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Jan loves to teach and developed her very popular courses several years ago; to fill what she believes is a growing need in the community.
She finds it very rewarding to see her students achieve their goal in making a garment or displaying a new craft.

Students learn all of the basics needed to continue with their chosen craft. These courses contain so much more content than the minimum that is taught in some sewing classes yet all of the tasks that are taught are achievable.
By completing lots of samples & making several garments etc during class, students really do take away an amazing amount of knowledge in a short amount of time.
Classes are relaxed & friendly & many students continue to return for other classes & workshops time & again.

Since completing Jan’s classes, some students have since gone on into the Fashion Industry or now have their own clothing labels.

Classes are generally small so as to allow students in the class time for questions & more individualised attention.

Small classes also create a friendly, more relaxed learning atmosphere. Classes do however, require a minimum number of students to run. If a course is unable to proceed due to low numbers, it may be postponed by one or 2 weeks or longer.

YOU can help by liking my Facebook Page, Sharing posts & telling your friends & family. It is often easy to find others who will join you in Learning to Sew Courses so that the Course can go ahead on the proposed dates.

Jan has over 40 years sewing & crafting experience. Her mother was a Qualified Dressmaker, her Maternal Grandmother loved to Crochet & her Paternal Grandmother knitted soft toys. Her ancestors are peppered with artists & writers so it is no surprise that Jan learnt to sew & craft from an early age. She made clothes for herself, her family & friends including Wedding dresses & ball gowns. She also spent several years making dancing costumes for a Tasmanian Dance studio & costumes for street parades. She loves to be creative & enjoys passing her knowledge on to other people. Jan also founded & ran a children’s Play-centre, (organizing & supervising craft sessions), taught pre-school & primary school children Art & Crafts on a voluntary basis, designed & constructed huge floats from Paper Mache for parades and spent several years working as a Face Painter with a well-known Tasmanian Face Painting Business doing Corporate Events, Children’s shows & Birthday Parties.

Jan has studied Leatherwork, Photography & Art & is a practicing artist whose favourite medium is Watercolour. She has held two Solo-exhibitions, exhibited in several joint exhibitions and has work held in Public & Private collections in Australia and around the world.

Jan has a great love for a variety of different crafts & finds herself experimenting with many different mediums when she gets the opportunity. She also loves travelling, photography & writing.
Qualifications

Jan has several qualifications including a Diploma & an Advanced Diploma in Art, Craft & Design, Cert. IV in Workplace Training & Assessment & various qualifications in Photography, Communication & more. She also has a good knowledge of Fabrics, Haberdashery & sewing machines having worked in retail for 3 years in a local fabric store.

Payment can be made via Pay Pal by going to the Apply for this Class Tab or by Direct Deposit – Please go to the Contact Jan Tab, complete the details & pay using the details below

Direct Deposit Details:
Sew Art & Crafty/Jan Weber
Bendigo Bank
BSB: 633-000
A/C: 152611190

For this & all other enquiries go to the contact Jan Tab at the top of the page or email Jan directly at: sewartandcrafty@gmail.com

All classes do require Full Payment to be made on booking. If you are unable to pay in full, please contact Jan directly to make an alternative payment plan.
ALL fees are NON-REFUNDABLE
If the course/workshop is cancelled by me, you will receive a full refund of payments made or if preferred, a credit for a later course.

Classes are small & rely on numbers.
Please ensure that you are available for ALL the class dates before enrolling.
Enrollment in any course/workshop is final once the class is confirmed & payment has been made.
Failure to attend scheduled classes will result in payment being forfeited. Transfer to a later class may be possible but no Guarantee can be made.

Sew Art & Crafty shares a Bunbury shop-front at 18C Prosser Street, Bunbury (behind the Plaza Shopping Centre). Courses are also held in Community venues or halls at times.
Classes are also held on occasion in Mandurah but may be available in other areas of the South West throughout the year depending on demand & venue availability.

Mandurah venues vary but are most often held at the CWA hall in Cooper Street or CWA Hall in North Yunderup. Please always check regarding the Location.

Classes can be arranged in other areas of the South West of Western Australia.
If you would like to see a class in your area, please contact Jan with details.

STUDENT GROUP
The Sew Art & Crafty Student Group is a private group on Facebook for all past & present students. While not everyone chooses to participate, many students do. They contribute photos of sewing or craft projects for others to see, comment on various things others have done, ask questions about related
topics, advertise sewing or craft materials etc, suggest solutions, receive hints & tips & are reminded of class schedules.
It is a great way to get to know others & students are also invited to attend various social functions including Dinners, Costume or Themed Parties, Christmas Parties & other events.

STUDENT SEWING/CRAFT RETREATS
Sew Art & Crafty will try to schedule Retreats each year in the South West area, to enable past & present students to relax, enjoy the company of others, make new friends & generally enjoy some time out.

Sewing & Craft activities will be the available throughout the course of the Retreat & everyone can bring their own project to work on or if preferred, they can just sit & read a book, chat or sleep!

Retreats are well attended & are lots of fun! The next retreat is scheduled for May 2019. While past & present students get priority, please enquire if you are interested in more info & I will get back to you regarding available space etc.

Sew Art & Crafty organizes Charity Sewing/Craft Days/Nights throughout the year.
We have supported several local & National groups including:
*Sewing Premature Baby Gowns & Quilts for King Edward Memorial Hospital.
*Sewing Toiletry Bags for the Bunbury Women’s Shelter & Doors Wide Open in Bunbury.
*Koala Mittens for Bushfire Victims Australia Wide
*Joey Pouches for injured & orphaned Joeys.
*Head scarves for Cancer sufferers via the Oncology Ward in Bunbury.

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