|Hi there crafty person, thanks for
Sooz in The Shed is a couple run business created by Sooz & Andrew.
I am Sooz and I am a craft addict, I would quite like you to be one too by sharing my skills.
I have been crafting for as long as I can remember and I find it much preferable to housework, so I do lots of it.
From knitting, crochet, machine sewing, patchwork... the list seems endless, there is not much I will not have a go at.
I started teaching in 2005 when I opened my first business The Bead Shed. I taught jewellery making, bead-weaving and Glass Lampwork beads too. I wrote quite a lot of tutorials for magazines and was even featured in a book!
When that business dwindled due to recession, I went on to work at Hobbycraft - working in a craft store when you are a crafter is very dangerous business, but I found myself rediscovering old crafts, learned but nearly forgotten, and started teaching textile crafts such as knitting, crochet, EPP patchwork and machine skills.
I was invited to Hobbycraft head office to feature on some of their You Tube videos, I have also written some tutorials for their blog.
I am happy to share my skills with others, I love to see people's faces when they master a skill and produce something pretty. I especially like working with young people and hopefully helping to mould them into future crafters.
I will be joined by other crafters - guest tutors if you like, who will offer many different things. If you don't see it and would like to try it, please ask, I might just know someone....
He is Andrew and he takes care of all the technical stuff, like computers and internet and stuff that has no interest to me. He is the "gofer" and is often sent to run messages.
Occasionally you will see him in The Shed, messing with the glass making stuff, or the Vinyl Cutter. Beware of his sense of humour though, it holds no bounds!