Latest reviews

12 Apr 24'

Lucy Webster reviewed: Silver jewellery Pendant making workshop

"Fantastic afternoon with Sarah. Sarah was a great teacher, explaining each step and helping me create a beautiful pendant, personal to me and my family. I would highly recommend this course."

12 Apr 24'

Trevis Young reviewed: Half Day Introductory Woodturning Course for 1 or 2 people near Salisbury Wiltshire

"Wow! What a great course. The set up is really good, and I was working on the larger lathe, as I was doing the course on my own. George is an incredible teacher, who had a gentle manner, is very personable, and generous with his time, his assistance (if needed) and encouragement. Wood turning is new for me and I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Can't wait to do some more!! Of all the craft courses I have done, this has been the best. "

12 Apr 24'

Hannah Pritchett reviewed: Beginners crochet - making a simple Granny Square.

"I learnt many of the basic crochet stitches from Julie who was very patient and let me learn at my own pace. It was helpful to have an expert explain where things had gone wrong so I could correct my work. A very worthwhile morning :)"

Circular Sock Machine school responded:

"Thank you for your lovely review. It was great to meet you and your mum. "

12 Apr 24'

Louise reviewed: Painting Restoration

"This course is fantastic. So informative and hands-on. Rachel knows all there is to know on picture restoration (ie she looked at everyone's pictures and had solutions for all the problems we raised with our projects - and some were very complicated). Also, in addition she is a lovely person, and a great teacher - she not only knows her stuff, she is also great at expressing what she knows to our benefit. She's also a great confidence booster - which is great when you are not sure what you are doing, as a beginner, ie she reassures you it will work/ be OK etc. even on precious paintings. "

Rachael Milligan at Little Leaf Studio responded:

"Dear Louise, Thank you very much for your very kind review. It was lovely to meet you this week and investigate your paintings. I really hope you enjoy continuing to clean them and I look forward to seeing them and yourself again! With best wishes, Rachael"

12 Apr 24'

Karen Manners reviewed: Beginners Stained Glass Class - Make a Mirror

"I had such a lovely day doing this class, I was the only one on course so was lucky to have a 1 to 1 tuition. Mike was very patient with me and a very good tutor. I am 100% going to take another class in the near future. Thank you Jenny & Mike for being so lovely and kind and putting me at ease. Highly recommend 😀"

Vitreus Art responded:

"Thanks for your review Karen - it was a pleasure having you in the studio! KR Mike"

12 Apr 24'

Ruth Fields reviewed: Feltmaking OOH the choices!

"Had a lovely day. There were 3 engaged ladies felting on projects we chose ourselves. All the materials were provided. Barbara guided me through my first experience of felting and I came home with a great picture. I would certainly recommend her courses."

Feltworld - Creative Arts responded:

"I am so pleased that you had a lovely day and your owl picture is getting a lot of attention where I have reposted it :-). You had a good eye for painting with the woolly fibres. "

12 Apr 24'

Maria reviewed: Colour from Plants - An Introduction to Natural Dyeing

"I thoroughly enjoyed the entire day. So much was covered in an organised, friendly, and creative way. Also, greatly appreciated being able to take at the end of day our own set of dyed fabric samples. Totally recommend for anyone with no experience in dyeing."

12 Apr 24'

Kay Skidmore reviewed: Glass Fusing and enamel painting on glass

"Thanks for a lovely day painting and fusing Jane, I learned a lot, you're a mine of information about all things glass and craft! 😊."

12 Apr 24'

Jo Redman reviewed: Fun with Felt Flowers

"The workshop was such a fun and relaxing new experience for me. Nancy was so friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and patient! Definitely worth a try, I would highly recommend! "

flights-of-fantasy responded:

"Thank you Jo - you took to it like a duck to water! Hope you continue to enjoy feltmaking, and passing it on to your colleagues at school!"

12 Apr 24'

lisa reviewed: Needle felting kit - Frogs - Craft kit for adults

"The kit is adorable and easy to use. Bergin and Bath were brilliant and very quick to respond to my questions. I will definitely be buying more from here"

12 Apr 24'

Mary and Evie reviewed: Pick & Mix Glass Fusing Taster Sessions

"Very enjoyable course. "

Dawn Turner Designs responded:

"Thank you, glad you and Evie enjoyed it, kiln is already loaded! Dawn "

12 Apr 24'

Alison reviewed: Circular sock knitting machine 'Sock School'

"I had a CSM, but did not know how to use it. This course changed this. We started the course on time. Ann was clear in what she wanted us to do, patient in correcting mistakes and ensured that we had half a sock made by coffee break, one whole sock made by lunch time and a second sock by the close of the course. Lunch was provided and was excellent both in quality and quantity. Individual needs were catered for, and altogether it was a most enjoyable, although long day. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in how to make socks on a vintage sock machine."

