be an expert in one particular thing (well maybe sewing!) but I have a huge passion for learning more and passing that knowledge on to my students.



4yrs Tutoring

sewing & crafts


3yrs Afterschool Club, St Ives School





Soft Furnishing


HND Designer Pattern Cutter

London College of Fashion


City & Guilds Dressmaking


Enhanced DBS