"I attended the needle felting course in Aug 2022 and was amazed at what was achieved in one day (with some help!) as a complete beginner. I brought home a near completed Airedale with instructions as to how to finish him at home. Michelle made the course fun and was full of encouragement. Dottie supplied lunch and was very hospitable.
I would highly recommend this course and if you are a complete beginner, do not worry as you are fully supported throughout."
"I’ve just spent the day on a barge in Gloucester Dock learning felting. It was brilliant. Michelle is a fabulous teacher and really fun. We had a short practice and then got straight on to our projects. We all chose hares but Michelle is happy for people to choose anything they wish. It’s very therapeutic and the day flew by. For me a course is in large part made by the person running it and Michelle gets a 10 out of 10. Great value and highly recommend."
"Brilliant felting day.... Michelle was an amazing teacher who had patience and encouragement for us all as previous non felters.
Felting is great fun and I adored the hare that I made - it's right, they do take on a personality of their own after a while!!
The food was lovely too - soup and sandwiches and mid afternoon, a cream tea... we were all spoiled.
I would highly recommend this as a day doing crafting - its creative and fun."
"Michelle is an excellent teacher making everything seem possible. I’d never tried 3D felting before and was delighted with the result she guided me to achieve. The cost and venue of the day course were both most acceptable and I’d recommend others to give it a go with Furzie."
"A lovely day in the beautiful craft room above Crispin Hall. Michelle is an excellent teacher, generous with both her time and knowledge, not to mention biscuits! She is warm and humorous too enabling everyone to feel relaxed and comfortable. I learnt more than the just the basics and came away keen to do more. The group size was just right - there were 7 on this occasion. The food supplied by the cafe's chef downstairs was excellent (tomato and red pepper soup and a delicious lemon Victoria sponge cake). Highly recommended to anyone wanting to discover this addictive craft."
"Wow! An absolutely fantastic day creating a lovable character to take home. Michelle is friendly, funny, knowledgable and patient, full of encouragement to help you breath life into your project.
A great way to spend the day, learning about animal anatomy, natural fibres as well as colours and shading..... Fabulous!"
"Just got home from a fabulous felting day with Michelle. Great teacher and you are made to feel very comfortable and able to produce a lovely felting product whatever your ability. A fun day and I would definitely recommend!"
"Amazing day spent learning how to Needle Felt. Michelle was enthusiastic and patient and made the whole experience a real joy. I’m thrilled with my felted creation and really didn’t want the day to end. Can’t wait to get going with some more felting projects."
"What a great relaxing fun and informative day. Michelle is a fantastic and generous teacher. The venue at Trumpet was lovely. Food and refreshments were delicious and added to the day. Looking forward to booking another day."
"A brilliant day in a lovely place!
Michelle is a wonderful teacher.
I hadn’t done anything like this before and I felt it was probably a bit ambitious to try to make a sculpture of my labradoodle. However, she turned out really well and I fell in love with her about half way through the day.
When I got home the family couldn’t believe I hadn’t bought her!
I can’t wait to make another dog."
"My nieces and I spent a wonderful day on a ‘Felting with Furzie’ course. Everything about the day was good; Michelle is a first class teacher and made the difficult seem easy.
We are all very proud of our efforts and plan to do another course soon.
"We had a fantastic day learning how to needlefelt with Michelle. None of our group of 10 ladies had done it before, but Michelle was wonderful in taking us through each stage. We all had a superb day - I can't recommend enough!"
"Brilliant course. Michelle was just so encouraging and dedicated to delivering her skills/knowledge to enable some fantatic results for students.
One draw back was not starting on time which made a rush at the end but that was down to the owner of the venue not michelles fault.
In my opinion any more than 6 people is too many.
Im looking forward to returning in the near future. Good job michelle, everything was well provided by her to create a creature/animal. Fab course
"Michelle is a lovely, approachable tutor who worked hard all day to make sure we had a successful time. Her attention to detail was fantastic and she was well prepared. Plenty of good quality materials were available and all the equipment was provided as well.
The venue was very pleasant, the service was very good and the food was great.
The one downside was the delay in the starting of the day which led to a rush at the end of the day and most of the students had not quite finished.
Personally I think 8 students was 2 too many but I would go again."
"Great day with a fab bunch of ladies and tutor. We learnt a lot, luge day lot and came out with a unique hand made animal ?
Trumpet Corner, was fabulous in terms of Location offering loads of parking, great staff and fabulous local and handmade food, what could be better!"