This is a brilliant course - I had the best day crafting and enjoyed every minute. Sally was very informative and helpful and encouraged me every step of the way - she has so much patience and is so knowledgeable about her crafts and very skilled. I came away with a lovely piece of art and fully intend to take up this mindfulness and relaxing craft. Thank you Sally for introducing me to Mandala Dot Painting.
My friend and I did Sally’s beginner needle felting course on Saturday, we both had such a fantastic day, it was so worth the 1.5 hour drive each way! My friend made a Robin and I did a blue tit. I don’t have an artistic bone in my body but quite quick I could see the shape emerging from a bit of fluffy wool! It’s very relaxing and we had a good laugh. Sally was such a warm and giving lady, really made the experience so great. X
We had a brilliant mother and daughter craft day with Sally. We wanted to spend so time together doing something creative and chanced on Sally's course. It was a fun-filled day producing a beautiful Christmas decoration. She explained every step well and was there with advice and encouragement along the way. I advise everyone to give this a go.
What a fantastic workshop and tutor!
I came into the workshop as a complete beginner and left with a huge sense of accomplishment and a gorgeous keepsake.
Sally provided clear explanations of each part of the process along with clear warning of how things could go wrong if not followed (nothing did!)
I am so pleased I chose to attend Sally's face to face workshop rather than struggling on my own with books or YouTube videos! I can't wait to start another piece😊
Thank you, Sally, for the brilliant workshop! I've learnt loads and gained confidence in shooting in aperture priority mode. The workshop was organised really well - lots of theory to take in but with enough time to practise. And even the weather behaved itself.
I attended this course on 8/11/21 ( I did leave a review but unfortunately it did not process, so this is the second attempt).
I had an absolutely fabulous day ( thought there was going to be more than me) but I had Sally's undivided attention on a one to one basis. Sally is such a knowledgeable & patient person, which is what I need as I can be slow to pick things up.
I made a lovely standing angel (have had so many positive comments from friend) & am now in the process of turning part of my greenhouse into a workshop to make some more as Christmas presents.
Thank you again Sally & looking forward to more courses in the New Year
Sally is really good at giving you support where it's needed and leaving you to get on if you're doing ok. I knew nothing about glass fusion and was really nervous. Sally built on my love of the sea and guided me to what was possible. I've worked with glass in the past but Sally gave me more confidence than anyone else. Thoroughly recommend her as a tutor. Thanks Sally.
Response from Craft Workshops:Thank you for your lovely review Jacky - I am so pleased your confidence grew in the workshop (and your fused glass pieces are lovely!). I look forward seeing you again in the workshop.
I enjoyed a fabulous day learning how to do Mandala Dot painting. Sally is a great teacher and I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to learn a new skill. It was a very relaxing day with superb teaching and coaching. I came home with lovely piece dot work. I didn't get to finish within the session, but Sally gave me paints so that I could continue at home. I am really happy with what I achieved. It was quite a meditative experience. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I would highly recommend not only this course but the tutor as well, she is outstanding!
Response from Craft Workshops:Thank you for coming to the workshop again Susan - we had a lovely chilled day dotting and I look forward to seeing you again soon :)
Another wonderful day with Sally, this time making a dragonfly with the copper foil stained glass method. There were 2 of us in the class which really helped give us both individual attention during the day so that we were able to complete each stage of the process with time and excellent tuition. This was my first attempt at the copper foil method and although there are several complex processes I was able to focus on each step without feeling hurried, and thoroughly enjoyed each step and am so proud of what I managed to achieve. So thank you, Sally, for your infinite patience, excellent teaching, and for such a fun, happy and successful day.
Response from Craft Workshops:Thank you for coming to the workshop again Prue - a delight to see you as always. I'm very pleased you enjoyed the stained glass day and your dragonfly is wonderful! Look forward to seeing you again in the workshop soon :)
Lovely, enjoyable course made particularly so by Sally who was so helpful, inspirational and supportive throughout. Really inspired to go further. Thanks Sally for being so welcoming.
Response from Craft Workshops:Thank you Paula - great to meet you and also for you to have some 'down-time' creating in the workshop. Look forward to perhaps seeing you for an improver session in the future :)
Once again a great class with Sally. Having never cut glass or soldered before I did wonder what I might achieve. But I was not disappointed. Sally kept us on track re time and was as friendly, knowledgeable and helpful as always.
With a small group (of 2) we had heaps of 1-1 support and I managed to make a Robin! And much to my amazement it really looked like a Robin!? Just brilliant 😜👍 I thoroughly enjoyed the day and unreservedly recommend Sally’s courses.
