Yolanda is a mum to 3 girls and has been making and sewing ever since she can remember. Her mum taught her to sew and she developed her dressmaking skills as a teenager, desperate to make hand-me-down clothes fashionable again! As a qualified teacher she has spent over 16 years teaching German and French at both secondary and primary schools, but gave up classroom teaching in 2017 to focus on being creative again. She now loves teaching children and adults to sew. Alongside sewing, Yo enjoys spending time with her family, is very involved with her church, loves drinking tea & eating cake, and her cavapoo dog, Smudge, is always ready to chase a tennis ball or go for another walk. Yolanda runs some of our children's workshops.