Wonderful course. Ellie made everything easy to understand. I would highly recommend any course run by Elka.
Debbie Willson - - #26946
Response from Elka:Hi Debbie, thank you so much for the review. Really great to see you again and I hope you enjoy weaving on your new loom! Very best wishes, Ellie
Absolutely brilliant courses led by Ellie. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who has an interest in or is curious about weaving. Her yarns are wonderful and the setting is lovely. Well taught in a relaxed atmosphere and questions are welcome!! All in all a thoroughly fantastic experience 😁
Fran - - #26867
Response from Elka:Thank you so much for the lovely review Fran! Great to see you again and I’m so glad you enjoyed the day. Can’t wait to see your weaving :)
Thanks so much for a lovely day. A great welcome with drinks, fresh fruit salad, croissant and more! Everything in the studio was so well set up and instructions very clear, I really feel I’ve come away with enough knowledge to make my own little wall hangings at home. Also a delicious lunch!
Rebecca Sharp-Fletcher - - #26836
Response from Elka:Hi Rebecca, thank you so much for the lovely review. It was great to meet you. I'm so glad you enjoyed the day and feel like you can get going with it at home! Very best wishes, Ellie
I attended the same course as Catherine at Fisherton Mill and totally echo her review. The group is small enough for individual attention from Ellie, but large enough to get a wide variety of weaving. My head is now so full of ideas I don’t know where to start! Fabulous day - will definitely book again with Ellie.
Rachel - - #26695
Response from Elka:Hi Rachel, sorry for the venue mix up! Thank you so much for the lovely review. Really glad you enjoyed the workshop and do just shout if you need any pointers. Best wishes and happy weaving! Ellie.
(Course attended was at Fisherton Mill, Salisbury)
Very enjoyable day. Ellie is a lovely teacher, very friendly and knowledgeable, and obviously very talented. The class was run in a relaxed way, with plenty of resources, and a small enough number to receive individual attention. I would definitely book again with Ellie.
Catherine - - #26683
Response from Elka:Oh I'm sorry I've sent it out as the wrong venue! Thank you so much for the lovely review Catherine, I'm very glad you enjoyed the workshop. Best wishes, Ellie
I really enjoyed this inspiring course. Ellie explained everything very clearly and gave us plenty of individual attention when we needed it. I loved using the unusual fibres, it was fascinating to see what can be used. A really enjoyable introduction to my weaving adventures!
Alison - - #26599
Response from Elka:Hi Alison, thank you so much for the lovely review. It was great to meet you and i'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop. Your weaving was beautiful and I really hope you continue to enjoy it! Very best wishes, Ellie
What a wonderful well prepared put together course. I could see how much thought and prep had gone into giving us as much info and practical to introduce us to the joy of natural dyeing. The day went so quickly, lunch was delicious and I’m totally in love with my samples. Thank you.
Deborah - - #26558
Response from Elka:Thank you for the lovely review Debs, i'm delighted that you enjoyed the workshop and the venue. Very best wishes, Claudia
This was a very instructive course and Claudia made us all welcome and had everything very well organised. The handouts were excellent with lots of information and well presented content. We covered a lot of ground giving us plenty of hands on experience and good opportunities to ask questions and all of our sample sheets to go home with. I feel confident enough to continue experimenting at home. The venue and atmosphere was lovely with delicious food provided by Margaret and so nice to meet and get to know others. Thank you and will definitely look in to attending another workshop.
Jane Kilford - - #26510
Response from Elka:Thank you for the lovely review Jane, i'm delighted that you enjoyed the workshop and the venue. Very best wishes, Claudia
I loved the workshop! Claudia was a brilliant teacher. I learnt so much but also had a lot of fun doing the practical elements. She gave us handouts with all the information we needed to continue experimenting at home. The location was beautiful and inspiring and Margaret’s food was delicious! It was a lovely opportunity to meet like minded people and explore another creative skill. I will definitely be back!
Caroline Psaila - - #26533
Response from Elka:Thank you for the lovely review Caroline, i'm delighted that you enjoyed the workshop and the venue. Very best wishes, Claudia
I thoroughly enjoyed today’s comprehensive workshop in natural dyeing with Claudia. I found it an inspirational day learning lots. I look forward to experimenting at home with culinary, locally foraged and exotic plants used in the art of dyeing natural materials. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and for a wonderful day Claudia! ... and thank you Margaret too for your delicious and wholesome cooking and hospitality offered at break times during the workshop today.
Amma Stevens - - #26492
Response from Elka:Thank you for the lovely review Amma, i'm delighted that you enjoyed the workshop and the venue. Very best wishes, Claudia
A brilliant and informative course. With great instruction sheets to keep and well explained techniques. Ellie made everyone very welcome and her method of teaching was relaxed and easy to follow. A big thank you for a very pleasant day.
