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.
Lynne Horton - - #23424
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.
Zoe Taylor - - #22892
Response from All Things Felt & Beautiful: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
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.
Beth - - #22851
Response from All Things Felt & Beautiful:Thanks Beth! It's always lovely to see you and what amazing model you are going to make. Sophie x
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 😘🥰😊
Carole Walker - - #22824
Response from All Things Felt & Beautiful:Thanks so much Carole - a wonderful fox and lovely company all weekend xx
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!
Josie Aldridge - - #22818
Response from All Things Felt & Beautiful: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
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!
Freya Jacklin-Edward - - #22463
Response from All Things Felt & Beautiful:Thank you Freya - it's always a pleasure to see you and your mum! Such lovely people - and GREAT needle felt models xx
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.
Alison Forde - - #22823
Response from All Things Felt & Beautiful: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
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.
Jo Maclagan - - #22582
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😊🐶🐈!
AnnieMeatyard - - #22513
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.
Emma Connor - - #22470
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.
Alison Deacon - - #22454
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.
Janet Le Tocq - - #22409
It was an excellent workshop. Every stage of my creation was perfectly explained and Sophie was a very patient and informative tutor. She even sent out an emailed PDF to help on our felting journey. I will definitely be signing up for the two day dog course as soon as I have some free time. I highly recommend this workshop to everybody.
Karen Francis - - #22282
I attended a course with a friend in January as I had been wanting to have a go at needle felting for a while. I wasn't sure if I would be able to do it but I am quite crafty and artistic and I was absolutely chuffed with the finished project. I tried to copy our pet dog and apart from the characteristics of the face the final model really looked like her and was much larger than I thought it would be. The mix of the group was good and we all got on really well with lots of one to one with Sophie who explained and showed how to do different techniques really well. She was very friendly and the room we worked in, and the surroundings, were lovely. It was easy to find and had plenty of parking. We were able to take our time and there was no pressure to rush off at the end of the session, Sophie was quite happy for us to take our time and leave with a final model that we were satisfied with. I enjoyed it so much I didn't want to stop for lunch! I would definitely attend further classes as I am sure there is lots more to learn and I want to use the kit that I have bought as I was immediately hooked. Thank you Sophie.
Jackie Doughty - - #21870
Sophie's workshops are full of fun, laughter and inspiration to create your favourite felted friend. One to one coaching but all my own work, definitely going to book again, fab variety of wool and lots of tips along the way.
A super fun day with a lovely bunch of ladies :)
Tracey Whittam - - #21688
I have now attended three of Sophie's workshops and also purchased her online tutorials. Sophie is a wonderful teacher and has a real gift for explaining processes in a very clear way. When I first started felting in Jan 2018 I never dreamt that I would be able to make a dog but with Sophie's help, I now feel confident in tackling quiet complex models like pugs. I also love taking a day out and traveling to Hatton where Sophie makes her participants feel so welcome, it's a lovely environment and perfect for a day of crafting. If you are thinking of starting felting but are not sure what the first steps are I would really recommend booking one of Sophie's workshops, she will work with you at your own pace and support you as you build up your skills.
Jent Biglari - - #21678
Attended this course as a complete novice. Sophie was able to share her knowledge and is super friendly. We each came home with a wonderful felted animal - much better than anyone new to felting could hope for. I am now able to felt animals & I'm delighted with the results.
Helena Tuckwell - - #21656
Sophie is very generous with her help and materials. The atmosphere in her classes is relaxed and friendly and classes are small.
Sophie starts you off on your coach project and then she is on hand all day to help when needed.
Jackie Storey - - #21652