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Claire Martin - June '17

I have been attending Paula's classes for some time now. I have learned so much and my new skills have helped me make some beautiful pieces. I still love going and learning new things. Can't wait for the next block of sessions to start next week. Also, my 13-year-old daughter has had lessons and loves every minute, her confidence has grown, and is always proud of her achievements.

Alexandra Moseley - May '17

I have been attending Paula's workshops for quite some time now and with her knowledge and guidance I've gone from someone who couldn't sew a straight line, to being able to make dresses, purses, pillows, roman blinds for my new house and anything else I put my mind too!. She is a fantastic teacher who has a vast amount of knowledge. If you like sewing or want to start a new hobby Paula's workshops are definitely worth trying.


Nikki Baker - Aug 2017

My daughter has been attending Saturday morning workshops and she loves it and has learnt some fantastic skills. The quality of work she has produced is amazing. Thank you Paula.

Ruth Trudge11 July 2018

eviewed Ritschel Sewing workshops – 5 star

I attended a 5 week course with Paula, starting as a complete beginner (but enthusiastic crafter), never having touched a sewing machine before. Her friendly, open and supportive nature meant I felt completely at ease as soon as the first session began (I did Fridays mornings). I learnt the basics of the machine and threading up, a number of seaming methods, how to make bunting, and moved on to make a piped cushion cover with button holes and start a brand new cushion. Bringing my own sewing machine in meant I was able to learn how to use this confidently. I have come away with a true passion for sewing, and have discovered a whole new online world of sewing fanatics! I would highly recommend Paula's adult sewing classes! A++++

Sally Ann Hartley 3 October 2018·

Have loved my classes this half term. Paula is a patient and clear teacher.

Emma Louise 18 October 2018·

Such a lovely way to gain confidence with sewing. Paula is a patient, knowledgeable teacher and the environment is calm and relaxed. I really enjoyed my 5 weeks and will definitely return!

Laura Stanley 31 October 2018·

My 8 year old daughter just completed a lovely cushion and small bag in 2 sessions with paula. She really enjoyed herself and will be back for sure x

Lyn Ellis 11 December 2018 ·

My two children have just taken part in their first workshop with Paula. They loved it! I am amazed at what they have achieved in 2 hours. They both said that Paula is really lovely too and they can’t wait to come back next week. Thank you!

Helen Coffey 4/2/2019

Just wanted to say how much I've enjoyed my ten weeks of sewing and to thank you for all your patience, inspiration and expert guidance. I'm really proud to have completed 2 skirts. I've learnt so many new skills from you and feel much more confident to follow a pattern on my own. I hope to join you again for more lessons when time allows!

Karen Barton 2 January 2019 ·

My two little girls recently attended a two week course with Paula - 4 hours in total. They were both completely new to using a sewing machine and came away with beautiful bags which they are thrilled with. They came away from the lessons absolutely buzzing with excitement and had so much fun. Paula was brilliant with them and they can’t wait to do more sewing with her. I’ve also had adult lessons with Paula and she is brilliant - has so much patience and always ready to help and advise.


Sue Howell 20 December 2018 ·

I recently attended a five-week sewing course with Paula. I am a bit of a novice and Paula is a great teacher. Only having four people in each of her classes she is able to spend time explaining and demonstrating how to do different tasks. Great way to gain confidence and learn new skills. Thank you, Paula

Marsha Walker 8th January 2021

Absolutely amazing! Paula has the patience of a Saint! I am always so grateful for her sharing her skills and knowledge. My daughter absolutely loves her sewing lessons! Highly recommended to anyone! I don't think a better sewing teacher exists!!!!

Jackie Emm 16th July 2020

It is safe to say that sewing got me through lockdown, and that would not have happened

If it wasn’t for Paula’s help.

I continued with my sewing lessons online speaking to Paula via a video link, this worked

really well. I managed to complete my most complicated garment to date with lots of help

from Paula.

At first, we weren’t sure how the online classes were going to work out, but they went really well.

Paula is so helpful and enthusiastic she has made sewing a joy

I am looking forward to the classes starting up again in September.

Gillian Ann Towler 2 July 2020

A big Thank you to Paula for teaching me to sew I am still in the early stages of my sewing career but making progress

It is really only down to the patience and skill of Paula’s teaching and of course the encouragement of the sewing group that I have managed to make some lovely pieces

The virtual classes have worked very well even for a novice like me

Lockdown would have been a lot harder without having a focus

Some of the Children's comments 2017/18/19

Loved sewing and can't wait to come back. Age 9 ​

I really liked sewing it was fun and it made you concentrate. Age  8

It was great fun and I loved making my bag. Age 9

I was really happy with my finished pouch and had never sewn before. Age 9

Thank you for helping me with my bag, and showing me how to use the sewing machine. I've really enjoyed it and want to come every Saturday. Age 11

I have attended a number of sewing classes and each time I have learned something new. It was always fun and Paula's is always willing to help! I can't wait for my next class. Age 10 

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