Christine Waygood. Contemporary Textiles. reviews

1 Aug 22'

Trish Gilbert reviewed: A one day felt making course designing and making your own pair of cosy slippers. in the Forest of Dean

"Excellent course. Everything explained clearly and lovely lunch"

Christine Waygood. Contemporary Textiles. responded:

" Thank you Trish, enjoy your slippers!"

29 Apr 22'

Funmi reviewed: A one day felt making course designing and making your own pair of cosy slippers. in the Forest of Dean

"A fun course, stretching the beauty from felt. I wondered how the bare felt would become a slipper at the onset and before my very eyes to my amazement things gradually took shape. A great day at a beautiful location, Christine was an amazing hostess and teacher all round. I look forward to my next course :-)"

Christine Waygood. Contemporary Textiles. responded:

" Thank you Funmi! I hope you had a good journey home and I'll see you again before too long. Chris"

30 Mar 22'

Caroline Prosser-Lodge reviewed: A One-day Feltmaking Course to Make a Fabulous Felt Hat in the Beautiful Forest of Dean.

"I had a great time making my unique wet felted hat with Christine! The day was enjoyable throughout, very relaxed. Lunch included, a very sociable time. Amazing to see the felting process turn gradually little shreds of wool into a wearable garment. Many thanks to Christine and her husband."

Christine Waygood. Contemporary Textiles. responded:

" Thank you Caroline. I had a great time too. I hope you'll enjoy wearing your hat, and look forward to seeing you again when you need a pair of slippers . Do come over to see us when the studio is open in July."

15 Mar 22'

Eileen Mary Saunders reviewed: Inspirational course covering wet felting and Nuno techniques in the beautiful Forest of Dean

"I had a fabulous day with Christine creating a 3D picture, with a background, with 3D wet felted flowers, needle felted onto it. I love Christine's understanding of colour and how she helped me create in felt the piece I had imagined in my mind. It was great fun carding to blend colours and also to add texture and the way Christine helped the piece evolve as we played and experimented as we went along."

Christine Waygood. Contemporary Textiles. responded:

" Thank you so much for your kind review. I really enjoyed working with you, and the challenge of trying to achieve the effect you wanted in the day. You created a lovely piece. I just wish we'd had twice as long to work on it! I've still got lots to do on mine- but as I said, I'll show you mine (when it's finish) if you'll show me yours! Maybe you can bring it along to my open studio in the summer?"

1 Dec 21'

Sara Beck reviewed: A one day felt making course designing and making your own pair of cosy slippers. in the Forest of Dean

"I thoroughly enjoyed myself making a beautiful pair of felt slippers with Christine Waygood. She is very knowledgeable on all things felt and cooked us a delicious lunch as well. I will definitely be doing another course with her and would recommend her courses to everyone interested in fibre arts."

13 Nov 21'

Leonie reviewed: A One-day Feltmaking Course to Make a Fabulous Felt Hat in the Beautiful Forest of Dean.

"Had a fantastic time with Christine as a surprise present from my sister. I'm not a crafter but had great fun with the felt-making process from start to finish and made a rather good hat even if I say so myself haha. Christine was great fun and the whole day was relaxed and enjoyable - highly recommended!"

13 Nov 21'

Drusilla Kenney reviewed: A One-day Feltmaking Course to Make a Fabulous Felt Hat in the Beautiful Forest of Dean.

"We spent a thoroughly lovely day with Christine, playing with colour and texture, chatting, laughing and creating, with frequent coffee and tea and an excellent homemade lunch. From my original enquiry - this was a special surprise birthday present for my sister - Christine was enthusiastic, helpful and accommodating. We are both crafting novices. Christine was happy to be flexible and we made our final decision on the day to make felt hats (but were tempted too by the slippers and bags on show). Although we both chose the same style as inspiration, our results were totally different and utterly personal. We have made very special memories with Christine - and very special, individual hats!"

16 Sep 21'

Chris Thomas reviewed: A one day felt making course designing and making your own pair of cosy slippers. in the Forest of Dean

"I had a fantastic day yesterday making some gorgeous felt slippers with Christine Waygood in her lovely studio in the Forest of Dean. I was an absolute beginner at felting, and was given clear instructions and supported through the whole process. Much to my amazement, I had created a lovely pair of slippers by the end of the day. I would recommend this workshop to anyone. Lovely surroundings and excellent friendly teacher."

