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, registered and CRB cleared teacher.
I am a regular contributor to Sewing World magazine and my first book about fashion design for kids is due for publication in 2014, followed by my first dressmaking book including pull-out patterns later in the year. In 2013 I was nominated in Sew Magazine’s Best of British Sewing Awards in the “Best for Sewing Workshops/Courses” category.
In April 2011 I was granted membership of the Society of Designer Craftsmen.
After working as a designer in the fashion industry for 7 years I now have my own label for which I design and make a range of clothing and accessories.
Oh, and this is Gypsydog, my occasional workshop assistant….