Latest reviews

25 Sep 22'

Chris Roberts reviewed: SAORI creative weaving day

"Fantastic day. Amanda demonstrated the techniques and then let us run with them. Always on hand to help, advise and encourage. Thoroughly recommend to everybody. Thanks Amanda."

BEAUTIFULcloth SAORI Studio responded:

" Thank you Chris, I am so glad you enjoyed the day and produced such beautiful weaving!"

25 Sep 22'

Helen H reviewed: Mosaic in the Garden Room for All

"A great workshop with the lovely Ali who was extremely knowledgeable about mosaics and an excellent teacher. With her expertise and guidance I was amazed at what I achieved in a day and very much look forward to signing up for further mosaic workshops with Ali in the future. In addition, her homemade apple cake was really delicious too! Thank you. "

Mosaic Workshops in the Garden Room responded:

" Thank you Helen and I’m so pleased you pleased with your mosaic art work. Would love to welcome you back to learn some more. X"

25 Sep 22'

Rosie Taot reviewed: Beginners stained glass craft classes at RDW Glass

"The perfect introduction to stained glass."

RDW Glass responded:

" Thank you. We are glad you enjoyed. 🤗"

25 Sep 22'

Teresa Grant reviewed: One day stained glass classes by Le Breton Traditional

"Had a really lovely day. Have done several workshops, over the years and Matt gave a brilliant informative stained glass workshop. Very giving with his knowledge and a great workshop to work in. Would recommend a workshop with Matt, to anyone, who would like to learn the craft of stained glass."

25 Sep 22'

Cathy reviewed: Beginner's mosaic workshop with Marie-Paule

"Lovely relaxed morning learning new skills!Marie was v knowledgeable and supportive of each individual giving advice and ideas.The venue was perfect ... stylish.modern and clean ....lovely coffee😀 Would definitely recommend ...."

25 Sep 22'

Debby Denega reviewed: One day Bag making traditional leather workshop (tote bag / side bag)

"The course was absolutely amazing, Kingsley, the tutor explained everything step by step. He was very patient and supportive. I would recommend this course to anyone, I learnt so much and came away with a beautiful leather bag. "

25 Sep 22'

Imogen Racz reviewed: Linocut printmaking at Bull Mill Arts Wiltshire

"I really enjoyed the day workshop, which was tailored well to different wishes and levels of ability. I wanted to learn how to do coloured linocut, and Olivia took me through the process with expertise and encouragement. The day was relaxed and supportive, while also being instructive and well structured. I will return."

Olivia Clifton-Bligh at Bull Mill Arts responded:

" Thank you Imogen - I'm so glad that you enjoyed the day and found the workshop useful. Your finished print turned out beautifully! I look forward to seeing you again, with best wishes Olivia"

25 Sep 22'

Margaret, I travelled from Manchester & it was worth it! reviewed: Fused Glass - Three Little Birds with Crafts in the Valley

"I had such a lovely enjoyable time making my birds & a pair of earrings. Melanie had so many decorative colours and materials it was like being let loose in a sweet shop! A very creative course and Melanie explained all the stages so clearly. There were hot drinks and cake too. I thoroughly recommend her courses. "

25 Sep 22'

Emma reviewed: Willow Staghead Sculpture Haymoor Studio

"An absolutely fantastic day, really relaxing and very pleased with the final result. "

Jo Sadler at Forged n Willow responded:

" Thank you Emma, your staghead was excellent, I really enjoyed your company and ability to freeweave such a successful sculpture ! Glad you enjoyed yourself too. Jo "

25 Sep 22'

Lu reviewed: One Day Copper Foil Workshop For Beginners with Ruth Mullan

"This was an excellent introduction to stained glass using the foil technique. Ruth was a great tutor taking me through each step at a pace that suited me. She has a lovely manner and an infectious love of the craft. I was delighted with the piece I made and will return to do more!"

Ruth Mullan Stained Glass Artist responded:

" Thanks Lucinda. I am so pleased you enjoyed your day. You soon got the hang of cutting glass and you really gained confidence as the day progressed. You made a lovely piece of artwork and I really hope you enjoy it! Thank you for the photo it looks great in situ. It would be great to have you back on another workshop and I look forward to seeing you again. "

25 Sep 22'

Julie Popplewell reviewed: A day of drawing with line and wire in Derbyshire

"My sister and I had a wonderful day drawing, using inks and creating wire fish with Liz, who is a brilliant tutor. It was very inspirational and has left me wanting to explore the ideas further. The surroundings are so peaceful and it was a joy to spend a day there looking at different techniques. I was delighted to be able to take home a wire fish which was most enjoyable to make. Thank you Liz for your kind hospitality and patient instruction. A fabulous day!"

Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker responded:

" Hi Julie, Thanks for letting me know about your workshop at The Slipper Studio and I’m so pleased that you both really enjoyed your good day. I too had a great day, as a result of your openness and positivity. You were fun to work with and the day flew by. Hurry back and try out some more workshops! Happy making. Liz Wellby "

25 Sep 22'

Ella reviewed: Glass Bead Making Workshop - For Two People

"Absolutely wonderful afternoon, Julia was a fantastic teacher and it was a magical escape into a world of colour and light. Completely absorbing, thank you!"

