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.
Nowadays I love spending my time teaching sewing to adults and children at Clothkits (Chichester) and The Fluffatorium (Dorking) at my 'Make Your Mother Proud' sewing workshops teaching complete beginners and improvers how to sew along with classes in skirt and dressmaking from my own patterns. I also run one to one sessions and children's group classes over the school holidays from my garden studio.
When I'm not doing that I write regular sewing projects and articles for magazines and books such as Love Sewing, Popular Patchwork and Love Patchwork & Quilting magazines.
Oh and another thing....my popular 'MAKE IT!' contemporary sewing kits for toys, bags and cushions sell in selected outlets both in the UK and abroad aswell as through my online shop here and on Etsy and Folksy.
Phew! As you can see I like to keep busy but when you have a passion for fabrics and sewing its so satisfying to pass it on to others. There is nothing better than sewing for your home or making your own clothes.
I live by the sea with my husband the artist Marko, twins Alfred and Matilda and La Madame Mabelline (the cat).
Why not come along to one of my workshops it would be lovely to meet you or let me know by email that you would like to join my newsletter and I will send you info about forthcoming Sewgirl events.
17 Lanfranc Rd
Tel 01903 823859