About Goldstitch Studio

Goldstitch Embroidery was founded almost 20 years ago with the help and support from Durham City Business Link and Chester le Street Enterprise Agency. Whilst developing our business we then went on to win two Cultural and Creative awards from Arts Council England.

Goldstitch DurhamOur work includes -

  • Personalising ladies and gentleman's handkerchiefs
  • Commission embroidery from private individuals who request a one off creation.
  • Film and theatre embroidery 
  • Bespoke wedding embroidery supplying dressmakers and wedding planners nationwide.
  • Digitising a logo or embroidering a motif to personalise your own items.

Our sewing studio was opened 5 years ago and we are now based in a small village on the outskirts of Durham City. Here we learn you to use a sewing machine, sew your own alterations, make your own clothes and soft furnishings.

Available to book are social sewing groups and project based workshops. These are from beginners learning to sew to those of you who wish to enhance and learn new skills. We also offer private tuition at an hourly rate of £25.

Within our studio you will find a select range of premium cotton fabrics and dressmaking materials and haberdashery.

We are stockists of Liberty Tana lawn and stretch jersey.

Jean Westgarth

Jean Westgarth

Hello I'm Jean.

With over 30 years of experience in sewing and machine embroidery. Our workshops include pattern drafting, dressmaking and tailoring making your pattern and clothing fit you. I have sewn everything from bridal gowns, jackets, coats, dresses, skirts, trousers, tops and much more. For the home, I have upholstered a sofa, sewn bedding, made cushions, curtains and blinds. I also quilt, making oven gloves, tea cosies, bags and cushion covers and in the past I made a memory quilt from my daughters clothing.

Please join me at our inspiring studio and let me share my knowledge and passion for sewing with you.