1 May 21'

Wende Arundale reviewed: Inspirational course covering wet felting and Nuno techniques in the beautiful Forest of Dean

"Christine, made me very welcome and generously shared her vast knowledge with me over two days. Her lovely studio on the hill was bright and welcoming with a myriad of facilities and equipment. Very highly recommended."

Christine Waygood. Contemporary Textiles. responded:

" Thank you for your kind review. It was great fun teaching you, and helped to reboot me after a quiet lockdown! I'm looking forward to seeing your Green man when he's finished."

28 Apr 21'

Sheran Van Der Merwe reviewed: Inspirational course covering wet felting and Nuno techniques in the beautiful Forest of Dean

"What a wonderful day I had earlier this week at Chris's one day felt making workshop. Made to feel very welcome and just loved her studio and that we could make something that I wanted. I can't wait to make lots more pieces and feel I now have the confidence to carry on. Fantastic hospitality, lovely lunch and a wonderful bed and breakfast recommended by Chris. Would love to come again and bring a friend."

Christine Waygood. Contemporary Textiles. responded:

" Thank you so much Sheran. I really enjoyed it too. I do hope I'll be seeing you again .Come and explore the Forest, and make sure you bring along any pieces that you've make!"

19 Oct 20'

Liz Reece Harris reviewed: Inspirational course covering wet felting and Nuno techniques in the beautiful Forest of Dean

"Ian and I really enjoyed our day with you introduced to felting.You are a great ans supportive tutor and have so much experience - thank you for passing on some of your knowledge and enabling us to do fun and attractive projects, pictures, a vase , and some flowers. We found it interesting to try the different wools and techniques, and you were very generous with materials.We really look forward to doing more with our wool next year when our sheep are shorn. I have attached some photos, and will send more when my vase has dried, and hs the flowers in it."

26 Nov 19'

Hester Wain reviewed: A One-day Feltmaking Course to Make a Fabulous Felt Hat in the Beautiful Forest of Dean.

"Fantastic day making hats! Nothing like what I planned, but turned out better! Will be coming back to do more."

26 Nov 19'

Andrew Terry reviewed: A One-day Feltmaking Course to Make a Fabulous Felt Hat in the Beautiful Forest of Dean.

"Amazing what you can do with a bit of fluff! Blue and pink stripes or spots with tassels! Fabulousness personified!!"

1 Apr 19'

Frances Bellord reviewed: Inspirational course covering wet felting and Nuno techniques in the beautiful Forest of Dean

"This was my third trip to Christine Waygood and I loved it! As usual Christine made it inspirational and enjoyable. The studio has a wealth of colourful wools and materials. We spent the day creating felt flowers, using lots of techniques and having lots of fun. I am really pleased with my lovely colourful results and will definitely be coming back."

1 Apr 19'

Isabel Davies reviewed: Inspirational course covering wet felting and Nuno techniques in the beautiful Forest of Dean

"‘Lovely day making flowers using felt, very relaxing and fun after a hard week at work, just what I needed. Christine is a great teacher and offers a very warm welcome with delicious home made soup and cake. Great location and lovely house nestling in a sun shine spot’ Isabel"

4 Feb 19'

Elke Treherbert reviewed: Inspirational course covering wet felting and Nuno techniques in the beautiful Forest of Dean

"A truly inspirational course. It was my second course with Christine and I am glad I did it. Again we enjoyed the private atmosphere in Christine's workshop and a nice round of similar-minded people. We got lots of options to try and everyone produced a unique felting object, or even two. I gave it a go with nuno-felting and concentrated more on trying different techniques simply because Christine's experience of working with the different materials to produce a good quality fabric is massive. It was again an amazing day and I am looking forward to practice now on my own."

4 Feb 19'

Elke Treherbert reviewed: A One-day Feltmaking Course to Make a Fabulous Felt Hat in the Beautiful Forest of Dean.

"It was my first felting experience and it was great. Christine is an amazing, inspiring, knowledgeable teacher. As first-time felter I benefited massively from Christine's experience. We not only made our hats, beyond that is was a real eye-opener what you can do with felt in terms of patterns, material-mix, shapes, and uses. It is a very intimate learning environment giving each of us time to try and get help. There is no rush or pressure, just a wonderful day of hand-crafting in a beautiful setting with people sharing the same interest. I enjoyed it a lot and will come back for another of the courses. Elke, Treherbert"

Christine Waygood. Contemporary Textiles. responded:

" Thank you Elke! It's been great having you on my courses. I hope I'll see you again."

