Hi! Let me introduce myself, Rachel, the founder of Craft My Day!
Many of my students have told me I have their dream job and I wholeheartedly agree- I have my dream job too!
Sharing the love of craft and helping our local community is at the heart of what we do.
I am so proud to run Craft My Day. I am proud that we get such amazing feedback, that we have inspired so many and that we have created a space that is welcoming, inclusive and supportive to all ages and abilities.
I say ‘We’ because I have a growing, amazing team of local artists and creatives, that all hold similar beliefs and who are a joy to work with. I couldn’t do it without them.
This year in lockdown has definitely been tough but it has also shown how important craft is, for mindfulness, to combat isolation, to grow confidence or to just take some time out from our busy lives – the illusive ‘me’ time!
To find out more about me and my background check out my Blog!
Much Love, Rachel xx
Vicky - Macrame, Chalk Paint and more!
I'm Vicky Hinds, I have worked at CMD since the very beginning, starting as a a Chalk Paint Teacher and for the past three and a half years a Macrame Teacher too.
Craft is huge for me! It has literally changed my life. It has given me the confidence to grow from a stay at home mum with two kids, to working with CMD and running my own business! Last year I set up Half Hitch Happy a small business that creates and sells beginner Macrame kits. After teaching my Macrame classes at CMD, students kept asking where they could get Macrame supplies from as they wanted to get on with their next project as soon as possible! So I set to creating a Macrame Plant Hanger Kit to replicate the one we made in class, and it has been a great success.
Mandy - Jewellery
Mandy is the jewellery tutor here at Craft My Day and a Surrey based jewellery designer, maker and photographer behind Posey and Pearls Jewellery. She is a very experienced tutor and has taught jewellery making for over 15 years working for a leading brand in Covent Garden, London before becoming a mum and setting up here own company and now working as a tutor here.
Mandy says “ The biggest part of jewellery making is PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!” We learn through our mistakes and ‘EXPERIENCE IS LEARNING TOGETHER”
Janice - Sewing
Janice has been teaching sewing classes to both kids and adults at Craft My Day for many years! She has a wealth of experience and has also been a pattern tester for 'Sew over it'. She is incredibly talented and has recently expanded to beautiful pet protraits! check them out here
Anna 'The sewing Nut' - Quilting
Our very own 'As seen on TV' quiliting star! After a life changing experience Anna decided to follow her original dreams and get sewing every day while continuing her musical life. As a qualified and experienced teacher she has a passion for teaching others to sew!
Tina - Swallow Mosaics
Introducing our new Mosaic teacher Tina- Welcome to the team!
Lisa - Crochet
Lisa loves the mindful aspects of Crochet and enjoys sharing her passion!
Annie - Kids Clubs
Annie teaches kids craft clubs and birthday parties. She has always been creative and ran her own craft franchise for many years. She is always enthusiastic and a joy to be around!