Crafters Cottage Holmfirth reviews

28 Aug 22'

Stacyann reviewed: Natural soap & cosmetic products workshop with Afternoon tea & refreshments throughout the day

"Hello, l had a wonderful experience at this course, l really enjoyed it me and my daughter, she wouldn't stop telling me what a lovely time she had. The lunch was amazing we ate our belly full, lol but otherwise the course was totally worth it. Jools was very funny, she takes her time with you she goes through it over and over. She answers all my questions, she's a very kind, wonderful, and a beautiful lady. Thanks jools for making me enjoy myself. Sincerely, Stacyann and Hannahleah "

28 Aug 22'

Louise reviewed: Natural soap & cosmetic products workshop with Afternoon tea & refreshments throughout the day

"This course was fab and we came away with enough soap and body butter for months! Brilliant course with loads of variety and suitable for total beginners. Jools is really friendly and knowledgable. Lunch was enormous so leave lots of room for delicious goodies!"

2 Aug 22'

Sue Chater reviewed: Container candlemaking course and wax melts with afternoon tea

"A very enjoyable day spent with 5 strangers, two friends and one tutor. We learnt so many things connected to successful candle making through the expertise and knowledge of our friendly tutor. The time went so quickly but it slowed down to eat our picnic tea and then off we went candle making again. We finished the course as new friends and very proud owners of our candles."

1 Aug 22'

Sheryl reviewed: Container candlemaking course and wax melts with afternoon tea

"My daughter and I attended the Candle Making course on 31st July and really enjoyed it. What a lovely, friendly atmosphere and a perfect setting. Julie is a great teacher. There were clear and easy to follow demonstrations and we're over the moon with our makes. Afternoon tea was provided and was good. Also thanks to Janet who was assisting Julie. Can't wait to get started making our own candles to gift to friends and family."

8 May 22'

Patricia reviewed: Container candlemaking course and wax melts with afternoon tea

"Loved this class. Julie supplied everything we needed to make beautiful candles and melts, including dried flowers, glitter and scents. Had a lovely, relaxed few hours and copious amounts of tea (we were all tea bellies) from Jane (Julie's lovely assistant). Lunch was a lovely picnic box which included sandwiches, cake, savoury biscuits, yogurts, fresh fruit and fruit tarlets plus bottled water..... and more tea!! Would definitely recommend this course, not just for those wishing to start their own business but also those of us that just want to create candles and melts for family and friends - and ourselves."

29 Mar 22'

DiR reviewed: Container candlemaking course and wax melts with afternoon tea

"Lots of useful tips and advice Friendly atmosphere Great variety of candles and melts made during the workshop"

20 Mar 22'

Paul and Adele reviewed: Container candlemaking course and wax melts with afternoon tea

"We thoroughly enjoyed this course. Julie was extremely knowledgeable, provided us with clear instructions about the candle and melt making process. The craft day was structured with high quality materials and we were given the opportunity to let loose our creative flair! Even the lunch Julie provided was delicious and good quality; we'd highly recommend this course to anyone considering booking."

7 Mar 22'

Lucy reviewed: Container candlemaking course and wax melts with afternoon tea

"A fantastic day from start to finish. The hosts and teachers were super welcoming, very knowledgable and happy to share the information. The products used were great, and oils smelled devine. So looking forward to using my melts and candles. The lunch was yummy, and very filling and lots of tea and coffee available. Highly recommend this workshop"

1 Mar 22'

Ruth Hurley reviewed: Natural soap & cosmetic products workshop with Afternoon tea & refreshments throughout the day

"We really loved the soap making course. The setting was so cute, Julie and Janet were so friendly and we really appreciated having so many choices of scents and embeds to play with. We came away with a variety of hand made products, feeling like we learned loads and had great fun"

14 Feb 22'

Kate Fiddes reviewed: Container candlemaking course and wax melts with afternoon tea

"Wow ! What an absolutely fabulous Saturday. Julie was an amazing hostess, talented and extremely knowledgeable. I went wanting a little insight to the candle making business and have come away very excited . The morning and afternoon was fun and relaxing and very therapeutic! Afternoon tea was a delight and was presented so beautifully. This course was not only informative it was an absolute bargain as you get take take home all your goodies . It was such a pleasure meeting all the wonderful ladies who were also on the course . I will definitely be back . Thanks again to Julie and her team ."

