"Oh my goodness I loved this course. Although I have some experience working with natural pigments this course was awesome. So much information and technique packed into the content but at a pace that was so manageable. Natural Dyeing is a total art form and the tutor explained everything clearly and in a way that left me confident to experiment with different colour sources, fabrics and methods. I highly recommend, taking this journey into natural dyeing. "
" Thank you so much Lucy for the wonderful review! I'm really hoping I can make it to one of your amazing courses this year Xx"
"I have thoroughly enjoyed this weaving course. It was well laid out and explained. I loved how I could switch between video learning and written intructions for when you need a second way to explain a technique. Ellie is super clear and present each element at a pace that suited my brain. I was a total beginner at the start of this course and I have been left feeling capable of working on my own projects independently. Highly recommended, I loved it. Xx"
" Thank you so much Lucy! I shall thoroughly look forward to following your weaving journey Xx"
"I thoroughly enjoyed this course and it was fascinating to learn the process of natural dyeing. Claudia is a great instructor, knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions. The hands-on experience was invaluable and helps students feel confident enough to try dyeing at home. Lovely studio, location and great to meet other like-minded people!"
" Thank you so much for the lovely review Aurora. It was great to meet you and to have you on the workshop. Best wishes, Claudia."
"I spent a wonderful day yesterday in the middle of the Hampshire countryside with a lovely small group of fellow dyers.
Claudia shares her knowledge and experience freely, with ease, fun and enthusiasm.
She obviously loves her subject.
Her tuition is spot on - easy to follow with lots of examples and encouragement to be hands on.
The practical experience was well set out and we each produced a different dye bath - it was fascinating to see the colours develop.
I learnt so much - I came away with exactly what I wanted from the day - enough knowledge to encourage me to carry on at home, but not too much technical information that could put you off 'flying solo'.
Good straightforward information booklet to take home and lots of contacts and suppliers to stock up.
I loved it and would recommend this day to everyone."
" Thank you so much Moyna for taking the time to leave a review, it's so helpful to gain feedback. Thank you also for your contribution to the workshop, it was lovely to meet you. Best wishes, Claudia."
"Coming to your workshop - an oasis of calm and because it was so well organized each moment was creative. I learnt such a lot about natural dyes and your knowledge about the subject was exemplary. You created a comfortable and friendly atmosphere and we benefitted greatly by there just being three of us. It was a real treat. Thank you"
" Thank you so much for the lovely review Karole, and thank you for coming. It was a pleasure to meet you. Best wishes, Claudia"
"What a fantastic day. A chance to learn, a chance to chill, and a much needed chance to forget the stresses of the last 18 months. Ellie is an amazing teacher, so knowledgeable and patient, and supportive of our varying choices, experience and ideas. And yet very laid back and inclusive. I shall be going back soon!"
" Thank you so much for the lovely review Fiona. It was a pleasure to meet you and i'm so glad you enjoyed the day!"
"What a lovely way to spend the weekend with like minded ladies doing what we all enjoy, Ellie’s new premises are very welcoming and she has made it look so attractive, she was such a help guiding us all through each stage of our work.
I went home very pleased with my sample piece of weaving and would recommend anyone to treat theirselves to one of Ellie’s weaving workshops."
" Thank you so much for the lovely review Janet. It was a pleasure to spend the weekend with you! Very best wishes, Ellie X"
"I've never done a workshop like this before, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Ellie was fantastic.....really friendly and welcoming and explained everything as we went along, making it easy to understand and do the weaving. I was so pleased with my finished piece....the three hours went quickly! If you're thinking about having a go at weaving, and you've never done it before...do this workshop....it's brilliant!"
" Thank you so much for the lovely review Emma! It was an absolute pleasure to meet you :)"
"Thoroughly enjoyed the day!
Lovely environment so friendly and welcoming. I learnt so much and it was so great to be introduced to a subject that I had previously very little knowledge about, but going forward will certainly be pursuing.
Thank you Claudia for a very memorable day!"
" Hi Jane,
Thank you so much for the lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the day and felt like you learnt a lot!
It was great to meet you.
"We loved doing this! My kids are 10, 8 and 4 and it’s great how you can adapt the difficulty according to their abilities. My disabled daughter loved choosing colours and weaving in grasses and yarn too. We displayed the finished branches together as a « weaving tree » on the wall and were really delighted with how it worked out. Highly recommend !"
" Hi Lynn, thank you so much for the lovely review, i'm so glad you've enjoyed it! I'm just about to put a few more up on here. Very best wishes, Ellie"
"The teacher's preparation was wonderful, everything supplied for our natural dyeing day . So much information was imparted both by sampling the various dyes in practice, understandable verbal explanations, and written sheets to take home. Also provided a folder to keep all our samples in ."
" Thank you so much for the lovely review Polly, we're so glad that you enjoyed the day!"
