About the Studio

I sew mostly at my kitchen table and don't have an actual sewing room, leave alone a studio, at all!! My sewing supplies, books, fabrics and threads are supposed to be stored in my "sewing corner", but in practice I have long since outgrown that area, and they are spread all around the house in a not very organised fashion.

Studio Sew-of-Course is rather my virtual studio. It is an ever-changing place where I can show my quilt making, as well as any other of my crafting and stitching efforts. It is intended to be a place where I can bring together all my projects - finished or in progress - as well as ideas, inspiration, and creativity. And since inspiration can come from anywhere, this can make for an eclectic collection...

I have been stitching since I was a girl in The Netherlands. As a student I made most of my clothes, and later I made items for my boys and gifts for others.
Moving house many times, mostly internationally, has sometimes slowed down the sewing activity, but never for too long. When a friend lent me some her old Quilter's Newsletter Magazines I got started on quilt making, and I never stopped again! Quilting has led me to meet many people, and make friends in many countries. When I discovered blogs and blogging (and later Instagram!) I  "met" even more wonderful creative makers from all over the world.
Since 2003 I am settled in Ireland, and in 2012 I started an intensive City & Guilds Certificate course there, expanding my technical skills and improving on design concepts. I love passing on my knowledge of quilt making, and do so in weekly classes and occasional workshops, and with the odd tutorial here on the blog, too. There are even more patterns in the making...

When I make I am in my happy place, whether I sew quilts or pouches, crochet or knit a scarf, or take photographs on my frequent walks. They are the joys that are brought together in my "Studio" and which I love to share with anyone who'd like to come and take a look. So enjoy your visit, and have a good look around any time you fancy. Comments are always welcome, too, either leave them at any of my posts or email me.

I'd better be off, I have a Studio to fill...

(2017 - updated 2020)

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