Alice Butcher

With a background in theatre costume & education, Ginny is an experienced sewing tutor. She co-ran a handmade textile business for 7 years and has co-authored three sewing project books with FW Media. She enjoys facilitating in others creative journeys.

Describe your approach to teaching?
My classes are relaxed and friendly, focusing on gently supporting students in learning good basic sewing skills whilst developing their confidence and independence.

What inspires your own work?
I am inspired by nature, necessity and reuse. I create 'useful' textiles, such as vegetable sacks and clothing. I also love up-cycling fabric scraps to make gifts.

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