Next course I will be ‘dot painting’ (Mandela) which looks very calming and mindful. Again never painted anything since school but I have confidence in Sally’s teaching and Can’t wait to give it a go, great ‘me time’ 😊
Response from Craft Workshops:You worked so hard on the stained glass Liz - and I was really pleased the robin was amazing and much appreciated too. Looking forward to a more chilled day of dotting paint soon - and hopefully some more glass work in the future too :)
What a great starter course.
Sally was so informative and nothing was too much trouble. She took the time to explain everything so even beginners could make lovely pieces of Fused glass.
Can't wait to do an intermediate course with her.
Thanks for a lovely day.
Response from Craft Workshops:Thank you Sue - what a fab session! Look forward to seeing you when you collect your glass. And look forward to seeing you on an intermediate/improver session soon :)
The best craft workshop I've done to date!! The small class size was definitely a plus point when I booked and better than that, it was one to one when I got there. We got stuck in straight away with step by step instructions from Sally. She broke it all down into stages and explained everything very well. I made 2 Christmas decorations which I'm really pleased with. Sally also very kindly took extra time to show me more of how to do one stage I was particularly interested in. I would thoroughly recommend this course and am looking forward to doing more of Sally's courses in the future.
Response from Craft Workshops:Thank you Sam - that's really fab! So pleased you enjoyed the day in the Workshop and that you got lots of help and encouragement where you needed it so you took home two very good finished pieces of stained glass decoration. You are a natural with a soldering iron that's for sure! Look forward to seeing you again soon :)
Sally is a wonderful tutor, friendly, welcoming, so knowledgeable - and so generous with all that knowledge! This course is so comprehensive, you get so much value from it. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Response from Craft Workshops:Thank you Rachel - I am pleased you had so much value from the course and has helped you take significant steps towards your future business goals.
Thoroughly enjoyable course and well taught. Sally is friendly and easy to talk to. Felt very Covid safe as well. Emails are answered immediately and collection of finished items, at your convenience.
Response from Craft Workshops:Thank you Rosie - it was a lovely workshop, thank you for coming. Look forward to seeing you again in the workshop :)
I really enjoyed our fused glass workshop with Sally.
The three hours flew by!
Sally's method of teaching us the basics and how to use the tools certainly gave me inspiration and confidence for my starter session.
I was particularly impressed with it being a very small (3) class as this allowed Sally more time to help and guide each one of us.
I was so absorbed creating my two pieces that I didn't stop for a coffee break!
Sally has now inspired me to book an introductory class in stained glass sometime soon : )
Response from Craft Workshops:Thank you Deb - it was great to meet you and pleased you enjoyed the workshop. Look forward to seeing you again soon!
Sally made it very easy to understand the basics and from there to get into the creative process. Very quickly I found myself quite absorbed and the time flew by. Great fun and I would heartily recommend the workshop.
Response from Craft Workshops:Thank you for your review Kim - it was great to meet you both and your fused glass pieces are lovely!
Sally was a brilliant tutor and her enthusiasm for working with glass was infectious. She gave us lots of information in an easily understood way and was very generous with her help and ideas. She really wanted to get the best from her students. The morning flew past and I left with a great sense of achievement. I am looking forward to booking more workshops with Sally and cannot recommend her highly enough.
Response from Craft Workshops:Thank you for your wonderful review Angela - I am really pleased you enjoyed the Workshop and look forward to seeing you again for more workshop fun in the future :)
This is a fabulous course. As a total beginner at this craft, with the lovely Sally’s help and guidance, I left at the end of the day with an amazing piece of stained glass which I’m thrilled with and proud of. Sally is a superb tutor and shared her skills and knowledge and was on hand to help, assist and advise throughout the course - I even managed to use a soldering iron for the first time ever! I was so impressed with Sally’s support and encouragement during every step of the process and appreciated the strict health & safety regime that Sally insisted on to keep me safe during the course.
Response from Craft Workshops:Thank you for your lovely review. You created a wonderful stained glass saling boat which you should be very proud of - well done! Look forward to seeing you in the workshop again soon :)
I attended the course - an Introduction to stained glass for complete beginners (copper foil method) and very successfully made a beautiful gnome.
I was a complete beginner. Sally was extremely attentive and I felt very guided by her throughout the day. Many of the skills needed to make the stained glass gnome were very intricate and as the group was small, Sally was always on-hand to help.
We had a very enjoyable time and left Sally's workshop feeling very proud.
Response from Craft Workshops:Thank you Hilary - we did have a lovely day and your stained glass was amazing! From total beginner to completed gnome decoration in a day - well done :)