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
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.