Latest reviews

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!"

Moji Designs responded:

" Dear Valerie, Thank you so much for taking the time writing this great review! It was a pleasure having you at the studio and I am also looking forward to seeing you back again for a printing course. Take care and happy making! M x"

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! "

23 Sep 22'

Giselle reviewed: Yorkshire Rose stone carving class

"Excellent course, very well delivered and enjoyed the event immensely. Learned an awful lot and thoroughly appreciated the effort put into running such a successful day. Thank you."

The West Riding Stonecarving Association responded:

" Thank you for your great review. I am glad you both enjoyed the day. Best wishes Helen "

23 Sep 22'

Tamsin reviewed: Felting - Christmas baubles

"Excellent very relaxed and fun, thank you."

23 Sep 22'

LizW reviewed: Pottery throwing course in the South Downs National Park (one day - one-to-one)

"I really enjoyed my session with Rowena, she’s very patient and encouraging and gets the most out of you. A very productive day. Totally recommend for anyone, especially someone like me that has never thrown pots before, great fun 🤩 "

23 Sep 22'

Ethan L reviewed: Introduction to candle making workshop

"Bought as a birthday present for my partner and they enjoyed it loads! Very friendly, very educational and included activities and rewards to win a prize to make it fun. Made 4 different candles,in different shapes & sizes with 2 different types of wax, and a bag of wax melts. Also had a break with drinks and snacks provided. Was a very fun couple of hours, and I'm very glad it was suggested and booked for my partner's birthday, we both had a great time."

23 Sep 22'

Howard Woods reviewed: Kitchen Knife Course

"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and ended up with a lovely carbon-steel kitchen knife with a rosewood handle. I was amazed at how many processes were involved but Dave explained everythng very thoroughly and made sure I didn't make too many mistakes - so avoiding spoiling the knife. "

Hand forged Yorkshire responded:

" Many thanks indeed for your review Howard, very much appreciated. I'm really glad you enjoyed the day and you are happy with your knife, well done you did a great job. "

23 Sep 22'

Seb reviewed: Spoon Carving with Touchwood Glasgow

"Brilliant day. Rob is fab"

22 Sep 22'

Lady Linda reviewed: Vintage style hat making workshop

"Fabulous day in a great location. Delighted to produce a wearable hat in a day. Some finishing to do after the course but no big deal. Sarah is an excellent tutor and passes on her skills in a very practical way. Small numbers on the course made it very personal and interactive with other participants. Can't wait to book another course."

Sahar Millinery responded:

" Dear Lady Linda, Many thanks for your review, it was an absolute pleasure to have you in the studio, on the workshop. Your hat came together very nicely and I look forward to seeing photos of the completed piece! Best, Sahar "

22 Sep 22'

Mik & Liz reviewed: Stained glass leading for beginners - Birmingham at Stained Glassic

"We attended the one day introduction course as a Birthday present for my partner. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Jamal, the tutor, was very informative about the history of stain glass and spoke about his years of working in stain glass. We came away from the course with own panel of stain glass, thanks to help and patience of a very good tutor. When you do this course, take a look at the marvelous work he has on his studio walls!"

Stained Glassic responded:

" I really appreciate Mik & Liz . Thanks for coming and booking a course with me. "

22 Sep 22'

Simon Burgess reviewed: Introduction to green wood furniture making - two days

"Absolutely fantastic course taught by a lovely and very knowledgable chap. Thank you Peter for a lovely couple of days wood working."

Peter Lanyon Furniture responded:

" Thanks Simon, glad you enjoyed it!"

22 Sep 22'

Debra Purnell reviewed: Beginners silversmithing workshop

"Attended with my sister, complete novices !! Had a great afternoon, relaxed, comfortable and calm environment, we both enjoyed the course and we will be staying in touch Kami for advice, support and friendship !! Thank you Kami!!"

Mya Designs responded:

" Hey Debra, Thanks for a great review! It was great to meet you and your sister and you both made some lovely jewellery pieces, some easy and some more challenging. but hopefully you've learnt some new skills and techniques and basic tools you need to get started. Yes, do look out for any new crafts I will be setting up in the near future. Best of luck to you with your new hobby. xxxx"

22 Sep 22'

Vicky Madon reviewed: Contemporary encaustic wax introductory workshop

"Excellent course. I booked 1day, face to face and it was tailored to my needs. Lyn shared with me lots of her considerable expertise, was patient, flexible and warm in her approach. I learned lots. Lyn also gave me a useful handout and I created a lovely piece which showed many different techniques I had never tried before. Fabulous!!"

Contemporary Encaustic Wax Workshop responded:

" So pleased that the workshop didn't disappoint you Vicky. It was a pleasure to share my knowledge with you and I hope that your painting will be adorning your wall very soon! Thank you for the review x"

22 Sep 22'

Jayne Paterson reviewed: 1-Day Jewellery Making “Pendant & Earrings Workshop for 2 people

"I wasn't sure what to expect from the workshop and I guess I'd never really thought about how jewellery is made. It was a complete eye-opener! There were two of us and Linda expertly...and patiently took us through the various processes. At the end of the day I was the proud owner of a pair of silver earrings and matching necklace! Thank you Linda for a really interesting and fun day. "

22 Sep 22'

Lexi Murphy reviewed: 1-Day Jewellery Making “Pendant & Earrings Workshop for 2 people

"There were two of us on this course, complete novices, and what a great time we had! I had no idea how much was involved in making an item of jewellery and have a new respect for those who do it for a living or as a hobby! Linda was a very patient teacher, very creative, always making helpful suggestion to allow us to achieve or improve whatever ideas we had come up with. The little workshop is very well equipped and ideally located within the grounds of Belgrave Hall, so it was lovely and quiet and we could go for a wander and have our picnic in the gardens and courtyard. And at the end of the day we came out with our very own item of jewellery! The course was great fun, very instructive, and I would recommend it to anyone!!"

22 Sep 22'

Laura reviewed: NOW FULL Oil painting 2022 workshop at Back Room Art Stourbridge

"Excellent and enjoyable course from an established artist who is a teacher and understands how to bring out the best in her course attendees. Generous with her feedback and time for each of the six participants. I thoroughly recommend. "

Back Room Art responded:

" Thank you for your lovely feedback. I hope to see you again in the studio soon. Back Room Art "

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