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.
Alison Chantrey - - #15295
Response from Crafty Gal:Thank you SO much Alison, I loved how your confidence grew as the day went on, and your fox started to appear to you! He was SO cute. Denise x
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.
Sylvia Fogg - - #15299
Response from Crafty Gal:Thank you for the fab review Sylvia - the three of you were great fun and the detail on your hare was amazing. Hope to see you again soon. Denise x
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!
Kitten Von Mew - - #15361
Response from Crafty Gal:Thank you so much for such a fantastic review Kitten, it was a fun day and your hare is So stylish - I'm looking forward to seeing you later this week to make the brooch. Denise x
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 😊
Gill Reid-Walker - - #14748
Response from Crafty Gal:I'm delighted you're delighted Gilly! It was a fun day and such a pleasure to help add yet another fantastic craft to your amazing repertoire! Happy crafting!
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.
Vicky - - #14670
Response from Crafty Gal:Great that you enjoyed it so much, I loved that it was the first time you had done anything like it and you left raring to do more! And your hare was so cute, especially his cardigan!!!! x
What a wonderful way to spend a day.
Denise is delightful, very calm and encouraging and helps you achieve the best results.
The food was lovely coffee, lunch and afternoon tea.
And to come home with a completed hare, which I love, was the perfect end to the day.
Jayne Stokes - - #14575
Response from Crafty Gal:I'm so pleased you enjoyed your day, and love your hare so much, the first of many I hope!
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.
Tracey Cowper - - #14558
Response from Crafty Gal:It was such a fun day, and your enthusiasm was fantastic - as well as your needle felting! Well done you.
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.
Allison Taylor - - #14453
Response from Crafty Gal:I'm so delighted you surprised yourself so much - and hope it leads to more needle felting, your hare was amazing!
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
Paula - - #14391
What an absolutely fantastic, fabulous, fun packed day!!!!! My friend and I learned so much. Denise is an excellent teacher! I’ll be felting forever! 😊
Denise Orange - - #14379
Enjoyable day with some lovely ladies. Denise was very patient and an excellent tutor. I learned a lot from her and hope to continue with some more felting. The whole day was well worth it.
Sue - - #13889
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
Tracy - - #13829
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!
Tissie Reason - - #13321
What a wonderful way to spend a day !! I'm hooked on little felt creatures.
Denise was very patient and helpful just the right amount of tuition and guidance throughout the day. We had a very enjoyable lunch at Bonds then got back to our animals. I was very pleased with the end result I came home with a lovely Harold Hare who has pride of place on the dresser. I'm inspired now to give it a go on my own with the starter pack which has all the goodies needed.
Thanks again Denise
Denise Houlahan - - #13322
This was my second course with Denise since the New Year and it didn't disappoint!
Be warned if you come on this course you will be hooked.
The venue was great, as was the atmosphere, company, tutor and refreshments.
We all came away more that satisfied with our animals and can't wait to book onto another course.
Bel Thompson - - #13319
What a fabulous day! Denise introduced us to all the equipment and types of wool and techniques we'd need to make our chosen creature and it was a delight to find out that we could actually do this! All through the day Denise guided us through the process with a light touch, offering guidance and encouragement in equal measure. At the end of the day we all came away with our beautiful animals, all different with their own personalities. A very rewarding and satisfying day with an excellent teacher in a fabulous location. I came away with a starter kit to practice my new-found skills and I'd certainly do another course. I'd recommend without hesitation!
Debbie - - #13318
A wonderful tranquil peaceful day with a top class tutor who is also a top class host & cook! Still can’t quite believe I produced my little hare who takes pride of place on the mantle! If you want to escape from it all, learn something new whilst having fun, then this is the place for you.
Jo & Esme - - #13206
An incredible day, learning something new and meeting like-minded crafty people. Denise was a fabulous tutor and was able to guide us through making our creations in such a relaxed, laid-back but busy manner. I loved the fact that all of our creations had their own personalities. The lunch was delicious, as was the constant top up of coffee, cakes and elderflower water. Thank you so much Denise, I have learnt so much and look forward to making more. I would recommend this course to anyone, without hesitation x
Amanda Norris - - #13174
What a fantastic day. I can't believe what we achieved in such a short time - I put it down to the beautiful environment, the fabulous teaching, the wonderful food and the overwhelming CUTENESS of the animals we were making! I would recommend this course to anyone without a moment's hesitation. Go! You'll love it! And you might get hooked on the most cathartic and calming craft I've ever had the joy of trying out, too :)
Kay - - #13134