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Introduction to leatherwork – Belt making workshop

In-person course
Jeff Jones - - #34850

A huge thankyou to Wendy & Clive for such a lovely day! I've learned so much today to start my leather working journey.
A beautiful location, a warm welcoming atmosphere, and a massively knowledgeable couple that make learning new skills so easy!
I'll be back ASAP after practicing my saddle stitch.
Cheers Jeff

Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:

Hi Jeff,

Thank you for the review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed the workshop. We look forward to welcoming you back on another workshop soon.

Stamping, embossing & wet-moulding leather

In-person course
Jacquie Pinnock - - #33820

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Leather Bag Workshop - Two day Evancliffe Leathercraft Workshop

In-person course
Barbara Fishwick - - #33402

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Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:

Great to see you again Barbara. We're really pleased you enjoyed the bag workshop and for booking up to come back only a week after making your pouch!

Leather Possibles Pouch Workshop

In-person course
Kate - - #33308

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Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:

Thank you for leaving this review, it is greatly appreciated. We are pleased you both enjoyed the workshop and are chuffed with your pouches.

Leather Possibles Pouch Workshop

In-person course
Barbara Fishwick - - #33297

Thoroughly enjoyed this workshop, thrilled with my finished pouch.

Wendy and Clive are excellent tutors - friendly, knowledgeable and patient. Small class sizes mean everyone gets attention and individual help if needed. I hope to return and do the bag-making workshop later this year.

An added bonus is the setting - light airy room with lovely views across the countryside. Exceptionally Covid-safe too.

Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:

Thank you for leaving this review. We do appreciate reviews a lot! We are so pleased that you enjoyed the workshop and are thrilled with the pouch.

Wire wrapped jewellery workshop

In-person course
jayne sutherland - - #33148

Great course, really well organised.

Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:

Thank you for the review. We are really pleased you enjoyed the workshop Jayne.

Leather Possibles Pouch Workshop

In-person course
John Jackson - - #31206

A truly enjoyable and informative course. The instruction was clear and concise. The arrangement of all tools and materials was in such away that it was easy to use.
The instruction by two excellent craftspeople was wonderful and you were treated as a family friend.
I was on this course on 10th Oct 20 and would highly recommend it.

Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:

We're really pleased that you enjoyed the workshop. Good luck with your future leatherwork.

Hand bound leather journal workshop

In-person course
Sue Lawson - - #30906

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Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:

Thank you for this excellent review Sue. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your second workshop with us! Also great to hear that the Covid-19 measures we've had to put in place didn't distract from the experience and also made you feel safe.

Leather Bag Workshop - Two day Evancliffe Leathercraft Workshop

In-person course
Andrew McQuillen - - #30804

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Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:

Hi Andrew,

Really pleased you enjoyed the workshop. Thanks for commenting on the Covid-19 measures. We have put a lot of thought into how we run the workshops with this issue in mind, including reducing the student numbers, our new demonstration area with screen etc. etc.

We're also really pleased that your wife likes the bag. It's a new bag of our own design offered for the first time on last weekend's workshop so you're the first student to complete it. We're hoping to add some of the photos we took of your bag to the Craft Courses listing later today.

Great to meet you and enjoy your future leatherwork.

Introduction to leatherwork – Belt making workshop

In-person course
Shelagh Carter - - #30599

Thoroughly enjoyed the day. Very pleased with my belt and my second lot of saddle stitch!
Wendy and Clive are good teachers and leave you to get on with what you're doing without standing over you all the time.
Definitely recommend this course. Thank you.

Shelagh

Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:

Thank you and well done. We are pleased you enjoyed the day. It was great to be back up and running again.

Introduction to leatherwork – Belt making workshop

In-person course
Catherine Youngs - - #30592

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Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:

Great to hear you both enjoyed the workshop. It is fantastic to be up and running again. We're really pleased that you thought the measures weve put in place kept you safe as we have put a lot of effort into working out the best way to deliver the workshop. Thank you.

