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Welcome to Pintail Designs.

I am enthusiastic about every kind of stitching especially knitting. I spend my time on anything that takes my fancy, mostly knitting but also sewing, embroidery, weaving, quilting etc. 

I love colour and most items I make or design will be multi-coloured.

Primarily I am a qualified teacher, with over 25 years experience and love to pass on skills. I have a City and Guilds qualification in Stitched Textiles as well as a Science degree. 

I am listed on the U.K. handknitters site

The best thing about teaching is seeing students' pleasure at grasping new techniques and then the wonderful items they go on to create. I teach, but they produce the stunning articles! :-) 

I do not believe there are right and wrong ways of doing things that are set in stone. There are as many ways to knit or stitch as there are people in the world. I try to pass on the concept/skill and encourage others to develop their own talent.

I hope you enjoy looking at this website and feel inspired to learn something new.


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Example of a stunning blanket made by a lovely student who thought she wouldn't be able to knit or follow a pattern! You never know what you might achieve until you try :)

Have pins, will travel !

The classes on this site mostly take place in Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge but I am very happy to travel to your group/ shop wherever you are. I am very reasonably priced and keep travel expenses to a minimum. Trains are often cheaper than cars! I am happy to teach any number up to 8 or 9. Classes bigger than this may leave students feeling neglected. Please don't hesitate to contact me for more information.

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Oswestry in Shropshire and Sudbury in Suffolk have been added to venues for 2015