I loved Needlework with Mrs Baker, she had a young trainee Teacher with her. I did have advantage on lots of other girls with needlework as my Mom taught me to sew on an eletric sewing machine and make clothes from patterns as early as I can remember. I used to help out in the classroom showing other how to thread the machines. Mrs Baker wanted me to stay on to 6th form and go to college for dress making and the like. I learnt a lot from that class too and was privilged t use the Bernina Sewing machines too. Yes Mrs Baker had her off days but overall she taught so much to so many over her years. I will always remember her for her skill and knowledge.One can only speak from personal experience and to me she was horrible and made me dread going to her class. She was the only teacher who made me feel like that. To others, who liked the subject, maybe she was different.