Latest reviews

16 Jul 24'

JC reviewed: Cut it! 1 day Introduction to hand tool woodworking

"Great course and good value, I came away with many tips and new skills, I now need to go out and purchase some new tools. Course was well run at the right pace and Andrew is very patient. I couldn’t fault the workshop and its location in the Wear valley, all in all a great way to spend a day if you want to learn some new skills."

16 Jul 24'

Toby reviewed: Woodwork courses - beginner - make a serving tray

"A very enjoyable day making a tray with Dave. Great instruction and environment to work I will be looking to do further courses here."

16 Jul 24'

Fiona reviewed: Two day (consecutive) stained glass starter course at North Norfolk Stained Glass

"I would highly recommend this course.  Paul is a great tutor, happy to share his knowledge, expertise and tips.  He takes time to share the hows and whys, and is on hand throughout the two days to nudge and guide you to create a lovely piece.  In addition to this, the setting is beautiful. "

North Norfolk Stained Glass responded:

"Hi Fiona, thank you for your review, very much appreciated. What a giggle eh? Best wishes Paul"

15 Jul 24'

Lisa Robinson reviewed: Rag Rug Full Day Workshop - Bristol

"This was such an enjoyable course. We were able to complete the decoration of a tote bag, and start a larger project to complete at home. All the materials needed were provided, and there were printed instructions to take home. Elspeth shared her knowledge in a clear and concise way, and gave us the skills to turn unwanted textiles into something useful and beautiful. Thank you Elspeth."

Ragged Life responded:

"Thank you Lisa for the lovely review, we're so glad you enjoyed the day, you were a pleasure to teach. We'd love to see a picture of your project when finished :-)"

15 Jul 24'

Antony reviewed: Introduction to leaded stained glass

"Absolutely brilliant day with Gen, who was a fantastic, patient and helpful teacher. Great lunch and we each came away with a wonderful piece of leaded stained glass."

Wicked Gen Crafts responded:

"Thank you for your lovely comments. I had a great day with you all and loved the finished pieces. Well done!"

15 Jul 24'

Deborah reviewed: Introduction to Handweaving

"I came to this course as a complete beginner, not quite knowing what to expect, and I loved every minute of it. Kendall is a very good teacher and she patiently guided me through some of the basics, encouraging me to try different stitches. It was lovely to come away with a piece of weaving that I had done."

Kendall Clarke responded:

"Thank you Deborah! I’m really pleased you enjoyed the day. It was lovely having you in the class, and I was impressed at how quickly you took to weaving and produced a really nice piece of cloth. "

15 Jul 24'

Denise reviewed: Hand formed mosaic garden shape - full day workshop

"Had a lovely day making my Gecko mosaic. I had done a similar class about 18m ago and was ready for a new project. I found it much easier this time though Chrissy was still on hand for guidance, advice and a nice cup of tea! Looking forward to finding another of her craft classes to do, maybe a garden suncatcher or a fused glass mobile. Excellent venue and Chrissy proves everything you need to create something really good. Give it a go you'll be really proud of what you make. "

Chrissy Webster Mosaic & Craft responded:

"Thank you for the wonderful feedback and I'm so glad you enjoyed making another masterpiece. "

15 Jul 24'

Judy Nichols reviewed: 💜 The Suffolk Silk Scarf Painting Workshops 💜 at The Arty Silkworm, Green Farm, Suffolk ~Fabulously Creative

"I had a wonderful day! Ruth is a great hostess and tutor. The whole experience was great fun and we all came away with some beautiful scarves and wraps. I would thoroughly recommend it."

The Arty Silkworm responded:

"I’m so glad you enjoyed your day Judy. The results were so beautiful and the whole group were such fun. I look forward to spending more creative time with you soon. Ruth xx"

15 Jul 24'

Hazel Wilson reviewed: Beginners Machine Knitting Saturday Workshop

"I had a great session with Rachael. I was very keen to learn the basics so this session was incredibly helpful. She was very patient and explained things clearly, and always made an effort to make sure that I understood before moving on. I look forward to mastering the basics I was taught and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her."

Studio Tamanè responded:

"Many thanks for booking with me Hazel. I look forward to you buying your own machine and coming back to learn the next techniques. It was a pleasure to meet you! "

15 Jul 24'

Valerie Shepherd reviewed: Zodiac Star Sign Pendant

"I attended Sheila's Zodiac pendant workshop with 3 friends, 2 of whom were celebrating special birthdays within months of each other. This was our gift to them. Sheila's workshop is bright and spacious. It is well equipped with everything we needed laid out in preparation prior to our arrival. Sheila is an enthusiastic and competent teacher. She demonstrated the process step by step and gave us ample opportunity to practice the more complex part before starting our own jewellery creation. Sheila instinctively knew the bits we would find more challenging. She supervised, supported and encouraged us throughout resulting in 4 beautiful zodiac pendants. There was lots of chatter, laughter and stories during the afternoon. Overall a fabulous experience. Thank you Sheila."

