I learnt more from Laura in an hour than what I’ve ever learnt from books or you tube on mosaics. Clear direction with a wonderful vocabulary Laura gave everyone encouragement and detailed knowledge of what tools and ingredients to use. An amazing day. Thank you so much. Will come back for the silver clay course.
Heather Croft - - #23530
Response from Creative with Nature:Thanks heather! Lovely review 😊 I'll pass onto Laura. Joe. Xx
I was amazed at my finished product. Jo was so patient with me as a complete beginner. She was very welcoming and provided beverages throughout both days.
I am looking forward to my next course.
Marie F - - #23430
Response from Creative with Nature:thanks for a lovely review marie! look forward to seeing you on your next Course. joe. xx
I would highly recommend this course. I had never done any basket weaving before and by the end of the second day I had an amazing basket to take home. It was entertaining and fun and Joe teaches in a really relaxed manner, in small class sizes. Everyone works at their own speed and you never feel like you are being left behind. I will definitely do another course with Joe.
june mortazavi - - #23432
Response from Creative with Nature:that's a lovely review june! thanks and really happy you enjoyed your weekend. joe. xx
Friendly yet professional.So pleased with finished product
Carole brierley - - #23441
Response from Creative with Nature:thanks carole for the review: ) joe. xx
I had a fabulous day with Joe making a willow hare sculpture. The workshop was a delight to participate in, I learned so much from Joe especially how to create strong sculptural shapes. I can highly recommend any of her courses; its been great to learn from a truly professional artist.
Priscilla Edwards - - #23242
Response from Creative with Nature:thank you pricilla, that's a lovely review! thanks for the feedback. joe. xx
Joe has facilitated a life long ambition to learn basket weaving, a wonderful and inspirational teacher, she is patient and yet firm and everyone comes away from her classes with fabulous work. Highly recommended!
Sara Abbott - - #23179
Response from Creative with Nature:thank you sara! i have my 50 because of you: ) so happy you're loving weaving so much. xxx
My day spent at your lovely studio was wonderful. I was so inspired by this new craft and can’t wait to learn more. I even want to grow willow now. Thank you Joe
Liz Fidler - - #23182
Response from Creative with Nature:thank you for a lovely review Liz! look forward to working with you again. joe. xx
Fantastic course and so pleased with my basket. I’ve never done basket weaving before and Jo made it very easy, explaining each stage and giving lots of advice. The time went by very quickly and I am very proud that at the end I have a useable basket. I am booked on another course later this year, worth every penny, can’t wait.
Angela Congdon - - #23142
Response from Creative with Nature:thanks anglea for a lovely review! see you later int he year: ) joe. xxx
Jo was fantastic at showing us what to do and before I knew it I had half a basket made. Brilliant course, great company and great teaching. Thank you
Terri Blohm - - #23143
Response from Creative with Nature:thanks terri, i really appreciate your feedback. joe. xxx
Wow what a fantastic course this was. Joe was a fantastic, enthusiastic patient tutor. I made a heron on this course and it takes pride of place in my garden. As a new beginner to weaving I found it easy to follow. I would recommend this course to anyone.
Debra Barton - - #23145
Response from Creative with Nature:really glad you enjoyed the day debra! thanks for taking time to leave me a review. joe. xxx
From an 'Art Basket' to an asymmetrical one, a bread basket, a bird feeder, a pea climber, a foraged basket... Joe is indeed very creative with nature and such an excellent teacher who creates such good vibes in her workshops. Can't rate the experiences highly enough.
Kate Toch - - #23146
Response from Creative with Nature:thank you kate for a great little review: ) joe. xxx
I have attended many courses with Joe. I especially liked the foraged basket course. The 2 day courses are excellent. The venue is great with many places within a few yards to buy lunch
Mari Browne - - #23137
Response from Creative with Nature:thanks mari for a lovely review and your continued support of my little business!! have a wonderful time this weekend making your leather satchel!! joe. xxx
My daughter and I enjoyed the willow bird course thoroughly. Jo explained everything so well and we arrived home with a pheasant and heron for the garden. Had such a good time we are now booked onto the willow reindeer course.
Judith Shackleton - - #23147
Response from Creative with Nature:thank you judith a lovely review! joe. xxx
Me and my mother had an excellent day out learning how to willow weave. We were made very welcome from the outset and our instructor, Jo was extremely well prepared and knowledgeable. We came away with a heron and a pheasant. I would happily recommend this course to other budding crafters.
Jamie Shackleton - - #23148
Response from Creative with Nature:thanks jamie! really glad you enjoyed the day and i'll see you later in the year: ) joe. xx
I've been on many courses with Joe, at her lovely studio and other venues too. I booked a session for me and my mum for her 80th birthday (what do you buy an 80 year old!) Joe's patient teaching encouraged my nervous mum to make a lovely pea climber which she enjoys in her garden, and we had a very special day together.
On every one of Joe's courses you come away with a beautiful creation; her teaching is excellent. Joe engages all class members equally, whether you're a complete beginner or have lots of experience you'll enjoy your time spent with this lovely lady. Her knowledge of willow, basketry and all things natural is extensive and readily shared - go ahead, book a course you'll never forget!
Alison - - #23154
Response from Creative with Nature:that was a special day with your mum! thanks alison a lovely review. joe. xxx
Joe offers fantastic and friendly tuition, in a lovely space right in the heart of Todmorden: a fascinating little town in the beautiful Calder Valley. Joe is very skilled and knowledgeable and an excellent teacher. She grows, cuts and prepares her own willow, so when you learn at Creative with Nature you also learn about the tradition of willow weaving and have a sense of its place in the wider landscape.
Joe really cares that people get the most out of a visit to her workshops, and leave with new skills and a new object they can be very proud of. Cannot recommend enough.
Jane - - #23158
Response from Creative with Nature:ah thanks jane!! a great review, glad you enjoyed your day. joe. xxx
Joe is a great and patient teacher. I bought the course as a gift for my Mum and I. It was a lovely day and we learnt so much. Highly recommended.
Tamana - - #23157
Response from Creative with Nature:Thanks Tam for a lovely review: ) joe. xx
Joe is a super teacher, crafts person & keen to share her talent & skill. She has endless patience. The basket weaving course was stretching, rewarding, muscle building and great fun. I loved working with a new material & having the opportunity to try something new. And, Joe's store is a delightful environment to get creative. Thanks Joe :-)
Sharon - - #23134
Wonderful working with Cathy on the apron and signed up to make a satchel too. Everything well organised and explained
Mari Browne - - #23135
A fabulous day!
Joe is enthusiastic about her craft and really knows her stuff. A great teacher who inspires and supports.
Thank you Joe for a lovely day.
Jane Milne - - #23096
Response from Creative with Nature:thank you jane! a lovely review and a great heron you wove! i can definitely see an improvement on your weaving technique: ) joe. xxx