90 Lower Parliament Street
Nottingham NG1 1EH.  Find Us 
Tel: (0115)9881550 Fax: (0115)9881552
UK Free Phone: 08005053666
Sales: info@colessewingcentre.co.uk
Open Mon to Sat 9.15 to 5pm and the second Sunday in the month  9.30-4.30

Our shop and training facility is fully wheelchair accessible, with an easy access door, lift, and disabled access toilet.

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We have experts in all fields

Neil Coles

Neil Coles

Neil has been around the sewing trade since 1976, joining his fathers business in Leicester and is an expert on technical issues for all makes and model of sewing machine. He is the 'CEO' of the business, and as well as taking care of the technical side on sewing and software acts as Managing and Financial Director of the business. He also looks after the education customers providing support in the field to schools, Universities and colleges all over the East Midlands, and co-ordinates the 3 exhibitions at the NEC.

He helps out in the shop as well, so you will often see him around.

Rosemary Coles

Rosemary Coles

They say that behind every successful man there is a a great woman, and this is certainly the case with Rosemary!

As well as keeping her man and their siblings fed and watered, she takes care of the day to day running of the shop, and training centre, as well as writing the newsletters, course brochures and adverts!

To relax she swims..... and sews of course! She has a 
Designer Epic  , Huskylock S21 overlocker and 
Premier Ultra
 Embroidery Software 


Catherine Crew

Catherine has been with us some years now and is our dressmaking expert, and can give advice on all aspects of garment construction. She owns a Designer Ruby and embroidery software. 

Anna Mather

Anna is a keen sewer and embroiderer, and came to us from Comet. She has a great knowledge of all things
computer and happily gives advice on embroidery software and computer issues, and teaches embroidery software courses.

Pam Rogers

Pam is another keen quilter and is happy to offer advice on quilting projects and is a member of the local Quilters Guild.

Deborah Copley

 Deborah has been with us some 4 years now and balances a busy home life and part time working here. Se has retail management experience with Next and of course loves sewing!
Debbie has a
  Husqvarna Viking Topaz 40 sewing & embroidery Machine

Lee Bentley 

Lee Bentley - Service Engineer

Lee joined us in September 2009 as an apprentice sewing machine engineer. Under Neil's guidance he is becoming very dextrous with all makes of machines, but is especially good with the Designer range of machines. From Neil's point of view it is nice to have another bloke about the place to even up the numbers a little, and to be able to talk about football and cricket!

Ellie Limback

Ellie has been trained by Helen to look after the goods in/out side of the business. Now Helen has retired, she is doing the job alone. Ellie loves all things sewing and is a keen hand stitcher and crocheter, as well of course as using a
 Husqvarna Viking Emerald 116

Our Teachers

Liz Hanbury 

Liz Hanbury

Liz looks after our software and some creative courses. She inspires us all with her creative zest!

"Liz has been sewing since she was a young child. A fanatical recycler she likes to make new from old. 
She makes everything from knickers to elaborate embroidered quilts, and is passionate about the embroidery software". She owns 2 Designer 1's a Designer SE, a Designer Diamond,,  plus software,so is a real expert on our products, and has run the ever successful latte quilt class for some years now. Liz has just added a Designer Epic to her collection.

Jill Dean -Soft Furnishings

Jill has been teaching at Husqvarna Studio for over 7 years.Initially on behalf of People's College, but exclusively for the Studio for the last 2 years. Jill enjoys making all kinds of items for the home including creative stitching. She teaches students of all abilities, whether just learning to measure up for a curtain to complex swags and tails!

Gilli Theokritoff - Quilting

Gilli Theokritoff

Gilli Theokritoff is an experienced quilter and teacher and has won awards for her contemporary quilts. She loves traditional piecing too and is keen to encourage new quilters with her lively and engaging classes. Gilli started her career as a shoe designer, moved into knitwear, designing for exclusive London stores and later for yarn companies such as Rowan. Eventually she discovered her true passion, patchwork, while bringing up her children. (They are very handy with a sewing machine too!) She now teaches around the country and occasionally exhibits her work. She has been invited to represent our local Quilters Guild region in an exhibition for emerging talent, called “In the Spotlight” at this year’s Festival of Quilts in August.

Kathleen Laurel Sage - Textile Artist

Kathleen Laurel Sage Kathleen is a freelance textile artist, designer and enthusiastic embroiderer. Her work ranges from conventional items through relief to exciting three dimensional pieces. Kathleen produces a wide range of embroidered structures which include floral vases and fashion accessories in the form of bags and unique jewellery.


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