Rachel`s Textiles Studio

Rachel invites you into her lovely Emporium, a bit of a Textiles sweetie shop with all sorts of goodies for sale ‘I love my subject and want to inspire Islanders of all ages to have a go at sewing. If they are beginners, I can teach them the basics and hopefully nurture their interest; and if they already sew but want to learn new skills, I would be delighted to help. ‘Sewing can be so much fun, from making small gifts to complicated clothes, and the atmosphere in my studio is relaxed and friendly.’

Rachel`s Textiles Studio – 47 La Colomberie, St Helier – 01534 878877

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As Well as Janome Sewing machines, there are so many products in store.
A huge supply of haberdashery; glorious ribbons, laces and trims, most of the sewing essentials and some quirky bits and pieces. Fabulous fabrics, mainly cottons (by the metre or fat quarters), Rachel’s favourites are the Gutermann and Tilda.
There are also the sewing basics from calico, hessian, muslin and some cream, white and black thin lining. Also metallic foils are now proving to be very popular.
Choose from countless waddings and interfacings and lots of items needed for quilting and bag making. You can find stuffing, cushion pads, beans for bean bags and bags of sand sealed in calico for doorstops or weighted products. There are polyester cones, spheres and rings and other items for craft making. A large range of Gutermann, Mettler and Madeira threads from sew all to incredibly sparkly. Beautiful buttons and some lovely beads and a good range of sewing boxes too. Scissors; the great Bor Sheng Tailoring scissors and many different types of embroidery scissors.
If you can’t find what you are looking for, Rachel has catalogues and if she can get it for you she will happily order it in.

Handmade Designer Gifts at Rachel`s Textiles Studio, sew many beautiful unique handmade gifts on sale, if you haven’t got time to make your own. More being created every day. …Worth popping in as they cannot be bought online or elsewhere on the Island.

Rachel makes a wide selection of unique Genuine Jersey handmade gifts,: pin cushions, cards,  textile art and functional items including doorstops, bags and sew much more. The shop is an Aladdin’s cave; exciting fabrics, trims and sew many sewing essentials.

You can also use our Janome sewing machines. There is a great choice of sewing and creative textiles classes for students and adults of all levels throughout the year and Rachel is always happy to help. Offering sewing and Creative Textiles Workshops for students adults of all levels; demonstrations, general chat and nice things to purchase. Get together for a skill based event for that special occasion. Speak to Rachel about the wide choice of activities available. Just a few examples: A party for the bride to be ..Make a birthday gift ..a baby shower. Party packages based on skill levels and numbers

Enjoy the atmosphere. Please let Rachel know what you would like to achieve and she will make every effort to make it happen.

Come in, discuss what you might want to do and maybe sign up for a lesson or two!

Sewing for beginners & improvers At Rachel`s Textiles

These classes are held at Rachel’s Textiles Studio but if you want to join in you need to book through Highlands To Book

Sewing Sessions At Rachel`s Textiles

Wednesdays and some Sundays
Studio available all day for sewing or craft sessions for 4 – 8 people

Saturday Sewing At Rachel`s Textiles

Between 10 am and 5pm come and work on your own projects, cushion covers, stitched rolls, soft sculptures, peg bags, door stops ….anything you fancy….£17 per hour to include use of the equipment and refreshments.
Rachel will guide you through any of your own projects or set projects for you to work on.
For one off projects, all materials will be provided. However if you are following your own pattern or producing a larger project, you will need to provide additional materials.
Please note that the shop is open during this time.

Stitch Craft At Rachel`s Textiles

Sew all sorts of craft products, items for the home or even clothing
Tuesday mornings 10am – 12.30pm

Items for Sale in the shop

As well as the wonderful Janome sewing machines you can find sew many items for your stitching, embroidery and haberdashery needs and for lovely presents including various fabric and material….Rachel is often making lovely handmade gifts for that special occasion

Official Shop Opening times

The shop is often closed in the mornings for classes and workshops

Our usual schedule is: Monday & Tuesday  12.45 am – 5.30pm

Closed most Wednesdays

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10am-5.30pm

Sundays: only sometimes for various programmes

If the light is on and the OPEN sign is up you are welcome to come in

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PLEASE CHECK IF THERE IS A CLASS ON

You can sign up for various workshops and use the fabulous Janome machines, learn new techniques and produce your own handcrafted fabric gifts.

The kettle is always on and refreshments are provided for all workshops booked through the Studio.

Rachel regrets that due to the number of machines in the Studio there will be no classes for anyone under the age of 10 years old

Qualifications

Head of Textiles at Jersey College for Girls, Rachel has inspired many pupils from Jersey College for Girls and Victoria College to enjoy sewing and textile art, up to A-level standard. A former pupil at JCG herself, Rachel went on to train at Bath College of Higher Education, graduating in 1981 with a Bachelor of Education in Home Economics. She has taught both Food and Textiles.

Reviews

Lovely shop with so much choice.
Rachel was so helpful and knowledgeable. My daughter left her lesson talking all the way home and had learned so much in 1 lesson.
Thank you very much for all your help and advice – Deborah Kate

A fabulous shop that I could spend hours browsing around . A treasure chest of colour. Rachel is a fabulous teacher with unending patience. I’ve learnt so much from her in the last year – Paul and Joe Battrick

A really lovely shop run by a really lovely lady! – Hannah fry

Lovely shop and lovely lady too!! You’ll find everything you need xx I’m on holiday in Jersey and visit the island every year. This shop will definitely be on the agenda next time too – Lisa Callaghan-Butler

I had a very urgent job to complete and needed Rachel’s Textiles assistance, she was very helpful and I got my project complete. Thank you very much….I’ll definitely be back….keep up the good work !! – Ciaran Molloy

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