Celia Banks is a very experienced teacher based in the North West. She holds City & Guilds qualifications in Tailoring and Lingerie and teaches a wide range of sewing topics, from Beginning Sewing to Couture Techniques. Celia specialises in teaching the Palmer Pletsch method of tissue fitting commercial sewing patterns to produce perfectly fitted garments and is their lead tutor, both in the UK and Europe. She teaches throughout the UK, runs residential courses and leads two “Sewfest” weekends in Denmark each year. For the last few years she has been an assistant to Claire Shaeffer during her couture workshops in Palm Springs. Celia worked as a teacher in the UK, then for the UK Border Agency and now concentrates on sharing her love and knowledge of sewing with others.