Handmade Workshops Ltd reviews

23 Apr 24'

Lucie reviewed: Beginners Machine Sewing

"I thoroughly enjoyed this course. I'd not used a sewing machine properly before and thought it would be beyond me, but this was a great introduction and well taught. "

Handmade Workshops Ltd responded:

"Hi Lucie We're so pleased you enjoyed the workshops and thank you for taking the time to write the review. It's much appreciated. It was lovely to have you with us for the day and we were really impressed with how well you got on. Hoping that this is just the start of your sewing journey! Many thanks Ann & Catherine. "

17 Mar 24'

Jill Sharp reviewed: Japanese Stitch

"This was a lovely evening learning about the origin and technique of Sashiko . As with all these things they look simple until you try them but with Suzanne's gentle guidance we were all able to come away with a lavender bag ,a Sashiko needle and a needle threader and lots of inspiration to continue .."

Handmade Workshops Ltd responded:

"Thank you for taking the time to give us this lovely review, Jill. We really happy you enjoyed the workshop. Suzanne is a great teacher and we're very lucky to have her. Hope to see you at another workshop soon. Ann & Catherine"

25 Feb 24'

Suzanne reviewed: Bookbinding for Beginners

"Excellent facilities and hosting. One book with a spine made. I am used to courses where we make 3 different books or 3-5 books of the same type."

Handmade Workshops Ltd responded:

"Thank you for taking the time to review the workshop, Suzanne. We’ll certainly look into running a workshop making simpler book styles, where participants are then able to make more than one notebook."

29 Nov 23'

CTuohy reviewed: Hand Embroidered Christmas Decorations

"Fabulous evening, great welcome, a glass or a tea whilst you settle, all the resources you need, guidance and a specialist on hand to ask questions! Great evening you can come with friends but also would be totally happy to go to one alone! Totally recommend, Ann is amazing ! "

Handmade Workshops Ltd responded:

"It was so lovely to see you there Claudia and thank you for the really thoughtful review. We're thrilled that you enjoyed the workshop and look forward to seeing you at another one soon! Thanks Ann & Catherine."

15 Sep 23'

Laura Morris reviewed: Coptic Binding

"Amazing! Best thing I've done in years. I have a severe mental illness and this was the first outing I've done alone in almost 3 years. I felt so welcome and comfortable. I didn't feel rushed in doing this book. I was able to really focus on getting it right and I could (and did) ask as many questions as I wanted. There was a wonderful selection of paper for the book cover and string for the binding so we didn't have to compromise on our first choices. Mylyn, the teacher, is wonderful, very welcoming and friendly with endless patience, has a wonderful teaching style and was great at helping too. Mylyn helps and talks you through a bit you are stuck on or undoes a tricky knot you make but doesn't do it for you which is the best way to learn. Mylyn provides templates for every stage which are wonderfully helpful. By the end of the course I felt tired, proud and confident to try this at home with the notes I made during class, and the detailed notes sent to us by Mylyn along with an email with very helpful links for supplies. Already booked for both classes this weekend. Thank you so much."

Handmade Workshops Ltd responded:

"Thanks for your wonderful review Laura. We're so pleased you enjoyed the class! Hope to see you again soon"

15 May 23'

Janet Martin reviewed: Japanese Stitching

"Hello, really enjoyed the Japanese stitching on Saturday. Very informative and generous with the samples to practice with. Great location - so nice to have parking. Lovely refreshments too. It was a really good balance of allowing us to get on with things and being available for guidance and help to go our own way with the skill we were learning."

Handmade Workshops Ltd responded:

"Hi Janet It was lovely to see you again and we're so glad you enjoyed the workshop. Thank you for taking the time to write the review, we really appreciate it. Look forward to seeing you at another workshop in the future. Ann & Catherine"

A placeholder graphic for missing image
2 May 23'

Janet Martin reviewed: Zen doodle

"Hi, I really enjoyed the Zen Doodle. The location was great and the room really good. I didn't mind the room at all or the other group doing their activity but being a "Zen" class I did wonder whether a quieter environment with some gentle music/meditation music in the background would have been good. A little more time could have been spent on the introductory breathing/clearing your headspace and setting out the meaning of "Zen". A little tuition as to the types of shapes and rather than filling in a pre prepared outline encouraging people to create their own. "

Handmade Workshops Ltd responded:

"Hi Janet Thank you for your review and we’re glad you enjoyed the class overall. We appreciate your helpful feedback and will pass it on to our instructor, as well as looking at making the venue quieter for future workshops. Look forward to seeing you at a workshop again soon. Many thanks Ann"

11 Apr 23'

Joan G reviewed: Embroidery for Beginners

"As a beginner, this course was perfect for me. It was easy to book with Craft Courses and Ann from Handmade Workshops immediately emailed me with information regarding the course and the day, travel options and parking facilities, which, as I was coming from some distance, was very helpful. There were six of us on the course and we were made very welcome on arrival. Each of us had our own packs containing everything needed to complete the embroidery, including hoops, silks, needles and very comprehensive instructions for use at home, including Utube links to help reinforce what we had learnt. The tutor, Katherine, was very friendly, skilled and enthusiastic and made us all feel at ease, whatever our experience. She not only demonstrated to us as a group but gave us individual attention as required too. Ann and Catherine from Handmade Workshops were very attentive and supplied us all with tea/coffee and delicious homemade cakes which all went to making the morning most enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this course and look forward to attending another course from the many on offer at Handmade Workshops."

Handmade Workshops Ltd responded:

"Thank you for your very kind review, Joan. We're really pleased you enjoyed the workshop and look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks Ann & Catherine Handmade Workshops"

5 Mar 23'

Rebecca reviewed: Papercut Light box

"Thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. Really satisfying to be able to take home my own light box based on one of Dawn’s beautiful designs. "

Handmade Workshops Ltd responded:

"Thanks Rebecca and we're so pleased you enjoyed the workshop. Loved your creation, well done! Hope to see you at another workshop soon. Ann Handmade Workshops"

29 Jan 23'

Tyne reviewed: Machine Sewing for beginners

"Really enjoyable class! It was easy to follow and the team were extremely helpful and encouraging! I met a lovely group of women who are beginners at sewing and we can’t wait for the next class! I highly recommend!"

Handmade Workshops Ltd responded:

"Hi Tyne It was lovely to meet you and your mum at the workshop and thank you for your very kind review. You did so well with your sewing I really hope you keep at it. Please do send us a photo of the next thing you make and hope we get to see you again soon! Thanks Ann"

20 Nov 22'

Nicola J reviewed: Festive Rag Wreath Making

"I had an absolutely wonderful time. Plenty of fabric to choose from. Yummy homemade cakes and coffee. Very professionally organised and Anne was on hand all the time for any questions. My Christmas wreath is beautiful, so easy to make and it looks amazing. I went with my daughter and had a lovely afternoon. The wreath definitely will take pride of place in my house at Christmas."

Handmade Workshops Ltd responded:

"Thank you so much for your kind review, Nicola. It was lovely to meet you and your daughter and you did both make fabulous wreaths. We're really pleased you enjoyed the workshop and hope you get many years of pleasure from your wreaths! Ann "

3 Nov 22'

Giulia Portuese reviewed: Weave a Landscape

"I really enjoyed this course. Great day being creative."

Handmade Workshops Ltd responded:

"Great to see you there Giulia. We're so pleased you enjoyed it and thank you for taking the time to give us a lovely review! Ann & Catherine."

Our website uses cookies to give you the best user experience. By using the site you are consenting to our use of cookies. You can find out more, or manage your cookie settings in our Privacy Policy