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.
Liz - - #28509
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!
Janice - - #28303
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.
Samantha Gale - - #28298
Response from Elka: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.
Cate Fletcher - - #28163
Response from Elka: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!
Julia Raffo - - #28136
Response from Elka:Hi Julia, Thank you for the lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop! Best wishes, Ellie
Loved the course! It was fun and informative and I came away with a piece I want to finish and carry on with some new ideas.
Maxine - - #28126
Response from Elka:Hi Maxine, I'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop! Thank you for the review. 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.
Jean Mosley - - #27611
Response from Elka: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
Highly informative, well resourced and a really well taught course on natural dying. Really recommend. Also some pretty amazing food and venue was in a wonderful location.
Emma - - #27607
Response from Elka:Hi Emma, thank you so much for the lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you and i'm so glad you had a good day. Very best wishes, Claudia
A great venue with lovely food and an excellent introduction to natural dyeing.
An enjoyable and inspirational day which I would highly recommend.
Rachel Edwards - - #27595
Response from Elka:Thank you so much for the lovely review Rachel. I'm so glad you enjoyed the day. Very best wishes, Claudia
Excellent workshop. Very knowledgeable tutor happy to encourage all and provided great resources so that we can move forward with our dyeing projects. Really enjoyable day with lovely group of ladies. Venue needs a mention also...beautiful venue and very well looked after on the day with hot lunch included. Combination of place, workshop and tutor means day is highly recommended.
Claire Richards - - #27592
Response from Elka:Hi Claire, thank you for the wonderful review! It was great to meet you and i'm so glad you enjoyed the day. Very best wishes, Claudia
Ellie was amazing at making everything easy from start to finish. She was patient and very good at explaining what to do. A great way to spend 3 hours.
Carolyn Morris - - #27036
Response from Elka:Hi Carolyn, i’m so glad you enjoyed the workshop and thank you for the lovey review! Very best wishes, Ellie
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