About Us

At Centre Front Studio we focus on providing affordable sewing and pattern cutting classes in the North East of England.
We have workshops and classes covering all aspects of sewing and pattern cutting at our studio in Felling Gateshead only 10mins from Newcastle City centre.

Our tutors have experience within the fashion industry from design & development through to production.
The environment and teaching style at Centre Front Studio is informal and relaxed making it a great place to sew surrounded by like minded people.
Any one with an interest in Fashion and Textiles is welcome, from novices to degree students and those with experience who just want to be around other sewers.

Our Team

Our names are Rory and Dan and between us we have nearly 40 years of experience working and teaching in the Fashion Industry.
We have taught at Sunderland College, Northumbria university (technical) and a local not for profit company.

Dan-2-219x300_db00528de78546d0c8c4b2703ef86482Dan  (Danielle)
I am a designer/pattern cutter with an interest in printed textiles and machine knitting.
I have worked in retail specialising in VM, been a designer and pattern cutter/grader for an alternative clothing company and a mail order business creating anything from peplum tops  to gothic evening dresses and punk bondage trousers
Education: BA Hons in Fashion Design -Northumbria University
DT SCITT PGCE – 90 credits

I have worked in the clothing industry from 17 years old, as a machinist, pattern cutter and finally as a garment technologist.
I have worked in factories and buying offices for many high street companies and big brand names. My work took me all over the country and the world.
Education: PGCE Post compulsory Education and Training
BA Hons London College of Fashion –  taught by industry renowned Janet Ward and Martin Shoben.