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.
Previously I worked as a designer and product developer in the fashion industry for 7 years.
I am a regular contributor to Sewing World magazine and my first book about fashion design for kids “My Fashion Label” will be published by Ivy Press in August 2014, followed by my first dressmaking book including pull-out patterns “The Beginners Guide to Dressmaking” by David & Charles in November. 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.
In April 2011 I was granted membership of the Society of Designer Craftsmen.
Oh, and this is Gypsydog, my occasional workshop assistant….