I thoroughly enjoyed my two day course. I learned a lot in the time I was there. Helen was very patient and has a very good easy way of teaching. I came away feeling that I can make any shade I want.
Lesley Bourne - - #23168
I cannot overstate how perfect my day on Helen’s course was.
I came home with my lovely Roman blind, and have just finished putting it up!
Helen is professional and so patient, ensuring that you are taken through every single process of your project. I learnt many techniques and practical tips, and have gained confidence to do it again.
And I almost forgot to mention the many cups of coffee and a superb lunch!
So, thank you Helen, I will certainly be back!
Julie Stevens - - #22445
Response from Helen Izzard Designs:Thank you Julie, and I am so pleased you enjoyed the workshop! Looking forward to seeing photos of the gorgeous blind xx
I enjoyed every single minute of the course.
Thank you Helen, I loved your relaxed but very attentive style of teaching. Who'd have thought we could complete a lampshade in just a few hours. A really fun and fruitful morning.
Laura - - #17927
Response from Helen Izzard Designs:Thank you Laura, so glad you enjoyed the workshop. Helen
Helen was so organised, helpful and friendly. In spite of the big numbers she managed to assist everyone at the various stage they were at. It was a lovely relaxed atmosphere but we all completed our project and o feel confident to repeat another lampshade at home
Carole Kydd - - #17925
Response from Helen Izzard Designs:I am so pleased you enjoyed the day and feel you have the skills to continue making lampshades! Helen
An Excellent Drum Lampshade Course
Helen was consistently thorough in her communications with me prior to attending the course to ensure we all completely understood the course time, location (inc. directions) and materials required for the session.
The course was great fun and extremely good in delivering a complete and thorough understanding on how to make a drum lampshade. Helen's attention to the differing stages we were all at and checking that we were on track and had fully understood her instructions was first class. At all times her guidance was delivered in such a pleasant friendly way - it felt like a good friend was teaching you. I left feeling that I would be entirely able to make a drum lampshade on my own at home. A first class course and a brilliant teacher.
Sarah Cowper - - #17922
Response from Helen Izzard Designs:Thank you Sarah, it was lovely to meet you and thank you for all the organisation!
I have just spent a glorious day learning how to make a Roman Blind in a venue situated in a sublime Somerset village and run by a Tutor whose skills were second to none.
We were a mixed bunch of participants with a mixed skills set, attempting mixed projects and somehow, our Tutor, Helen, managed to give us all just the right amount of attention that we needed to enable us all to achieve something of beauty at the end of our day.
The course is great irrespective of the amount of experience that you have with the pace slow enough for you to be able to take it all in, yet also fast enough to achieve its aims. Add that together with a lovely atmosphere, sumptuous lunch and treats galore and you can see why this course is a winner.
I am a self confessed Course Junkie - I’ve been on many, and this is one of the best.
Thank you, Helen, for a really lovely day.
Maggie Turner - - #16855
Response from Helen Izzard Designs:Thank you Maggie, for such a lovely review! I am so glad you enjoyed the day, and your review is such praise. Helen xx
Excellent, Helen is a great tutor, has superb knowledge and skill. Totally recommend this course for people of any ability, those new to the craft or those looking to fine tune their skills
Caroline - - #16846
Response from Helen Izzard Designs:Thank you Caroline, it was lovely to meet you at last x
I have just attended a really great 1 day workshop, learning how to make my first ever cushion with piped edge & zip.
Helen Izzard was our lovely approachable tutor, she managed very skillfully to guide our group (with a diverse range of sewing skills & experience) through making a variety of soft furnishings. We were all able to work at a relaxed & comfortable pace throughout the day, without feeling pressured or neglected. Helen read the needs of each individual within the group very well, ensuring we all had a good amount of support & advice, but also allowed us time & space to put our newly learned skills into practice.
Tea, coffee, biscuits, cake & a wonderfully tasty lunch was all provided throughout the day, which helped to keep the energy levels high. The whole day was fun & enjoyable !