Leather Bag Workshop - Two day Evancliffe Leathercraft Workshop

In-person course
Michelle - - #30532

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Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:

As this was the first workshop since the Covid-19 lockdown and gaining our Visit England "We're Good to Go" accreditation we are really pleased to hear that we did so well with the extra measures. The bag you produced was excellent and we're really pleased that you enjoyed it. There is no better recommendation than someone booking a place on another of our workshops. Thank you.

Stamping, embossing & wet-moulding leather

In-person course
Stuart Jackson - - #29704

I would like to thank Wendy and Clive for the recent wet moulding course I attended, leather work courses are few and far between and it was a shame only two people turned up for this course as although only a half day course there is still enough time to cover different aspects, and come away with some quality items, it's a very enjoyable old craft, and a lot can be learned from a hands on course, I hope to make the journey for more of their courses in the future

Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:

Thank you for the review. It was a shame that the course was not full, however we are currently in challenging and strange times. The afternoon workshop was full and we actually put on an extra workshop in the evening for two health workers looking to do something crafty. We were very pleased to help out there, that is for sure.

We have currently postponed our next workshop (Hand Bound Jouirnal) and will advise on other workshops in line with the advice we are being given nearer to their scheduled date. Any bookings made will be transferable to another workshop. We do expect high demand once this is over. So if you like thelook of something, just book it safe in the knowledge that if we have to postpone we will simply move the booking to a later date and anyone already booked will be first in the queue.

Keep enjoying your leatherwork and it was great to see the photos you have posted on our facebook page!

Leather Bag Workshop - Two day Evancliffe Leathercraft Workshop

In-person course
Ruth C - - #29070

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Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:

We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed the workshop!

Leather Possibles Pouch Workshop

In-person course
Stuart Jackson - - #28250

I would like to thank Wendy and Clive for the pouch making course I attended recently, it was a great introduction as a beginner to leatherwork with a lot of processes and techniques covered, saddle stitching, dyeing, riveting etc , and good practice with a variety of tools.
I learned a lot in a short space of time, and feel more confident to continue with my own leatherwork projects, and would recommend the course to anyone that's looking to get into working with leather

Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:

Thank you for this excellent review.

We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed the workshop.

Introduction to leatherwork – Belt making workshop

In-person course
Duncan Wise - - #27835

I’ve had such a good day and learnt so much from Wendy and Clive, who were great hosts and excellent instructors. The atmosphere was very relaxed and everyone was given one to one instruction when required and plenty of time to complete their belt. I can’t believe what we achieved and now have the bug to do another course. Thank you again

Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:

Thank you for this excellent review.

Great to hear you enjoyed it.

Introduction to leatherwork – Belt making workshop

In-person course
Sue Lawson - - #27833

One of the best workshops I’ve attended. Professional teaching, delivered in a very relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. No pressure, just lots of advice and encouragement. I feel inspired to try my hand at something more challenging. Thanks to Clive & Wendy for a very enjoyable day.

Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:

Sue,

Thank you for this excellent review.

We are really pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the workshop.

Stamping, embossing & wet-moulding leather

In-person course
The Walkers - - #25895

My wife and I were given two places on the course as a gift - we both absolutely loved the course!!

Wendy & Clive were both extremely welcoming and the atmosphere for the class was relaxed. The class was well paced and structured brilliantly so even as complete beginners, you could make progress quickly.

Would highly recommend (and we’ve already recommended it to friends).

Proper tea, great biscuits and some of the best views around from the workshop are an added bonus ;-).

Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:

Thank you for our 50th five star review! Great to hear that you both enjoyed the workshop, tea and view!

We're off to polish our new Craft Courses Platinum Award! :)

Introduction to leatherwork – Belt making workshop

In-person course
Jemima Puckett - - #25732

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Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:

Thank you so much for the review. It is great to know that you have enjoyed the workshop so much!

Good look with your leatherwork and it would be great to see some of your work in the future.

Leather Possibles Pouch Workshop

In-person course
Jemima - - #25734

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Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:

Thank you so much for the review. It is great to get feedback and know that you have enjoyed the workshops so much!