Meet the Team at Aberdeen Sewing

Aberdeen Sewing is pleased to introduce you to the names and faces behind the teams, their experience and allow you to get in touch.

Stephen Hall Director and Owner of Aberdeen Sewing Machines

Stephen Hall – Founder and Director

Stephen founded Aberdeen Sewing Machines in Aberdeen in 2015. Prior to this Stephen worked within his family’s business on a variety of industrial and domestic sewing machines based in Nottinghamshire/Lincolnshire/South Yorkshire across multiple industries including Apparel, Offshore oil and Gas, Fishing and Her Majesty’s Prisons. Stephen is an Incorporated engineer with the institute of engineering and technology and has been involved with sewing, textiles, engineering and materials for over 20 years.

Our aim at Aberdeen Sewing Machines is to create a hub within the North East of Scotland providing support, employment and expertise within textiles and related industries. We are focused heavily on improving efficiency of operations for our customers and other sustainable projects.

Anne Feel Course Tutor and Retail Advisor at Aberdeen Sewing Machines.

Anne Fell  – Course Tutor and Retail Advisor

Anne Fell joined the team at Aberdeen Sewing Machines in January 2019 as their dressmaking consultant.  She divides her time between assisting in the shop at Baker Street and running her sewing alterations business “Sewswift” in Westhill, thus enhancing and updating her areas of expertise in the very modern context of Aberdeen Sewing Machines.

Working in this environment has enabled Anne to re-discover the joy of sewing and she loves to pass on her knowledge and practical skills to others by tutoring and workshops.

Theresa Dean Retail Advisor at Aberdeen Sewing Machines

Theresa Dean  – Retail Advisor

Theresa learned to sew as a child on her mums treadle sewing machine and then taught herself to knit and crochet from books in the school library. After leaving school, she completed a 4 year apprenticeship as a mechanical and production engineer in the automotive industry. After raising a family, doing part time work, then working in the oil industry, she decided to do more with her textile skills and in 2016 returned to college and gained an NC in fashion and textiles. She then progressed and completed a 2 year course at Nescol, Aberdeen where she studied for and gained an HND in Textiles in 2019.

Theresa is also a published pattern designer with a number of her designs and patterns published in “Sew Inspired Magazine”. Samples of Theresa’s work have been shown on a number of craft programs connected with Crafters Companion, Debbie Shore and Hochanda TV as she was part of the Debbie Shore design team.

Rosalind Studd Advisor & Consultant at Aberdeen Sewing Machines

Rosalind Studd – Advisor & Consultant

Heather Esson – Retail Advisor

Michelle Rolfe Bio

Michelle Rolfe – Senior Website and Data Administrator

Michelle is originally from Nova Scotia, Canada and has been living in Scotland with her family for the last 20 years. Michelle has a background in Finance and worked as a Business Solutions Consultant implementing ERP Systems.

Michelle is a keen, self-taught sewer who has been involved with the Inverurie Panto wardrobe team for the past 8 years. When not working on our online sales you will find Michelle busy in her kitchen as her passion and creativity lies developing her food blog and photography.

Contact Michelle on [email protected]

Carol Munro Course Tutor Aberdeen Sewing Machines

Carol Munro – Course Tutor

Carol was introduced to crafts by her Nan at age of 6 when she was taught how to knit and sew. She is a perfectionist and was taught early on to take pride in her work and always strive to create the best work possible thanks to encouragement by her Nan.

Carol has done many crafts over the years, ranging from tapestry and cross stitch, dressmaking to lace making. Patchwork and quilting is Carol’s main passion.

Carol achieved The City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Design and Craft – Stitched Textiles (patchwork and Quilting) and The City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Design and Craft – Stitched Textiles (Embroidery) in 2016.

Carol loves to share her knowledge and experience and hopes to encourage both adults and children to enjoy patchwork and quilting as much as she does.