Have Barry come to you and teach
The School of Sewing was founded by Barry Rogers in 2007 and has proved fantastically successful with over fifty courses on offer from the Southampton Studio. Barry has enjoyed being in the textile industry since 1983 after being inspired from studying bespoke tailoring with Audrey Cousins. Since then, he has worked alongside bespoke tailors, fashion designers and bridal specialists, including environments such as workrooms, cutting rooms and factories, in addition to studying at a variety of establishments including the London College of Fashion. In addition to the School of Sewing, Barry has his own successful business offering a fitting and alterations service for personal clients and local businesses alike, and has also manufactured bridalwear of his own designs for a high street specialist.
For many years now, we have been receiving enquiries from potential students across the country and further afield, but sadly many have been unable to travel to Southampton where our workshop is based. This led to Barry looking at other venues in the South of England to teach from, a venture that has proved successful and meant that many more have benefited from his expertise.
Barry is now interested in groups and businesses who would like him to teach at other locations around the UK. Whether a course out of our extensive list taught at the School of Sewing, or something more specific to your group or organisation, Barry would like to hear how he could work with you and is happy to adapt existing courses to suit your own requirements.
Some examples as to how Barry could work with:
Whether a textiles group or a local sewing group, Barry can tailor any of our workshops to your needs which can involve hands-on tuition. The skills taught will enable your group to develop their skills for the future.
Barry already has experience working with businesses, such as Beamish - Living Museum of the North. Barry spent a week working with their costume department, demonstrating his skills on traditional and speed tailoring methods which are now been put to use making various styles of authentic costumes. This is just one example of how Barry can help develop your business further and teach valuable skills to your team.
Interested in working with Barry? Get in touch with us to discuss your requirements. You can email us or call 02380 982595.