Sheila Roussel Jewellery Design responded:

"Hi Val, so glad you all enjoyed the workshop. It was nice to meet your friends and see you all having a nice time. You made a great job of your Zodiac pendants! I hope the rest of the celebration day went well too. Regards, Sheila"

15 Jul 24'

Dianna reviewed: Pottery & Ceramics Ad hoc sessions, Learn when you want

"At short notice Geraldine slotted me in for an informative and thoroughly enjoyable hour's tuition. As a total novice I was delighted to leave the studio having actually made and coloured an item. This will now be fired and glazed - all included in the £25 payment. Great value. Great experience. "

Geraldine Francis Ceramics responded:

"Thank you for your review, looking forward to seeing you again for some more making in clay."

15 Jul 24'

Lorna McNamara reviewed: Fused glass light catchers workshop - Forest Row

"Jayne's workshops are so much fun, and full of laughs and smiles. You learn a lot from her, it's perfect for beginners or professionals. I highly recommend her workshops, they are also a great gift to give to loved ones."

15 Jul 24'

Betty reviewed: Two day (consecutive) stained glass starter course at North Norfolk Stained Glass

"Great course and Paul is an excellent instructor with a real passion for his subject. Really enjoyed the 2 days."

North Norfolk Stained Glass responded:

"Thank you Betty, it was a really good weekend! Best wishes Paul"

15 Jul 24'

Kirstin reviewed: Beginners candle making workshop - Marlow, Buckinghamshire

"Such a lovely morning using the craft voucher I was bought last year for my 50th!! Cannot stress enough how knowledgeable, informative and welcoming our teacher Sarah was. Hidden away in a little workshop in her garden she showed us how to make 4 different styles of candles that we got to make and keep. A lovely way to spend the morning with friends!! Defo recommend!"

15 Jul 24'

Linda Wright reviewed: Hand formed mosaic garden shape - full day workshop

"Chrissy is excellent with the courses, and I have now done a few of them. Always informative on what to do, also on hand to help."

Chrissy Webster Mosaic & Craft responded:

"Great to see you again Linda, and I'm so glad you enjoyed another session with me! "

15 Jul 24'

Graham Fisher reviewed: Welding For Beginners

"Excellent day, I learnt so much. And such friendly, informative people. Many thanks."

15 Jul 24'

Rachel reviewed: Powertex Seahorse, Mermaid, Turtle, Dragon or Owl Wall Hung Garden Sculpture - by Inky Escapades

"Absolutely brilliant workshop. My daughter (age 13) and I loved our experience and were so happy with what we made. Karen was lovely and her instruction was great - made the craft easy for us to follow, even though we’d never tried it before. "

15 Jul 24'

Tanya reviewed: Social Sit & Sew

"A lovely day making progress on one of my quilting projects! It was nice to see everyone and have a laugh. Delicious cake too :-)"

15 Jul 24'

Angela reviewed: Social Sit & Sew

"Excellent. Thank you for all your help with making my project. All ladies really helpful and friendly "

15 Jul 24'

Judith reviewed: Introduction to Upholstery Workshop - Make a Footstool in Preston

"Had a really enjoyable day on the beginner upholstery course. Jo was very informative and made the whole experience worth while. Thank you Jo"

The Boho Shed responded:

"Thank you for your lovely review Judith, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the workshop, you were a pleasure to teach and I had a great day with you all too. x"

15 Jul 24'

Kayt Hughes reviewed: Plaster mould making for slip cast ceramics with Ed Bentley

"I spent 4 days with Ed making 2 models and 2 moulds. I already had some knowledge about mould making but Ed taught me really professional processes and I learned a number of new techniques, including using the lathe, which will hugely elevate the moulds I make. Ed is super friendly and takes every step at the pace of the learner, with lots of photos and opportunities to ask questions, meaning the knowledge can be transferred beyond the workshops back in your own studio. I would recommend these sessions to anyone! "

15 Jul 24'

Sue sagar reviewed: Fused Glass Wave and Dichroic Glass Jewellery Workshop with Crafts in the Valley

"Melanie, the course tutor, really knew her stuff. She was very approachable at all times, explained things really well. The edible treats and beverages flowed all mane. My sister and I are very excited to see what our glass wave and jewellery turn out like in a few weeks. I definitely recommend this course, it was excellent ."

15 Jul 24'

Jane reviewed: Pole lathe turning taster day: bowl turning

"Maurice made us very welcome - he was so enthusiastic and helpful. A wonderful experience in a beautiful wild setting."

Touch Wood responded:

"Thanks Jane!"

15 Jul 24'

Jennie reviewed: Glass Artist's Studio Experience Day - Fusing (Open)

"Just wanted to say thank you so much Dawn for looking after us at your glass fusion class on Saturday- we really enjoyed it. We all said that the day exceeded our expectations, we learnt new skills and made glass art that we never dreamed we could do. Dawn, you were patient, funny, welcoming and extremely generous with your knowledge and your materials… thank you again "

15 Jul 24'

Harriet reviewed: Gelli printing workshop with Creative Hug

"What an amazing workshop! Sharon's gelli printing class was informative, fun, and incredibly rewarding and the techniques we learned were varied and fascinating. Sharon's attention to detail and personalised feedback were invaluable. This workshop is perfect for anyone looking to dive into the world of gel printing and come away with beautiful, unique artwork."

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