25 Sep 22'

Maddy reviewed: Pumpkin Calligraphy Workshop

"Lovely relaxed atmosphere, friendly & helpful teacher - very calming and reassuring if you’re not confident. hot & cold drinks available. Would definitely recommend "

24 Sep 22'

Hayley Perkins reviewed: Small leather goods workshop

"What a fabulous time we had on this course. Richard is incredibly knowledgable and runs the workshop in a relaxed and supportive manner, the pace at which he teaches is spot on for beginners. We can’t quite believe how much we learnt in 4 hours and super proud of our makes. We will definitely be returning for a more advanced course. Thank you "

24 Sep 22'

Sarah H reviewed: Gelli Plate Printing Workshop by Clare Cosens

"I found the gelli printing workshop absolutely brilliant. It was a really enjoyable experience learning new printing techniques. I am really looking forward to putting into practice what I learned. The effects were really great and achievable. Clare was a lovely teacher and has a real talent for what she does. I would really recommend signing up for this course."

Clare Cosens Designs responded:

" Thank you for your kind words Sarah. I am really pleased that you enjoyed the workshop. Your prints looked amazing - Well done!"

24 Sep 22'

Christine Griffiths reviewed: Drawing With Stitch Using a Sewing Machine

"Had a wonderful two days learning a new skill with Carol Bartlett who was our tutor in free motion machine embroidery. I am now hooked!"

24 Sep 22'

Cynthia Doherty reviewed: Introduction to wet-felting: handbag, iPad case or something else!

"A very satisfying day with excellent tuition and a lovely lunch in good company. Many thanks Cathy."

Tanyard Studio responded:

" So pleased you enjoyed it. It was lovely spending the day with you and I think your tea cosy was a triumph! xx"

24 Sep 22'

Suzanne reviewed: Linocut printmaking at Bull Mill Arts Wiltshire

"I really enjoyed my weekend trying out a new hobby under the expert guidance of Olivia. There was lots of encouragement and enthusiasm. The workshop was cosy and comfortable - the perfect place to get away for a break. "

Olivia Clifton-Bligh at Bull Mill Arts responded:

" Thank you so much for your lovely review Suzanne! I’m so glad that you enjoyed the linocut workshop - and congratulations for making beautiful prints. I hope to see you again, Best wishes Olivia"

24 Sep 22'

Simon reviewed: Fused Glass Suncatcher

"I've just come from this course and it was a lovely way to spend a Saturday morning. Teresa is a fantastic teacher and the perfect host. She is a master at what she does. The class itself was a lot of fun with plenty of things to try, and with only 4 of us there it was very personal. I can highly recommend it!"

Lappelli Craft Studio responded:

" Thank you Simon. It was a pleasure to meet you today and facilitate some of your creativity in glass . "

24 Sep 22'

Valerie P. reviewed: One-to-one 5 day lampshade making masterclass with Moji Designs, including business startup guide for crafters

"I recently completed Moji's 5-Day course and added an extra day for good measure, and I can thoroughly recommend it to anyone who wants to get serious about lampshade making. Having made a few lampshade in the past I was hooked but I wanted someone to help me take it further and I was so glad to have found Moji. Moji is the perfect tutor. Her patience, professionalism and encouragement the whole way has given me the confidence to move forward with improving my skills and building my business. She shared her knowledge, not just of her craft but also business skills, with generosity and enthusiasm. Having travelled light, I didn't need to worry about anything like fabric, notebooks, lunches etc Moji thought of everything, and comprehensive notes were supplied at the end. Her studio space is so welcoming and the learning experience so relaxed. And did I mention lunches? They were delicious! I am so looking forward to returning again to learn textile printing!"

24 Sep 22'

Penny reviewed: Basket making for beginners using traditional willow basketry techniques

"Had a great day, very informative and also relaxing! Great tutors, great lunch and location and am so happy with my basket! Thanks so much. This was brought for me as a big birthday gift from several friends and it was a lovely thing to do. Highly recommended as a gift or just for yourself. "

24 Sep 22'

Liam reviewed: Crafts in the Valley - Beginners glass fusing workshops in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

"I recently attended the beginners Fused Glass course with my partner. We had an amazing time and learnt a lot about fusing glass. Melanie was lovely; we felt at ease instantly as the environment was really relaxed and we had a brew and biscuits in our hands within minutes! Melanie explained all of the activities in detail and was really attentive when asking for advice or just a quick reminder. The workshop was full of wide range of good materials and we had plenty of choice to design our items. We felt there was a good amount of time to design and complete our items and not feel rushed or bored. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in crafts and trying new things. We found it really interesting, so much so that we are going back for a Monday Maker's session in the near future. "

23 Sep 22'

Karen & Peter McDaniel reviewed: "2 Crafts in 1 Day!" 1-2-1 woodturning & pottery experience in 1 day for 2 people

"We would highly recommend the wood turning and pottery courses, even for beginners we had a great day with Simon and Louise, their instruction was really clear as well as making the day fun. Great lunch and looking forward to collecting our pottery when ready."

23 Sep 22'

Phil Gager reviewed: Pottery throwing sessions on the potter's wheel in Norfolk

"Pat is a very good teacher. She demonstrated the pot throwing techniques in suitably small chunks then followed my attempts with patience and encouragement . Two hours were just about right for me and I'm pleased to say I left with plans to check Ebay for used equipment"

Pat Southwood responded:

" Hi Phil, thanks for your kind review, so glad that I have inspired you! I will be in touch soon to let you know that your pots are ready."

23 Sep 22'

Lynn reviewed: Scented soy candle making kit - vegan-friendly

"Lovely present gift/kit and very good communication from the seller."

Hiltingbury Holistics responded:

" Thanks so much for taking the time to pass on this lovely feedback. So appreciated and really happy to hear! "

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