"Great course Ruth was a warm and friendly tutor. There was enough material, equipment and plain understandable tuition for us to follow and come away with two complete pieces of work and ideas to do more. I'm already planning what to do next. All of this plus a very pleasant surroundings to hold courses. A really nice days work."
"Hands down, by far, the BEST class I have been too!! Esther is amazingly talented and a brilliant teacher - class is well structured, clearly explained and fun! There are different bag designs and a beautiful range of leathers to choose from, which means everyone can make a bag which is unique to them. Lovely atmosphere - very friendly and relaxed. Highly recommended! Still smitten with my new bag! Thank you Esther"
"I am so pleased to have found Magic Wool Studio where the artist Raya Brown teaches a range of skills and crafts. Raya is using her professionalism to guide you through different stages of creating an art work. I was particularly impressed by her knowledge of composition and colour scheme which she passes on to her students at workshops. I feel that I learnt so much within a 6 hour workshop. I am fascinated by wool painting technique and so happy with my wool picture. I'm going to attend more workshops especially felt making classes. I would recommend Raya's classes to anyone. They are suitable for absolute beginners as well as experienced artists."
"Very enjoyable course in good surroundings. Ruth explained things clearly and at the end of the course I had completed the axe and knife sheaths, and was well on the way to making a 2nd axe sheath. Many thanks."
"This course was booked as a gift from my Wife. Blacksmithing is some thing I have wanted to try for a long time.
The course didn't get off to a good start as we started an hour late with no explanation or information as to why, however once we started it was brilliant, Tim and his staff were helpful informative and really showed a passion for their trade. This showed in the demos and ease in which they gave help and advice throughout the day nothing was too much trouble and no question went unanswered. We more than made up for the late start at the end of the day. Thanks once again To Tim and his team for an excellent day I would certainly book on another one of his courses"
"We took this amazing day course as a part of my friend's birthday. It was such a good choice and so much fun! I flew in from Switzerland and was so happy I did. If only I lived closer, I believe the lovely Dylis would have turned me into an enamelist. Be it her welcoming and helpful personality, her precious dog Chloe or the excitement of watching your projects turn into beautiful but easy masterpieces, I would have certainly been a goner! Perhaps there will be another trip in my future! Thank you so much for a wonderful time! Happy enameling!"
"What an enjoyable day! Colin was great, a fountain of knowledge, a fantastic sense of humour and extremely patient. After the brief safety induction we got stuck in, we made all sorts from coat hooks to toasting forks. We defiantly will be recommending Colin to friends and family and hope to be back for more practice!"
"The course was fantastic. The tutors were friendly, helpful, supportive and skilled. They provided everything required and maintained a sense of humour throughout the day, with bucket loads of support and advice
Well worth the money."
"Bridget was a great teacher and very friendly. We learnt the basic principles of wet felting as well as various different techniques to manipulate the felt in different ways depending on the final result we were trying to achieve. I was over the moon with my picture, it looked really professional. I would recommend this course 100%."
"I chose Dilys's course from a list of ideas for my daughters 30th birthday, and what a great idea it was! Dilys took 4 complete novices and helped us produce beautiful pieces to take home and show off. She is a wonderful teacher, calm and encouraging, with a sense of fun. I've told all my friends about it and I certainly hope to go back and do more."
"This was the second two day course I had done with Jason and once again I came away with a great sense of achievement and pride in the beautiful bag I had made. Jason is very laid back and so the atmosphere in the workshop is very relaxing. He is incredibly patient and encourages as he teaches. It is such an absorbing, therapeutic craft you come away feeling very uplifted. I can't recommend it enough!"
"This was an excellent course - I'd highly recommend it. I'd never done any woodworking before and I learnt a lot in a short space of time and had fun doing it! Jenny's exactly the teacher you'd want - highly skilled, very clear in her instructions, patient and helpful. I'll certainly be signing up for more courses in the future."
"Great tuition last Saturday, I arrived a complete novice, but left with a bowl beyond my expectations. It was an interesting day and I learned a great deal, we may have even glimpsed George's inner tree hugger!
Many thanks to both George and Sue."
"I made a start on my new project: a pendant I’ve planned to be in gilding metal and silver. I had fun learning how to make an oval doming block in wood; that was for shaping the gilding metal. Lucy showed me how and produced a good set of woodworking tools for the purpose. Although it was February, and we could see the snow settled on the nearby Clwydian Hills, the workshop, with its new roof, was warm and well lit. Thanks Lucy for another wonderful day."
"Bill is a great teacher, encouraging, patient, knowledgable and willing to share. I came away wanting to learn more and really enjoyed having free reign make something that pleased my eye. Even my mistakes were turned into lovely features... I gave my belt and bag as a gift and it went down extremely well.
I picked this course based on the reviews here and the drive from London was worth it.
"Im a professional furniture maker and was looking to expend my knowledge of woodworking with a course on steambending. Charlie's course was recommended to me by a fellow maker and as he is already a highly repected maker in hs field I knew I would be in good hands.
The course was really well prepared and moved along at a good pace with a lot of knowledge and enthusiasm being put forward. In the three days we learned a lot of different bends and techniques which I have since put to good use in my own work! The setting and hosting was also top notch although we did get very lucky with the weather.
I would really recommend a steambending experience at Charlies workshop.5"
"I have had a little bit of wood work experience before but nothing with green wood. Peter was always helpful and patient with what must have been silly questions from me. I really enjoyed the weekend, it was one of the most rewarding ways to spend 2 days. I came away having had a whole load of fun and with a really nice product to show off to my friends. Most of all I find working with wood incredibly relaxing. 5 Stars."
"A day with Dilys is a day to remember, from the moment she and the delightful Chloe greet you into their charming home to the moment you wrap up your creations to take home. The atmosphere and style of teaching are perfectly paced and simple enough for even the least creative of people to go away with professional peices you can be truely proud of. Thank you for sharing stories and laughs with us Dilys, I look forward to recommending my friends come and see you. And I'm sure we'll be back for those wedding favours!!!"
"Brilliant day. Arrived feeling as though my chosen bag design might be a little ambitious but Rosanna helped me get stuck in quickly and we were making within the first hour! The time flew by so quickly.
Rosanna is a great teacher with lots of patience - especially if you're a little indecisive like myself!
It was a really inspiring experience and I'd be keen to go back to try out some different designs and techniques at a later date.
"The day I recently spent on this course was fantastic. Sophie's own work is inspirational, and she is a lovely teacher, giving all sorts of background information about felting that was very interesting, as well as individual attention to all participants. I really feel that I learnt a lot, certainly enough to carry on practising at home. The collection of dogs we had all made by the end of the day was adorable. I have enjoyed showing off my toy poodle, and photos of all the dogs to friends and family. We also had a fantastic lunch. Sophie catered for my dietary restrictions, which was a great treat for me. All in all it was the best value for money I have spent in a long time and I really recommend this course to anyone interested."
"Just returned home after a very enjoyable two day course learning to spinning. Elaine is a very good teacher and put across her craft in a way that to a novice you can understand. If you wish to learn to spinning I would highly recommend this course. Also great surroundings and delicious lunch"