Ain't nothing finer than trimmin' & steamin your pompoms on a Sunday night! Thank you for a fantastic day :-)

Pom Pom Day Class Student Lancashire


I absolutely loved this class Sara! Your instruction was excellent and the kit is beautiful. I have attempted this technique before, but you really made it click for me. Many thanks, I hope I will be able to take another class from you again soon.

Student on Silk Shading Viola Course at Hampton Court

Mary Robinson Cohen

The sampler arrived back safely today and I want to say a massive thank you... it looks incredible. If I'd been on the Repair Shop there would have been tears when I saw it. There were here.

19th Century Sampler Repair and Conservation, Private Client

Laura Mortimer

Just wanting to say thank you so much for the beautiful restoration of my sampler - it’s made such a difference to it & looks wonderful.

1825 Sampler Restoration


"Just to say how much I enjoyed the workshop on Friday. Brilliant. You are an excellent tutor and I have finished the lavender bag"

Kantha Day Class student


"The sampler is AMAZING!! It looks so clean and so much better. The mount is a subtle green and it looks perfect, you were right of course. Thank you so much for your work. I can now pass it on to future generations in a better state than how I received it and it's all thanks to you."

Private Client, Sampler Conservation


Sara thank you for all your help along the way. It would be a pale shadow of this piece without your advice.

Royal School of Needlework Student


Sara-Jane is a breath of fresh air taking traditional techniques and adding her own unique twist with designs for kits that have you looking twice astounded at her unique creative approach. Her relaxed teaching style instantly makes students feel relaxed and her passion for hand embroidery is evident in all she does.

Education Administrator Royal School of Needlework

Noleen Wyatt-Jones

I recently attended a day class at Lancaster with Sara Dennis and it was such an inspiring and enjoyable day. Thank you for providing such an opportunity and please will you provide further opportunities for keen embroiderers in the North West to attend such events in future.

Student on RSN@Lancaster Course

Hilary Cresswell

Thank you so much for sorting out our ceremonial rug! It looks a billion times better! Without you I honestly don’t think we would have been able to get the rug repaired in time for our colours parade. So for that I really do thank you!

Parachute Regiment Pony Major

Corporal Jamie Richards

This 'branching out' by the RSN is fabulous and everyone who attended yesterday said the same thing. It gives us the opportunity to support an important national organisation.

The course itself was excellent and how lovely to have a local tutor. Sara was very relaxed and made us so welcome. She explained everything very well and I feel as if I learnt a great deal.

Student on RSN@Lancaster Course

Anna Watson

Sara! I am searching the interwebs for inspiring quotes to write in my daughter's teacher's card for Teacher Appreciation Week, and I found one that instantly made me think of you: "Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher". (Japanese Proverb). I was so lucky to get not ONE but EIGHT days with you SUCH a great teacher!

Washington DC USA


I had a wonderful day and a Pom Pom tassel too! Thank you so much for teaching us.



Inspirational work, beautiful! As a beginner embroiderer it has inspired me to try silk shading and tapestry shading as such beautiful results. I hope to take a course or workshop with you soon so will keep an eye out for dates.

Sara-Jane is a fabulous teacher. Instructions were clear, she had patience for us all and given that Whitework is not an easy technique to get to grips with, I left feeling enthused and able to continue with what I had learnt. The day went in a flash with a happy balance of instruction and lively banter which is exactly what I feel these classes should be all about. Thank you for the class - brilliant and highly recommended!

We inherited an old family sampler from 1772 that was in poor condition - dirty and in a broken frame. Sara was very helpful and did a wonderful job cleaning and mounting the sampler and having it framed, all done very quickly and to the highest professional standard (and at a reasonable cost). It now looks quite splendid and will hopefully last another 250 years. Overall we could not be more pleased with the result.

Christopher Nugee

I really enjoyed your talk last Saturday, as did many of our members - so much so that they are thinking of dropping in on your studio, as you very kindly gave the invitation to do so.


Sue - Lancaster Textile Group