Know How You is our resident sewing school; for children, teens and adults; teaching skills once traditionally passed down in the home or in school.

It is open for daytime and evening classes, plus holds popular weekend workshops and holiday courses.

Groups are small to ensure teachers can spend time with everyone within a supportive and relaxed environment.

In a world of modern technology and instant gratification, expectations of finding quicker ways of doing things and buying off the shelf solutions has pushed traditional skills like growing, cooking, making and mending down the list of our priorities. KHY is passionate about children and adults being able to do more for themselves, and believes acquiring or re-learning these traditional skills will stand them in good stead for the future. Not only are these accomplishments practical and resourceful, but they provide a sense of achievement that’s immeasurable and incredibly rewarding.

Whether you are an absolute beginner, intermediate or advanced on a sewing machine, Know How You has a suitable class or course.

Founder/Creative Director – Jane Doxey

Jane started her career working in product design and development for Liberty of London and went on to be a Creative Director at one of M&S primary suppliers. Jane is super talented, passionate about sharing her worldly knowledge and, on top of that, her approach to students is infectious; they just want to learn, learn and learn some more!

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