“My sewing skills have always been limited by a lack of confidence and an impatience to get the thing finished. When I took part in a Bristol Reuse workshop run by Jennifer I was amazed at how much I learned in such a short time. By the end of the session I had made a beautiful draught excluder with all the care and attention that I’d previously lacked, and which was surprisingly, a very emotional experience.
Jennifer is a patient, encouraging and generous teacher who delights in sharing her considerable textile skills.” Nancy, Bristol
“Jennifer, my experience with you was great, especially having no experience at all. You were very patient and encouraging, which gave me a lot of confidence to keep learning and experimenting by myself afterwards. Exactly what I was looking for.” Eva, Bristol
“Jennifer worked with the Bristol ReUse Network to research how we might re-use bedding including sheets, mattresses and duvets. She was full of ideas and tackled the materials with enthusiasm, quickly coming up with several designs for draught excluders and cushions which looked stunning – amazing considering all the materials would have otherwise been thrown away. Jennifer then led a public workshop, showing people how to use these materials to make her lovely designs – the feedback was great, participants were absolutely delighted with the skills they learnt, and their finished products. We would definitely book Jennifer again.” Jessica Hodge, Bristol ReUse
“After buying a new sewing machine for my wife, a complete novice, I thought it would be a good idea to book a lesson with Jennifer Mills, who I met at a free sewing workshop, at the Bristol 2015 Lab. After a brief chat, I was impressed with her knowledge and answers. My wife was very happy with the 2 hour lesson, showing her the functions and different stitch patterns and is much more confident with the machine. The tuition by Jennifer was relaxed and very professional. I would say Jennifer’s skill and tuition would benefit anyone at any level of sewing. Highly recommended.” Steve, Bristol
“I thoroughly enjoyed my two hour lesson with Jennifer. I was very pleased and impressed with the amount I learned in that time. I can, at last, problem solve tension issues and mistakes I made with threading the machine, which had previously frustrated me. I also acquired new skills, enabling me to finish making a dress I started last year.” Lisa, Bristol
“Jennifer works very closely with her clients to ensure that they have a truly bespoke item that speaks of them, whilst being of exceptional quality, as well as one of a kind. Whilst working with us at Incredible Edible Bristol she has forged forward with creative ideas and produced us a piece of wonderful, sewn artwork that speaks of us and all that we stand for whilst being beautiful in itself. I would recommend Jennifer to all.” Sara Venn, Incredible Edible Bristol