About

Our aim is to provide a centre where we welcome students of all ages and abilities from beginners to the more experienced who want to acquire or improve advanced skills

As former colleagues and lecturers in Further Education, Naomi Wagstaff and Deirdre Robbins formed All Things Creative in September 2013 to provide professional part-time creative courses no longer available through colleges. The business moved into its current location at St. Bartholomew’s Court Nottingham in 2014. The new premises, with two modern studios and private, off street parking has allowed the business to expand with a broader range of courses being offered.

Naomi Wagstaff is a very experienced and award winning teacher of upholstery who herself achieved City & Guilds Highly Commended Certificate at Level 3 Diploma.

Deirdre Robbins comes from a background in textile design and teaching in Further Education specialising in fashion, tailoring and pattern cutting.

During their careers both have had student work recognised with awards of Medals of Excellence and Commendations by City & Guilds.

Celia Barsby is a qualified teacher who had the opportunity to train at South Nottingham College to City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Upholstery; she achieved Highly Commended Certificate at Level 2 and was awarded the Gold Medal of Excellence at Level 3. She has since completed a number of private commissions in both modern and traditional upholstery methods.

Joanne Tidy qualified in 2005 achieving diploma level in City & Guilds Soft Furnishings. With a passion for fabrics and sewing Jo started her own business ‘Polkadot Interiors’ in the same year offering a bespoke blind, cushion and curtain making service She has recently joined the team to teach her subject and is offering an evening course.

With the expansion to the new premises other experienced specialist tutors are now providing courses and workshops including Furniture Paint Techniques with Paula Tomlinson from the Sit Upon Company and additional fashion workshops with Sarah Colvin.

Our Mission Statement:
Our aim is to provide a centre where we welcome students of all ages and abilities from beginners to the more experienced who want to acquire or improve advanced skills