Thank you for organising the workshop on Saturday, we all thoroughly enjoyed the day and came away with lots of ideas and a new skill to put into practise.
The friendly atmosphere and the lovely cake at coffee breaktime added to the enjoyment of the day.
Thanks again Marlis.
Marlis Calvert - - #25304
A wonderful day- great setting, company and teacher. All aspects a pleasure to be part of. Will be booking another course with Dawn. The time flew by but I left with a real sense of achievement and having learned a new skill I can now use with confidence.
Jill Duncan - - #25143
Wonderful way to spend a day, better than a spa weekend. Dawn has created a wonderful space for her classes, plenty of light and space with so much material and haberdashery, I don’t think anyone would find anything missing.
Then there is the wonderful homemade cake, with coffee and tea in plenty. Dawn is very helpful with advice and help, can’t wait to go again.
Susan - - #25139
Response from Dawn Ireland Textile Artist:Thanks for the lovely review Susan.
Dawn provided a very warm welcome and plenty of encouragement throughout the day. There was a planned but flexible structure to the day and she was very responsive to individual needs as well as good at demonstrating skills and techniques to the whole group. The venue was well equiped and there were plenty of resources and examples of creative work to help us on our projects.
She was well prepared and knowledgable and able to create a supportive learning environment.
Margaret Winter - - #25138
Crafting, cake and good company - what a fab way to spend a Sunday! A well organised and relaxed session. Dawn was on hand to give advice and guidance when needed and I've come away with more confidence using my machine and lots of creative inspiration.
Andrea Southey - - #24423
Thank-you Dawn it was a fantastic workshop with you; I loved it!
I’ve tried using my machine at home before for making appliqué cards , but I’ve not really known what I’ve been doing and just making it up as I went along; often with a lot of mess, rejects, jamming up my machine and frustration in the process. The workshop was fantastic , some of us took our own machines and Dawn was able to help and assist as necessary with all the variants of machines. We had a great instruction and demos and plenty of time to first of all trial techniques and then work on our own creations and ideas. The area was really well set up and Dawn has a fab array of threads and fabric to choose from .
I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop, and meeting Dawn who was lovely, and her hospitality was also excellent; we were offered drinks and biscuits throughout the day and Dawn had made a lovely cake for us at the workshop too.
It was a relaxed yet inspiring atmosphere, and I believe the workshop would be suitable for absolute beginners to the more able as everyone could progress on their own projects and everyone received help as needed throughout the day.
Thank you Dawn, I’m looking forward to dong more at home and will definitely be recommending your workshops.
Rachel Skinner - - #24367
Response from Dawn Ireland Textile Artist:Thank you so much Rachael for your review of the workshop. I’m really glad you enjoyed it. It was lovely to meet you.
Really enjoyed my class yesterday. Dawn was very welcoming and I couldn’t wait to get home and keep experimenting. Cake was delicious
Jo Hawcroft - - #24360
Response from Dawn Ireland Textile Artist:Thanks for your lovely review Jo, so pleased you enjoyed the day, and the cake!
Absolutely the best sewing day I've had ever! Highly recommend Dawn Ireland's courses. Delicious cake included! Great personal attention and tuition. Can't wait to return for another course.
Maia - - #23768
I really enjoyed Dawn's course. She was very welcoming and was always available to help, give advice without pushing you on before you felt ready and she gave you confidence to try things. It was great to be able to spend 5 hours just getting used to what my own machine would do. Dawn had a great range of materials and resources which she encouraged us to use. It was a lovely day with such a nice group of people. Thank you for a very enjoyable day.
Marie - - #22918
Fabulous course. Dawn is a great teacher, very patient and nurturing. She is so creative and inspires others to find their own creativity.
Sara - - #22911
Dawn welcomed me into her lovely home. The course was excellent and Dawn was very patient and helpful, feel a lot more confident now to do free motion embroidery. Her carrot cake was the best I have ever had. She also had beautiful cats. I want to go on another of her courses. Excellent.
linda beggs - - #22904
Response from Dawn Ireland Textile Artist:Thank you for such a lovely review Linda.
