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Branch Weaving

Online course
- - #29785

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 !

Response from Elka:

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

Introduction to natural dyeing, Crispin Hall, Street, Somerset (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #29602

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 .

Response from Elka:

Thank you so much for the lovely review Polly, we're so glad that you enjoyed the day!

Branch Weaving

Online course
- - #29568

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Response from Elka:

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

Branch Weaving

Online course
- - #29555

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.

Response from Elka:

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.

Woven Heart Baskets (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #28509

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.

Response from Elka:

Hi Liz, Thank you so much for the lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop! Very best wishes, Ellie

3 Hour Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving at Craft-T in Christchurch (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #28303

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Response from Elka:

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!

3 Hour Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving at Craft-T in Christchurch (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #28298

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.

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 :)

Woven Heart Baskets (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #28163

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.

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

Woven Heart Baskets (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #28136

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!

Response from Elka:

Hi Julia, Thank you for the lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop! Best wishes, Ellie

Woven Heart Baskets (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #28126

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.

Response from Elka:

Hi Maxine, I'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop! Thank you for the review. Best wishes, Ellie

6 Hour Introduction to Natural Dyeing, ELKA Studio, Littleton, Hampshire (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #27611

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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

6 Hour Introduction to Natural Dyeing, ELKA Studio, Littleton, Hampshire (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #27607

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.

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

6 Hour Introduction to Natural Dyeing, ELKA Studio, Littleton, Hampshire (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #27595

A great venue with lovely food and an excellent introduction to natural dyeing.
An enjoyable and inspirational day which I would highly recommend.

Response from Elka:

Thank you so much for the lovely review Rachel. I'm so glad you enjoyed the day. Very best wishes, Claudia

6 Hour Introduction to Natural Dyeing, ELKA Studio, Littleton, Hampshire (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #27592

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.

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

Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving at The Bristol Artisan (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #27036

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.

Response from Elka:

Hi Carolyn, i’m so glad you enjoyed the workshop and thank you for the lovey review! Very best wishes, Ellie

Woven Plant Pots (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #26946

Wonderful course. Ellie made everything easy to understand. I would highly recommend any course run by Elka.

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

3 hour introduction to frame loom weaving, Fisherton Mill, Salisbury

In-person course
- - #26867

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 😁

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 :)

Woven Plant Pots (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #26836

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!
Many thanks.

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

Six hour introduction to frame loom weaving at Julia Davey, Bath

In-person course
- - #26695

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.

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.

Six hour introduction to frame loom weaving at Julia Davey, Bath

In-person course
- - #26683

(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.

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