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Bird Farm Alpacas

Contact name: Emma Bird
Total bookings
almost 10 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

Bird Farm is a place of sanctuary for all who visit and spend time here. We have a cosy craft studio in the beautifully converted barn, with plenty of tea and cake to share! We know from our own experiences the value of spending time outside in nature, with animals, growing food or crafting with willow or fibre.

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Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
10 Apr 19'

Sian Roberts reviewed: Basket weaving for beginners - make a round basket

"Me, my gran and sister attended this course with Emma last weekend and we just had the most amazing time. The farm is a completely relaxed environment where you feel at one with nature and the animals, from Willow the Springer, Tibbles the cat and the 14 alpacas that we got to meet too. Emma is such a patient lady, helping and teaching us every part of the way through our basket making, I couldn’t believe what I’d made by the end of the day. The workshop is hands on so you really get to do it all, from start to finish. Equally Emma will help you with anything you need her to - her small classes allow very personal tuition. All three of us spent quality time together in a brilliant setting and we enjoyed Emma’s company and learning a new skill so much. I’d go back to do another course with Emma (and to see Willow again!) in a heartbeat!"

Bird Farm Alpacas responded:

"Thank you Sian it really was a pleasure to have you all here and show you around the farm too. Hope to see you all again soon =) xx"

30 Jun 18'

Elizabeth Waller reviewed: Basket weaving for beginners - make a round basket

"We had a lovely day making our baskets and we had quite a sense of achievement at the end. We had two very usable baskets to take home and had thoroughly enjoyed our time with Emma finding out what goes into basket weaving and learning on the job. It was also a joy to meet the alpacas! Thank you."

4 Feb 18'

Nikki Alexander reviewed: Basket weaving for beginners - make a round basket

"Lovely days spent rekindling basket making skills last done over 45 years ago as a child. Emma has only small groups and gives excellent tuition. I went with my husband and he had never done it before. We both came away with baskets we were proud of and use at home. We have done 2 courses and recommend Emma highly. Whatever your ability, you will really enjoy the courses. The location is lovely and peaceful and it's a great way to get away from the day to day. You just relax into basket making for a day."

Bird Farm Alpacas responded:

"Thanks Nikki glad both you and Tony enjoyed basket making again! =)"

9 Sep 17'

Sue Tyson reviewed: Basket weaving for beginners - make a round basket

"Attended the one day basket making workshop run by Emma at Bird Farm on the 7th September. Have wanted to learn this craft for a long time and Emma is an excellent, patient teacher and I finished the day with a completed basket which I'm very pleased with. Lovely surroundings and a chance to see Alpacas. Highly recommended."

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