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!
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
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!!
This course was absolutley brilliant! We were a small and intimate group which afforded maximum one to one tuition and allowed all attendees to get to know one another and become friends. The materials provided were of the highest quality and meant that our finished work really reflected the photographs they were portraying. The venue was lovely; bright and airy with good facilities and in a quiet, peacefull and accessible location. Last but not least, our tutor, Bridget, was first class! She not only taught us how to make felt pictures but also shared her knowledge, skills, tecniques and tips in a very empowering manner. I Loved the whole experience and would count it as one of the best £110 I've ever spent!! Thank you Bridget xx
This was a return visit as I have found them so enjoyable. Very small classes so plenty of individual attention. Other students all seem to have en interest in art and textiles and it always becomes a very friendly and informative group. The amount of tips and expertise that Bridget imparts is amazing and a lot of practical help is given so that no one is left struggling no matter how limited their experience. I can thoroughly recommend it
I had so much fun on this course and would highly recommend it to anyone! The location is gorgeous and serene, perfect for the activity. Camped nearby and made a weekend of it and the camping and pub were also great. I had a small amount of experience doing wet felting and felt pictures before but didn't fully appreciate until this course how much goes into creating this art. Calling it a Masterclass is definitely appropriate! Not only do you make your own beautiful piece over the weekend, but Bridget is so generous sharing her knowledge and techniques that I'm confident anyone - brand new or experienced - would learn a lot.
It's a long time since I enjoyed a day as much as the Bridget's felt making workshop. She is a great host and teacher. We had the lot - from individual guidance, to fascinating snippets about the history of felt making, to loads of information about how Bridget has developed her felt picture making skills - all to help us produce a felt picture we could be proud of. She created a warm, friendly atmosphere in which the 9 hours we spent working on our pictures flew by. I particularly welcomed her skill in analysing the photos and images we brought with us to base our felt pictures on. Her guidance enabled us build layers that would produce a good felted image. Inspirational - I've already booked on a two day masterclass and I'm looking forward to working on some small felt pictures at home.
I learnt so much from Bridget's felting course. She has developed her own individual felting techniques and it was fascinating to learn from her. Bridget has excellent teaching skills. She gave clear instructions and tailored advice on techniques for each individual piece of work and person. She is an inspirational person and her energy is infectious. I've never known 9 hours pass so quickly! :)
I couldn't fault the course. It was organised so efficiently and each member of the groups needs were met at their own level and their own speed.
You explained the process so well and I found the whole thing fascinating. Your pleasant and friendly manner meant everyone felt relaxed and able to work well, share and enjoy themselves.
Despite this course being 9 hours long, the time just flew by and Bridget's enthusiasm for this medium was really catching. She put the same effort and enthusiasm into each candidates work, suggesting a modified approach where appropriate given the aspirations or limitations of each person (I have damaged fingers), leaving us all inspired. I left this course feeling as if I had really learned something and with a piece of work which - although not quite finished and far from perfect - I was really quite proud of. I can't wait to try another picture at home.
Myself and my Mum attended a one day felt picture making course with Bridget. IT WAS FANTASTIC !! We learnt lots of techniques with Bridgets patient and clear demonstrations. Bridget guided us brilliantly with our work and we came away with a beautiful piece of artwork each lots of information and we are both itching to put our new skills into practice.
I had a wonderful time on my felting course. I learnt a completely new technique for wet felting that is much kinder on the arms, hands and fingers.
You explained everything well. The venue was good. Looking out over the fields helped get the colours right.
Your teaching skills are good and you had time for all of us, helping us get out pictures which we are proud of creating.
I shall be sharing your courses to my friends.
This is my second course with Bridgette. Bridgette has a wonderful eye for the colours and textures within nature. The class is a wonderful opportunity to relax, make new friends and develop fine fibre art. She knows her stuff and generously shares her knowledge to help others flourish. The class is thoroughly enjoyable and I will definitely attend another class. Thank you for a lovely weekend.
This is the second of Bridgets workshop I have attended and I was once again very impressed. She is very knowledgeable and gives instruction in a friendly, relaxed manner and I am thrilled with the bag I made. Looking forward to doing another workshop soon!