As a beginner I was a little apprehensive, but had a fabulous day learning new techniques and am very proud of my picture. Bridget helped me massively with a detailed scene of lavender fields which at one point I regretted choosing! However all ended well and I would highly recommend this workshop, although I understand that the course will now only be covered over two days not one. 9 hours actually wasn't enough to complete the finer details, but we were given plenty of wool to complete it at home.
Jen Fulcher - - #9594
A very enjoyable informative 2 day course. Had a very limited knowledge about felting and the process of felting. Was shown how to build up my picture from the foreground to the front and the fine detailing after the felting process. A very relaxed and pleasant environment to learn in and Bridget is a very informative and competent tutor. Really enjoyed it!
Jenny hunter - - #9122
I came with the intention to learn how to portray light and shade more successfully and I certainly got the help I needed. The individual attention helped me to progress so that I now feel much more confident to tackle turning my own photographs into felted pictures.
Alison Liddiard - - #8744
I travelled all the way from Norway to participate in this course, and I was not disappointed. :-) I love working with textiles and have previously done some feltwork, but not as detailed as this. I learned a lot and found a lot of inspiration in Bridgette's work, as well as the other participants' projects. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to find news artistic ways of expressing themselves. Bridgette is an excellent teacher!
Rigmor Lie Thorsen - - #8681
This was a really enjoyable way to spend a weekend. There were only four of us on the course so Bridget had lots of time to spend with each of us. Everything was very well organised and there was lots of different coloured wool to choose from. Bridget showed each of us individually how to create a colour palette and talked us through how to build a picture. Her techniques are very different from anything I have seen before - a much gentler way of working but with fantastic results. Everyone went away with a beautiful felt picture.
Marlene Laing - - #8449
Having never tried any form of felting before I was a little worried about attending a two-day workshop. However, Bridget made me feel welcome and comfortable from the beginning. Although in an informal setting with tea/coffee and biscuits on tap, the workshop was well structured, informative and fun. All the tools necessary to create a picture were provided along with a multitude of wool choices. Plenty of individual attention meant that Bridget could (and generously did) impart techniques, tips and ideas that improved each unique style of picture. The small class number meant we had time to chat and get to know and encourage each other in our efforts. I left with a piece of feltwork I was proud of as well as a much better understanding of the art of felt picture-making. I would be very happy to recommend this workshop.
Shelley Nelson - - #8393
Bridget was a great teacher and very friendly. We learnt the basic principles of wet felting as well as various different techniques to manipulate the felt in different ways depending on the final result we were trying to achieve. I was over the moon with my picture, it looked really professional. I would recommend this course 100%.
Anne-Marie - - #8129
This was an intense 2 day course from an excellent teacher and accomplished artist. I particularly valued Bridget's fine art skills as well as her knowledge of wool and the felting process. Bridget was encouraging and reassuring and got the best out of all of her pupils. I would thoroughly recommend the course, whether you are a skilled artist/felter, or not.
Helen Murch - - #8004
I would thoroughly recommend this 2 day course. Bridget is a great teacher and gave each person lots of one-to-one guidance. The small group size worked really well and each person was able to progress at their own pace. I was very happy with the picture I managed to produce and have had lots of positive comments from friends who have seen it. It was really interesting watching the pictures each of the other participants created taking shape over the 2 days. I would love to do another of Bridget's courses in the future.
Judith - - #8003
I attended this workshop with no previous experience of wet felting or knowledge of the felting process and walked away with a picture good enough to frame! The small numbers on the course (6) enabled Bridget to guide us through the process and teach us the skills required to complete our picture. The venue was great, all materials supplied, drinks and biscuits on demand, all in all a very enjoyable and successful workshop. Can highly recommend.
Edwina Subritzky - - #7474
Super course. Just 6 participants so Bridget could give lots of individual attention to us. All materials and equipment supplied. Bridget is a fantastic artist and her passion, knowledge and enthusiasm for working with felt was infectious. We felt she tailored her tuition to your individual needs - obviously based on the image you wanted to recreate, but also based on the level of experience you had and what you wanted from the course. Can't recommend it enough.
Dave Nelson - - #7430
Wow: Bridget is a great artist and fabulous teacher: indefatigable in giving us all so much individual attention . Also creates a warm , supportive atmosphere: I learnt a lot technically and am inspired to do more! Lovely light venue , and great tea choice and biccies!!
Julie Meakin - - #7217
This course was extremely well organised, started on time straight into assembling the felt backing and building the picture. It was a full on course with every minute being hands on learning with no waffling on. I learnt so much about how to build up a picture background and then how to get the illusion of texture as well as the basic principles of wet felting that was new to me.
The day was long but extremely fulfilling and enjoyable producing a fabulous picture at the end of it
Karen Wingate - - #7215
I attended a weekend workshop which was brilliant. . Bridgette is a fabulous teacher, very patient and thorough. What I really liked was the fact she shared her techniques with us, things that work for and techniques she uses on her own work. Everybody got lots of individual attention. Although we didn't finish it picture, we were given knowledge and fibres to finish at home. Loved the weekend and will definitely do another one.
Jacky Corsby - - #6518
I had a fantastic weekend on Bridget's felting course. I learnt so many new things which is always exciting to do. Bridget spent time with all of us individually, and was very patient informing us of what to do. The venue was perfect. All of us on the 2 day course went away with a picture we were proud of and all of them were very different. It was nice to be able to create a picture that had special meaning for each of us. I will be back in the New Year to do another course as there is always something to learn!
Davina Abbott - - #6143
I really enjoyed the weekend. I learnt so much from Bridget and found her to be a very good teacher. We were a small, friendly group of people who took pleasure in seeing each other's individual pictures develop. The setting was quiet and peaceful with good facilities and Bridget supplied all the materials needed. I would definitely recommend this course - it was money well spent. Thank you, Bridget.
Jan Whitehouse - - #6123
A very enjoyable course with enthusiastic and empathetic tutor. Very good venue, detailed directions, practicalities handled well etc.
Lots of demonstrations and learned new techniques.
As a part-time artist, fitting in creative projects around full time work (former art teacher) I feel v frustrated not to get the same subtlety of effects through feltmaking as I might in watercolour or acrylic. It is going to take time to master this medium!
Mary Kindred - - #6081
I have enjoyed the course thoroughly. First the instructions were clear and the teacher guide us through each process systematically. The explanations were straight to the point. The teacher also demonstrates where needed and she repeats and help us through. She has good intuition when to let us do it on our own and when to take over. She is encouraging and feels proud of our creations too. :D
Nancy Tan - - #6057
I've looked forward to this workshop for some time and it did not disappoint. I had a lovely weekend with all the help and tuition I needed.
It was great fun with like minded people. I'd recommend the workshops with Bridget to anyone.
The setting was lovely and peaceful and we were lucky enough to enjoy the sunshine streaming into the room.
All in all, tip top!!
Jane whitehouse - - #6046