This is me – Wendy Ward.
I opened MIY Workshop in January 2012 after teaching my own independent sewing classes for adults for over a year. I have been teaching dressmaking, pattern cutting and textiles at various colleges and adult education centres throughout Brighton since 2007. I have a degree in Fashion Design, an MA in Design and am a fully qualified teacher.
Before teaching, I worked as a designer and product developer in the fashion industry for 7 years.
I am a regular contributor to Sewing World and Love Sewing magazines and my first two books were published in 2014: “My Fashion Label” a book about fashion design for kids and “The Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking” a hands-on dressmaking book for adults containing 6 projects, 14 key dressmaking techniques and full-size pull-out patterns.
In 2013 I was nominated in Sew Magazine’s Best of British Sewing Awards in the “Best for Sewing Workshops/Courses” category and was awarded 3rd place out of the whole of the UK.
I have been a member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen since 2011.
Oh, and this is Gypsydog, my occasional workshop assistant….