Hello my name is Fiona Hesford, I've worked in textiles pretty much all my life since leaving Uni many moons ago. The fashion industry was where I started, spending 6 years in Paris as a design consultant and then back to the UK where I worked with many companies such as House of Fraser, Next and freelancing for many others.


I live by the sea with my husband the artist Marko, twins Alfred and Matilda and Madame Mabelline (my gorgeous cat) and love spending my time teaching sewing at Clothkits (Chichester) and The Fluffatorium (Dorking) at my 'Make Your Mother Proud' sewing workshops teaching complete beginners and improvers how to sew. I also hold classes in skirt and dressmaking from my own patterns.


I write regular sewing projects and articles for magazines and books such as Love Sewing, Sew Now, Popular Patchwork and Love Patchwork & Quilting magazines and am a regular presenter on The Sewing Quarter TV (freeview 73 and Sky 687).


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Happy sewing!

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