We are based in Howe Green, Chelmsford and our classes are run by owner Lynne Sharpe.
Lynne specialises in textile based workshops including sewing, dressmaking, feltmaking, needlefelting, knitting, crochet, lampshade making and home furnishings.
These courses are available in friendly group settings and are run as one offs as well as 6 week courses so that you can really get to grips with a skill.
Lynne has been sewing for over forty years and used to make her own suits and clothes when she worked in London for 20 years. She was taught to sew and knit by her mother and has since passed these skills on to her two daughters both of whom occasionally teach classes at The Make it Room. Having left her job in the city to bring up her now grown up daughters she began making dressing up clothes for them and teaching her friends how to do the same for their children. Lynne then became one of a group of Resident Artist at Hylands House in Chelmsford for five years, teaching felting, sewing, embroidery, painted furniture and children's workshops. She started The Make It Room in late 2010 - fast forward ten years and it has become a full time job with a passion passing on her skills.
As well as teaching here, Lynne has taught at the Knit and Stitch Show at both Alexandra Palace and Olympia, and at the Sewing Bee Live Show at Excel, she regularly teaches at RHS Hyde Hall.
Meet the The Make it Room!
Our studio is light and airy with plenty of space, at the moment we are able to accommodate five students with 2 metres social distance between each person.
Terms and Conditions
Payment must be made in full at the time of booking to confirm a place on the workshop. If you are attending a longer course over several weeks, we can agree payments in stages
If a workshop place is cancelled by a student up to seven working days before the class a refund will be issued, if it is less than seven days we will transfer the place to another class.
The Make It Room reserves the right to reschedule and cancel workshops and may occasionally have to do so. If a workshop has to be cancelled you will either receive a full refund or be transferred onto the next available workshop with the same or equivalent price.
If a student cancels a class with less than 48 hours notice and it is not possible for us to find someone to fill the space, the fee will be forfeited.
You may bring along your own sewing machine for workshops, please make sure it is in full working order and that you bring along the manual, refunds will not be issued if a class is cancelled due to malfunctioning equipment which a student has brought along