2 Inspire You reviews

22 May 22'

Michelle reviewed: Wet or Needle felted seascape or landscape picture with 2 Inspire You

"Had a fab time Rachel was very helpful explaining the techniques to use. The setting was lovely. It was really inspiring . Thanks for a great day"

2 Inspire You responded:

" Thank you Michelle, Your images were a great starting point and your willingness to try different things was brilliant in developing the final piece. I look forward to seeing the cushion finished and you back here again on some more courses."

19 Mar 22'

Robin reviewed: Metal clay jewellery

"Me and my partner had a great time in Rachel's workshop designing and making a few of our own pieces of jewellery from plant parts we found in the area. It was a comprehensive description of how to work with metal clay and I feel confident we could have a go of it ourselves after this class. I think next time I have a go at this I might try with a small, textured seashell. Rachel was happy to have a go at working with any small objects we brought, but the leaf pieces turned out great."

2 Inspire You responded:

" Hi Robin, Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was great being able to walk along the canal in the sunshine gathering leaves and seeds. I am glad that you both really enjoyed yourselves and hope that you will be able to come and create a different style on another occasion. Best wishes Rachel"

22 Feb 20'

Debbie Terry reviewed: Beginners and improvers enamelling

"Thank you Rachel, a most amazing day, I enjoyed every moment, and I’m very pleased with the pieces I made and excited to start wearing them. Having never experienced enamelling before you had plenty of patience and I really learnt loads, I will love to come back one day and do more. A lovely relaxed atmosphere. I would highly recommend this enamelling workshop and great value for money. Thanks again Debbie"

2 Inspire You responded:

" Thank you so much. You are very kind. It was a lovely day with everyone really keen to experiment. I learnt more as well and it is great to watch your excitement as you take pieces out of the kiln! I will order some shim ready for your return visit. Best wishes Rach"

24 Jan 20'

Jayne reviewed: Needle felted spring workshop with 2 Inspire You

"Was a bit apprehensive at first when I turned up as I had no idea what to expect as I have never been on a needle felting course before. However, our tutor, Rachel, was fantastic and put us at ease with lots of advice and tips on how to achieve a beautiful picture. I must say I was so pleased with the end result and can't wait to frame it. The course was excellent value for money. The materials were all provided on the day and there was also plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits to go round. A great day out and I'm glad I went. A great stress buster too!"

2 Inspire You responded:

" Thank you so much for your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed yourself too much. I look forward to seeing the picture in a frame. The stress relieving is defintely an added bonus to felting. I hope you are able to join us again soon for another workshop. Best wishes Rachel"

30 Apr 19'

Anne Blades reviewed: Beginners and improvers enamelling

"If you’re looking for a basic taster course this was very enjoyable."

2 Inspire You responded:

" Thank you Anne It was lovely to see you both. I loved your little girl that you made. I hope your creative journeys continue an dthnak you for my lovely card. Rach"

30 Apr 19'

Jo Evans reviewed: Beginners and improvers enamelling

"I thoroughly enjoyed my day enamelling with Rachel. We were made so welcome and the cabin we worked in had a lovely outlook over the garden and woodlands. I ended up making a few pendants and a pair of earrings over the day to take home with me. There was a wonderful selection of copper blanks and enamel colours (plus bits and bobs to add texture /detail) so you could let your creativity run wild! I was really pleased with how some of my pieces turned out and I have definitely got the enamelling bug now! Would highly recommend this course!"

2 Inspire You responded:

" Hi Jo, Many thanks for the lovely review. I am glad you had such a good day and I apologise that I gave you the bug. I hope the earrings look great now you have finished them and hope to see you back soon. The deck area is now finished so even more space to sit and enjoy the garden. Rach"

30 Apr 19'

Katalin Halasz reviewed: Beginners and improvers enamelling

"We had such a great day. We have managed to learn about the basics of enamelling . Rachel is such a patient teacher who helped us all the way through until we finished our pieces. We can't wait to come back to further deepen our knowledge and technique in enamelling."

2 Inspire You responded:

" Many thanks to you all. It was lovely to see your family relax and enjoy yourself! The apple was truly fabulous and the pieces you all made had such wonderful colours. We look forward to seeing you again soon. The deck is now finished and a lovely place to sit and enjoy the garden. Hopefully the weather will be better too. Rach"

7 Apr 19'

Enamelling reviewed: Beginners and improvers enamelling

"Enamelling is great! So is Rachel as a teacher. This course was in a very lovely setting which really sets the mood and scene for creativity, it is so much easier to feel creative in a woodland garden. The pieces I made are much better than I thought I could or would and I am really pleased with the results."

