Our Mission: Education & Inspiration

Our mission is to EDUCATE and DELIGHT stitchers, quilters, crafters and sewists everywhere. We want to show what Juki sewing, quilting and overlocker machines can do in the hands of real people sewing a wide variety of projects in a home setting. We welcome contributors with diverse backgrounds, ages and talents who are using Juki machines to make things. If you are passionate about sewing, we'd love to see what you are sewing with your Juki.   As soon as we can, we look forward to meeting up face to face at our LIVE Events and Shows. In the mean time we are using social media to celebrate makers and cultivate friendships that grow out of the common ground of our craft.

Juki Club - We're all about the SEWING!

Meet the Team

Adam Walakai

Adam lives near Warsaw in Poland, with his wife and two children. He works for Juki Europe, covering home sewing machines for Juki's UK domestic market. One of Adam's many jobs is to take care of all of us at Juki Club!

Martha Milne

Martha's married with 6 grown up children and lives in the UK.  She uses Juki machines to teach free-motion quilting techniques. Martha works with Juki to expand and nurture the creative community of stitchers that is Juki Club.

Emily Hawkins

Emily's a languages graduate, living in London with her husband and new baby girl. A core member of the Juki Club team, she's been demonstrating quilting and thread painting with Juki machines for over a decade.

Emily Inman

Emily's an award winning lifestyle and fashion blogger living in Lincoln with her husband and two children.  She enjoys creating content to share with creative people. Emily works with Juki Club as an influencer,  content creator and photographer.

Meet our Juki Club Contributors

Jen Hogg

Jen Hogg lives in Glasgow with her husband and dog, and has two children at university. A former solicitor, she reached the semi-final of The Great British Sewing Bee Series 5 (2019). She has been described as “multicraftual” and also enjoys knitting and many other textile crafts, as well as silversmithing and photography, woodwork, wrought iron, stained glass, pottery and generally making things. Jen has recently designed and produced a new tool: the Jenerates Sewing Ruler. It's amazing! You can follow her on Instagram and Facebook @jenerates, and at www.jenhogg.co.uk.

Mercedes Ferrari-Plumridge

Mercedes lives just outside Brighton with her husband Graham and their two cats. Although their two children have flown the nest, Mercedes still uses them as guinea pigs for new designs and fabrics she wants to try out. Having worked in IT for over 20 years, Mercedes has a keen interest in all things technical. 5 years ago Mercedes conquered her fear of stretch fabric. Now it’s her passion to develop new techniques and encourage others to use and love this fabric. Mercedes was a contestant on Series 5 of The Great British Sewing Bee and can be found on Instagram @ohsewthatmercedes, read her blog at ohsewthatmercedes.wordpress.com

Janet Poole

Janet is another of our great British Sewing Bee Series 5 contestants. She lives in North Yorkshire with her husband. Janet's been sewing since she was 16,  but took a break of 20 years, while her three children were growing up. It was, ironically, the Great British Sewing Bee Series that inspired Janet to start sewing again.  Janet is an advocate for SLOW Fashion. Now she mostly sews things for herself and her grandchildren. You can follow her Instagram @jannisews

Suzie Bentley

Suzie graduated from Lincoln University with a degree in fashion. Recently married and living near Boston, she enjoys teaching Sewing with Suzie classes and one to one tutorials. Suzie describes herself as a unique sewing enthusiast which led her to start her online business. Susie uses the Juki DX7 to create her own brand of  Momma and Mini Me matching outfits. She's passionate about sustainability and sews her own clothes. You can find Suzie on Instagram @love_suzie and visit her etsy shop



Mingi Jung

Ming Jung, pronounced @meankey is a Korean textile artist who specialises in portraits. What’s unusual about Mingi is that he uses a sewing machine needle and thread to draw with. He employs an amazing and versatile free motion quilting technique to draw portraits with Juki sewing machines.  Mingi is inspired by the green mountain and the shade of the trees that he grew up under in Suyu-dong, Seoul, Korea. Mingi has the rare ability to capture a fleeting expression, hold it in his mind, and stitch it out. Watching Mingi make faces is pure magic. You can see Mingi Jung at many Juki events and exhibitions the world over. You can find him on instagram @meankey


Mark Francis bio shot

Mark Francis

Two years ago, Mark’s husband Clive (who also sews on a Juki machine,) applied for him to enter series 6 of  The Great British Sewing Bee, and life hasn’t been the same since.  Mark’s time in the sewing room, working alongside an incredible bunch of creative, enthusiastic and hardworking individuals, both in front of and behind the camera, gave him the push he needed to be able to change his life and refocus on the things he loves the most. You can find out more about Mark and visit his shop at www.sewmarkfrancis.com and follow him on Instagram @sewmarkfrancis.


Marie Lawlor

Marie Lawlor

Marie lives in Bedfordshire with her husband and two children. Woody, the Cocker Spaniel never leaves her side and often makes a cameo appearance in her photos! She is predominantly a garment sewer, and tries to make sustainable choices where possible by creating clothes that will last, as well as re purposing unused items.  Having a disability often requires her to work differently in order to make the most of her sewing time.  She loves to share her ideas on instagram @marie_stitchedup and blogging at marie-stitchedup.com.

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