15 Oct 18'

Louise Pople reviewed: Inspirational course covering wet felting and Nuno techniques in the beautiful Forest of Dean

"What a great day. Christine was a patient, helpful inspiring teacher with a lovely approach to her craft and pupils. Well equipped studio, plentiful cups of coffee, wonderful soup for lunch and a view to die for. The process of making the felt was interesting and absorbing, all the slippers that we made were very individual and creative. I shall look forward very much to wearing mine this winter. I would thoroughly recommend Christine's courses."

Christine Waygood. Contemporary Textiles. responded:

" Thank you . It would be lovely to have a photo when you've added the finishing touches. Hope to see you again. Chris"

30 Sep 18'

Rita Patrick reviewed: Inspirational course covering wet felting and Nuno techniques in the beautiful Forest of Dean

"Attended a workshop on 29th September. I had a most wonderful day, thank you so much Christine. Very satisfying working with such lovely colourful wools. We all made our own items and Christine was very patient and encouraging all through. Thank you too Jem who made us a fabulous lunch. Rita."

Christine Waygood. Contemporary Textiles. responded:

" Thanks Rita, Glad you enjoyed it. See you again soon, Chris"

29 Sep 18'

Frances Bellord reviewed: Inspirational course covering wet felting and Nuno techniques in the beautiful Forest of Dean

"This one-day course was most enjoyable. Lots of beautiful colours and an opportunity to make your ideas be expressed in felt. I have never made any felt before and I came away with a piece I felt proud of. Creative, relaxing and full of surprises! The studio and house are set in a beautiful garden with stunning views. The lunch was delicious and it was good to be creative with others. Well done Christine Waygood!"

16 Sep 18'

Angela Andrews reviewed: A One-day Feltmaking Course to Make a Fabulous Felt Hat in the Beautiful Forest of Dean.

"Thank you for a fantastic day. I look forward to wearing my hat when it's dry."

16 Sep 18'

Helen Ide reviewed: A One-day Feltmaking Course to Make a Fabulous Felt Hat in the Beautiful Forest of Dean.

"I just want to thank you for an amazing day! The way you teach is so much fun and I’ve learned loads. you have the patience of a saint . I must also thank you for the fantastic extra bits you added to my hat you must have a sophisticated mind!!! What a wonderful lunch, your lovely husband did you proud, please thank him again for me. I will be back to learn more next year so till then take care and have a great holiday. Helen xxx"

8 Sep 18'

Deborah reviewed: Inspirational Feltmaking using 3d techniques to make toys, jewellery and decorations in the Forest of Dean.

"We had a very fun day creating some new friends with Chris. Chris was very friendly and really good at helping us convert our ideas into felted reality! The setting is also lovely and lunch and snacks very tasty."

Christine Waygood. Contemporary Textiles. responded:

" Dear Deborah, Thank you for your kind review. I hope Nutty ,Darius and Ellie are keeping well, and look forward to hearing from Frances about their exploits!"

4 Jun 18'

Heidi Davies reviewed: Inspirational course covering wet felting and Nuno techniques in the beautiful Forest of Dean

"My Mum, Aunty and I recently spent the day with Christine, where we made welt felted vessels for tea lights, using ideas that I had found on the internet. We had a lovely, relaxed day and were made to feel very at home in Christine's cottage, with plenty refreshments and tasty home made food. Christine shared many of her tips and is very passionate about her craft and clearly gains enjoyment through sharing it. We are all inspired and confident enough to make more items and continue wet felting at home. Many thanks!"

15 Apr 18'

Emma Knowles reviewed: Inspirational course covering wet felting and Nuno techniques in the beautiful Forest of Dean

"I wanted to do something different for my mum for mother’s day. I looked up felting courses after she showed an interest in it at an art exhibition. I thought it would also be something nice we could do together ... and as complete novices, we arrived with no expectations but ended up having a fantastic day, learned so much and Christine made everything easy to follow. We travelled from Bolton encouraged by the great reviews and it was definitely worth the trip! We had lots of opportunity to experiment, try lots of different techniques and ask questions. We both came away super inspired and shared the day with some really lovely people! (And gorgeous little Fife the dog) Thankyou so much , Christine! Lunch was also fantastic and We hope to be able to come back again! Emma and Julie x"

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