Jenny Occleshaw, textiles teacher

Jenny Occleshaw

4.9 (28)

I am a knitting and crochet designer and just love all things yarn. I have been giving knitting and crochet classes for many years and really enjoy seeing people gaining so much pleasure from learning new skills.

When not knitting I am a qualified instrumental music teacher and teach violin and viola.






Classes





Reviews

(28)



Anne Stuart Jul 2022

Crocheting Class: Basics



Jenny was great. She was able to show me the basics of crochet. She showed me in a way that was clear and easily understood. She was very friendly and very helpful.


Robyn Broadbent Jun 2022

Knitting Class: Basics



This was a lovely experience with a very good teacher, patient, fun, funny and diligent. I made more progress than I thought was possible and left feeling really confident in my learning to go off and practice. I think depending on your previous experience be prepared to not learn everything and go at your own pace and perhaps return to keep learning. But highly recommend the experience - lots of fun. Even got home made biscuits!


Andrea Rozario Jun 2022

Crocheting Class: Basics



Jenny was very friendly and patient as I was a complete beginner. Definitely recommend to anyone!


Irene Brumen Jun 2022

Crocheting Class: Basics



We really enjoyed this workshop and I have come away able to commence my own crochet project. Jan was very patient and attentive, and provided a lot of great tuition. She is passionate about crochet and knitting, and easy to learn from. It was an extra bonus to be the only two on Saturday, so the 1:1 was great. Loved the space and the venue was great. Thanks Jenny.


Ginny McKenna May 2022

Free Form Crocheting Workshop



Highly recommend! Jenny is wonderful and patient. The venue was warm and well lit. Learnt heaps. The three hours flew by, great value.

Free Form Crocheting Workshop review by Ginny McKenna


Leonor D'Alessandro May 2022

Crocheting Class: Basics



The teacher was friendly and welcoming, very patient, and the venue was cosy and comfortable. nice cups of tea


Ko Dowd Apr 2022

Knitting Class: Basics



Really nice teacher. Great place to start and be shown first steps. Very patient teacher.


Linh Nguyen Apr 2022

Crochet Workshop: Baby Bao (Dumpling)



Jenny is very friendly and patient. Crochet is hard and 3 hours maybe not enough for an inexperience student to do the project but my daughter managed to learn some skills from Jenny to practise more at home. Will definitely use more classes from Bento.


Bradley Neal Apr 2022

Knitting Class for Kids (10+ Years)



My kids (10 y.o.) really enjoyed their knitting class and were excited to share what they had learned. Thanks Jenny.


Chloe Le Apr 2022

Crocheting Class: Basics



Everything was amazing, love everything about the class. Learnt a lot of different stitches, was able to start my first project there. Highly recommended.


Sin-Ying Tan Mar 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Amigurumi Crochet Workshop: Rosie Rabbit



I had my first test of crotchet. Jenny is very patience and good in demonstrating. I had a good time in the class.


Jane Bullen Mar 2022

Crochet Class: Beautiful Roses



Beautiful Roses Had a wonderful morning. Teacher was creative, extremely helpful. Venue was easy to get to, materials top quality too. Can’t wait to go again, most enjoyable and informative


Alison Gilmour Mar 2022

Crochet Class: Beautiful Roses



My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed this class! The teacher was fabulous company as well as being a great patient teacher


Mary McKenzie Mar 2022

Amigurumi Crochet Workshop: Rosie Rabbit



Jenny was very helpful with explains crochet and the different techniques to use. This class is more suited to people who have some experience.


Susan Jacob Feb 2022

Amigurumi Crochet Workshop: Rosie Rabbit



Friendly, helpful but unable to finish the rabbit on the day. May need more help but made a good start.


Vilma Santoro Feb 2022

Amigurumi Crochet Workshop: Rosie Rabbit



Great teacher with good tips and methods. Good quality supplies provided and good clear instructions.

Amigurumi Crochet Workshop: Rosie Rabbit review by Vilma Santoro


Leanne Calvitto Feb 2022

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Amigurumi Crochet Workshop: Rosie Rabbit



I had the most wonderful time. Class was very hands on; lots of practice meant that I was able to learn each stitch quickly. Jenny is an expert teacher, very patient and calm. She has incredible knowledge about all things crotchet and knitting. She was super nice about repeating instructions and she had multiple ways to illustrate various techniques. Perfect class for people wanting a new skill.


Emily Feb 2022

Crocheting Class: Basics



Jenny was very knowledgeable about her craft and great at ensuring I understood and had help when needed


Debra Billson Feb 2022

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Crocheting Class: Basics



Jenny welcomed my daughter and I into her home, with cups of tea and all materials supplied. She tailored the class to our needs and skill level, enabling me to produce a granny square and take home the instructions, wool and hook so I can continue in my own time. A very relaxing afternoon with pets for company and interesting conversation.

Crocheting Class: Basics review by Debra Billson


Kesharika Goonawardena Feb 2022

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Amigurumi Crochet Workshop: Rosie Rabbit



Jenny is a friendly and talented teacher. She has provided all the required materials and resources to complete work. It’s really good for money. I learnt how to read the crochet instructions and how to crochet neatly.

Textiles workshop review by Kesharika Goonawardena


Sarah Everett Jan 2022

Knitting Class: Basics



Jenny was fantastic, super knowledgeable and patient with us. I highly recommend her to anyone wanting to pick up a new skill in a relaxed environment


Jacky Fong Jan 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Amigurumi Crochet Workshop: Baby Owl



Jenny was really nice and supportive throughout the class, taught us the basics of crocheting really well and was patient when we couldn't do the knots properly. Wouldn't say it was beginner friendly though if you want to be able to make an owl to take home. You would need some foundation in crocheting before coming to this class. Still managed to take home the kit to potentially try it out ourselves :)


Eman Omarit Jan 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Knitting Class for Kids (10+ Years)



My two girls loved Jenny. She was calm and patient. She explained things in a simple manner. She identified what they needed to learn and she helped them improve markedly. I highly recommend her.


Julia Worthington Jul 2021

Amigurumi Crochet Workshop: Rosie Rabbit



Time zipped by! So involved with having fun creating my crochet bunny. Jenny our teacher was so lovely . Knowledgeable, friendly, welcoming, and so encouraging.


Cristina Baccino Jul 2021

Amigurumi Crochet Workshop: Rosie Rabbit



Great class. I learnt so much in such a short space of time. Jenny my teacher was lovely and very good at showing me how to do things. I now feel I can crochet and read a pattern and I'm looking forward to completing my bunny. Thank you. I will return.


Lauren Koziol Apr 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Amigurumi Crochet Workshop: Rosie Rabbit



Absolutely phenomenal. Jenny is so approachable and patient. I was a beginner and had done the bare minimum of one stitch type and no pattern reading, so was skeptical, but I am now well on the way to my completed project and so happy with it. Couldn't recommend more highly!

Amigurumi Crochet Workshop: Rosie Rabbit review by Lauren Koziol


Sharron Jackson Apr 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Amigurumi Crochet Workshop: Rosie Rabbit



Jenny is an amazing artist. She’s written many books and she’s a fabulous person with an interesting story. The materials provided were very high quality and the Rosie Rabbit pattern is easy to follow for beginners and for slightly experienced crocheters too. Highly Recommended

Amigurumi Crochet Workshop: Rosie Rabbit review by Sharron Jackson Sydney


Lulu Kyriakou Apr 2021

Amigurumi Crochet Workshop: Rosie Rabbit



I think this class was great and I learned a lot of new crochet stitches and how to read a paturn I would definitely recommend doing this crochet class because I enjoyed it a lot




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