Hi my name is Sharon Robins

I live in the North East of England and love quilting and embroidery. Mix it with applique and I think you have something special.

With a focus on the area, I want to help others discover what’s going on in the sewing world and in particular what’s happening up North. I will bring you news of the best places to visit and in the Event Information section I list details of any sewing events, or quilt shows that might be happening, (from North Yorkshire to the borders of Scotland), so don’t forget to check back from time to time to see where they all are. Also if you are holding a sewing event and want me to let other’s know about it, contact me and I will add the info for everyone to see.


I travel the North East to bring you the latest sewing news.

I travel the North East to bring you the latest sewing news.


Through the patterns I design and produce, I hope to encourage beginners to have the confidence to take up the craft. Not forgetting, for the more experienced sewers out there, I hope my more challenging projects will give you something new.

It seemed a natural progression from writing patterns to teaching and it was in May 2015 that I opened the Raggy Robin Sewing Room which is based in Durham. I wanted to provide an informal setting in which someone who has never sewn before can come along and learn the basics in a relaxing and friendly place. I teach everything from hand sewing and embroidery to machining, quilting and of course applique.

NEW for September 2016 – We are opening the ‘Sewing Box’ a fabric and supply shop for your sewing and class needs.

Thank you for visiting my site. Please take time to look around and find out how Raggy Robin came about maybe read about the first quilt I ever made.

You can also visit my Etsy shop here:


Sharon x

Designer and creator of Raggy Robin.

Designer and creator of Raggy Robin.

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*Please note Sharon is fully insured with an up to date CRB / DBS certificate. She has also been trained in resuscitation and fire safety.

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