Meet the Teachers
The boss lady and evil leader – Danielle
Danielle’s popularity as a teacher is due to a calm and nurturing approach, use of simple terms and instructions, and a “we can get around this” attitude (she likes to think it’s also because you like her singing so much). Danielle took on the crazy world of running Thread Den, back in 2012, a step taken after being completely and madly addicted to sewing for a dozen years.
Danielle is keen on sewing with knit fabrics and loves making vintage styled garments from the 1920s through to 1960s. Her home is very similar to your Nan’s, full of old furniture, decor, rugs and treasures. She is addicted to collecting vintage hats, gloves, handbags, broaches and accessories. You’ll regularly hear her stories about Charlie and Rufus (the cats), Suzie (the Frenchie), Pablo, Snowy, Meg and Judy (the chickens), Georgie and Jack (the kids).
Hair & Beauty Goddess – Miss Lee Vintage Stylist
A retro loving lady who looks like she stepped out of a 1950s Lu-Wow just about everyday of the week. Not only can you join in one of her amazing workshops to learn the hair and beauty look of many eras, but you can also choose to have her host you for your own private party! Many a group of hen’s or birthday celebrating guests has stepped out the door looking utterly gorgeous and ready for an evening out on the town. To read more about our private parties – click here
Jenni’s super powers come from; Her stand-up comedy experience! Her innovative fashion lifestyle brand – A Beaut Commute, her years of experience in business, import/export, as well as sales and sales administration. Not to mention her education! Jen holds an Honours Degree, a Diploma and a Cert 3 in Fashion Design. As well as a Cert 4 in Business Management. Jenni is always laughing and leading her students on a romp.
Art & sewing teacher, performer plus puppeteer – Allanah
As well as teaching in Primary Schools, Allanah teaches sewing – with a fun, quirky style. Her brands express her approach to life and style: Smarty Pants and The House of Arax. Sewing and stilt-walking, what is there she can’t do???
Fabricophile – Meagan
Meagan works at The Fabric Store and at Thread Den (jealous? we are!) and she also boasts Tesutti as a former workplace – she knows all the best fabrics! Meagan graduated from The Melbourne School of Fashion and has used her skills also volunteer teaching.
Back to help out teaching at Thread Den. A bright, bubbly and super enthusiastic teacher, Amy will be teaching the odd sewing class and bringing us exciting new Crochet classes.