A lovely day needle felting in the beautiful countryside with Denise who made us all so very welcome. I am thrilled with my squirrel and I am looking forward to doing more needle felting. Thank you for all your help and the wonderful cakes and tea. A really enjoyable day.
Mrs Mandy Beacham - - #29668
Denise made this workshop such an enjoyable experience. As a complete beginner being brought a kit as a gift I was reluctant to try it; not knowing where to start! I thoroughly enjoyed my day and definitely have the bug now, I can't wait to get stuck in to my next project.
Thank you so much Denise for being so welcoming, you are very approachable, patient and a great host who fully supports and advises you even after your workshop. I am already looking forward to booking another session with you and have recommended this to my friends and family.
Smantha Frith - - #29567
Response from Crafty Gal:Ah thank you so much Sam, great to hear that you enjoyed your day, and you're coming back for more! Needle felting certainly is addictive, glad it's not just me that thinks that! Dx
Fabulous day with Denise. Such a relaxed atmosphere and so easy to follow. We got to choose our 'animal' that we wanted to create, which was great. I did a badger which I was really really pleased with. We all started off chatting etc, by the afternoon there was deathly silence! We were all so engrossed in our needle felting. We learnt quite a few tricks of the trade and everyone's was different. I would definitely recommend Denise's courses. Lovely place, great atmosphere, easy to follow and great home made cake. Have a go! I am definitely hooked, or is it barbed!
Sharon Morris - - #29479
Response from Crafty Gal:Thank you Sharon! It was fantastic to meet you and spend the day needle felting with you, I'm thrilled it's only the beginning for you in the world of needle felting! Dx
Really enjoyed every part of the course, the people, atmosphere and the tuition. Going forward I will definitely continue with the felting.
Maureen - - #29469
Response from Crafty Gal:Delighted to hear that Maureen, great to meet you and spend the day needle felting with you, Dx
What a wonderful day at Crafty Gal HQ - a warm greeting, an inspiring space, lovely company, fantastic cakes and I just loved the entire process of creating my moon gazing hare. Denise made me feel so very welcome, comfortable and inspired. Step by step process, very easy to follow and I'm delighted with the outcome. I hope to return!
Niki - - #29481
Response from Crafty Gal:Thank you Niki for such a wonderful review - I enjoyed it as much as you did! Great to meet you, and your Moon Struck Hare! Dx
Denise, thank you for a brilliant day needle felting at Bonds!
I really enjoyed the day, the time flew by. Your direction on making our woodland critters was great, we all came away with fantastic little felt characters. I’m already planning my next creation. The facilities were good and Bonds was easy to get to.
All in all, a really worthwhile experience!
Tess - - #29412
Response from Crafty Gal:So happy you had such a great day Tess. Good to meet you and see you needle Felting so brilliantly! Denise x
I was so excited to receive the gift of a day learning a new craft.
The day without exception was brilliant from start to finish.
Denise gudies you through expertly. The atmosphere is relaxing and the workshop's displays inspire you to create.
I couldn't believe how professional my hare looked at the end.
Her homemade treats were delicious .
Will be saving my pennies for a return visit.
A huge thankyou Denise ,
If you have have ever been interested in needle felting, book this day course now.
Yvonne Robbins - - #28602
My friend and I had a really enjoyable day. We definitely learnt the basics of needle felting from Denise which we will hopefully build on. We were both surprised and delighted by what we managed to achieve. Lunch and cake excellent too!😊
Margaret Commons - - #28182
I had a great time working with a group of like minded, dog loving people under the excellent guidance of Denise. The atmosphere was relaxed and I was excited with my lovely little Lily the shih tzu! I would recommend Denise’s workshops without exception and I will definitely be returning.
Jane Middleton - - #28106
Response from Crafty Gal:Thank you Jane for such a fantastic review. Your Lily was SOOOOOOO cute, I was sad to see her go! Look forward to doing more needle felting with you, Dx
Great day from start to finish. Atmosphere, pitch, pace and approach all perfect, food exceeded expectations and end result was a small felted creature I am proud to display. If you're going to try felting then try it with Crafty Gal!
Kay Brandist - - #26363
Response from Crafty Gal:What a lovely review Kay! Thank you so much - it was great to meet you, your mum, AND your gorgeous hares! Hope to see you again, Dx
What a great way to spend a day. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole time. Not being a very 'crafty creative person' I was a little apprehensive, however Denise was fantastic, teaching needle felting and encouraging this novice! I'm now hooked and looking forward to having a go at creating a little teddy 🐻 😮. Home made treats throughout the day were fantastic too.
I can't thank Denise enough and would recommend the course to anyone thinking about having a go.
PS my proud hare has pride of place 😅. Thank you Denise.