13 Feb 22'

Emma reviewed: Container candlemaking course and wax melts with afternoon tea

"Wow what a fantastic workshop. Julie goes above and beyond to help you to create some beautiful candles and wax melts. She is incredibly talented and knowledgable. She made the session fun and enjoyable. The afternoon tea was delicious too. I would highly recommend and thought it was great value for money!"

28 Oct 21'

Lisa W reviewed: Natural soap & cosmetic products workshop with Afternoon tea & refreshments throughout the day

"I thoroughly enjoyed making soaps, bath salts, bath bombs and body butters with Julie. I liked the fact that we made everything using oils so the duration of the products made will last longer. Julie shared so much including her templates, the products she makes including how to make a holder for soaps without the use of scissors. Lunch was beautifully served, it was a fun and very informative day. Julie also shared her suppliers and recipes in a timely manner. Thank you so much for a great day!"

28 Oct 21'

Heather Janet Church reviewed: Natural soap & cosmetic products workshop with Afternoon tea & refreshments throughout the day

"Great in many ways 1) Instructor made you feel at ease 2) Location was absolutely adorable and craft inducing 3) Lovely lunch although the only comment I would make is a little more savoury and less sweet perhaps? It was sandwiches then cake, yoghurt, tart and fruit. Perhaps swap the tart or cake for some crisps? 4) A lot more to take home then I realised. Definitely great value for money and I will be booking more courses like this."

21 Sep 21'

Helen reviewed: Container candlemaking course and wax melts with afternoon tea

"I booked the candle making course as a birthday surprise and was not disappointed. Julie is a welcoming friendly host who puts you at ease right from the word go. We made some lovely candles and melts and learnt a lot thanks to Julie's extensive knowledge. We also left rather full due to lovely afternoon tea provided. Thanks Julie for a lovely day. Perfect!"

10 Jul 21'

Jane Stubbs reviewed: Natural soap & cosmetic products workshop with Afternoon tea & refreshments throughout the day

"Had such a lovely day with Julie. There were 5 of us in the group and we were all made to feel very welcome with a cup of tea/coffee on arrival. The location was easy to find, parking was easy to locate and the cottage itself was a charm. We all had our own space where all the equipment and our first set of "creative" ingredients were laid out ready. To begin with we were made a soap load using the liquid soap method. Julie went into great detail, explaining the different methods of soap making before we moved onto creating our own soap scented with uplifting grapefruit. There were various colours to chose from, all natural, and lots of different embeds and embellishments to choose from. I went for poppy seeds and calendula. I was very pleased with the final result, which cut into 5 bars of soap. From there we went on to make a lip balm, body scrub, body butter, bath bomb and bath salts. Julie provided all the pots and labels needed and we were handed instructions on each to take away with us. The lunch we had was wonderful. It was a shame that Covid prevented the "afternoon tea", but they picnic hamper style box we each had was lovely, with sandwiches, cake, fruits, and a pastry along with a mug of tea. All in all a fabulous day. I would definitely recommend and will certainly be looking to take part in some of the other courses run by Julie."

28 May 21'

Vivian Dalessandro reviewed: Natural soap & cosmetic products workshop with Afternoon tea & refreshments throughout the day

"I had a lovely day, Julie does a fantastic job, she makes you feel at ease, very helpful. They made a really nice lunch, and we took home lots of goodies that we had made. I would recommend to family and friends, well worth the money!"

13 Oct 20'

Georgia reviewed: Container candlemaking course and wax melts with afternoon tea

"First of all the cottage is in the most idyllic location, which just sets the tone for the day. Jules was extremely welcoming and even under the strange new normal of covid related restrictions, we felt extremely safe and comfortable in the workshop room. I am looking to start selling candles in the future and so was hoping to learn everything I needed to know to give me the confidence to start - and Julie did not disappoint! She shared all of the essentials, but also so many extra hints and tips for the perfect candle - even how to keep spend per candle to a minimum for maximum profitability and which suppliers to use for what! Myself and my step mum had such a fun day and it definitely gave me the confidence to come home and continue building on the skills I had learnt. Thanks so much and we will be back again I'm sure!"

16 Mar 20'

Judith Midgley reviewed: Natural (cold process) soap making workshop with afternoon tea

"Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Julie was patience personified and we all came away with a bagful of splendid soaps. The natural oils and essences gave the finished product an uplifting perfume not like the mass manufactured soaps which are often overloaded. Lovely afternoon tea and a quirky venue with lots of other goodies to buy."

