I really enjoyed this course. It was a relaxed and friendly weekend. I learned a lot and Bridget is so knowledgeable and enthusiastic which is catching. However, I agree with a previous reviewer about having to wait for pointers on what to do next. I realise Bridget is very keen to help everyone and give some one to one help. I took photos but when I got home it was hard to remember everything. I think a handout with the basics and order of the process would be very helpful. That said, I can thoroughly recommend Bridget's workshops and I am thinking of doing another one in the not too distant future. Thank for making this a great learning experience especially for a nervous first time felter.
Jean - - #13548
I am a complete novice at felting, but after this weekend I feel confident enough to "have a go" on my own! I learnt such a lot my only problem will be remembering it all - despite my taking photos and writing notes! I had a wonderful time!
Angela Hammond - - #13510
This was the third time have attended one of Bridget's weekend workshops. I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. Bridget it attentive to everyone's needs sharing her time equally amongst the participants. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience and brings out the best in each participants piece of work.
Bridget creates a safe space for people completely new to the process of felting to 'have a go' and produce great pieces of work. The workshops are relaxed and friendly and generate a great sense of camaraderie.
A definite must do if you want to lose yourself for a weekend immersed in your own creative flow! She also provides all the tea and biscuits you can consume in a weekend!
Louise Matson - - #13314
I really enjoyed the course and learnt lots of new skills and techniques! The only feedback i would give is that people were often waiting for pointers on what to do next as everyone was at different stages of completion. However there were often techniques that most/all of us needed to use at some point so might have been better to get everyone to gather round and watch how to do it. Then they wouldnt have to wait to be told what to do when they got round to that new technique.
Holly Lanigan - - #12830
Response from Bridget Bernadette Karn Studio/Shop:Thank you Holly, yes as you say there is a lot to be gained from seeing what everyone is doing, I will aim to encourage this more. I'm glad you enjoyed the experience.
When you lead such a busy life it is fantastic to escape and spend 2 whole days doing something creative. Bridget is very generous with her knowledge and helps you to learn different techniques but allows you to develop your own style. This was my first attempt at felting but will certainly not be my last.
Cate - - #12744
Response from Bridget Bernadette Karn Studio/Shop:Thank you Cate!
I looked forward to this Masterclass for months and it didn't disappoint. Bridget made everyone very welcome and the other 5 ladies were lovely. Bridget is an excellent teacher and gave everyone individual attention throughout. I learned a lot of new techniques which I am keen to practise. Everybody seemed to create a lovely picture and I was certainly pleased with the one I did - Although I had some prior experience of felting I could never have done it without Bridget's expert tuition and guidance. I would also recommend the nearby The Ship Inn I intend to book again next winter
Jean Stephenson - - #12711
Response from Bridget Bernadette Karn Studio/Shop:Thank you Jean!
A great experience, so informative
Bridget is so knowledgeable and so generous in sharing her knowledge and experience. I really enjoyed the whole experience and would definitely recommend this course
Jackie Bennett - - #12729
Response from Bridget Bernadette Karn Studio/Shop:Thank you!
I found the two day felting course very enjoyable. I arrived with no knowledge of felting, and left having learnt how to mix wools and various other techniques. Bridget was very organised and explained everything very clearly. I'm very proud with my finished piece of felt work and would definitely do another course if i had the opportunity. Thank you very much for the experience, hope to see you again next year.
Lynne Haslam - - #12117
This was an excellent course - Bridget's teaching was very good and individually tailored to our needs. I learnt new skills in felt painting which I will use all the time from now on. The location was very good and convenient for the motorway network. I would also recommend staying in Bridget's Air BnB Lodge in the village. I will look forward to coming back for another visit.
Pat Abbott - - #11424
This is my second weekend workshop with Bridgette and it was equally as good as the first! Bridgette is a great teacher and very generous with her knowledge. I wanted to learn different skills so my picture I chose was completely different from my first workshop where I did a Mountain Hare which is now framed and on my wall. This time I did a landscape of Autumn and Winter Wheat and cannot believe how well it has turned out. Great weekend, Great company and a lovely piece of work too. Thank you Bridgette and Fantastic Accommodation in your airbnb lodge!
Jacky Corsby - - #11417
This is the second course I have been on with Bridgette, and as with the last time, it was an excellent 2 day course.
Bridget is very knowledgeable and really helpful, plus immensely patient.
It was a wonderful two days and I learnt so much, shared with some nice and friendly ladies.
A great spot to visit and a very relaxing, constructive and a really enjoyable time, I am now hooked.
Annette - - #11416
An excellent day overall. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly and the time went quickly. The facilities were spot on.
Bridget allowed us to follow our own ideas in a supportive and encouraging way. I learnt loads about the process of wet felting - which was more complicated and energetic than I thought. I feel much more confident about having another go myself one day. Thank you very much!
Sarah Jacques - - #11211
I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop. Bridget is a super teacher, very helpful with good ideas (and patient). She provided all the equipment needed and the environment was just right. I may go back again for another course and improve my skills but I will practice what I've learnt first! Thank you Bridget!
Jo Muller - - #11166
A thoroughly enjoyable weekend in good company. Bridgette was extremely generous with her knowledge, expertise, hospitality and materials. I would not hesitate to recommend this course to anyone. Carry on Bridgette !
Christine Roworth-Gaunt - - #10581
I arrived as an absolute novice and left with a picture I could never have dreamed of making - and all the information I need to finish it off at home. Bridget is warm and encouraging, generously sharing her skills and knowledge. I loved this course and would recommend it to anyone who wants to explore the process, regardless of their experience. Above all - it was great fun!
Penny de Quincey - - #10543
A wonderful two days immersed in colour, texture and learning new skills. I was able to proceed at my own pace with Bridgettes skills and guidance. I couldn't believe the second day was at an end! I came home with a beautiful piece of work and a weath of knowledge and skill.
Thanks to Bridgett, her generosity of time and skill and the lovely people who also took the course.
Ann Chappell - - #10508
The masterclass was excellent. I arrived with both a challenging and a more simple picture as my inspiration for the 2 days and Bridget did not hesitate to suggest that I attempted the more challenging picture . Throughout the two days Bridget guided me on the composition of the picture sharing with me her knowledge and experience. I am very thrilled with the results and have learnt so much on how to use colour and techniques to achieve the desired results.
The 2 days were very relaxed and informative. Bridget is very generous with her time and experience providing you with confidence to have a go on your own!
Dianne kilburn - - #10482
Bridget is an inspirational teacher, she is patient and develops both experienced and novice participants. I came away with a piece of work I could never have imagined making and a set of techniques I know I will use in the future. I cannot recommend highly enough.
Susan Howe - - #10476