All Things Felt & Beautiful reviews

10 Aug 22'

Helen Donahue reviewed: Create a beautiful needle felt portrait of your dog with Sophie Wheatley of All Things Felt & Beautiful

"I started this course about a year ago. I was unable to continue due to medical reasons. This is, by far, the best course I've ever seen. I was able to needle felt my little Chiweenie and start the Schnauzer, before I had to stop. I'm hoping to be able to take up where I left off, in the next few months. Sophie is an amazing teacher and gives a wealth of information I've not seen anywhere else. Thank you, Sophie, for what I've learned so far from you. I'm hoping to continue this course within the next few months."

31 Mar 22'

Sharon naylor reviewed: Create a beautiful needle felt portrait of your dog with Sophie Wheatley of All Things Felt & Beautiful

"Sophie wheatly, course is excellent, she is a brilliant teacher, gives you lots of encouragement and confidence, she explain sthe course in full how it works , worth every penny, thank you sophie"

All Things Felt & Beautiful responded:

" Thank you so much! I’m thrilled that you’re enjoying the course."

18 Nov 19'

Sandra Garner reviewed: Needle Felting the Natural World for Complete Beginners

"The day was an eye opener on what you can do in such a short time when you have an excellent teacher. I would recommend it to everyone... Sandra of Stroud"

14 Nov 19'

Charlotte reviewed: Needle Felting the Natural World for Complete Beginners

"Had a great time. I honestly wasn't sure that I could do it. I needn't of worried, it is so fab. Give it a try, you will be amazed."

14 Nov 19'

Louise Roberts reviewed: Needle Felting the Natural World for Complete Beginners

"I wasn't sure what to expect and was nervous as I'd never done anything like this before and am not a 'confident crafter'. I had nothing to worry about! Sophie was so patient, explained everything so simply and was such an attentive, encouraging tutor. I couldn't believe that I could produce such a piece-I'm really proud of it. I took it along to my craft group to show it last night and they were bowled away with it. I still have a bit more to do...my fault for choosing such a detailed picture to copy, but I've enjoyed sitting quietly carrying on and look forward to seeing the end product. I'd definitely recommend Sophie's courses, without hesitation, and aim to do another one in 2020."

4 Nov 19'

Josie Aldridge reviewed: Needle Felting the Natural World for Complete Beginners

"I had another wonderful day at Sophie’s workshop and came home with a masterpiece! Sophie’s work is beautiful and really inspiring, and she is very keen to help everybody come away with something they are delighted with. I would definitely recommend Sophie’s workshops to anybody- beginner or not- and hope to attend another one myself!"

18 Sep 19'

Lynne Horton reviewed: Needle Felting the Natural World for Complete Beginners

"Excellent course on 2nd felted pictures, we all came home with amazing pictures. Sophie is a wonderful tutor, very talented and knowledgeable, she has oodles of patience and gives you the confidence to produce something you are proud of. This was my my 2nd needle felting course and it certainly won’t be my last."

18 Sep 19'

Stephanie Day reviewed: Needle Felting the Natural World for Complete Beginners

"I have attended 2 of the courses provided by Sophie, both have been excellent. Sophie is very skilled at making you feel at ease especially if you are new to the craft. She provides all the equipment required and gives you links to buy products to continue with needle-felting. I would have no hesitation in recommending her courses and will be attending further days in 2020."

17 Sep 19'

Sue James-Bristow reviewed: Needle Felting the Natural World for Complete Beginners

"Fantastic. I specifically wanted to learn 2D needlefelting and this day was so enjoyable. Sophie was welcoming and included everyone. The venue was lovely too and an added bonus. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her courses to anyone."

