Rachel's Textiles Studio
47 La Colomberie
Telephone: 01534 878877
Mobile: 07797 726 380
Rachel, when not holding a class, is usually to be found making a wide range of eclectic hand made gifts and textile art to sell. As a member of Genuine Jersey, her own work is unique to the studio and not available on line or at any other store. Even if you don't sew, you can usually find a perfect ready made present in her shop for that special occasion.
Using her Janome machines and a fair amount of hand stitching, Rachel creates all sorts of fabric gifts throughout the year using some of the fabulous fabrics that you can buy in store; designs & types of product will depend on the season or the mood she is in. If you have time to browse, you can find 3d soft sculptures; such as fabric sewing machines and flowers, encaustic art or stitched cards and functional items such as doorstops, aprons and bags. There are many different styles of pincushions and key rings and sometimes items of clothing.
Since opening, the Studio has grown in popularity, with an amazing haberdashery stocked full of wonderful trims, threads, knick-knacks and all the essentials for your sewing projects. Rachel now stocks 6 different fabrics designed by Alice Brown exclusively for the Studio with Jersey icons; Corbiere, White house, Hamptonne, Rocco Tower, Portelet Bay & Jersey cows.
Rachel is the main dealer in Jersey for the fabulous Janome sewing machines and you are able to try any of the demonstration /class machines, for machining, machine embroidery, overlocking and embellishing. You can attend private or group sessions for sewing or creative textiles, whether a student over the age of 10 or adult of any age or skill. If you check the Facebook page you can see all the exciting events that happen each week.
There is little time for her to take on a commission but it could be worth asking!
Rachel set up her Studio in June 2014 to help encourage more people to get stitching. She left a long-term post as head of Textiles at Jersey College for Girls where she had inspired many pupils from there and from Victoria College to enjoy sewing and textile art, up to A-level standard.