Testimonials

"They say no-one is irreplaceable, Jenny comes pretty close. She is exceptionally hard- working, conscientious and professional. She is able to think on her feet and adapt to situations with ease and in a calm manner. Jenny interacts very well with customers in a relaxed and friendly manner. She understands the importance of building a positive relationship with the customer, yet it seems to come naturally to her. She is irrepressibly enthusiastic, making her an inspirational team member. Her creativity is boundless." Kate Smith - The Makery

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"I was lucky enough to take a few courses with Jenny at The Makehouse and it was the most inviting learning experience I’ve ever had. Her style of instruction is kind and patient  and really suited to working with multiple skill levels at once. She explains steps and concepts clearly and I found her so easy to learn from. Additionally, the community she cultivates around her is inspiring. Even after taking just one course with her I felt like I was welcomed in as an auxiliary Makehouse family member. The warmth of the space and the team created a community like no other and I’m so excited to see what she builds out in the prairies! 

I think it also says such beautiful things about Jenny’s curative skills and love of community that her former staff have transitioned into a workers’ co-op! To have found a staff that so deeply believes in the store and community and then support them through finding the right path forward when she’s chosen to move on really speaks to Jenny’s belief in the projects she creates." Raven Loucks - Bespoke Bodies Clothing

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Jenny is amazing! I have taken many classes with her and absolutely love them! Her classes are welcoming, warm, and fun and her teaching is this beautiful blend of accessible and precise. She is a master at her craft and no matter what your skill level, you will walk away feeling jazzed with something new to help you tackle your next project. This gal is gem. - Sasha Sauve
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Jenny is one of the most community-minded and creative business owners in this city! I have enjoyed collaborating with her on events in the past and my daughter has thoroughly enjoyed the thoughtfully designed classes Jenny has offered. Bravo and 5 stars for this incredible business and business owner! - Connie
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I've taken classes at Makehouse and have worked with Jenny in the community as well. The Makehouse is excellent. It's exciting, smart, grassroots, bursting with creativity, enthusiasm and support. Jenny is passionate about people, craft and community. She's a huge asset to the arts and crafts community in Victoria, and to the community as a whole. Victoria is a better place, because of her, and people like her. ❤ Yeah Makehouse Jenny! - Michele Murphy
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Jenny has created a wonderfully inspired and inspiring business in The Makehouse. Just walking through the doors makes me happy. Much joy and creativity, for all ages, has been sparked in that location and in the many satellite workshops, festivals, and events that Jenny has generously and enthusiastically contributed to over the years. I love to see the enjoyment and pride of kids in her workshops. We're lucky to have this creative community minded business in Victoria. - Joan O'Connor
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I work for BC Children's Hospital Foundation and we could not ask for a better community supporter than Jenny and The Makehouse. She goes above and beyond to support all of our communty events by providing onsite activation activities that require plenty of creativity, time, and donations of craft supplies. Jenny and her volunteers always show up with a smile on their faces, and ensure that all the families and children who attend the event have a great experience. We want to send a huge thank you to The Makehouse team! ❤ - Danielle Mulligan
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I've known Jenny since shortly after her move to Victoria. She's been tireless in her efforts to integrate into the community, run her business and give back. Her participation in Theatre SKAM's Fashion Machine--working with middle school children to help them learn the basics of garment construction and re-construction--a performance art piece that has happened in Victoria in numerous iterations and toured to the UK--is only one example of her investment in supporting and building community. See skam dot ca fashion machine for more information. - Janice La Couvee
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