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28th September: Felting Basics - make a wall-hanging with Sarah Enoch at...
By Pamela Dale
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This is a review of the nuno felting course held at the Botanic Gardens on 20th July. I had a wonderful day. The venue, weather, company and tuition were all excellent! Sarah is an extremely good teacher, very friendly and helpful, and the number of participants (6) ensured that we were all able to get Sarah's help when we needed it. I felt that I learned a lot and look forward to attending more of Sarah's courses in the future.

Blacksmith for a Day
By Harrison Cox
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Me (aged 15) and my Grandad attended the course last February and it was great! We got to create 3 items (each) which turned out really well considering it was the first time Grandad and I worked with metal, so Adrian's tutoring must have been very good. Which it was. Me and my Grandad truly enjoyed the experience and the hospitality was great, and for the price it was, we got more than ours monies worth. We do recommend going on this day course as you will not regret it and you will learn lots of skills which are very useful, especially if you want to do Blacksmithing in the future.

Basic blacksmiths courses
By Andy Woodward
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The day started off with a cuppa and a chat about what we wanted to make. Ross helped me out there with some great suggestions. Then it was straight into the forge and down to work. No dragging it out with loads of spiel just the basic safety stuff (which for most people is common sense). At each stage of the construction of a 3 leafed screen for the garden he showed me how to do it and was there if I had a slight problem. Nothing was too much trouble. Even at the end instead of saying that's it he suggested doing a bit more to the screen. So it is now something that I am really proud of. He and Sarah are exceptional people and I can't recommend them highly enough. Even if you are a total beginner with tools, I am positive that by the end of the day you will have made something to keep. A huge thanks to both Ross and Sarah for the whole day, (Sarah kept us supplied with drinks and a lovely lunch. ). It was such a good day that my wife is going to have a go at it, so I'll join her for a second day. Thanks Ross and Sarah. We will see you again

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