Clare Blackmore-Davies

Miss Maker

With over 30 years of sewing experience Clare has a City & Gulids certificate in pattern cutting passed with distinction. She has studied Swim Wear and Lingerie construction at St Martin's Colledge London, and continues to develop her sewing and tailoring skills.She enjoys turning her hand to all forms of sewing, learning through both study and good old fashioned practice.

Having set up Miss Maker in 2011, Clare designs and delivers a range of courses covering all aspects of machine and hand sewing.

Elaine Muggeridge

Guest Tutor

Elaine has a City & Guilds certificate in Upholstery and a keen interest in textiles and sewing. She has in the past worked with Heathcote and Ivory producing samples for their trade customers.

Now part of the Miss Maker team Elaine delivers evening and weekend courses using her own beautiful designs.

Lucy Dorothy Nichols

Guest Tutor

As a paper and textile artist, Lucy is based locally in Hampshire and exhibits across the UK. Often using reclaimed papers and recycling fabrics,
Lucy enjoys creating two and three dimensional pieces, which are delicate, thoughtful and humorous in style.

Her work incorporates various techniques including paper cutting, folding and freehand machine embroidery.

Barbara Touati - Evans

Guest Tutor

Barbara is the founder of Let's Crochet UK and is collaborating with Miss Maker to deliver a range of crochet courses.

Let's Crochet UK aims to promote crochet as a craft and an art form in the UK. It runs workshops and crochet-related events in the South East.