Sewing and the fabulous spirit in the sewing community is going to help get us through the current crisis!

It was a with a very heavy heart on Tuesday I felt I had to do the right thing to help prevent the spread of the virus by suspending classes – initially until the end of April. However, I am aware it may be longer than that.
I have to say it was the most upsetting day in business I have ever had since I started out as an independent teacher.
But, as always, you lovely sewers came back with the most positive messages of support and the overwhelming view that we will be back together sewing very soon. I can’t tell you how much this means to me.
If you are booked on a workshop in March and April I will have already been in touch but if you have any queries please get back to me.

Keep in touch…
I’m sure keeping in touch with sewing friends and keeping busy is going to be key to getting through the next weeks and months. You can like the Jane White Tuition Facebook page www.facebook.com or join the Jane White Couture Tuition Sew-Together closed, private group at www.facebook.com to stay in contact with your sewing friends.
If you are a baby lock owner there is the a closed Facebook group for you too at www.facebook.com.
Please do keep posting and sharing sewing related news and pictures of what you are doing, I know I will be glad to see them.

Virtual sewing support
If we can’t sew together at the studio I hope I can help virtually. I have set up a Skype account and can use FaceTime for Apple users to help with any sewing questions you have. I know it won’t be quite the same but, if you are struggling with things like: why your garment isn’t fitting quite as it should, you’ve got lost with your concealed zip or your overlocker is playing up, I will do my best to give you an answer.
If you would like to book a virtual appointment please text me on 07946648748 and, in advance, please excuse the state of my sewing room!

The Ropewalk
Sadly, The Ropewalk is closing its doors to the public on Friday until further notice. I will still have access to the studio for now so I will be able to carry on preparing for future workshops and do some of the non-sewing jobs that I usually manage to avoid.
35 members of The Ropewalk’s fabulous staff will lose their jobs on Friday which is awful. I can only hope they are back again sooner rather than later and want to say “thank you” to everyone who has supported me over the past seven years.

You might need some sewing/fashion related viewing so news flying round the internet that the next series of The Great British Sewing Bee is about to air comes at just the right time. Presenter Joe Lycett posted a trailer on his Facebook page. It looks like it is The Great British Sewing Beegoing to be as exciting as ever.
If you fancy applying for the 2021 show go to www.bbc.co.uk/beonashow You’ve got until the 20th May to get your application in.
Netflix Next in Fashion
If you are a Netflix subscriber tune into Next in Fashion hosted by Alexa Chung and Tam France. Similar to Project Catwalk and Project Runway 18 designers are pitted against each other with design and make challenges to win $250,00. And yes, they do have to make the clothes they design themselves.

I hope you all stay well and please keep in touch. I’m looking forward positively to being back at the studio with you again soon.
Regards
Jane