Barbara is just so lovely and talented, very patient and nothing is too much trouble, would highly recommend to anyone wanting to try something new.
Janet Apperley - - #27380
Response from Feltworld - Creative Art courses:Arhh thank you Janet. Your donkey looked fab 😀, well done for your very first needle felting project.
We booked this course for our friends birthday & had a wonderful morning. I’d never done any felting before & was very impressed I managed to make a lovely little robin for my Christmas tree with the guidance of Barbara, who was very welcoming & friendly. Would definitely recommend this course!
Sam - - #27082
Me and my friend booked this course for our friends birthday. She was delighted! We had such a lovely morning making robins and a penguin. Barbara was lovely and very informative, couldn’t do more to help us. We ended up coming away with a lovely felted animal each, a great skill learnt!
Thank you Barbara!
Sarah Briggs - - #27080
I had the course booked as a birthday present and I had the most wonderful morning, Barbara was so friendly and helpful, answered all our questions and helped us come away with the most gorgeous little felted animals. I couldn’t recommend this course and Barbara any more, thanks again
Elle - - #27081
My friend and I spent a day with Barbara making our creations; my friend made a gorgeous Jemima Puddleduck and I made a Hare.
We had a lovely day. Barbara is a relaxed and kind person who generously shares her expertise in a really humble way. She made us both feel comfortable and embraced the quirkiness of our creations. Indeed, we both loved that she did not try to 'fix' what we had done, but allowed our work to be just that: our work.
We had an absolutely lovely day and would thoroughly recommend her courses.
Karen - - #26920
Response from Feltworld - Creative Art courses:Thank you for such a lovely review Karen. Your hare and Jemima look fabulous 😃. I do feel that it’s important not to take over my students work lol. I must admit that I have to keep my hands tied behind me sometimes unless I’m given permission to fix of course!! Merry Christmas
As a novice felt maker I had no idea what I would be able to produce during a one day course with Barbara. I completed two pictures which I am so pleased with, one I will frame and keep and the other is going to be made into a cushion cover as a Christmas gift. Barbara was really informative, showing me and a friend the techniques we needed but very hands off so we really had completed our own felt designs. She was always there to encourage us and to show us other techniques we could use to improve our designs. With four people and three different ability felters making completely different products Barbara provided just the right amount of help and support for every one throughout the day.The lunch provided was great too.
I am definitely going to felt again, many thanks Barbara.
Fiona - - #26573
Response from Feltworld - Creative Art courses:Thank you Fiona. Happy felting and if you need any advice, give me a shout and I'll be happy to answer any questions. Barbara
I spent a wonderful day with Barbara learning the techniques for making a bag. I’d done some wet-felting before, having taught myself from books, but was lacking inspiration for what to do with the pieces when finished. Barbara is patient, encouraging, informative & incredibly generous with her ideas. There were four of us on the day, all doing something different & we all had lots of one-to-one help. I came away with a really nice bag & lots of confidence & the inspiration I needed to carry on this amazing craft. Barbara opened my eyes to the endless creative possibilities of felting & I will definitely be going back for more workshops - I can’t wait.
Eileen Leighton - - #26600
Response from Feltworld - Creative Art courses:Your bag looked amazing Eileen, and I feel inspired to use my bags again 😀. I’ll look forward to seeing your future projects.
I thoroughly enjoyed my day with two other ladies making a Nuno felt scarf. Barbara was a superb teacher, explaining each step clearly with a great level of knowledge and skill. It was all very relaxed and enjoyable, and I left the day fully inspired to continue with this craft and even try out batik on another course (to be booked with Barbara of course!).
Carol - - #25984
Response from Feltworld - Creative Art courses:Thank you Carol. Loved your sarf and I hope you get many years of pleasure from it :-).
I spent a wonderful day today playing with colours and textures to make my nuno felted scarf. Barbara was a really positive and informed tutor who helped me to experiment and not make too many mistakes along the way! She has a lovely selection of colours to choose from and gives lots of encouragement.
What a lovely way to spend a day.
Mamie - - #25850
Response from Feltworld - Creative Art courses:Thank you, your scarf looks fabulous. Best regards Barbara
Thank you Barbara for a most enjoyable day. It was my first time needle felting and Barbara was an informative, knowledgeable and patient tutor. I was pleased with my hare and my family were very impressed, in fact daughter wished she had come along with me! We'll be back at some point!
I would highly recommend this course.
Julie Brock - - #25699
Response from Feltworld - Creative Art courses:Thank you Julie, I am so pleased that you had a lovely day. Your a natural and Mr hare looked fabulous. Barbara
Calm confident instruction on techniques to use as was my first time. Everything was to hand when I needed it without asking making it so easy.
I came away with a lovely piece of ‘experimental ‘ batik fabric and am so pleased.
Can’t recommend her more highly. Fabulous day and so motivational.
Kirsty Higgs - - #24988
Had a lovely day learning a new skill and very pleased with my first attempt. It was a really friendly group and Barbara was very helpful and patient with us. Humbert the Hare is now in pride of place at home. Many thanks Barbara for a great experience - and a lovely lunch too!!
Jane Abbey - - #24475
Response from Feltworld - Creative Art courses:Thank you Jane. I so glad that your Humbert is taking pride of place, looking as handsome as ever lol!
A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon learning batik for the first time. Very informative friendly tutor who shared many tips and insights into this wonderful art.
Felt very happy and comfortable with friends in Barbara’s beautiful home surrounded by her exquisite craftwork. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Daizy Woodrowe - - #23909
Response from Feltworld - Creative Art courses:Thank you Daizy. There are many levels to batik and you did well in this introduction class. :-)
After completing an introduction to batik workshop and liking the technique so much, I went back again to do a full day's workshop. All the materials and equipment were supplied, and lots of useful hints and tips given. I was delighted with the result that and it is now framed and hanging on my lounge wall. I can highly recommend this course.
David Gough - - #23906
Response from Feltworld - Creative Art courses:I am really pleased that you have learned so much and being on two of my Batik days. Maybe join me for the crackle glaze class one day :-).
Despite slight anxiety about train delays I arrived just in time and everything was very relaxed. All new to me so I was really interested to find out how felting was done and how much energy it took! A lovely experience. Lunch was just right and the day went so fast. Barbara is a great host and has lots of tips and skills to pass on. A really enjoyable experience.
Loved the tactileness of it all.
Fiona Tait - - #23868
Response from Feltworld - Creative Art courses:Thank you very much Fiona :-)
A superb day learning a new skill. Barbara was accomplished and enthusiastic to pass her techniques on. It was very relaxing and enjoyable and I achieved a product I was pleased with. The lunch and tea and cake helped the day along and I would thoroughly recommend this course.
Jayne Large - - #23369
Response from Feltworld - Creative Art courses:Thank you for a lovely review Jayne. Loved your picture and striking background.
I very much enjoyed attending the felt picture making course with Barbara. We received a warm welcome alongside tea and biscuits to settle and whilst we considered the focus of our project for the day, then lunch and cake as the day went on kept our energy up for all that wet felting!
Barbara’s style of teaching was clear, informative and supportive, whilst informal and easy going. Enjoyed every minute!
Clare D - - #23319
Response from Feltworld - Creative Art courses:I'm so pleased that you got a lot out of the day. Both yours and Saras pictures looked great. They will look brilliant in a picture frame :-).