2 Inspire You responded:

" Thank you so much, I am glad you enjoyed yourself and it was great to have such good weather to make the garden shine and inspire you further. Your pieces were beautiful and it was wonderful to have the chance to explore lots of methods during the day. I look forward to seeing you again on the next step of your journey in enamelling."

3 Apr 19'

Alyson Huxtable reviewed: 2d needle felted mini pictures

"Booking the course was easy and Rachel was very helpful and replied promptly to e mails. The venue had easy parking and good facilities .Rachel and Rhian were very friendly and informative. They gave clear instructions and advised on different techniques and gave assistance when required.There were a wide variety of materials available to use. I would definitely recommend Rachel's courses."

2 Inspire You responded:

" thanks Alyson, it was great to have you and your daughter with us. I would love to see where you have gone with your pictures since you left us and hope that you have enjoyed the final stages. looking forward to seeing you on some of our other workshops x"

26 Mar 19'

Martyn Williams reviewed: 2d needle felted mini pictures

"A fantastic 3 day workshop. First time wet felting and learning new techniques to embellish and embroider using free motion sewing. Great group of people, fantastic support as always with Rachel and Rhian. Would recommend this 3 day course. Thanks again Rach, can’t wait for the next class."

2 Inspire You responded:

" thanks Martyn! It was so good to do and I have already planned the next one! I hope the Collie and Pug are getting on well! Thank you for allowing yourself to be filmed for the video as well. Hope to see you soon. Rach"

25 Mar 19'

Anne Jones reviewed: 2d needle felted mini pictures

"Excellent workshop, highly recommend. We were taught and supported through the processes of needle felting, wet felting and embellishing of our projects including machine embroidery. We each produced amazingly unique pictures and it was great to watch each other’s develop. The atmosphere is very friendly, relaxed and supportive with plenty of one to one support available when required. Rachel is an excellent knowledgable teacher and mentor and I will definitely be returning for further workshops hosted by Rachel"

2 Inspire You responded:

" Thank you so much Anne, It was a fabulous course to run and so inspiring to see such a variety of styles and images come from the workshop. The bravery of those attending to try new things and pinch ideas from each other was fabulous and enabled everyone to move forward confidently, even making major changes to pictures along the way! I hope to see you soon on the new workshops coming out soon Rach"

25 Mar 19'

Vanessa Martin reviewed: 2d needle felted mini pictures

"I really enjoyed this learning experience, it was a lovely friendly group with loads of help, tea/coffee and biscuits. There were plenty of products for us to choose from for our projects and if we wanted to buy anything so we could make more at home again there was plenty of choice. Rachel had plenty of examples of felting work to help give us ideas for our own project and demonstrated the techniques needed."

2 Inspire You responded:

" Thank you Vanessa, it was a total pleasure! It hasbeen a fabulous 3 days and lots of laughter and cake as well! Hope to see you again soon"

14 Feb 19'

Teresa Davies reviewed: Felting weekend with 2 Inspire You

"Yet another excellent workshop with Rachel and Rhiannon. Managed to produce a reasonable copy of my collie Rosie. A friendly and enthusiastic class, lots of laughing and comparing of dogs. Is really incredible how a bundle of wool can transform into an actual animal. There was a variety of dog breeds being recreated and at the end we were all pleased with the replicas of our precious pets. This is my second class with Rachel and I can honestly say I have enjoyed every minute and learnt so much about this craft. I will be booking future classes and recommending to family and friends. Thank you both xx"

2 Inspire You responded:

" Thank you so much, I would love to see your Collie now that you have added more fur to your wonderful creation. Great that you enjoyed yourself so much and we very much look forward to seeing you again soon - remember to let me know if there is something in particular that you would like to make xx"