16 Sep 19'

Suki reviewed: Needle Felting the Natural World for Complete Beginners

"What a wonderful day! Sophie is just the nicest, most patient and knowledge sharing tutor you could ask for. I was attracted to this course because her work is so beautiful and it really stood out to me. I have never needle felted or tried anything like it, so I never imagined I would be able to create anything to be proud of in one single lesson, but I was wrong and Sophie was right! We all left that class with pieces of art to be proud of and mine is already up on my wall. Lovely location, lovely company, lovely treats throughout the day and a couple of doggy cuddles, what more could you ask for. Thanks Sophie, we will meet again I am sure of it! Suki x"

20 Aug 19'

karen reviewed: Realistic and Adorable Needle Felt Animals & Pets

"I'd wanted to try needle felting for a while, and the chance to have a go at making my own dog seemed too good to miss. The group was small, which meant Sophie could give us all the attention we needed, and she was always happy to help, support and advise. Also to encourage (I felt my dog looked like a duck for some time!) With Sophie's encouragement and great teaching I went on to make a wondeful felt version of my dog. I feel really proud of what I achieved in just 1 day. I can't wait to try more - whether this is in one of Sophie's classes or using her on-line tutorials. A brilliant way to spend a day! Very much recommended."

20 Jul 19'

Kirsten reviewed: Realistic and Adorable Needle Felt Animals & Pets

"I attended a two day dog workshop and had a fantastic time. She was so welcoming, a great teacher and attentive with drinks and refreshments offered from start to finish. I would recommend her courses to anyone who is starting out or even if you want to improve on certain elements which I wanted to. I came away with new skills and a dog which I am very proud of. I would love to come back in the future!"

All Things Felt & Beautiful responded:

" Thanks SO much Kirsten. You made such a great replica of lovely Blake - keep up the good work :)"

16 Jul 19'

Lynne Horton reviewed: Realistic and Adorable Needle Felt Animals & Pets

"Had a fabulous 2 day course with the very talented Sophie, her expert tuition enabled me to produce a very lifelike border collie, which is going to be a gift for a friend if I can part with it. I would certainly recommend one of Sophie’s courses whether you are a beginner or just want to learn new skills."

All Things Felt & Beautiful responded:

" Thank you SO MUCH Lynne - I'm really pleased that you learned so much and I think your Collie is just wonderful! :)"

23 Jun 19'

Zoe Taylor reviewed: Realistic and Adorable Needle Felt Animals & Pets

"Having never touched a needle before I was quite nervous about attending but I needn’t have been. Sophie was a pro at getting me settled and on task. Never overbearing but always there when you needed her to be. Sophie’s expertise shines through. The course was fabulous and so were the other ladies who attended. Food amazing too. I have already recommended this course to others who are looking. I was delighted and quite proud of coming away with something that actually resembled my dog. I don’t think anyone attending would fail to get something from it. I loved it and can’t wait until August for the next one."

All Things Felt & Beautiful responded:

" Thanks so much Zoe, that's really nice to read. I'm so pleased that as a beginner it was the right pace. You did so well and are clearly artistic - well done x Sophie"

20 Jun 19'

Beth reviewed: Realistic and Adorable Needle Felt Animals & Pets

"The three day retreat was amazing! a wonderful treat to spend the time with fellow felters whilst challenging my felting skills with the help of the hugely talented Sophie Wheatly. All quality equipment provided, drinks and food were amazing! Would recommend."

All Things Felt & Beautiful responded:

" Thanks Beth! It's always lovely to see you and what amazing model you are going to make. Sophie x"

18 Jun 19'

Carole Walker reviewed: Realistic and Adorable Needle Felt Animals & Pets

"I have just got home after a 3 day course with Sophie. The course was great and Sophie a brilliant (and patient) teacher. The other ladies on the course great company and equally obsessed with felt work and wool as I am. It was a treat to spend time with like minded people, learn new techniques and tips and relax away from normal life. The catering on the course was outstanding with Sophie’s mum's pavlova award winning. I hope to make this an annual experience! Thank you Sophie Wheatley you are a wonderful teacher and person ???"

All Things Felt & Beautiful responded:

" Thanks so much Carole - a wonderful fox and lovely company all weekend xx"

18 Jun 19'

Alison Forde reviewed: Realistic and Adorable Needle Felt Animals & Pets

"I just got back from Sophie's three day retreat. One of the best weekends I have spent in a long time - fantastic company, a lovely location and lots to learn. Sophie is a fantastic teacher, encouraging and supportive as well as being a generally lovely person (as is her mum!). I would love to do another retreat in future."