When I left the workshop I felt proud of what I had achieved & totally inspired to make more cushions & expand my sewing skills further in future. Helen was really welcoming from the moment I walked into the workshop to the moment I left, she even offered ongoing support via email should any of the delegates require it.
I plan to attend another of Helen's courses soon & would have no hesitation in recommending her course to anyone wanting to gain or improve upon their sewing skills.
Thanks for a great day Helen...
Maria - - #16839
Response from Helen Izzard Designs:Thank you for such a lovely review Maria, I am so pleased you enjoyed the day! Keep sewing and I hope to see you soon. Helen x
Excellent teaching with a very knowledgable tutor. Lovely venue and lunch. Very pleased with my lampshade.
Keren - - #15349
Thank you so much Helen for such a great day . I have learnt so much and very proud of my roman blind.
Lovely lunch and cake too
I really liked the Class sizes being small, therefore the tuition was excellent
I’ve been to classes in the past with too many in the group and I’ve spent ages waiting for help to be able to move on
I can’t wait for the next one!!
Clare Willams - - #13070
I had a lovely day learning how to make an interlined Roman blind. I have made blinds and curtains before, but not interlined them, and my measuring and cutting was always a bit hit and miss! Helen gave me excellent tips on how make sure my projects really are made to measure. Thoroughly enjoyable, sociable and useful day. Thank you, Helen.
Louise Bray - - #11403
I recently took park in the curtain making course.
I am a complete novice but Helen reassured me and guided me through the process giving me the confidence to tackle my project.
I would highly recommend Helen’s workshop and I am looking forward to taking part in another workshop in the future.
Tessa Vice - - #11365
Have just completed the traditional lampshade course with Helen.... A very enjoyable two days, Helen is very skilled and knowledgable and a great teacher , so lovely to be in a small group and receive one to one tuition and encouragement. really pleased my lampshade I achieved and so looking forward to trying out my new skills on some more frames, would definitely recommend.
Sandra Vernon - - #11052
So delighted Iv have been on this course. A really good day and I feel it has really given me the confidence making more blinds for my home, and I actually feel I have learnt what I need to do. I look forward to attending other courses in the future with Helen to learn to make other items for my new home.
Fern Saxon - - #9597
Have just returned home from a really lovely day learning to make an interlined roman blind with Helen Izzard. I have come home feeling inspired to carry on making more blinds. Helen was so welcoming and a really genuine, lovely lady who guided us through each process individually and adapting it to each individuals requirements for their blind.
Helen has the great skill of teaching and encouraging at whatever level you are and was very supportive. I will most definitely return on a curtain making course and highly recommend Helen to anyone wishing to gain the skills needed to create their own curtains or blinds.
Sarah Ferris - - #9577
I travelled a long way on my own to do this course and I would do it again in a heartbeat! Helen is an extremely positive, upbeat, friendly and patient teacher and having learnt how to make a gathered shade I would like to go back and try a tailored one! Helen brought a group of likeminded strangers together for a most enjoyable time.
I really hope to return soon - if she'll have me!!!
If you've ever wanted to learn this craft please do so with Helen - you won't regret it.
Karen Weal - - #9292
I had the best 2 days and cannot rate Helen highly enough. I arrived a little apprehensive but Helens welcoming teaching style and expertize quickly won me over. I now have the confidence to continue and broaden my lampshade styles and may well attend her next course just for the fun of it.
Shelagh Spensley - - #9197
Really fun two days, Helen is great teacher and magically helps you turn beginner mistakes into successful outcomes. I shall definitely be signing up for the next course.
Thank you Helen.
Pauline Drew - - #9193
The course covers a lot of ground in two days and by the end you will have the knowledge and confidence to strike out on your own. Helen is an excellent teacher and very knowledgable, she also has endless patience, all of which enables you to achieve amazing results. You will never look at a lampshade in the same way again!
Sarah Ricketts - - #9190