learn to make soft furnishings in beautiful Tetbury

Without a doubt starting this business over 10 years ago has led me on a journey. There have been ups and downs as there are with any business, but one of the best things about it has been meeting some really lovely people along the way. 

One of them is Helen Izzard who runs Helen Izzard designs in Somerset. If you are an instagrammer you can follow Helens lovely photos here. 

Helen Izzard sarah hardaker

When we bumped into each other twice in one week at the end of September Helen was telling me about the workshops she is holding in the beautiful market town of Tetbury in 2017. Perfect for anyone wanting to learn how to make their own soft furnishings. 

I asked Helen what prospective students would cover on the 2 day courses

"Students work on their own projects from start to finish, so measuring, pattern repeats and hand sewing etc etc.  Generally, we get a mixture of curtains, roman blinds and cushions, so although it says curtains and blinds, we can cover a mix, and each student will have their own ideas and I guide them through.  I try to encourage small to medium projects due to room and also so that they can achieve a lot in 2 days."

if you would like more information about the workshops please contact Helen at info@helenizzard.co.uk she can also supply a range of beautiful British fabrics for you to make into your soft furnishing project. 

Helen Izzard workshops