About the Course
No experience is necessary to enjoy this course, I will take you through every step in a relaxed and friendly environment. Learn to craft in my converted 400 year old stables.
Each week will cover a different type of technique and media and you will go away with a completed piece every week.
Perfect courses for people who would love to add special decorations to their home and give handmade gifts and cards to friends and loved ones.
Craft can be an escape from the world. It can help us get through difficult times while we focus on our talents and create something beautiful.
Techniques covered include: heat embossing, die cutting, embossing folders, stamping, card making, canvases, alcohol inks, brushos, oxide inks.
Enjoy the making and use of the media and leave the mess with me! in my fully equipped workshop.
I have been crafting with various mixed media for over 10 years and want to share my love of crafting with like minded people.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All materials and tools are provided, however if you have any favourite tools you like to use, please bring them with you, but please make sure they are marked so they don't get mixed up with the class tools.
All inclusive plus enjoy a cuppa and a biscuit.
Recently attended an Alcohol Ink and Doodles workshop with a group of my friends and it was absolutely wonderful! We had such a fantastic day and Mandy is just terrific. We enjoyed every minute and came away with a lovely piece of artwork. We are all looking forward to booking with her again and cannot recommend highly enough!
Jessica - - #22479
Spent a thoroughly enjoyable morning with Mandy. Learnt a lot, had great fun and tea and biccies as well. Mandy does not rush you, is very patient and you come away with a lovely project. Will definitely be trying more of her classes.
Pauline Reader - - #13814
I took my mom along to the Easter Mix course today. And we had such a great time. Mandy was lovely, friendly and very talented. She is full of knowledge and we loved that. As soon as we walked in the kettle was on. My mom was struggling for ideas for crafts until she came along here. She's now bursting with ideas and can't wait to start making. We will certainly be coming back. A great mothers day gift. Will do this more often.
Danielle Freeman - - #13532
If you want an enjoyable experience with a kind, patient, enthusiastic, talented teacher then you need do one of Mandy's classes.
She will bring out your inner crafter and you will go home feeling that you have achieved something and inspired to do more.
Fiona Berry - - #13309
What a wonderful workshop run by the very talented Mixed Media artist Mandy Ferriday. You are a very patient crafter and nothing is too much trouble and your tutor skills are second to none. I recommend anyone to do one of Mandy's workshops.
Andrew Coates - - #13120
Myself and my friend came along to a die-cutting workshop today and we have had such a fantastic time! Mandy is gifted and creative and so patient and helpful, she took us through techniques and showed us how to get the most from of our papercrafting. Learning In a relaxed and friendly atmosphere we had such an amazing time, you must try this!
Samantha Mead - - #13066
Mandy is a long term friend. She has been crafting for many years. Her craft workshops are fab. She is so patient and comes up with lots of wonderful ideas. You go home with something that you want to keep out not put away. I highly recommend you go to one of her workshops. Fun. Laughter. Inspiration and most of all you meet amazing new friends.
Mandy Coates - - #12436
As someone who would describe myself as not being creative at all and a complete novice to crafting, I accompanied my sister to one of Mandy's workshops not really knowing what to expect. What a delightful experience it turned out to be.
Mandy provides all the tools and materials you could possibly need to complete the workshop (just don't forget your specs :), in a wonderfully friendly environment. She shows you what to do and lets you get on with it, with really helpful hints, tips and encouragement along the way. The afternoon whizzed by and I would really recommend it.
If you are feeling a bit shy and not sure whether to sign up to a workshop, I would say give it a try - you are sure of a smashing session with lovely people, and you'll pick up an unexpected skill along the way.
Moira Ponder - - #12425
Can't recommend Mandy's workshops highly enough. Mandy creates a relaxed, friendly atmosphere where she works her magic with knowledge and gentle guidance. She has turned me from someone with no crafting experience into a person who is proud to show off her artwork. I look forward to all my visits, everyone is so friendly. Workshops are affordable and excellent value for money.. keep up the great work Mandy
Theresa Connolly - - #12424
Loved Mandy’s class. I was a newbie and a little apprehensive. I need not have been, I was made so welcome. I loved every minute ❤️
Sue Easton - - #12417
These courses are absolutely wonderful, and I have learnt so much there. I feel a lot more confident in my abilities and have tried techniques and mediums I would have never dreamed of. The people are so friendly and welcoming that I always feel at home and love going just as much to see them as to do the workshop.
If you are an avid crafter or just starting out ... this is the place for you. 😄😍
Odette Lewnes - - #12411
As a complete novice to crafts
There is not enough space to to tell you how much I enjoyed myself on one of gifts from the heart classes
I totally surprised myself with my make and Mandy found skills I never thought I had
Her patience and crafting skills are second to none
Well worth the cost
Ann-Marie Wozencroft - - #12410
Mandy’s workshop are always great. They are so varied, that you always learn a new skill. She designs some really creative work, which we love. Everyone is so friendly and new people are made to feel very welcome.
Linda Ward - - #12409
These courses are amazing. You get to use different mediums that normally you pass by because it looks difficult but at gifts from the heart you can try everything. The tutors are so friendly, understanding and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend you go there and try a course you will love it, I’m booked for a few more courses 😊
Tracy teasdale - - #12408
Mandy's courses are excellent, the venue is lovely and she cannot help you enough. I have learnt loads, and used lots of different types of media I would never have a chance to usually. She designs some lovely pieces and is very patient with us as we make them. A great couple of hours with lovely people, I thoroughly recommend Gifts From The Heart.
Lori Ridgway - - #12401
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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