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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!

Leather Possibles Pouch Workshop

In-person course
Chris W - - #25612

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!

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.

Introduction to leatherwork – Belt making workshop

In-person course
Tracey - - #25450

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,

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!

Introduction to leatherwork – Belt making workshop

In-person course
Nathan - - #25332

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.

Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:

Thank you for the review. It is great to hrar you had a good time.

Introduction to leatherwork – Belt making workshop

In-person course
Rob Butler - - #25329

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.

Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:

Thank you for tbe review. We are really pleased you enjoyed the workshop and the view!

Leather Bag Workshop - Two day Evancliffe Leathercraft Workshop

In-person course
Maggie - - #25231

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

Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:

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

Leather Bag Workshop - Two day Evancliffe Leathercraft Workshop

In-person course
Dorothy Lilico - - #25174

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.

Response from Evancliffe Leathercraft:

Dorothy,

Thank you for your review! It was great to see your new bag take shape over the weekend. We are really pleased that you enjoyed the workshop.