Jeanne Bjorn

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“I took Jeanne Bjorn’s shoe making class (slides) and loved it! The class is well structured and I learned enough so that I will be able to make another pair of shoes on my own. Jeanne is a great teacher and I’d recommend it to everyone.”
-Hannah

“FABULOUS WEEKEND WORKSHOP – I had the great pleasure to travel to Portland and spend a weekend in Jeanne’s beginning hat class. What a treat! She was very welcoming, exceptionally generous with her knowledge and resources and has me completely lit on FIRE for millinery. I go to Portland often to visit family and will be including classes with Jeanne as a regular part of my plans. Simply awesome. Thanks for the great hats, Jeanne!”
-Penny

“I wanted to take this opportunity to Thank You for the delightful and informative class I took from you. You are a patient, warm hearted and highly skilled Instructor.”
-Janette

“GREAT TEACHER – I have now completed a couple of classes with Jeanne, and all have been wonderful. She is patient and knowledgeable, and just lovely to learn from. I actually can’t wait to sign up for another class.”
-Tree

“ANOTHER GREAT CLASS FROM JEANNE BJORN – Fabric Slides – This is my second class with Jeanne, looking forward to the next! I love her casual teaching style mixed with the structured step-by-step organization of the courses. She’s had so many unique experiences and has great stories to tell! As well as teaching the process of actual shoe making, Jeanne also teaches a bit about the history of the craft. You come away with a really neat experience. It’s like going back in time. I was looking for a creative outlet to balance work stress and get me working with my hands again, the classes have been awesome. I’m addicted…and I’m wearing new shoes. Perfect.”
-Angie

“I just wanted to write you and tell you how much your class meant to me and how much you inspired me. I am now taking a summer course at FIT in New York and i hope to get into the school for spring quarter. After taking your class I became more in love with shoes and wanted to learn more. I just wanted to let you know that i will be learning more about fashion and shoes all thanks to you. You truly inspired me and i hope to keep in contact with you over the years. Thank you again.”
– Kate Boles

“SUPER FUN CLASS….AND YOU GET NEW SHOES! – If you love shoes and enjoy creating fun, unique, totally wearable accessories, this is a great class for you! One of my friends and I took this class and it was an awesome experience. Jeanne is a great teacher and she is perfect at helping you through this class. If you are overwhelmed by the idea of creating a shoe from scratch, don’t worry, she will walk you through it and make it easy and fun. My friend and I love our shoes and are super excited to wear our own designs!”
-Kristina

 

“I made a wearable blocked felt hat on the first day!!!! My intent when I signed up for this class, was to develop an intimate understanding of hat making, so that when I purchased hats in the future, I would know what I was buying/paying for. I was thrilled at the end of day one, when I had a wearable felt hat. Jeanne took her years of experience and created a straight forward hat making class that was easy to understand and the techniques she taught in class were easy to apply. I was pleasantly surprised to find that hat making; though detailed is rather straight forward at the beginner level and beginners can make pleasant wearable professional looking hats. I found Jeanne to be personable and helpful as she took the time to show me things as simple as a sewing pick stitch. I actually feel confident enough to make hats on my own at home. I plan on taking more of her hat making classes in the future. I highly recommend this class/instructor. You might want to sign up with a friend or two; as this a a great time to bond!!!”
-Faith