Sandie Owens - - #26315
Response from Elka:Hi Sandie, thank you so much for the lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you and i'm really glad you enjoyed the workshop. Very best wishes, Ellie
I had a wonderful evening with Ellie and several other people in a lovely setting where we were served green teas and raw mint cake. It was gorgeous.
The class itself was excellent. We all had a great time and produced work that were all so different from each others but all really artistic and lovely to see. I loved the introduction to the art of weaving. Ellie was really attentive to each of us and a great teacher. I am really proud of what I achieved and of course purchased the loom I was using so I could do more on my own. Maybe even do a further course to improve on the skills we learned.
Thank you Ellie X
Karen Linton - - #26213
Response from Elka:Thank you Karen for the lovely review. It was great to meet you and i'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop. Your weaving was fantastic! Ellie X
Thank you Ellie for such a great day learning hand loom weaving. I loved your fantastic selection of vegetable dyed and sustainable fibres to experiment with. I am thrilled with the little piece I have produced and plan to continue with this new skill at home. Many thanks again
Jackie Hamer - - #26249
Response from Elka:Thank you for the lovely review Jackie! Great to meet you, I'm so glad you enjoyed the day and want to continue weaving at home. Very best wishes, Ellie.
Spent a lovely day with Ellie and 3 others learning the weaving basics on a handloom. Ellie was really great at explaining the techniques and helping when things went a bit wrong! It was a very pleasant, relaxing day learning something new. Thanks Ellie.
Susan Ainsley - - #26274
Response from Elka:Thank you so much for coming on the workshop, and for the review. It was lovely to meet you and your weaving was fantastic! Very best wishes, Ellie
A wonderful evening which was held in a very harmonious location. The workshop was excellent; clear, enthusiastic advice and guidance led a complete novice through the stages of preparing my loom frame and beginning to weave. The range of fabrics and threads were numerous enough to unlock the creative juices of the most uncrafty of people. The end result; a piece of original weaving the creation of which had totally absorbed me and enthralled me.
I would thoroughly recommend this workshop and indeed would suggest that if weaving is something you would like to do then please contact Ellie; you will not be disappointed.
Kevin Flynn - - #26201
Response from Elka:Thank you so much Kevin for the lovely review, your weaving was fantastic. I'm so happy that enjoyed the workshop and it was great to finally meet you. Thank you also for the happy humming :) Very best wishes, Ellie
Ellie's weaving workshop was a lovely way to spend an evening. She is a great teacher - informative, encouraging and generous with her time. There were lots of resources available and the handouts will be very useful. I came away feeling that I had learnt enough to be comfortable starting my own projects at home. Thank you Ellie!
Fiona - - #26190
Response from Elka:Thank you for the lovely review Fiona. It was great to meet you and i'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop, and that you feel confident to continue at home. Your weaving was wonderful! Very best wishes, Ellie
My 11 year old son had a private weaving workshop with Ellie and loved it. He was so inspired and happy afterwards, and I was amazed at the pieces he managed to create under Ellie’s expert tuition. He loved the conversations they had too and all her yarns and looms. The first thing he said when he got back in the car was: ‘when can I come back?’
zoe mcdonald - - #26192
Response from Elka:Thank you so much for the lovely review Zoe. Fred is an inspiration and welcome back in my studio anytime!
My 14 year old daughter and her friend did the course with Ellie and came back absolutely brimming with ideas and inspiration. They produced two beautiful pieces of weaving from a wide choice of yarns, and said that the time had flown by. They both felt that Ellie was very inspiring, encouraging and supportive throughout the day - a really successful and rewarding experience.
Sarah Lee - - #25818
Response from Elka:Hi Sarah, thank you so much for the review. It was a great fun having the girls in my studio for the day and i'm so happy they enjoyed the weaving! Best wishes, Ellie
What an amazing day! The workshop was set up beautifully in a lovely spot. Ellie taught us a variety of techniques and was very patient with us. We had a large selection of material to work with, I loved the recycled yarns! I was very pleased with my two pieces of work I created, so much that I have a new hobby!
A perfect day spent, I can't express how wonderful Ellie was! Highly recommend this course.
Ravina Shah - - #25735
Response from Elka:Hey Ravina, thank you for the lovely review! It was great to meet you and I’m so glad you enjoyed the day :)
A wonderful day in a beautiful environment. The six hours flew by. Ellie gave us clear, relaxed unhurried instruction and support throughout. I left happily clutching my two pieces of work. It gave me the techniques and confidence to continue to try weaving at home. I would highly recommend this course. A perfect way to spend a day. Thanks Ellie.
Moira - - #25702
Response from Elka:Hi Moira, thank you so much for the review. It was a pleasure to meet you and I feel totally inspired by you travels!! Ellie.