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 ;-).
The Walkers - - #25895
Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:Thank you for our 50th five star review! Great to hear that you both enjoyed the workshop, tea and view!
I cannot find worthy words of describing this course! The teachings are perfect for first time crafters and / or social hobbyists. Theres plenty of information you can take home to continue your own separate crafts. All of the tools are explained at a pace that is comfortable for you. The hosts / teachers Wendy and Clive are like family to me! They are very welcoming, funny and friendly and youll generally feel like your friends are teaching you. Also I'd like to point out that both Wendy and Clive are very talented with leather and their crafts will inspire you to try to make your own at home !
Jemima Puckett - - #25732
Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:Thank you so much for the review. It is great to know that you have enjoyed the workshop so much!
Because of how much i loved the belt making course, i was back the next weekend to learn how to make a cute pouch! Wendy and Clive taught this so perfectly that if you were a complete beginner you could still keep up whilst having fun, as well as if like me you had some knowledge they would push your skill a bit further and factor in your weakness' to improve them efficiency. I thoroughly enjoyed coming back again, and can assure each visit gets even better !
On this course we got to fully personalise our pouch and im truly proud of mine. Thank you so much again ! Im so happy i joined your leather workshops !
Jemima - - #25734
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!
I'd highly recommend this course, absolutely fantastic. Both Wendy and Clive were super helpful and very patient with our onslaught of questions, which they always had an answer for! I've done craft work in the past and meddled with leather before but I still learned a vast amount of new skills and got an opportunity to try new tools I'd not be able to without investing in them myself. Worth every penny!
Chris W - - #25612
Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:Thank you for the review. Great to hear you enjoyed the workshop and learnt new skills even having had some leatherwork experience before.
5 stars are not enough! Wendy and Clive are fantastic tutors, the knowledge and skill they past on during this course was brilliant. I'm a complete novice in leather work, yet came away with a belt that looks amazing, looking forward to making more. The beautiful surroundings also helped make this a memorable day. Would definitely recommend, and look forward to booking more courses with them. Thank you for such a great day,
Tracey - - #25450
Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:Thank you for the reveiw. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the workshop. New 2020 workshop dates for tbe first quater are up on Craft Courses and our own website. Hope there is one there to suit you!
Can’t rate the course high enough, excellent learning environment, relaxed and friendly.
I learned so many skills and techniques more easily than I thought, instructed perfectly and produced something amazing, testimony in itself to the teaching style and ability of a Wendy and Clive.
Has left me eager and excited to continue learning leatherwork and practicing myself.
Incredible, thank you.
Nathan - - #25332
Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:Thank you for the review. It is great to hrar you had a good time.
Wonderful learning experience in a great workroom with glorious views led by really good tutors in a very friendly environment. What more could you want? By the end I felt confident in the skills required and had a really good quality belt to show off.
Rob Butler - - #25329
Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:Thank you for tbe review. We are really pleased you enjoyed the workshop and the view!
I thoroughly enjoyed my two day bag making course. It was a completely different approach from my recent course in Florence and feel it really rounded out my skills. Clive and Wendy are a great team, and run the course with skill and patience, keeping a close eye on us as we acquired and practiced new techniques. I would highly recommend it, and the setting, overlooking the North Pennines is amazing
Maggie - - #25231
Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:Thank you for the review. We are really pleased you enjoyed the workshop.
Excellent tuition in a lovely setting. Clive and Wendy are tireless in their support, making sure you are comfortable with your work- very positive. I had no experience at all, but came away with something I feel proud of.
I recommend this course wholeheartedly.
Dorothy Lilico - - #25174
Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:Dorothy,
Wendy and Clive are a lovely couple who greeted us with a warm welcome. The venue, their beautiful house, was just as warm and welcoming and I cannot express just how fantastic the course was. Wendy models techniques so clearly that you feel like you could master anything by the end of it. I loved it and can’t wait to sign up to the next Christmas course. Thank-you for a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon!
Fay Birtwistle - - #24942
Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:Fay, Thank you for your review! We are really pleased you enjoyed the workshop.
Thoroughly enjoyed this course!
Great range of materials provided and a lovely relaxed environment. So pleased with my end product thanks to the excellent demonstrations by the course provider. Will definitely be going back to more courses.
