Latest reviews

6 Dec 23'

Christine reviewed: Ceramic Festive Garlands

"I booked this course as a birthday present for my daughter. We spent a lovely few hours making our wreaths, and chatting in a very relaxed atmosphere. Elly was very welcoming and knowledgeable. We will definitely return to do another course. "

6 Dec 23'

Donna Pasquato reviewed: Needle Felting Bumper Kit - Christmas. A Premium Starter Set for Adults.

"Lovely product and wonderful customer service! I will definitely use you for my next craft purchases. Thankyou for everything "

6 Dec 23'

coco reviewed: Spoon Carving with Touchwood Glasgow

"I didn't have any knowledge for woodcraft but wanted to make my own spoon. The class was compact, very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. I enjoyed the whole process from learning about the wood, tools, carving techniques, finishing touch... Found that the manual work was quite soothing, and it's a joy to see the piece of log turning out to be a one-off spoon! Robert guided us though each step to complete this project. He is talented not only for the wood carving but for teaching, highly recommended."

6 Dec 23'

Emma, Jenn & Charlotte reviewed: Wreath Making

"A fantastic workshop run by friendly staff & volunteers. We were shown how to start our wreaths with some handy hints and tips for making several different designs and we never felt rushed. Brilliant session and will be looking to book on again next year 🙂 thankyou for a great time and experience. "

6 Dec 23'

Nadine Robinson reviewed: Fresh Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

"Had a lovely afternoon at the Fresh Wreath making course. Victoria was a great instructor, friendly and very helpful. All of the equipment was supplied and I came away with a beautiful bespoke wreath, feeling very proud of myself. Would definitely try another of Victoria’s craft classes in the future."

The Willow Barn responded:

" Thank you and so glad you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again."

6 Dec 23'

Aidan reviewed: Kitchen Knife Course

"Very good experience learnt a lot and had a fun time. Cannot recommend more. "

6 Dec 23'

Anastasia reviewed: Mosaic Christmas decorations

"We really enjoyed the workshop and each made 3 tree decorations. Yvette was very warm and friendly, demonstration on how to make the items was excellent. She was on hand and ready to help when we needed it and showed us how to finish our pieces professionally. I know it was late in the year and the workshop was very cold, but Yvette did have heaters going. Tea, coffee and treats were also provided. I am sure it would be even more fun in warmer weather."

5 Dec 23'

Ste N reviewed: Lathe turning for beginners with Thompsons Wood

"I had a great day on this course. Jake was really good at teaching, and with it being a one-to-one course, he was always at hand to make sure you did things safely and didn’t ruin your work. Using the lathe was great fun and a great experience. A bonus was that I had a beautiful bowl at the end of the day which was far more professional than I had ever imagined I would be able to achieve. If you are thinking about doing this course, I would say go for it! "

Thompsons Wood responded:

" Thank you kindly, lovely words mate, thank you "

5 Dec 23'

Tricia reviewed: Embossed aluminium bauble

"Attended this work shop with my two daughters. It was a lovely creative experience, challenging with so much choice of materials and first class guidance from Melanie. I have a photo but don’t know how to post on here. Thanks for a wonderful day, would definitely recommend!"

5 Dec 23'

Chelsea reviewed: Embossed aluminium bauble

"This workshop was so fun. Melanie was very patient and helped us all throughout. It was great to learn a new technique and we all came away with a beautiful bauble. Would highly recommend this course! "

Metallix responded:

" Thank you so much Chelsea. You all made such unique baubles… and managed to do so perfectly! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.x"

5 Dec 23'

Emma Hakes reviewed: Festive Willow Reindeer (1 day) in the Peak District

"Super workshop with a really helpful and knowledgeable tutor. Really enjoyed the day and despite it being very chilly and grey it was held in a great studio in beautiful surroundings."

Zantium Studios Ltd responded:

" So pleased you enjoyed your day in the Zantium Studio. Hope your willow reindeer takes centre stage this Christmas! Thankyou for this lovely review 🦌"

5 Dec 23'

Shona reviewed: Hare Sculpture workshop with Jo Garden Art in beautiful Norfolk/Suffolk

"This was a fantastic day. Everyone left with a lovely hare sculpture and the instructions were clear and easy to follow. Jo was a great teacher. Every stage was enjoyable and surprisingly messy fun! Highly recommend "

5 Dec 23'

Cath reviewed: Leather Traveller's Bag

"Had amazing experience, Cathy was so welcoming and loves leather. Choosing colours and cutting the leather was great and Cathy's expert help any time was so helpful. Cathy never took over, she just showed 'how' and gave all the encouragement needed. Had the best day. Thank you Cath."

5 Dec 23'

Mabel reviewed: Tiffany stained glass Christmas decorations

"This course was so inclusive to those who have and haven't created any stained glass pieces before, with Kate helping everyone as much as needed at every stage. I left being so excited to join another course and I couldn't stop telling people about how fun it was especially leaving with multiple pieces I created. I've recommended this to so many people and if you're reading this, I'd suggest you join up. Everyone was so lovely, even though I joined the class by myself I felt so welcome. Thank you, Kate!"

