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
Absolutely wonderful day, I was amazed what I was able to make, great instruction and a wonderful setting. I've already signed up for my next course.
Julia - - #23756
Response from Crafty Gal:Thank you for the great review Julia. I'm delighted you've booked another workshop and look forward to meeting you again and doing some great needle felting together! Dx
Excellent workshop in a beautiful location. Denise was so welcoming of three generations of women for a birthday treat. The Crafty Gal HQ is wonderfully kitted out and comfortable for this full day course. Plenty of breaks and breathers as we needed, with drinks and cake to boot. Still cannot believe that all three of us managed to make our amazing hares with just wool and needles (and some therapeutic stabbing)! Denise is a truly wonderful teacher and lovely to spend the day with. I would highly recommend this course to craft lovers or any age or skill set and will definitely be looking at returning to add to our collection. Thank you so much Denise x
Hannah T - - #23609
Response from Crafty Gal:Hannah thank you so much for such a wonderful review! It was a fantastic to spend the day with the three of you, and to help celebrate your mums Birthday. I'm delighted that you're keen to do more needle felting, looking forward to seeing what you all do next. Dx
Absolutely brilliant day! We all need a bit of needle felting in our lives and Denise is just the lady to provide it! She is an excellent teacher - very patient, kind and encouraging - and everyone left with an amazing little woodland creature to treasure. This is my 3rd workshop (so you can tell how good they are!) and now have my own trio - hare, fox and badger. I cannot recommend this course highly enough - give it a go , you will not be disappointed. Thank you Denise you are amazing!
Dawn Noke - - #23429
Response from Crafty Gal:Thank you for the fantastic review Dawn! Much appreciated. Your needle felting is incredible, I'm so thrilled you've been inspired enough to take it to the level you have - and can't wait to see what you do next! Dx
An excellent day all round, I thoroughly enjoyed the whole day. Denise gave clear instructions to create our own dogs which all looked fab. And the workshop is just stunning.
Becky - - #23285
Response from Crafty Gal:Thanks for taking the time to review Becky, much appreciated - it was such a fun day, and I'm slightly in love with your dog! A greyhound is definitely on my list! See you again, Dx
My fifth course with Denise - this time “needle felting your dog”.
This was the most challenging yet but as always with Denise’s instruction, help and encouragement I managed to make a really wonderful Rottie!
Denise is warm, welcoming, patient and always ready to lend a hand. The environment at Bonds was amazing with a fabulous lunch.
Roll on the next course!
Judy Ryder - - #22633
Response from Crafty Gal:Your FIFTH workshop with me! Delighted you love it enough to keep coming back Judy, and so thrilled to see how your needle felting is developing, your Rottie was fantastic. Thank you for the lovely review, take care, Dx
A thoroughly enjoyable day spent with Denise at Bonds. As a complete novice, I was sceptical about what I would eventually produce - instead, I was delighted that under Denise’s patient and fun tuition I produced a delightful miniature cockapoo! My family ( knowing my artistic limitations) were amazed! Super lunch and cakes, would heartily recommend day.
Rachel - - #22637
Response from Crafty Gal:It WAS a fun day wasn't it? So pleased you're happy with your little dog and hope it's the start of more fantastic needle felting. Lovely to meet you, and hope to see you again. Dx
I enjoyed the course immensely. Denise took us step by step and giving plenty of help when needed.
I was very pleased with my hare.
Although it was quite a chilly and rainy day outside it was very cosy in her workshop, and lovely tea and cake.
Would love to come again.
Julia Yarrow - - #22652
Response from Crafty Gal:Thank you so much for the lovely review Julia, it was nice and cosy in my workshop that day! Your hare was so sweet, I hope you do more needle felting and so glad you enjoyed your introduction to this magical craft.
I had a really lovely day at Bonds with Denise at Crafty gal. The course was well organised, personal and most of all fun. I came away really pleased with what I had achieved and armed with enough knowledge to have a go on my own.
Lunch, tea and cake were provided and delicious.
Thanks for a great day.