Shirley Griffin - - #26191
Response from Crafty Gal:Ah thank you so much Shirley! I'm thrilled you enjoyed your day with me, and are now embarking on your own needle felting adventure! Don't forget to send me pics, would love to see how you get on. Have fun! Dx
What an excellent day. I had never needle felted before and was really pleased with the results. I came away with a fabulous hare! Denise runs the day in a relaxed atmosphere and guides you through each process to ensure you complete the course. It’s fun and relaxed and I would highly recommend a day with Craft Gal.
Ps. She bakes amazing sweet treats too!
Sue REID - - #26139
Response from Crafty Gal:Ah thank you so much Sue! It was great to meet you too, and spend such a fun day with you. Your hare was SO sweet. Good luck with the alpaca wool - be sure to send me some pics! Dx
What a fabulous day I had on Saturday.
Denise had thought of everything, Name-pebbles, a huge jar of delicious cookies, coffee on tap and afternoon tea.
And this was before we got down to making our own dog in felt. I believe all of us thought we would never achieve the desired result, but with Denise's guidance and example dogs to work with, the results were fantastic
Thank you Denise, cannot wait to do some more!
Suzanne Hedges - - #25433
Response from Crafty Gal:Thank you for taking the time to write a review Suzanne, much appreciated. It was such a fun day, you all created such a brilliant atmosphere and your dog was SO good. I’m really pleased you’re going to do more. Dx
Simply loved my felting course with Denise! It was my first attempt at needle felting, but Denise made me feel very welcome, she's a lovely lady and sitting next to her in her beautiful workshop inspired me to create a beautiful little dog, very happy with the result.
After posting the photos on my FB page, two of my friends want one too! Denise, thank you for the wonderful day and I'm looking forward to create my next project...…. xx
Lisette Geelkens - - #25210
Response from Crafty Gal:So pleased you're so happy with your little chiwawa, she's is gorgous. It was a lovely day, hope to see you again, but in the meantime look forward to seeing what you go on to create next. Have fun! Dx
This was my second course with Denise and I thoroughly enjoyed it. She is an excellent teacher with plenty of patience and a good sense of humour. I'm amazed, even though I have little experience, how great my Hare looks. It's so good to go home with a completed project at the end of the day, and he's such a handsome fella too. It was an enjoyable day from start to finish. Great company and lovely refreshments too. I think I'm hooked, I'm already looking at another course to attend.
Dez - - #24863
Response from Crafty Gal:Thanks for the review Dez, very much appreciated. I'm so pleased you're carrying on with the needle felting, and can't wait to see what you do next! Have fun, Dx
If you fancy spending the day in lovely surroundings, with good company, a steady supply of delicious homemade goodies and you would like to learn a new skill then this is the course for you. Denise will guide you through every step of the needle felting process whilst demonstrating her own considerable talents in that department. She has bucketfuls of patience and encouragement, and all the equipment and materials are provided. This isn’t just a taster of what you may achieve in the future, you will take home an adorable woodland creature of which you can feel justifiably proud. I was thrilled with my wonderful hare. Denise is a great fun and a great teacher, I wholeheartedly recommend her classes.
Linda Evans - - #24658
Response from Crafty Gal:Linda thank you so much for such a lovely review - I'm so happy you enjoyed your day and hope to see you again. Happy needle felting in the meantime! Dx
Thoroughly enjoyed this needle felting course - needle felt your dog - with Denise. I had never tried needle felting before but with Denise’s clear guidance and advice I was able to create a mini version of my dog that I am so pleased with! It was a really enjoyable day, with a lovely group of people, great venue at Bonds, good food and I would highly recommend.
Colleen Abell - - #23972
Thanks to Denise for her expert guidance during the recent "Standing Dog" needle crafting course at Bonds Lifestyle. It was a pretty intense but highly enjoyable day. Denise's calm nature and obvious artistic skills took us through each step to ensure that everyone achieved a model dog well above their personal expectation to take home. I would recommend this course to all, those new to needle felting and those who are already hooked on this craft. Great to meet new people, the location was perfect and food service plentiful and of good quality.
Susan Swann - - #23959
I had wonderful day with like minded people, chatting and crafting our feltie dogs.
Denise was a brilliant teacher, nothing was to hard and she made sure we were all happy with each stage of the creation of our dogs. The results where impressive, we all managed to produce a miniature likeness to our own dogs, they were all so cute.
The setting at Bonds was so peaceful and relaxed, the lunch and tea time treats where tasty and just what you need to keep up the concentration level.
I highly recommended this course, even if you don't have your own dog and you would like to do one off special pressie for some you love.
Dawn - - #23949
A day of crafting relaxation in an inspirationall environment with a fantastic host.
Denise is a very talented lady who puts you at ease straight away.
Even if you've never needle felted before you will leave at the end of the day with a wonderful creation.
Dezney Burrows - - #23797
Response from Crafty Gal:Thanks Dez! It was so good to meet you, your dog was fantastic - as you know I was tempted to kidnap! Hope to see you again, but happy needle felting in the meantime! Dx