Martin McAssey Glass responded:

" Thank you for the lovely review, I'm so glad you enjoyed the course."

5 Dec 23'

Diane reviewed: Mosaics for the home and garden

"A fantastic tutor in all things mosaic, Frances has a wealth of knowledge & years of experience. I did a days course making a stepping stone, she was so patient and full of tips and advice. Already started another project and will attend Frances’s workshop on a monthly basis. Highly recommend."

5 Dec 23'

Angie Snow reviewed: Woodturning Lessons with The Gentleman Woodturner

"Such a fabulous time with my partner Lee. We made such beautiful bowls under Mark's supervision. Will certainly look toward to another one. "

The Gentleman Woodturner responded:

" Thanks for the lovely review. It was pleasure to have you both in today. "

5 Dec 23'

Alison Odell reviewed: Key skills for converting vans into campervans 2 day course

"Really useful course. Lots of information and help from Scott. Also loads of practical exercises which really helped in planning electric systems Small group of 6 so very participative. Shows lots of great ideas to do things well without spending loads of money. Cakes great too!!! "

Black Paw upcycle project responded:

" Hi Alison. I'm so happy you enjoyed the course and found it useful Scott "

5 Dec 23'

Mark reviewed: Carve your own picture-relief, with experienced woodcarving teacher in Devon

"I really enjoyed this course. Almut's instruction and guidance were excellent and she was very patient with me as I got to grips with the basics of wood carving. She was very encouraging and she kindly shared her knowledge, skills and expertise with me. I was able to work at my own pace and with Almut's timely input and suggestions, I was able to create a carving that I was really pleased with. It was a truly wonderful day, thank you for a great experience Almut."

5 Dec 23'

Peggy Crome reviewed: Woodturning Lessons with The Gentleman Woodturner

"I had the honour of being Mark's first 'student' in Westward Ho! He did a demo to show me the whole process of turning a block of wood into a beautiful wooden bowl. I put a picture on my FB page and had 109 likes and 35 positive comments. However, words cannot describe the feeling of handling the bowl. It is so smooth and almost talks to me! Cannot recommend this course enough. Would make an excellent Christmas present to the person who has everything. "

The Gentleman Woodturner responded:

" Thank you Peggy for this lovely review. It was a pleasure to instruct you. And you produced a beautiful bowl. "

5 Dec 23'

Karen Taylor reviewed: Pottery 6 Week Classes

"Joan is a very pleasant lady and very helpful. Nice relaxed atmosphere and nothing is too much trouble for her. Love her classes. Highly Recommend."

jccermaics responded:

" Thanks Karen 😊"

5 Dec 23'

Jan Stevens reviewed: Learn to turn in Snowdonia - taster course

"Wood turning was something I had wanted to do for years and I finally got the opportunity in November. I have to say that I was nervous not knowing what to expect from the day but from the moment I got there Les put me at my ease and I had the best day ever. Les has so much knowledge and skill and patiently answered my many questions, he was an excellent teacher explaining everything in a way I understood and I managed to produce a piece that I will always be proud of. Thank you Les for a truly memorable experience."

Pren responded:

" Hello Jan and thank you so much for your review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your day, you were fun to work with. Regards, Les."

5 Dec 23'

Stephanie reviewed: Unique Wet Felting Workshop in South Lakes at the Heron Corn Mill in Beetham, near Milnthorpe

"This course is great! I'd never done felting before but Erika's expertise and a wide range of materials provided ( at no additional cost....which is always a personal bug bear) meant that I left with a great piece of felting I'll actually be proud to use! Huge thanks Erika, I'm off to rebook!"

5 Dec 23'

Caroline Smith reviewed: Beginners DIY & Home Maintenance Workshop in Preston, Lancashire (1 Day)

"This is an excellent course full of really useful information and practical advice plus opportunities to do practical work and gain confidence handling tools. Jo is a great trainer and the small groups are ideal and very relaxed. Would highly recommend, well worth the investment. "

The Boho Shed responded:

" I'm so pleased you got so much out of the course Caroline. Thank you for your lovely review. You were a pleasure to teach. Jo x"

5 Dec 23'

Sarah Seymour reviewed: Coptic Bookbinding Workshop in The Cotswolds

"Hi I really enjoyed this course and Kelly was an excellent tutor. However, we were short of time in the afternoon so I felt the stitching process was rushed (for me, anyway) and I came away feeling a bit confused. We could have done with at least an extra hour to the published time. If we had had more time for the stitching and perhaps a handout with illustrations of the process stages I think I would have come away feeling more confident I could do it again. As it was I felt it was all easy to start with and then the bit that was the most complicated went in a blur. That was a shame as that was the bit I had most wanted to learn."

5 Dec 23'

Angela reviewed: Raw Chocolate Making

"Really enjoyed the course. Friendly atmosphere and great teacher. Very festive with spices, dried fruit and nuts. Thank you, diolch yn fawr."

Denmark Farm Conservation Centre responded:

" Thank you for joining us for this workshop, Angela. We're extremely happy that you enjoyed it and hope to see you again for willow weaving in February. Mara"

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