Jenny Harris - - #22372
Response from Crafty Gal:Thank you Jenny for such a lovely review, it really is the icing on the cake after a great workshop. Your hare was SO good, I hope you keep it up, or indeed come back to me for more!!!! Dx
The Crafty Gal felting workshop was a gift from my family for my 70th birthday. I had a most enjoyable day. Denise was an excellent tutor, her friendly patient and clear explanation of the different stages of the craft was very helpful for newcomers, enabling us to be very proud of our efforts and pleased with the result.
I highly recommend this felting workshop.
Pat Pilkington - - #22368
Response from Crafty Gal:Thank you Pat for the fabulous review - you were an absolute joy to teach, I had as much fun as you did I promise! I hope your hare is keeping well, and behaving himself!!!! Hope to see you again at another workshop, Dx
Yet again a wonderful day with a wonderful lady.
I cannot speak highly enough of Denise and her expertise, but I think I keep coming back because of the fun and relaxed atmosphere she creates too. If I could do it every week I would.
Looking at the perfectly formed little animals on the table may feel daunting, but you end up creating something with its own personality in your own style. A challenge, but one that is pleasurable with an outcome you will be proud of for years to come.
Kitten Von Mew - - #22366
Response from Crafty Gal:Thank you so much for such another fantastic review Kitten, very much appreciated! It was so lovely to see you and your mum again, great fun to spend the day with you, Dx
Wow, what a wonderful day making Harold the hare!
I didn’t realise what a fantastic day this would be.
I must say I can’t remember the last time I used my hands to be creative, so I’m an absolute beginner at needle felting. Denise was very patient, methodical and attentive and I came away feeling proud of my attempt at the end of the day.
What a whimsical setting the workshop is in too.
Plenty of refreshments and generous amounts of delightful cakes!
Sandra Cotton - - #20647
Response from Crafty Gal:Thank you Sandra for such a lovely review - it was a fun day and your little hares was gorgeous, I particularly liked the white detail on his little cardigan, very original! I hope you go on to do more needle felting, Dx
What a wonderful day spent learning this new skill. Denise was brilliant as our teacher and host. Our new little doggy friends, Dolly and Cedric are safely home and impressing all who see them.
We would highly recommend the workshop for any ability as Denise is there on hand to help sort you out.
Many thanks for the wonderful day and lovely homemade cakes.
Caroline and Tracey - - #20579
Response from Crafty Gal:SO thrilled you both enjoyed your day - your little dogs were gorgeous, you really captured the characters. I look forward to seeing pics of your next projects! Always here if you need a steer, just drop me an email, Denise x
What a fun and creatively productive day. The atmosphere was relaxed and every now and again, it went very quiet while we all concentrated on our woodland creatures as they gradually developed their own character. It has inspired me to find out more about the craft. Would strongly recommend to anyone.
Jenny C - - #20269
Response from Crafty Gal:Thanks Jenny, delighted you enjoyed your day so much. I know there's a lot of ground to cover in one day but it was fantastic how you all embraced the techniques and went for it! Dx
Amazing day with Denise, Great fun & I am hooked on this wonderful craft !
Definitely recommend !!
tracie wright - - #20120
Response from Crafty Gal:Tracie it was a pleasure to spend the day with you, so happy you loved needle felting and can't wait to see what you make next! Dx
My friend and I attended the course last week at Bonds. We both made the hare. Denise is brilliant, very friendly and helpful and patient. She taught us lots of different skills needed to make the hare. Felting is great fun and everyone managed to complete a very detailed cute hare. Lunch was delicious. The day is relaxed and great fun, we are planning our next course to learn some more advanced skills.
Hilary Lucas - - #19854
Response from Crafty Gal:Thank you for the fantastic review Hilary! It was lovely to meet you both and spend the day needle felting with you - your hares were SO cute. I'm looking forward to seeing you both again to take your needle felting to the next level, Dx
Had a great day felting a fox, Denise was the perfect tutor. I had never done this before and was amazed that I made a little fox. I shall be carrying on with this as a new hobby, my aim is to needle felt a beagle one day.
Great course I would recommend it to anyone. I learnt so much.
Thank you Denise.
Jackie Underwood - - #19623
Response from Crafty Gal:Thanks Jackie! So happy you enjoyed your day and want to keep needle felting - don't forget to email me some pics of your next project! Hope to see you again, Dx