Please find below a few of the testimonials I have received over the years:
NICKI TRENCH wrote in her blog - 29 April 2014
'I was also invited as a guest to visit Jane's Crochet Group in Lewes.
It was amazing to see just how much her students have achieved.
A really great group and I like to think there's a group like this in every town!’
Nicki Trench – author of crochet books and patterns
SALLY - Absolute Beginner Jan 2022
Thank you so much for the wonderful class you held. You made it so clear and I like your excellent style of teaching. I also liked the written instructions you gave us which are really useful as a reference point. Sally
Jane's classes are great! She asks what projects we are thinking of doing and sometimes actually starts the project herself just for us
to see how the project will look! I am working through a number of different stitches in order to have a catalogue making it easy to
refer back for different projects. All in all Jane is a great teacher, kind, enthusiastic and is very interested in everyone's projects.
Good attributes for teaching crochet I think! Pam
Britt - Improver
I love Jane's crochet classes. They are small and intimate. Jane gives a lot of individual attention and help on whatever project you are working on.
She also has a lot of patterns to start you off if you don't have anything. Britt
Sarah - from Beginner to Improver
Jane brings or even models lots of items to inspire you (beautiful lacy tops, hats, bags or just a simple throw),
with easy instructions to follow. You don't feel rushed, and Jane leaves you to get on if you're managing fine
but is available straightaway and generous with her time if you encounter a problem.
Also, you can book into a class when it suits you and not feel tied down by having to attend a course of a set length.
Three hours devoted to crochet with nothing else demanding your attention - lovely! Sarah
Sandra came to Beginner’s and sent me photo of her granny squares.
‘Just wanted to say thank you so much for the lesson yesterday.
As you can see, I went home and carried on! You were able to teach me something
that I had wanted to learn for years and that no one else who tried could.
Thank you so much and you might just see me again!!!’ Sandra
Loraine from Beginner to Improver
As a competent knitter, I was envious of those who could crochet, until one day I met a lady who raved about Jane. I booked myself a 1:1 starter session and haven't looked back! I first met Jane two and half years ago and following the starter session, joined a 6-week beginners workshop, which turned into an intermediate group. I can thoroughly recommend Jane's sessions, whether 1:1 or small group and whether you are a complete beginner or need to refresh your skills. Jane tailors her style and content to the needs of her students and provides demonstrations of various stitches to help continuous improvement and the ability to read patterns. Jane is incredibly patient, talented and knowledgeable as well as a truly lovely lady. Loraine
Pippa joined Beginners Course Jan and Improvers Monthly
‘The classes have been fun, informative and enjoyable. To think I couldn't do any crochet
at all and that I am now making a cushion and flowers is unbelievable.
The tutorials have given me the confidence to practice on my own and Pippa
Teresa came to the Granny Square Crochet Workshop in Lewes
‘Thank you so much for a very enjoyable and inspiring workshop today.
I have learned such a lot in a short space of time thanks to your clear demonstrations
and instructions. I appreciated your careful attention to detail and willingness to help me
through each stage of the work. Although you are off to London in the near future I do
hope that at some time I might be able to attend another of your workshops
so please do keep me on your emailing list.’ Best wishes for your move. Teresa
Jean came to Saturday Beginners Crochet -
‘Jane, I really enjoyed the beginners class on Saturday, thank you.
I have been practising from the beginners book and now my fingers are sore! ‘ Jean
Jacky joined the Beginners Course -
‘I wanted to say thank you for getting me started with crochet, I have really enjoyed the
classes with you, they were fun. Have a great Christmas’.best wishes Jacky
Emma joined the Beginners Crochet Workshop -
‘Turned my flower into a hair clip. Ella was very pleased! Thanks for a super morning.
Learned loads & have already finished off my no.4 flower.’Emma
Pip booked 1-2-1 Crochet session as a Complete Beginner –
‘Jane, I just wanted to say thank you once again for the crochet lesson yesterday and for
being so patient with such a novice! The advice and tutoring was invaluable which I hope
I will put to good effect, inspiring me to greater things!
I can't think of a lovelier way to spend a couple of hours!’ Kind regards, Pip