Reviews for Helen Moyes Designs

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Creative Machine Stitching

In-person course
Gill Ormond - - #33738

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Response from Helen Moyes Designs:

Thank you Gill for taking the time to review the creative stitch workshop.
Yes a good point re joining instructions, an apron is in the optional kit.
I am so glad you gained inspiration, confidence and new skills. The three fabric backgrounds you produced were lovely.

Creative Machine Stitching

In-person course
Karen - - #33677

Have attended a couple of Helen's courses most recently, Japanese Sashiko and Felt Bowl Making. Both were lots of fun and I managed to create something I was really pleased with within the time. They were both online which is tricky for craft courses but Helen had lots of examples to look at and she made the sessions enjoyable with clear descriptions. Will be back for more.

Response from Helen Moyes Designs:

Thank you for taking the time to give a review of my workshops Karen.
I'm so glad you both had fun and found the demonstrations clear.
You made a couple of lovely pieces to be proud of.
Looking forward to creating with you again!

Creative Machine Stitching

In-person course
ALISON WIBBERLEY - - #33604

The class was very well taught with lots of tips for other crafts too to help you at home very friendly teacher loads of material choices lots of sewing machine tips very good enjoyable day, looking to do another in future, good learning new skills with the class - Alison

Response from Helen Moyes Designs:

Thank you for your feedback Alison.
So glad you both enjoyed and learnt lots of tips at the creative stitch workshop last week. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Creative Machine Stitching

In-person course
Judith Wilkin - - #33493

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Response from Helen Moyes Designs:

Thanks Carol, for giving feedback. I always seek to improve my creative service. We discussed your aims before the workshop and I prepared a large range of skin-coloured threads for your chosen portrait project. We discussed stabiliser and sketching out your portrait. You made a great start on this. I suggested ways to show light and shadow. You chose two "new to you" materials for a second project: a Lutradur lantern using Markel sticks. We discussed completing this before you went to your third project: a doodle-stitched botanical picture based on one of my pieces of work. I'm so sorry not all the many paints worked – I would have disposed of them had this been brought to my attention at the time. As you wore protective gloves, I hadn't realised you needed to wash your hands after painting but could have provided a bowl of soapy water if the gel, wipes, & paper towels weren’t sufficient. When the apron ripped, I offered to replace it. I am so glad you enjoyed the selection of cakes.

Creative Machine Stitching

In-person course
Judith Wilkin - - #33449

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Response from Helen Moyes Designs:

Thanks Judith for feedback which I consider carefully. We discussed your aims before the workshop. I am so sorry we didn't establish the picture was the only thing you wanted to work on. I always seek to be led by participants and hope you use the backgrounds you created – especially with Brusho crystals which was impressive. You're experienced in free machine embroidery and I was pleased to start you quilting with Trapunto. You made a great start on your piece and could have stayed to continue.
We are committed to having all resources ready by the agreed start time and offer a wide variety of resources, too extensive to include in a pack. You were given samples of those you’re not familiar with and could make notes on them. This workshop was my first in-person post lockdown. Following your comment on handwashing I’ve reintroduced it. I monitor the balance of fun, learning & experimenting within a safe & inspiring environment and hope to be able to welcome you back to experience this.

Creative Machine Stitching

In-person course
John Gibson - - #33574

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Response from Helen Moyes Designs:

Thank you for your review John. I am glad you both enjoyed our workshop and that you increased in both confidence and skill. I'm so pleased to hear of your new found love of creative sewing and am working at developing more courses.

Creative Machine Stitching

In-person course
Amy - - #27433

Had an absolute blast on this course today. Helen is so welcoming and a fantastic teacher. I felt immediately at ease and had such a fun time. Even though I had no prior experience, I created a wonderful piece of art. We will definitely book on one of the courses again in future.
Thank you Helen!

Response from Helen Moyes Designs:

Thanks Amy, I enjoyed today too, facitating all your creativity. Keep Crafting!