11 Mar 20'

Anne reviewed: Natural (cold process) soap making workshop with afternoon tea

"Having attended Julies “melt and pour” course earlier this year I was keen to continue my soap making experience. Initially apprehensive about the face masks, protective goggles and gloves, Julie soon put us all at ease with school level chemistry. Julie explained each stage of the cold process eloquently and answered every question - even the most basic 🤦‍♀️. Before lunch we had already made one batch of soap, adding fragrance and colour. Lunch was styled like afternoon tea which was absolutely delicious and plentiful. Afterwards we made another batch of soap - more confident now with our new found experience we could easily experiment with colours, scents and additives such as poppy seeds for exfoliating. Some people were there for the experience and others there like myself trying to make it into a second income stream. Julie gave me lots of labelling and legal advise without hesitation. I highly recommend this and other courses."

11 Mar 20'

Rachel Shaw reviewed: Natural (cold process) soap making workshop with afternoon tea

"I attended the cold process soap course (March 2020) and it was great. Once we'd got over the unfounded fear of chemistry we had a creative afternoon making up a couple of batches of soap. The pace of the course was good- relaxed but no time wasted. I enjoyed the midday break for afternoon tea, lovely. All in all a very pleasant way to spend 4 hours. Julie's teaching was excellent and she imparted so much knowledge I now feel confident enough to have a go at home. We shared out the soaps made by us, so all ended up with about 9 bars each to take home."

23 Feb 20'

Laura reviewed: Container candlemaking course and wax melts with afternoon tea

"Loved my time doing the candle making course here - Julie and Janet really looked after us and it was interesting as well as fun. So happy with all my creations I got to take home with me, and they all smell incredible. The lunch spread was also brilliant, so make sure you go hungry! A brilliant course, and also the shop was lovely - make sure you have a look around for some things to buy too. Thanks so much ladies x"

28 Jan 20'

Jackie Pollitt reviewed: Natural soap & cosmetic products workshop with Afternoon tea & refreshments throughout the day

"I did this course with my mum and sisters recently and we all thoroughly enjoyed the whole day. Jules is a natural at teaching, the atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly and all four of us were really pleased with the products we made and took home. The icing on the cake was the afternoon tea which was delicious! It's the second course we have done with Jules and Jan and we can thoroughly recommend it - a great day out!"

Crafters Cottage Holmfirth responded:

" Thank you so much Jackie for your lovely review and so glad you all enjoyed the course you were a fabulous family group who were a pleasure to have at Crafters Cottage xx"

22 Jan 20'

Fiona reviewed: Container candlemaking course and wax melts with afternoon tea

"I really enjoyed this course. The setting was really lovely, great welcome and fun and productive day. Julie is so knowledgeable about her subject, and patient and generous and funny too. Recommended to anyone from those who want to set up a candle making business to those who want to dabble and have a go. Thank you."

8 Jan 20'

Jill reviewed: Natural soap & cosmetic products workshop with Afternoon tea & refreshments throughout the day

"A great introduction into making soaps, bath salts and body butters. I left the course with products I had made and was inspired to learn more about making my own soaps, bath salts and body butters at home. As a result, my friends and family all received 'zero plastic' hand made toiletries this Xmas. Also, lunch was fabulous, thank you."

23 Nov 19'

Gemma Turner reviewed: Natural soap & cosmetic products workshop with Afternoon tea & refreshments throughout the day

"Such a cute little venue. Arrived to teas and coffees and a table laid out so beautifully ready for our afternoon tea later. The group was great, Julie and Janet got us all settled in and we were all chatting together in no time. Plenty of time was given for making each product and Julie was friendly, knowledgeable and happy to take questions. Everything was easy enough to make - no prior skills needed, just an interest. We all made one of everything so could pick out own scents/colours for each product. I came home with loads of new knowledge and a surprisingly large amount of each product (would have cost me a fortune for similar in a certain natural high street cosmetics store)! The afternoon tea was divine, our requests were catered for. Every detail had been thought of, everything ran smoothly and it was a brilliant day. The cost felt a bit of a stretch for my budget, but I really wanted to do it, so i went for it. So glad i did! When you add up the skills learnt to make future products, the afternoon tea, the fun had and the cost of the products you come away with - worth every penny and then some! Excellent value, excellent time had and i can't wait for my ingredients to arrive so i can start playing (oops I mean making) at home. I would be delighted to recommend this to anyone & everyone! Thank you!"

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