All Things Felt & Beautiful responded:

" Thanks Alison! What lovely things to say, you'd be very welcome back anytime. Well done with your beautiful model of Murphy - you should be so proud. Sophie x"

18 Jun 19'

Josie Aldridge reviewed: Realistic and Adorable Needle Felt Animals & Pets

"I did the 3 day needle felting retreat, to make a model of a tabby cat. I had some needle felting experience & wanted more of a challenge, which a tabby cat proved to be! Sophie was very patient, helpful and encouraging. I always seem to reach a point where I can’t see how to progress the project, but Sophie was a great help at this point, showing and reassuring me that it would turn out ok- and it did. The location was lovely, and the food was delicious. I would definitely recommend the 3 day workshop for those who really want to “get their teeth into” a more advanced project. You’ll come away with your head filled with all kinds of other projects to make!"

All Things Felt & Beautiful responded:

" Thank you Josie! What a great three days. You should be so proud of your tabby, a great model and so life like - if a little challenging at times. Sophie x"

9 Jun 19'

Joanna reviewed: Realistic and Adorable Needle Felt Animals & Pets

"Fantastic course!!! Lovely atmosphere!!! I have learned a lot, made a beautiful hare !!! What can I say, just book it ;-)"

All Things Felt & Beautiful responded:

" I LOVED your hare! So good - good luck with your future work xx"

8 Jun 19'

Jo Maclagan reviewed: Realistic and Adorable Needle Felt Animals & Pets

"I had a lovely day taking part in one of Sophie’s needle felting courses. It was my first time needle felting and Sophie has a great way of making you feel welcome and comfortable. She was sure we would all be able to produce an item that we could be proud of by the end of the day. And she was right. I was able, with lots of encouragement from Sophie to make a cat that does actually look like my cat Tipsy. Sophie takes you through all the techniques and processes, step by step. Adapting if need be to each persons individual project. I would definitely recommend Sophie’s felting courses to anyone wanting to give it a try. Overall, a fabulous day crafting and chatting to some lovely ladies on the course with me. Thanks Sophie."

4 Jun 19'

AnnieMeatyard reviewed: Realistic and Adorable Needle Felt Animals & Pets

"A fun day spent in lovely serene surroundings. Sophie is an excellent teacher and nothing is too much trouble. I have never done anything like this before and despite not being particularly artistically inclined found it very satisfying. I can highly recommend Sophie's courses even if you carry it no further. It was lovely to meet different people and see how we all progressed over the day! Thank you Sophie???!"

2 Jun 19'

Emma Connor reviewed: Realistic and Adorable Needle Felt Animals & Pets

"Had a fantastic day yesterday making my first ever felt dog. Sophie is an incredible teacher who is very generous with her encouragement and in sharing her knowledge and tips. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble and the day passed by in a flash. I can’t wait to come back and learn some more about felting in this lovely, welcoming setting."

2 Jun 19'

Freya Jacklin-Edward reviewed: Realistic and Adorable Needle Felt Animals & Pets

"Sophie is amazing! I’ve been on a couple of her courses and I have loved both of them. She is so clear in her explanations and encouraging throughout the day, I’ve learnt so so much! Her work is exquisite and she is so generous with her knowledge and time. I can’t wait to go back!"

All Things Felt & Beautiful responded:

" Thank you Freya - it's always a pleasure to see you and your mum! Such lovely people - and GREAT needle felt models xx"

2 Jun 19'

Alison Deacon reviewed: Realistic and Adorable Needle Felt Animals & Pets

"Very relaxed atmosphere and in a great location. As it is only a small group Sophie has time to spend with you individually as well as in a group. Sophie is very encouraging and willing to share her knowledge. Would highly recommend."

30 May 19'

Janet Le Tocq reviewed: Realistic and Adorable Needle Felt Animals & Pets

"My daughter and I attended one of Sophie's courses a few weeks ago and had a brilliant time. My daughter had never needle felted before but is now completely hooked. (I already was.) Sophie is an excellent and patient teacher and begins by making everyone feel that they really can achieve what they want to. A very pleasant setting with a peaceful studio and a lovely garden. I would recommend her courses without hesitation."

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