Jayne loves to interact with people. She has worked as a community tutor teaching Patchwork and Quilting as well as Soft Furnishings at various venues. Prior to this she spent 10 years making handmade footwear. Jayne is now regional sales and education manager for Janome UK and works across the South of England. Her role at Janome is a very varied role with no two days being the same. You may well see her at sewing machine retail shop open days promoting Janome machines as well as at exhibitions demonstrating the extensive range of Janome machines. Jayne is an expert at helping people understand what machine is right for them, as well as teaching how to make innovative stitches on their sewing machine, opening up a whole new world of creativity.

Jayne co-hosts the popular IDidntLikeToAsk series with Valerie Nesbitt, where they help you learn how to get the most from your sewing machine by answering all the questions we “didn’t like to ask.” Click here to see an introduction to the IDidntLikeToAskSeries.

Jayne also appears in The Makers Studio series where she joins the team in the studio to chat with the UK’s leading textile artists who appear as special guests. Click here to watch an episode of The Makers Studio.

Signature Technique:

Innovative stitches with a sewing machine

Top Tips:

– Buy a sewing machine that will grow with you as your skills develop.
– Make sure to clean and maintain your machine regularly. This will ensure that it is a good working condition every time you sew.
– Use the correct needles for your sewing project and change them regularly.
= Use a good quality thread and always buy the correct bobbins for your machine.