12 Feb 19'

Martyn Williams reviewed: Felting weekend with 2 Inspire You

"Dear Rachel and Rhian. Thank you both for another fab workshop. I booked the workshop with my mum and partner to create our little fury friends. A cairn terrier, a pug and a staffy. The practical skills you both shared to help us make our dogs were fabulous. The day was full of creativity, patience and plenty of laughs. Really lovely group in a great venue. Can’t quite believe how the dogs evolved from a fluffy mass of wool in the morning to realistic pooches in the afternoon. I’m still amazed at the thought you put into matching the wool and colours prior to the workshop to match our dogs, brilliant! And thank you x Can’t wait for the next class xx"

2 Inspire You responded:

" Hi both, thank you so much for your review, it was a total joy to watch your creatures come to life and to trust me at various points too! it is always such a joy to have you with us and great to have so much fun and laughter. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.x"

11 Dec 18'

sara walton reviewed: Felting Christmas party with 2 Inspire You

"I'm so glad I made it to the course. Informal and welcoming with plenty of support at hand. Any questions I had were answered honestly, backed up by a wealth of experience. Thank you for a great day and I look forward to further courses in 2019."

2 Inspire You responded:

" thank you for the feedback - I am glad you enjoyed the experience - is there anything we could do to increase our star rating as we have prided ourselves on our 5 star reviews and would like to make your next experience better. thanks"

10 Dec 18'

Caroline Morris reviewed: Felting Christmas party with 2 Inspire You

"A fantastic day! Rachel was a wonderful teacher and so welcoming. My friend and I had a great time and even as absolute beginners created some lovely decorations. It was so therapeutic and enjoyable. I would highly recommend. Thanks so much? x"

2 Inspire You responded:

" Thank you so much! I am glad you enjoyed yourself so much and you certainly had a productive day! I hope that you have had as much success at home with the supplies you bought at the end of the day! Hope to see you again in the new year. Rach"

30 Nov 18'

Maggie harris reviewed: Needle felted puffin

"My 5th course with Rachael and Rihanna makeing a sea scape,loved it. Brill friendly class, love both tutors, so helpful,full of tips, and best tutors I’ve had over the years ,highly recommend all the classes. Very friendly group,fun, plenty of hugs if you need one ?... Tea coffee on tap. Plenty of wools to buy,if needed. Can’t wait for next dog class ?"

2 Inspire You responded:

" Thanks Maggie, It is always lovely to have you with us and you are so complementary of everyone else's work as well. We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and we hope to see you again in the new year - I will promise to sort out a dog course as soon as I can. Rach"

28 Nov 18'

Margaret McInall reviewed: Needle felted puffin

"A really enjoyable day last Sunday, 25th November. Great venue and a friendly group of fellow stabbers. I have made a few 3d felt animals already, but wanted to do a picture this time. Lots of help and advice available and I came away with a picture of a robin that I was well on the way to finishing and feeling quite pleased with my efforts. Plenty of coffee and biscuits and made to feel welcome by all in spite of it being my first time there and not knowing anyone else. Thankyou all for a lovely day."

2 Inspire You responded:

" Thank you Margaret, I am glad you were able to feel so relaxed and welcomed within the group. We work hard to ensure a happy smile when entering - even with the road works and rugby match on! I look forward to seeing your finished Robin - your artistic eye certainly captured the subtle colour changes and the fibre you had was beautiful. We hope to see you again soon x"

28 Nov 18'

Teresa Davies reviewed: Needle felted puffin

"Due to health issues I was looking for a new craft that could be done with minimal space and on my lap. Venue for the day just 5 minutes from my home, very clean, all facilities available. Rachel, and Rhian, were very welcoming and helpful, providing plenty of refreshments as well as expert instructions and advice. My fellow crafters were all enthusiastic and friendly, some experienced and several a novice like myself. We had the option to produce a 3D animal or a picture, I chose the picture. Rachel provided a multitude of colours and types of wool to work with, the process was quite simple and I soon had a floral 'masterpiece' unfolding! I managed to complete the felting element of my picture with the added bonus of being shown how to make and add petals to transform it to a 3D picture. I am very pleased with my work and will add some beading to it then frame in a shadow box. I purchased some wool and needles from Rachel to continue this craft at home, and Santa may be bringing me more supplies. I plan to book onto the another course to have a go at 3D animals, and later wet felting. I would highly recommend this course as you can produce a work of art in a short space of time, it is suitable for someone with arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome ( I was surprised that it did not aggravate my hands too much, take a break regularly). I also think this was a reasonable price for the day course. Thank you Rachel for your time and patience and expertise."

