About us

Abi Currer runs Cotton Club, she is passionate about sewing and lives in East Grinstead; she works for prestigious ballroom dance company Chrisanne Clover as a couture dressmaker and pattern cutter.

Over the years she has made dresses for popular TV shows such as Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing on Ice, along with costumes for international ballroom competitions and famous music artists. She loves the variety and challenges she faces every day.
Abi has a First Class Honours degree in costume design and realisation, and has worked for Cotton Club for over three years. She is also fully DBS checked. Cotton Club has grown over the years and currently runs six classes; classes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings for adults and two classes on Saturday mornings for Children. Abi Currer teaches on Mondays and Tuesdays, andBecky Andrews on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The two Saturday morning children's classes are taught by Jules Robinson. Cotton Club courses run from Jubilee Community Centre in East Grinstead.
Becky andrews a sewing school teacher

Jules Robinson learned to sew at Cotton Club 4 years ago, when she could only thread a machine & sew in a straight line.

Attending our thursday night class for 5 months, she learned quickly and picked up the vital skills needed to teach others. 
Since then she has been on a great journey learning new techniques and is now in her 3rd year of teaching the girls on a Saturday morning.
Jules has always worked with children and young adults, and she is currently a trainee teacher so is able to bring her day job skills to Saturday mornings.
She enjoys teaching the children and watching their skills and self confidence grow. Taking great pride in passing the skills that she has learnt at Cotton Club onto the next generation, to ensure these vital skills are not lost but kept alive in the hearts of the talented young people we have the privilege of teaching.
Abi Currer who runs cotton club teaching sewing to adults and children of all abilities

Becky Andrews is a mum of 2 teenage boys and has been a teaching assistant in a local primary school for over 11 years.

She has always loved being creative and used to make her doll's clothes as a child. She had her first sewing machine at 15 and has had a passion for sewing ever since. she is self taught in curtain and blind making as well as basic re-upholstery. As a teenager she liked to express herself by adapting and making her own clothes.
Becky joined Cotton Club 4 years ago and has thoroughly enjoyed the friendship and laughter that has been a valuable part of it.
She has now progressed to be a part of the team 18 months ago and leads the Wednesday and Thursday evening classes.
Becky also offers an alterations service called 'Made to Measure' which can be found on Facebook. She can alter curtains to prom dresses and is very good at what she does.
Jules runs sewing classes