We thoroughly enjoyed spending the day at Bonds with Denise and the rest of the group of crafters! Everyone was so lovely and Denise was a fantastic teacher. The lunch was great and the afternoon cake and coffee was a treat. Thank you so much Denise for such a fab day! We are both absolutely thrilled with our hares, can't believe we've made them, feel super-proud! It was great seeing all of the needlefelt animals lined up at the end of the day; they all looked amazing but so different with their own personalities. I'd really recommend this course, Denise was lovely and really helpful and I'm really looking forward to starting needlfelt projects at home! Xx
Thank you for such a brilliant review Helen - so pleased you enjoyed your day and are ready to go on to your next needle felt project. Don't forget to send me some pics, I'd love to see where you take what you learnt with me. Dx
I found the course AMAZING! I had so much fun and created something I never thought I could before. It was so exciting seeing how it gradually transformed into something quite spectacular. It really felt like i was going on an adventure with my own little friend.
Thank you so much for guiding me every step of the way and I had a great time
Thank you Johnnie! You added even more fun to the day by keeping everyone on track, you were incredibly fast - I'm so happy you enjoyed it and got so much out of it. Looking forward to seeing what you go on to next! Dx
We had a lovely time at Denise's workshop making hares. It was surprisingly simple to do and very soon these dear little hares, each one different began to appear. It was very satisfying doing the little individual touches that made each one unique. We learnt a number of different techniques along the way. My son aged 10 was completely engaged all day and was very very happy with his hare when we got home. I'd recommend this workshop to anyone. Thanks Denise, I'm sure we'll come again.
This course was a retirement gift from my colleagues and I had the most amazing day. Alongside two other lovely ladies I created my own little masterpiece-it looks good enough to show off to everyone!
Denise immediately welcomes you, guides and encourages you,and turns you into a crafty gal all within a day!
Don’t dither around - book yourself onto a course now! You won’t regret it!
Thank you Bonnie for such a fantastic review - I'm so pleased you enjoyed your day. AND I hope it's the start of lots of wooly creations now you have more time, don't forget to send me some pics of whatever you go on to next, enjoy! Dx
My daughter and I had an amazing day with Denise making our little woodland friends ! This was a wonderful experience with a lovely lady who made us feel relaxed and comfortable throughout the day.It was a great opportunity to learn a new skill which we both thoroughly enjoyed . Lunch and a delicious afternoon cake and cuppa complimented the experience! Looking forward to the next time !
Had a wonderful day felting. Denise is a very good tutor and patient. She has everything you might need at her fingertips and lots of felting examples to spur one on. Felting is great. It needs a bit of patience while building up the animal but the result can be personalised to get the character you want. Denise is the enabler!! She also understands how necessary beverages and biscuits are to the creative process.
This was my second course with Denise and loved it just as much as the first! Came home with a wonderful fox brooch which looks lovely! Denise is a fab teacher and very patient! If you've never tried needle felting definitely try one of Denise's courses, but similarly if you are experienced you can improve your skills!
What a great day! I'd never tried needle felting before. I didn't think there was much chance of producing such a cute animal as Denise had in the images, but it's a testament to her skills in needle felting and teaching that I am now the proud owner of a pretty cool Frankie Fox. It was a really relaxed atmosphere and we had lovely food too. I'm wondering what excuse I can come up with to book another session in soon. Thank you Denise.
Good fun and surprisingly easy to pick up, -even for a novice-, thanks to Denise’s clear instructions and friendly manner. The pace was just right, my friends and I managed to each create our very own little woodland creature and were able to take home our needles and some additional material, in case we wanted to personalise them even more. (The options are endless!)
It was really lovely to meet Denise, who is great company, and the calm, almost serene, workshop environment left me feeling very relaxed.
I was lucky enough to score a 1-1 tutorial at Bonds near Stratford upon Avon. Immediately I felt at ease and was shown the tools, had an explanation of the different wools and had chosen my animal (a hare).
I was amazed at how much work goes into these little characters, but although the body took quite a while to felt down, we chatted, had s cup of tea and the time flew by.
I managed to get sooo much character into Walter (my hare) and he suddenly had a personality and style to boot.
Lunch was from Bonds' cafe, with s choice of sandwiches and drinks. Later we had cake too!
I cannot recommend the Crafty Gal workshop enough. Informative, relaxed, fun and addictive!
Thoroughly enjoyed my day, from beginning to end, and I adore my little felted Badger too. The venue and lunch (and the cake!) were excellent, but most of all Denise was so encouraging and patient, and has completely inspired me to do more needle felting, so I’m hoping to put my Crafty Gal Kit to good use soon. Thanks again 😊
What a great day. So much fun and amazed and delighted at the end result all thanks to Denise. My little hare is very special and has pride of place.
I was a complete beginner but am now totally hooked. Everyone should have a go and no better place or teacher to visit than Denise at Bonds.
I'm not very artistic, and presumed I would end up making something which would have no resemblance to a hare, but found Denise guiding us wonderfully and I manage to create an amazing hare, that I can't stop admiring! Time flew by, Denise was a great teacher, lunch, tea, coffee cake were spot on. I would definitely recommend the course. We were sent home with a pack for us to create another master piece and information where to buy more supplies if needed.
Thank you for a great day Denise.
I'm completely new to any craft let alone needle felting so it's a testament to the tutor, Denise who was also a fabulous host, that I came away with a rather lovely hare if I do say so myself! The welcome, hospitality, location and lunch was just lovely. I can't believe how absorbing it was. I think I'll be back for a more, just which one to make next?! Very highly recommended.
Denise is a great teacher, I started the day doubtful that I could make Harry the hare but with Denise's enthusiasm and expertise I did. Very enjoyable, good location and a very tasty lunch. Great fun and I now want to do more. Thank you
I had a lovely day with Denise, a bunch of lovely ladies and Norman, my awesome hare! I've never considered myself as being creative and I can't believe what I made after only a few hours.
Thanks Denise! xxx
This was an excellent course. Before I attended, I was doubtful of my own ability but I came away from the course pleased with the hare I had made. I am confident that I can continue with this new found skill with the wool I bought at the end of the day.
The whole day was most enjoyable, including the lunch. Everything was clearly explained and we were helped at each new stage to progress so that the day flew by and I would love to attend another course. It was fun to do something so different and I look forward to enjoying making more animals. I cannot recommend this course highly enough!