Cymbal Knits responded:

"Thank you Alison for your lovely comments. I hope you get your machine working soon. Anne "

12 Apr 24'

Lynne reviewed: Fused Glass Lanterns with Crafts in the Valley

"Really enjoyed making the glass latern. Melanie is a great teacher, who gives you enough information to give confidence in what you’re doing. Lots of materials to choose from to make your lantern bespoke and personal to you. The venue is relaxed and comfortable, light and airy, with plenty of refreshments and yummy cake. Would definitely recommend "

12 Apr 24'

John Maclauchlan reviewed: Log to tumbler with Gedwood

"Great course, great situation, great teacher and the weather was kind also! Learnt a lot from Ged who had a great balance of letting you do as much as you can but also helping us where necessary. Covered a huge amount in a short time. I definitely have workshop envy! And the company was also great. Definitely plan to do another course."

Gedwood responded:

"Ah, many thanks John. Glad you enjoyed the day. And hope to see you again on a course👍 "

12 Apr 24'

Pamela Garrick reviewed: Crochet - Beginners - Wednesdays

"Excellent teaching in small group. Bryony is a very patient and expert teacher. I thoroughly enjoyed the session and am pleased that I have learnt the basic skills of this craft which I certainly intend to build on by attending an intermediate class. Thank you. "

11 Apr 24'

Dave Lawson reviewed: Glass blowing day experience

"Really great experience, it is a full day making 3 pieces of art glass, a paperweight, a bauble & a vase. Jo & Maude are both really knowledgeable & patient. Really looking forward to receiving my efforts & would certainly do it again."

Bransfield Glassmakers responded:

"Thank you, Dave! I'll pass your kind comments straight on to Jo and Maude"

11 Apr 24'

Linda reviewed: One day fused glass course at North Norfolk Stained Glass

"What a great way to spend the day, very relaxing. Paul was a great host and teacher. Lovely setting. Will definitely be recommending to friends. "

North Norfolk Stained Glass responded:

"Thank you Linda, it was lovely to meet you :) Best wishes Paul"

11 Apr 24'

Diana Owen reviewed: Weave a Country Basket

"A full-on day of learning a new technique and an enjoyable one to boot, with the added bonus of taking home a finished basket. The group of 8 was a good size as Juliet, our Tutor, was able to give us individual help when it was needed. Juliet was well-prepared, approachable and knowledgeable in her subject and prepared to share information on where to purchase the reeds and tools should we wish to take it up as a hobby. A great venue, course and day out."

11 Apr 24'

Lesley reviewed: Half day glass fusing for beginners/intermediate

"Excellent teacher, made us very welcome, nothing was too much trouble. Would highly recommend "

11 Apr 24'

Kelvin reviewed: Woodturning Experience Days - Come and spend a day turning your first bowl

"I had an amazing day woodturning 2 bowls with Stephen. He was an excellent teacher and calmed my nerves from the moment I walked in. He gave me tips and information on books and tools. Great experience. Thank you."

Bodden Cross Studio responded:

"Thank you Kelvin. I look forward to seeing your progress in the world of woodturning. Please stay in touch and keep asking the questions."

11 Apr 24'

Noelle reviewed: Glass Bead Making Workshop - For Two People

"We had a great time, Julia is a brilliant teacher, well prepared and very knowledgeable and patient. Very clear instructions and lots of different colours to try. We are planning to book another course with Julia to build on what we have learned. "

11 Apr 24'

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

"If you want to learn to throw on the potters wheel I fully recommend this class. Pat has so much knowledge and experience in ceramics and is a brilliant teacher. The two hour slot is perfect if you want a taste of throwing and the 1:1 tuition means you learn so much more than if you were in a class sharing with other people. Pats knowledge isn’t limited to throwing either. We got to talk about working with different clay bodies , glazing, exhibiting work and so much more. Such a good experience! "

Pat Southwood responded:

"Hi Kim, thanks for your lovely review, it was a pleasure having you at the studio, good luck on your ceramic journey! Pat. "

11 Apr 24'

Martin Mullen reviewed: Tool sharpening

"A lovely day outside (under shelter). The course was led by Dave and he gave all of us (5 participants) a thorough yet comprehensive walkthrough on sharpening tools from axes to planes to hook knives. Do ensure you follow the course advice and wear appropriate clothing & wrap up warm."

11 Apr 24'

Will reviewed: Introduction to Epoxy Resin Block Casting

"Great course! We had a brilliant time and David was an amazing teacher. The venue's really awesome too - definitely recommend it."

11 Apr 24'

rachel ramaker reviewed: Half Day Taster Stained Glass Workshop - for 121, 2 or 3 (friends)

"Mat and I had a great afternoon. Ruth’s workshop area was lovely and Ruth was very good helping us achieve what we both wanted. We learned lots and I recommend Ruth to anyone wanting to have a go at stained glass. Thanks, Rachel"

Blue Skies Glass Studio responded:

"Thanks for your lovely review Rachel, was wonderful to have you both here and to see your pieces come to life "

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