About us





The Make It Room is based in Howe Green, Chelmsford at the home of Lynne Sharpe who specialises in textiles and runs workshops and courses in dressmaking and sewing, feltmaking, needlefelting, knitting, crochet, lampshade making, rag rugs, painted furniture and d├ęcoupage.

Lynne was previously Resident Textile Artist at the Stables Visitor Centre at Hylands House in Chelmsford, but now works full time at The Make It Room.  She has taught workshops there as well as at The Knit & Stitch Show, The Handmade Fair, RHS Hyde Hall, The Great British Sewing Bee Live and other venues throughout Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.







Andrea Neale is a Jewellery Designer who has been working with Art Clay Silver since 2003. Andrea is a qualified teacher in Art Clay Silver and in the past has been a member of the Guild of Essex Craftsman.

She  was previously one of the Resident Artists at Hylands House in Chelmsford






Jessica Sharpe has a BA in Fashion from Kingston University specialising in knitwear and she has been creating her own polymer clay beads for several years and has

published a book in 2014

'How to Make Jewllery Charms from Polymer Clay'

Jessica  works at Kingston University and runs her own knitwear company Folk and Folly - she can be seen at regular fairs in London






Helen Smith is a contemporary glass designer and artist. Her work is sold under the name Helen Rose Glass and can be seen at local craft events and at Glass From the Past, Barleylands Craft Village in Billericay. 

Helen has  been an Art Teacher for seven years teaching in various senior schools around Essex and teaches our art workshops here.






We are all inspired and bursting with enthusiasm for our given specialities and our aim is to offer top quality workshops using excellent materials. We want you to be delighted when you take your creation home at the end of your session. We will provide full instructions in case you would like to make another!

Our classes are small  to ensure you receive the tuition you require and we will always try to run a class whether we are fully booked or have one participant.

Come along and join us in any or all of our fabulous workshops! 





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