Hi! I'm Nicola Hughes.
Welcome to my website!
I have always loved sewing, and when I was a primary school teacher, I loved encouraging children to develop their own creative potential, at their own level. After I finally finished the City and Guilds Diploma in Creative Textiles, I decided to combine teaching and textiles in schools by going in to schools and helping the whole school make felted panels. I am always astounded by their results, after knowing nothing about felting at all to start with. However, it must be said that I do still get the occasional withdrawal and have to do a bit of some other technique, but it's not long before felt lures me back!
I love to demonstrate felting and other textile techniques to both children and adults, in schools and evening / daytime classes at our premises in Maldon, Essex. We run classes for all ages and abilities, in everything from dressmaking to Creative Textiles. Please see the workshop link above. This is just so rewarding, to see the pleasure on someone's face when they have made something amazing - including for younger children and the very old, as I also do classes by request in retirement homes and craft birthday parties. Please get in touch if there is something you would like to try at our purpose built studio or I will come to your premises or I can arrange a local venue.
See the children’s birthday party felt or craft package above, where I and others teach children from 3 years to teenagers to felt or to do other crafts at your home or birthday party venue. Please see the appropriate pages for more details.
Thank you for visiting my website and I look forward to speaking to you or meeting you soon.