I attended a free machine embroidery course with Dawn Ireland on Saturday, 25th May. I was apprehensive about going (and nearly cancelled the day before!) because I am not an expert with my machine but I am so glad I went. I needn't have worried - it was a fabulous day which I really enjoyed. Gained more confidence with my sewing machine and learnt how to use it for making machine embroidery pictures, even translating one of my own drawings into a picture to hang at home. So delighted with the day. The workshop was held in Dawn's lovely home, full of light, inspiration and resources. I would highly recommend this workshop.
Penny - - #22388
Response from Dawn Ireland Textile Artist:Thanks for the lovely review Penny.
Really enjoyed the day and practised my skills on my own machine which was good.
The cake was delicious as well.
Evelyn Risner - - #22378
I always look forward to the two hours on Wednesday morning spent with Dawn and her happy class of sewers at the Dronfield Hall Barn. It’s great to have someone so talented sharing their expertise so freely, and inspiring the class with the materials and techniques she introduces each week.
Dawn is a very kind and generous teacher, who always has words of encouragement. When I started the class just weeks ago, I hadn't sewn for about 15 years. Thanks to Dawn, I’ve gained the confidence to tackle all types of adventurous projects. And Dawn’s stimulating help each Wednesday spurs me on.
Dawn's teaching, coupled with the large range of materials she provides make this class excellent value for money.
Carole H - - #21682
Response from Dawn Ireland Textile Artist:Thank you Carole for a really lovely review.
I have been attending Dawn's classes for around a term now, and enjoy them so much. I find it a lovely way to relax and forget about my problems whilst learning new techniques.
Dawn tends to start the class with a short demonstration each week, which you can either use as inspiration for your project that week, or you can do something completely different, or bring a project from home.
Dawn is on hand throughout to offer advice and guidance, suggestions on fabric, to help with threading your machine, or whatever you need.
I find the classes so inspiring - it is wonderful to see what everyone else is working on that week, and quite often I come home just wanting to start sewing as soon as I get in. I am now building up a collection of pieces I have made, which I am framing and will put on the walls.
Victoria Brown - - #21674
Response from Dawn Ireland Textile Artist:Thanks for your lovely review Vicky!
Again a very enjoyable machine embroidery course. I really enjoyed it and especially to having time to be creative. So many new techniques, I just need to practice them now .
Julia Salter - - #21664
Response from Dawn Ireland Textile Artist:Thank you Julia for your lovely review.
Saturday's workshop was just simply enjoyable in every way. Dawn made us all feel so welcome in her home. It was my first time at free-machine embroidery and I loved every second. My ancient machine coped very well! It was the best day I've had in a long while. Dawn was amazing, taught brilliantly and was always on hand to help whenever needed and had such a vast array of threads and textiles we were spoilt for choice! And the cake was delicious! It was a lovely group and I came away with so many ideas and so happy to have dabbled in a new craft! I shall definitely try and book again to do more of the same!
I would definitely recommend this course to others.
Chris - - #21675
I had a brilliant time on the free machine embroidery course, I am a beginner at this craft and Dawn was endlessly patient and encouraging, and provided delicious cake too!! My final piece has been much admired by friends and family and I would love to go on another course with Dawn in the future.
Barbara Weedall - - #21642
Response from Dawn Ireland Textile Artist:Thanks for the lovely review Barbara.
Super day, very relaxed, lots of opportunity to try things out and learn.
Good tuition, good company - really nice to see everyone else's style and designs - and came home with some work to be proud of. Highly recommend.
Alex - - #20564
What a find! I’ve been looking for a workshop like this for a while. Dawn was a fabulous host; welcoming and friendly even though I turned up early! She was a super guide with all things machine embroidery and all six of the women who attended left with their own masterpieces. There’s a great sense of achievement when you walk away having, not only enjoyed the workshop but also having pieces of art you created to show to friends. I would highly recommend this workshop not only for Dawn’s expertises but also the delicious cake and beautiful white cat. I’m sure I’ll book again!
Sara - - #20475