Latest Reviews

Having been on the introduction to green woodworking course with Peter Lanyon it was obvious I needed a shave horse.... So I was very pleased to come back and build one with five other enthusiasts. Peter's gentle manner and patient advice when giving 1:1 support is invaluable. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and came away with a fully working shave...
By Peter Sharp - 6 years ago
I was on the recent 10 week beginner course and it covers everything a beginner will need to know, and with Ciaráns excellent learning style and patience you don't realise what you have learned until the last few lessons when suddenly out of all the sawdust, chiselling, planing and sanding appears a very nice looking display table. The course explains...
By Glyn Handley - 6 years ago
I've completed the needle felting course and everything you need is provided including sewing machines, felt and wool. Virginia's instruction was very good. I thoroughly enjoyed my day and was delighted with my picture of three blackface sheep on a Moor. I've already booked for the wet felting course.
By Zoe McCrow - 6 years ago
Myself and my Mum attended a one day felt picture making course with Bridget. IT WAS FANTASTIC !! We learnt lots of techniques with Bridgets patient and clear demonstrations. Bridget guided us brilliantly with our work and we came away with a beautiful piece of artwork each lots of information and we are both itching to put our new skills...
By Mags - 6 years ago
I bought a lathe and basic tools some 15 or 16 years ago and did no more than spend some time playing at turning. Since then my lathe has been gathering dust at the back of my workshop. Now and again I mentioned to my family that I might book myself on a turning course somewhere in order to get...
By Ken Fordham - 6 years ago
Woodworking courses are hard to come by these days but this one is a gem. On first acquaintance the training room seems quite small but belies many facets of my 'Excellent' rating. Class sizes are kept small and Ciarán is always, literally, close at hand and extraordinarily willing to advise (both 'on-' and 'off-' syllabus). I'd challenge anybody to count...
By Richard - 6 years ago
What a superb day we had learning all about felting! Sophie is kind, patient, knowledgeable and funny which is everything you need for a fabulous day learning a new skill. If you had told me that I was going to turn the pile of wool in front of me at the beginning of the day into something which, frankly, I...
By Jill downing - 6 years ago
Really enjoyed the class with Zaga. She was very knowledgeable, warm and welcoming. I learnt a lot and immediately put my new found skills in to action. Very professional course with lots of information, guidance and tips.
By Philomena - 6 years ago
Just finished the 10 week Beginner course, and enjoyed it thoroughly. I would recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about wood working without hesitation. Genuinely the best course I have ever been on, and with only 5 people per class you really feel you are getting his full attention.. Ciaran is a gentleman, and an excellent teacher. He...
By David Aspinall - 6 years ago
I attended a 1 week course with Aidan during November 2015 as a 25 year old looking to potentially moving into the industry. My only prior knowledge of the craft was what I had read online so I was eager to gain a realistic perspective on the craftsmanship and industry itself. Aidan's course gave me just that. I think the...
By Samuel Ellis - 6 years ago