I have just attended the next steps in spinning course with Beechwood Crafts. This is my second class with them. Cath the tutor was very welcoming and the relaxing setting put me at ease. She is enthusiastic and encouraging and has taught me to spin and now is helping to improve my technique and learn more about this craft. The days are always well thought out, with Cath contacting you beforehand to ascertain if there is anything you would like to focus upon. Her extensive knowledge in all things spinning comes across. I would highly recommend these courses...I have already booked another.
Louise Rudderforth - - #28177
Response from Beechwoodcrafts:Thank you Louise,
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.
RONA RIMES - - #27822
Response from Beechwoodcrafts:HI Rona,
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.
Wendy Wilkinson - - #27598
Response from Beechwoodcrafts:Thank you Wendy.
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!
Frances - - #26648
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.
Karen Tew - - #26531
Response from Beechwoodcrafts:Thank you Karen.
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
Fiona - - #25203
Response from Beechwoodcrafts:Thanks Fiona
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
Ruth Sheppard - - #24613
Response from Beechwoodcrafts:Thanks Ruth,
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!
Frances - - #24561
Response from Beechwoodcrafts:Thanks Frances
I thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from the day at Beechwood Crafts with Cath. I took my own wheel, wanting to learn with it. Cath is a very good teacher. I had felt nervous beforehand but she welcomed us with warmth and put everyone at ease. We learned about our wheels, and about different breeds of sheep and their wool qualities and we tried spinning with different types of fleece.
I feel encouraged to follow a long held wish to learn to spin and to go on and do more courses.
Thank you so much Cath. I recommend this course, highly. It was stimulating and very enjoyable.
Audrey Reiss - - #24474
I spent a lovely day with Cath, learning to use my spinning wheel. The setting was very relaxing and there was no shortage of coffee. She helped me to understand the basics of spinning and I left there with two skeins that I had spun. I felt very pleased with myself. This is an ideal course to find out whether spinning is for you and what wheel might suit you best. Cath is very gentle and patient and gives lots of encouragement. I highly recommend it.
Rachel Carter - - #23236
Response from Beechwoodcrafts:Thanks Rachel. You have every right to be proud; your spinning was great. Lovely to have you on the course.
I had a very enjoyable day making a felted hare with Maxine and Cath. Starting with a very friendly and informal welcome, we set about learning the basics of needle felting and began creating our own hares from the bundle of wool in front of us. Everything was explained and demonstrated very clearly and any questions were answered as they arose. I found the whole experience to be very relaxing and therapeutic and was super happy with the little creature that I took home! To anyone who is thinking of having a go at needle felting, this is the perfect workshop for beginners and I would highly recommend it.
Thank you Maxine and Cath.
Sally Mills - - #22762
I had just purchased a wheel but had never spun before so enrolled on a spinning course with Cath Snape at beechwood crafts. Cath was very welcoming and first set up my wheel. There were three learners and Cath was very patient, knowledgeable and showed us what to do. I was very impressed. We all spun throughout the day and produced some reasonable work. I would thoroughly recommend Cath and Beechwood Crafts.
Paul - - #21749
Response from Beechwoodcrafts:thanks Paul