I really enjoyed this course. Melanie's instructions were really clear and even though it was online it was fun working alongside the other participants. The kit had everything needed to make the picture, with plemty left over for another one. Unwrapping the felt picture I had created was very satisfying - quite magical how the wisps of wool laid down on the bubble-wrap turn into a piece of art. It was great to be able to join this from my kitchen and I hope Melanie will continue to run these online even when it's possible to have face to face courses again.
Lovely 3 hours with a great instructor who was patient and inspiring
The kit that Melanie provided was excellent. Lots of lovely yarns, very well collated to allow lots of scope/flexibility and enough for 2 pictures. Beautifully presented too and kind to the environment.
The course was excellent. Very friendly, the right pace and really good, clear instructions. The instruction booklet is also very good so I feel confident that I will be able to do more on my own. Melanie has lots of good advice about embellishing, stitching/embroidery etc as well, so I am really looking forward to finishing this project off.
I thoroughly enjoyed this course and recommend it wholeheartedly.
This was a fun course - I learned so much and Melanie was a brilliant teacher. It worked well over zoom and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending it.
This was a brilliant experience throughout. The kit was sent in good time and was really good quality. It included a step by step visual guide which was well put together and very helpful.
The zoom call was brilliant. Content was spot on. Mel has a great way of explaining each step and it was really nice to work through the same steps with others. Next best thing to face to face. Able to have a chat at the same time.
I am super pleased with my final piece of felt. Mel explained how to go on to embellish the work. The tips were helpful and gave me confidence to finish the project.
I can’t wait to make my next piece.
Would highly recommend this course.
Response from Crafts in the Valley:Thank you for the lovely review! Happy Felting x
A gift for my birthday, and what a fabulous experience it was. Melanie sent through a super kit full or beautiful wool for the session and all the bits you would need. A clear booklet with pictures to keep and help to remind you of the step by step process. Melanie was friendly, encouraging and answered the questions I had. The end results was quite special and I really cant wait to try this again on my own.
A super course that has been well thought out and is very easy to follow. The three hours went so quickly, but not feeling rushed at all. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone interested in giving something new a go. Thank you Melanie.
Response from Crafts in the Valley:Thank you for your great review. It was a lovely spending the afternoon online with you, being creative and chatting!
The whole experience was excellent - the kit was amazing, and, as this was all new to me I was a bit apprehensive! However the online session with Mel was fabulous, so relaxing and friendly, with the step by step demonstrations I was able to produce a piece of work with lovely colours which I am very happy with. Looking forward to trying my second creation! Great medium and value, well done Melanie.
I had a lovely afternoon last week creating my first felt landscape. The kit that came in advance was beautifully put together and instruction book so thorough. The online class went at a gentle pace and let me thoroughly enjoy the experience. I am so delighted with my finished landscape and the kit came with enough extra to do another one so I could involve my 10 year old too! There are two happy felters in my house after this course. I would highly recommend it!
I thoroughly enjoyed my online session with Melanie and would greatly recommend to anyone wanting to learn a new skill and experiment!! Melanie presented easy to understand instructions in a lovely engaging manner and I am very happy with my “work of art!”
online class was good fun, went through process clearly and ended with a good piece if craft that I can continue to work on along with the equipment and basic skills to make further pieces. highly recommemd. Melanie was a lovely tutor.
Response from Crafts in the Valley:Thanks for lovely review. It was great to meet you online. I look forward to seeing your finished felted picture.
A very enjoyable and informative course. Whilst I had done some wet felting before I found plenty to enjoy and learn and Melanie explained clearly how to needle felt.
Response from Crafts in the Valley:Thanks for attending the online workshop and leaving a review! I'm looking forward to seeing your finished textile work. Please send me a photo.
I really enjoyed the Course. My first time with felt and also first zoom tutorial. Was very enjoyable and didn’t feel that it was a remote learning. Melanie is a great teacher and was encouraging throughout with clear instructions as well
Highly recommend it
Response from Crafts in the Valley:Thanks for the great review! And for emailing me a photo of your finished work. Enjoy experimenting with the rest of the wool! Best wishes, Melanie
I have done numerous courses with Melanie and they have all been great. This online workshop was a fab opportunity to do another course with her from the comfort of my own home. Would definitely recommend this to help keep the creative juices flowing throughout winter.
I thoroughly enjoyed doing my on-line felting workshop. I'm probably one of the least arty/crafty people around but with Melanie's instruction and guidance I was able to complete my felting picture (and quite proud of it too!). The written instructions which are issued with the kit beforehand are very detailed and easy to follow. There's enough material in the kit to create two pictures so I'm about to start the second one on my own and I know where I can maybe make some improvements. I definitely recommend the online course.
I can highly recommend Melanie's on-line tuition and felting kit which was good value and contained all I needed. She was helpful and informative. It was great to be able to take part in a class from my kitchen! I am very pleased with my felted landscape and would like to take another class - hopefully in a classroom situation but if lockdown lasts might buy another kit.
Response from Crafts in the Valley:Thanks for your review! Take care, and I hope to see you online or on an in-person course soon.
I highly recommend Melanie's glass fusion workshops after attending two of them with a third to follow in the New Year. Her workshops are fun, informative and very creative and Melanie is a fantastic tutor.
I attended the online felting course earlier this year and I'm hooked! The Zoom course worked surprisingly well and Melanie's instructions were clear and encouraging. She is a great teacher and the course is well designed and clearly communicated.
Response from Crafts in the Valley:Thanks Rosemary! I really appreciate your feedback. xx
My friend & had a lovely half- day workshop learning how to decorate a glass wave.
It was very absorbing & the time just flew past.
Would highly recommend this.
So sad that we can't do the Christmas workshop due to lockdown, but we'll be back !!!
Response from Crafts in the Valley:Great to hear you'll be back to do more fused glass! Thanks for the review xx
A workshop session with Melanie is a joy and an absolute tonic for the soul. The atmosphere is lovely, Melanie is a wonderful teacher and the set up re Covid is so well planned that this is the only workshop setting where I have felt confident & safe. I have been to a few classes now with more booked when lockdown ends and I can’t wait. Can’t recommend highly enough. 💖
Response from Crafts in the Valley:Thanks for the review Miriam, it's great fun having you on the workshops x
Lovely day out on this workshop. Melanie is an excellent teacher and very talented. She was always on hand to answer any questions and very patient. Plenty of ideas and examples for inspiration. Wide range of equipment and materials too. This is my 3rd workshop with melanie and have booked a christmas one as well. It was also good to see how much effort had gone into making the workshops covid safe.