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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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?’
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.
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.
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.
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.
What a fabulous day learning natural dyeing with Claudia. I echo all the positive points made by others, and would say that Claudia is an excellent teacher. Everything was prepared meticulously and the day’s lessons were prepared to maximise our learning in the time available. Fabulous resources to take home and enable some alchemy to get going at home straight away! Loved it and a big thank you!
Response from Elka:Thank you for the great review Emma. We're so happy you enjoyed the workshop and feel you can now get going at home! Very best wishes, Claudia
I had a wonderful, relaxing day. Claudia is an excellent teacher, and so organised with all the material's, equipment and information sheets. It was fascinating to learn the basics of using natural dyes, and lovely to come away with our sample sheets, and even a shibori dyed handkerchief! Also great to meet the other 'students', and hear what their creative interests were.
Lovely to see Ellie again - earlier in the year I attended one of her classes for Beginners Tapestry, which was also excellent!
And finally, thank you so much to Margaret for making such a delicious soup, taking my food intolerances into consideration. Lovely refreshments too.
I think your jewellery is gorgeous and will be visiting again at some stage to treat myself to one of your pieces.
Response from Elka:Hi Mary, thank you so much for the lovely reviews on all fronts! It was a pleasure to meet you/ see you again and we're so glad you enjoyed the workshop. Very best wishes, Claudia & Ellie.
What a fabulous course, would love a follow up!
Very good instruction, we were allowed to proceed at our own pace and be as madly creative as we wanted.
My older fingers found one or two things a bit hard going but got there in the end!! It is a very therapeutic and relaxing way to spend three hours.
What was also lovely was that everyone got to take home a finished piece.
Would highly recommend Ellie as a tutor.
Thank you for a brilliant time.
Response from Elka:Thank you so much for the lovely review! It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and i'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop. Your weaving was just wonderful! Very best wishes, Ellie X
This was a lovely introduction to loom weaving. The workshop for me was a success and I came away feeling that I had enough knowledge to try more at home. Ellie gave clear instructions and interacted with everyone individually whilst giving encouragement where needed. I would gladly recommend it!
Response from Elka:Hi Glenna, thank you so much for the review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop and that you've continued weaving at home. Best wishes, Ellie
Had a wonderful morning! Ellie is a great teacher, really laid back and generous, full of useful tips and really good at encouraging creativity. The ladies at seeded were lovely too, my coffee cup was never empty! Thank you for a lovely workshop, will definitely recommend :) x
Response from Elka:Hey Holly, thank you so much for coming along, and for the lovely review :) I'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop, your weaving was fantastic! X