Derek Marks

Derek Marks

Derek Marks has been on TV screens for over 15 years and has presented on a wide range of channels. He joined Sewing Quarter in its infancy as part of the launch team, and has been a popular face on the channel ever since. Derek has always been around creativity, from making and mending with his gran at an early age, to absorbing lots of incredible techniques from guest designers at Sewing Quarter and sister channel, Jewellery Maker.

One of Derek's favourite things about Sewing Quarter, is the genuine love for sewing, dressmaking and quilting that guest designers bring to air. Transforming his thinking about sewing from 'make do and mend' to a pleasurable skill has been amazing for Derek, and something he loves learning more about every day - he's a keen reader and enjoys researching techniques, designers and more in his free time. Derek really loves it when the guests challenge him to get involved with demonstrations - particularly when they involve designer fabrics, which he confesses are a weakness of his!

Did You Know... Derek lives in North Yorkshire in a fabulous converted barn which has a real eclectic mix of styles, with lots of vintage and quirky furniture!

Derek Marks has been on TV screens for over 15 years and has presented on a wide range of channels. He joined Sewing Quarter in its infancy as part of the launch team, and has been a popular face on the channel ever since. Derek has always been around creativity, from making and mending with his gran at an early age, to absorbing lots of incredible techniques from guest designers at Sewing Quarter and sister channel, Jewellery Maker.

One of Derek’s favourite things about Sewing Quarter, is the genuine love for sewing, dressmaking and quilting that guest designers bring to air.
Transforming his thinking about sewing from ‘make do and mend’ to a pleasurable skill has been amazing for Derek, and something he loves learning more about every day – he’s a keen reader and enjoys researching techniques, designers and more in his free time. Derek really loves it when the guests challenge him to get involved with demonstrations – particularly when they involve designer fabrics, which he confesses are a weakness of his!

Did You Know… Derek lives in North Yorkshire in a fabulous converted barn which has a real eclectic mix of styles, with lots of vintage and quirky furniture!