Reviews for Beechwood Crafts

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Beginning spinning on zoom

Live online course
Susan - - #32463

If you ever wondered about learning to spin but thought the lockdown had broughtvall that to a halt. Then go ahead and do it on zoom with Cathy. She is patient and knowledgable and explains not just how but why things work (and why they sometimes don’t) and very encouraging. Iam now practising what I learnt in the session. Thank you Cathy.

Response from Beechwood Crafts:

Thank you Susan.
It was lovely to meet you and help you on your spinning journey
best wishes
Cath

Beginning spinning on zoom

Live online course
Verity - - #32292

What a lovely way to spend a morning ! I learnt so much and will be back for more soon!

Response from Beechwood Crafts:

Thank you Verity
It was lovely to meet you
I’ll look forward to seeing you again soon
Best wishes
Cath

Beginning spinning on zoom

Live online course
Cat Rovira - - #32154

Cath taught me with huge patience, competence and knowledge.

Response from Beechwood Crafts:

Thanks Cat,

It was a pleasure to meet you and see the progress you made in such a short time.
bet wishes
Cath

Spinning silk and luxury fibres - 2 day course

In-person course
Penny Renn - - #30739

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Response from Beechwood Crafts:

Thank you Penny
It was lovely to have you on the course
Best wishes
Cath

Needle felt hares

In-person course
Hazel - - #30851

This was a brilliant workshop.
Considering the challenges with social distancing etc, Cath has provided a space in which crafters can feel safe and relaxed. All precautions are taken.
Maxine is a wonderful tutor who gave very clear visual and verbal instruction and was readily open to questions during the course of the day.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this workshop and venue.

Response from Beechwood Crafts:

Thank you Hazel
It was a pleasure to have you on the course
Best wishes Cath

Spinning silk and luxury fibres - 2 day course

In-person course
Averil Newsam - - #30727

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Response from Beechwood Crafts:

thanks Averil, it was lovely to see you and have your enthusiasm contributing to the course.
best wishes
Cath

Two day -Fundamentals of leatherwork

In-person course
Dave Worrall - - #30615

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Response from Beechwood Crafts:

Thanks Dave
It was good to have you on the course. I love seeing the great leatherwork you have done since
Best wishes
Cath

Two day -Fundamentals of leatherwork

In-person course
Alex Glen - - #30635

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Response from Beechwood Crafts:

Thanks Alex
It was good to see you on the course
Cath

Two day -Fundamentals of leatherwork

In-person course
Rod Glen - - #30608

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Response from Beechwood Crafts:

Thanks Rod,
Once life has settled a little more, we will run the advanced course don't worry.
best wishes
Cath

Beginning spinning

In-person course
Naomi - - #29541

A very enjoyable day with a great teacher. Cath was patient and quickly showed me how to set up the wheel properly. It was great to actually start spinning and trying out the different fibres and wheels. The class was very small and she tailored the day to what would help us the most. Looking forward to using my wheel more and booking onto another course with Cath.

Response from Beechwood Crafts:

Thank you Naomi,
It was a pleasure to have you on the course.
Lovely to see your spinning develop so quickly.
I look forward to seeing you again
best wishes
Cath

Beginning spinning

In-person course
Kate Wood - - #29503

This class was absolutely brilliant. It was a small class, and Cath adapted what we did to cover our individual needs. Lots of personal attention and friendly instruction, plenty of help sorting out my wheel (greatly appreciated, thank you!) and a friendly atmosphere made the day fly by. It's really been helpful in working out some of my problems as a beginning spinner, but the adaptive style means more advanced spinners could find it helpful too. Thanks so much!

Response from Beechwood Crafts:

Thanks Kate
It was lovely to have you on the course and see you fly once your wheel was adjusted. Best wishes Cath

Next steps in spinning

In-person course
Louise Rudderforth - - #28177

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Response from Beechwood Crafts:

Thank you Louise,
It has been a pleasure to teach you and to see how well you are developing your skills. I look forward to seeing you again soon

Needle felt fairies and mermaids (Course inactive)

In-person course
RONA RIMES - - #27822

A most enjoyable and instructive day. We were made to feel welcome from the start and were supplied with hot drinks (and cake). The room we used was comfortable and light and our tutor, Maxine explained the craft very well and helped us individually . The day was well planned and all the materials were supplied. Maxine and Cath are tremendously talented and creative and I felt privileged to be taught by them.

Response from Beechwood Crafts:

HI Rona,
Thanks for the review
It was lovely to have you with us. Your fairy and mermaid were both beautiful.
best wishes
Cath

Wet felt flowers

In-person course
Wendy Wilkinson - - #27598

I thoroughly enjoyed the course because everything was prepared and provided for. Cath had infinite patience and knowledge as she demonstrated two techniques of felting flowers. We had the opportunity to make both and I was really pleased with my flowers. The workshop was lovely overlooking the garden.Thank you, Cath I look forward to my next course with you.

Response from Beechwood Crafts:

Thank you Wendy.
It was great to have you on the course.
I look forward to seeing you again.
Cath

Lino print Christmas (Course inactive)

In-person course
Frances - - #26648

A fabulous course, a day filled with information and fun. We all came away with beautiful cards, tags, wrapping paper and enthusiasm to do more printing!
Hannah explained everything beautifully and gave lots of support and advice as we created our lino cuts. Definitely recommended!

Lino print Christmas (Course inactive)

In-person course
Karen Tew - - #26531

A really enjoyable and fun day learning how to make Lino prints. Came away with Christmas cards, gift tags and wrapping paper and lots of enthusiasm to try making more. I’ve discussed making printed tree decorations with my grandchildren and they can’t wait to get started

Hannah was informative and encouraging and the venue met all our needs - would recommend this course.

Response from Beechwood Crafts:

Thank you Karen.
Glad you enjoyed it.
Hannah is a great teacher and I am delighted to say she has agreed to teach another course in the New Year - printing linocuts onto fabric
best wishes
Cath

Advance needle felt animal - characterful mice

In-person course
Fiona - - #25203

Had a fantastic day with Maxine delivering an amazing workshop. Cath was welcoming and and was an amazing host giving us lots of tips and support too. I was amazed as my mouse started to come together and Maxine explained everything and was an incredibly patient and brilliant teacher. Thank you

Response from Beechwood Crafts:

Thanks Fiona
It was a really fun day wasn’t it.
It was great meeting you and having your positive energy in the room.
And the finished mice were amazing

Wet felt flowers

In-person course
Ruth Sheppard - - #24613

A very enjoyable afternoon and I liked the idea of a goodie bag - an aide memoire with simple instructions about how to have a go at making felt flowers at home would be a lovely addition to choosing wools for the goodie bag

I'll definitely recommend your courses and spread the word

Response from Beechwood Crafts:

Thanks Ruth,
It was lovely having you in the group.
I like your tip on simple instructions.
I'll add a blog about it to my website in the next few days and ensure learners have some notes to take home in future
Cath

Wet felt flowers

In-person course
Frances - - #24561

A really fun session! Tuition was excellent, with a lovely selection of resources for making our flowers. I came away with a beautiful finished product and lots of ideas. I thoroughly recommend felt flower making with Cath!

Response from Beechwood Crafts:

Thanks Frances
I really enjoy making and teaching about felt flowers. You were such a fun group
Thanks
Cath

Beginning spinning

In-person course
Audrey Reiss - - #24474

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