2 Inspire You responded:

" Thank you so much, it is lovely that you have found us just around the corner so to speak! it is highly addictive and next time you come I will bring some of the plastic that I was talking about. Dont forget Santa can fill a sack with us if needed. We will be back on the 8th even if you do not want to do the workshop but pop in to do a request list we will be happy to see you! I have some of the needle holders in stock as well now. I would love to see your finished picture once you have the beads sewn on as well. Your flowers were wonderful and you were very open to try new things which was fantastic - we hope to see you with us again soon x"

27 Nov 18'

Kay Thurstan reviewed: Needle felted puffin

"Loved the class and learned so much. We got to know the names of the different wool and needle sizes. Some of us made pictures while others made hares. Help and advice was on hand whenever we needed it . I started off with a section of core wool which I transferred into a lovely hare (much to my surprise). There were people new to felting like myself and people who have been before and wanted to do more. Tea, coffee and biscuits were made available and all we needed was a packed lunch. I would highly recommend the courses as Rachael is an amazing teacher."

2 Inspire You responded:

" thank you so much Kay, I am glad you enjoyed it so much. It is always nice to see different projects coming to life in the same room. There is such a lovely magical transformation as the wool takes shape and suddenly there is a creature there in front of you! We look forward to seeing you on the 8th December."

27 Nov 18'

Louise Rozhon reviewed: Needle felted puffin

"A superb day from start to finish. I wasn't sure what to expect and, attending by myself, was a little nervous but what a fantastic day! I met a lovely group of ladies and we shared our learning, our biscuits and some gossip too! I created a gorgeous needle felted hare, yes me, I made it! Rach is a great teacher, patient and kind, explaining everything in a clear way and often several times! I would highly recommend a course with Heartfelt 2 Inspire, I think I may be a bit hooked!"

2 Inspire You responded:

" Thank you so much Louise, I am blushing!! I know how hard it is to come in to somewhere new on your own and I am glad we were able to make you feel welcome. Yes you made a superb hare and your daughter seemed very happy with your lunchtime progress. I cannot apologise for hooking you but I hope that we will see you again in the new year and take you further along on your journey. Have a fabulous Christmas and New Year"

27 Nov 18'

Julia Huntley reviewed: Needle felted puffin

"Another great day with lovely company. Thanks to Rachel and Rhian for their patience and really helpful advice. I'm learning new skills every time!"

2 Inspire You responded:

" Thank you so much Julia, it is always such a pleasure to have you with us. Your dog was beautiful and so good that now I need to find time to put another dog workshop on! You have half the ladies at least very envious of your creation. I hope the recipient of your card appreciates your efforts as well. It was beautiful! See you in the New Year for the bag course!"

27 Nov 18'

JANE MITCHELL reviewed: Needle felted puffin

"A great way to spend a day! This was my first attempt at needle felting and I was able to produce a nice 2d picture that I will be proud to hang on my wall. I was instantly made to feel welcome and the level of instruction was perfect."

2 Inspire You responded:

" Your picture was amazing and a great interpretation of your piece of at you had with you. I am so glad that after the chaos of all the traffic and road works that were going on that you were able to relax and enjoy yourself. You were very keen to explore the colours and experiment which was a great way to create your finished result. I am pleased we made you feel very welcome and we look forward to seeing you again soon."

22 Oct 18'

Trudi de la Mare reviewed: Community Group Felting course

"The needlefelting workshop I attended tutored by Rachel was well run and fun. Rachel explained each step clearly and made the procedures clear and easy to follow. It was one of the most enjoyable workshops I have attended and Rachel's time management was excellent. She planned the day so that we were happily employed throughout the day and all completed our chosen animals. It was a very good experience , one which I would like to repeat"

2 Inspire You responded:

" Thank you so much. It was a total pleasure. I loved the arrangement of body parts on the table beside you!"

22 Oct 18'

Susan Hallah reviewed: Community Group Felting course

"This was a brilliant workshop run by knowledgeable and patient tutors. The materials provided were first class and the tuition was excellent. I feel that I easily learnt enough to come home and carry on and, as both Rachel and Rhian were inspiring teachers I shall be looking out some suitable fibres and having a go at making some more needlefelted animals. Very highly recommended - we certainly got our money's worth and had lots of fun too."

2 Inspire You responded:

" I am so glad you had a great time. It was a real pleasure and i hope to see you soon."

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