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Meet Your Tutor.


Holly Carr is a freelance seamstress and sewing educator based in West Yorkshire.

Holly has a Bachelor of Design in Fashion from Ara Institute of Canterbury, in Christchurch New Zealand, where she lived for seven years in her twenties. She has worked as a freelancer since 2019, when she returned home to Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. Holly is passionate about helping anyone who wants to learn to make, mend and alter their own clothing to attain the skills they need to do so. She believes sewing is an essential life skill and should be accessible to everyone. 

Holly is also a Founder and Co-Director of a community-interest-company - Thread Republic - a sustainable textiles social enterprise based in Huddersfield, working throughout Kirklees.  Thread Republic has a shop in the town centre with a Textiles Scrap Store and sewing machines available to hire. They run a variety of creative workshops and host regular Stitch Socials and community exhibitions.

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