"Absolutely amazing course which I highly recommend!!! Ellie is such a lovely tutor!! She is so welcoming and lovely from the moment you get there til even after you've left the course and beyond! She welcomes you in with open arms, and is so excited to share with you her wealth of knowledge! She is able to fit in so much to teach you within the 2 days! I even left with a brand new loom as was so eager to continue with what she had taught me. And when I ran out of a certain colour of thread that I was using in the workshop... she sent some to my house so that I could finish what I was working on!
She has now moved into a larger bigger studio which I can't wait to go and visit soon and she welcomes you back anytime you would like to be able to help with any further queries you have, or stuff you may have forgotten on the course, as was so much to take in. So definitely get booking on!!"
" Thank you so much Rachel! I'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop and I can't wait for you to see the new studio :) X"
"Fantastic course if you're a bubbly personality of similar age with family stories to share. Terrible if you're over 60 with a disability, hearing problems and a little bit word shy. If that is the case, be prepared to sit waiting for nothing to happen and wasting your money."
" I am sorry that you felt you couldn’t complete the workshop.
It would have been useful to know in advance of your disability and hearing problem, then I might have suggested private tutoring as a better option for you. I have taken this on board however and will now ensure people fill out a form before attending the workshop.
I tried to explain that people work at very different speeds and later on in the workshop you might find something far easier than others.
If you hadn’t walked out when you did and your aggressive, rude behaviour had continued I would have asked you to leave as it was disrupting the group and making everyone feel very uncomfortable.
I make no apologies for my bubbly personality, or for mentioning my daughter. The focus of the day was weaving.
Everyone has to wait for a few minutes as I can’t do two things at once, but as the group is only three people it’s never for more than a few minutes.
I hope you will take my comments on board as I have yours."
"Would highly recommend this course.Ellie is a very knowledgeable & enthusiastic tutor and made us all feel very welcome. The materials supplied were very good and the information sheets were very helpful enabling us to complete the project at home if we hadn't finished.
It was a very enjoyable time and I left inspired to do other weaving projects in the future."
" Hi Liz, Thank you so much for the lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop! Very best wishes, Ellie"
What a wonderful way to spend a miserable cold, wet evening! Three hours just flew by and I felt I learnt so much, not just about weaving techniques but about the yarns and fibres we used, I was amazed at the variety and quality of materials she provided for us to use and am really keen to start sourcing some plant fibres myself!
Ellie gave us confidence to start making something worthwhile within minutes of arriving and each person achieved an awful lot in the time, her encouragement and support and friendly, caring personality meant we felt able to ask her for assistance and help whilst really getting on and 'having a go' ourselves.
I loved every piece of weaving art created and I can see myself enjoying my new hobby for a long time to come and stealing some ideas from my fellow weavers!"
" Thank you so much for the lovely review Janice! It was a pleasure to meet you and I'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop. Happy weaving!"
"This course has sparked a new hobby for me, and those are rare. Ellie was clearly very knowledgeable and passionate but explained everything in a clear and easy to understand way. She even spent ten minutes cutting thread for my tassles so I wouldn't be short on weaving time. It was the perfect balance of guidance and letting me go at it, and I enjoyed it immensely. I would recommend this course to absolutely anyone interested."
" Thank you so much for the lovey review Samantha. I'm so happy that you enjoyed the workshop, your piece was absolutely fantastic! Happy weaving :)"
"This was given to me as a birthday gift and I persuaded a friend to accompany me. We had a delightful evening. Ellie was a talented weaver and also a good communicator as we learned from scratch and produced a piece of work to take home. I appreciated her attitude to recycling and use of organic materials, some of which her mother had naturally dyed. I would definitely recommend this as a good introduction to weaving."
" Hi Cate, thank you so much for the lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you. I'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop. Very best wishes, Ellie"
"Ellie is a great teacher, well prepared and clear in her instructions yet relaxed and able to respond to individual needs. We came away with enough knowledge to carry on with our weaving and some even finished their first wall hanging piece. She also gave us a worksheet and resources for future weaving.
It was an excellent morning and well worth the effort to go on Sunday!"
" Hi Julia, Thank you for the lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop! Best wishes, Ellie"
"We had an absolutely fabulous day dyeing with Claudia. I think our enthusiasm bubbled over at times (Claudia had to struggle to control us ?) and by the end of the day, we had a wonderful sample book and the information for future experiments with natural dyes. You will probably discover us foraging in the local woods!
A great course in a beautiful location and we were thoroughly spoiled by Margaret with her breakfast treats and very yummy lunch.
If you are curious about what can be achieved with dyes sourced from the wild, then I recommend this course heartily."
" HI Jean, thank you so much for the lovely review, it was a pleasure to meet you. I'm so glad you enjoyed the day! Very best wishes, Claudia"