Kirsty Scott - - #24933
Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:Kirsty, Thank you for your review! We are really pleased you enjoyed the workshop.
Absolutely loved this course....
Great tuition given in a friendly fun way with a lovely range of craft materials to use and choose from. Refreshments given throughout to keep us going and a lovely group environment for relaxed chat and sharing of ideas and creation.
Would happily give a 5 * recommendation and was only sorry that it came to an end all too quickly.
Thank you Wendy and Clive. :) x
helen blackburn - - #24928
Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:Helen, Thank you for your review! We are really pleased you enjoyed the workshop.
Attended this course with my 11 and 16yr old daughters - they absolutely loved it.
It was about a month / six weeks ago we did the course and still they are proudly showing off what they did to anyone who will look at it and telling me I must arrange days like this one.
Stephen Hyde - - #24906
Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:We are really pleased that you all enjoyed the workshop and thank you for the review.
Wendy and Clive are highly skilled leather workers in their own right and their enthusiasm for the craft is infectious. This was my third workshop with them. We started by discussing possible designs, after which we set to, tearing beautiful water colour paper to our chosen size. Then Wendy taught us how to join the pages into a journal, using traditional bookbinding techniques. After lunch it was time to plan, cut and dye the leather covers before final assembly.
Each stage was explained clearly and we made steady progress. I was delighted to end the day with not one but two beautiful handmade leather journals, one with stitched pages and the other loose leafed.
This was a very affordable one-to-one course, arranged at a time to suit me. If you are looking for enthusiastic and skilful tutors who will show you how to make very professional looking leather journals, this is the course for you. Thoroughly recommended..
Sarah - - #24201
This course was amazing. I was a complete beginner and achieved a beautiful bag under expert guidance.
Wendy and Clive, have such good knowledge and really instil confidence.
The spacious work room has a stunning view, and coupled with the peace and tranquility, you come away feeling renewed and rewarded.
I can not recommend this course enough, you will learn so many new skills, meet interesting people.
The biscuits and coffee are good too.
Elizabeth Grisdale - - #21766
Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:Thank you for the review. We are really pleased you enjoyed tbe bag workshop.
This course is ideal for the novice. Tutors Wendy and Clive deliver hands on tuition which is both highly knowledgeable, sympathetic and they are both prepared to spend what time it takes with each student individually. They are both good fun too!
To be able to make a great belt in the time is a reflection on their teaching skills. I'd never thought I would come away with such a stylish completed product!
Excellent value and a wonderful day out.
Which of their Courses will I go on next ????
Bill Ashbee - - #21571
Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:Thank you for your review. We are really pleased you enjoyed tbe belt workshop.
I spent a thorougly enjoyable two days making a leather handbag from scratch. This is now going to be my every day bag and I will be using it with pride.
The tuition was excellent. Both tutors are very experienced leather workers. We were guided through every aspect of the process of making our bags and using the various tools. Through demonstration, gentle advice and lots of encouragement we all produced a very professional-looking bag.
I recommend this course very highly
Sarah - - #21058
Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:Thank you for the review Sarah.
Absolutely brilliant course. Never expected to be able to make a beautiful bag from undyed sheets of leather in 2 days. Wendy and Clive are warm and welcoming and great tutors, keeping everyone on track and responding to individuals needs as we all found different aspects of the work challenging. When I arrived, I thought the fact that there were 2 basic designs might be a bit limiting but this is far from the truth
The 2 bags are very practical designs so can be in daily use, challenging enough to teach a range of skills but able to be completed in the allotted time. The range of dyes and fittings meant we had 4 very different, unique pieces at the end of the weekend.
I would heartily recommend this for anyone who wants to learn how to start working with leather but also to anyone who just wants a fun weekend and a bag they can brag they made themselves.
And its not just for the ladies, one of our group made bag for his interest in botany.
Lynn Bickle - - #21026
Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:Thank you for your review.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course run by Clive and Wendy and learnt so much in a short space of time. Their expert knowledge was clear to see and I will cherish the bag I produced for years to come!
Michael Walsh - - #20571
Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:Thank you for leaving this excellent review. We are really pleased you enjoyed the workshop.