"A friend and I had been talking about doing a basket-making class before lockdown. We spontaneously signed up last minute when we spotted the course online and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.
The setting was lovely, the learning intense and the materials a joy to work with. Can't quite believe I've come home with a basket I've made myself. Thanks Jon and Becky for a lovely day, delicious lunch and frequent hot beverages to keep us all going."
"Had a great day. Tutors were very helpful, kind and gave great guidance. This was the first time I've ever made a basket and I am now much more aware of the skill and energy that goes into making one.
I got to make and take home a fairly huge basket which could house a small dog and I am very pleased with it!
Very tasty lunch.
All in all, a great day. I definitely recommend this course."
"Thoroughly enjoyed the day making baskets with Jonny and Becky. I mentioned that I had done a little bit of basketry many years previously and they were able to make my experience slightly more advanced, differentiating my basket on the spot. Keep an ear out for Jonny's jokes, they are lost if you are not tuned in !
It was great to meet people on the same wavelength and swap stories around crafting in general.
Lunch was fabulous. A slice of quiche, luxury salad box and two choices of cake ! Great views of the surrounding countryside.
I would completely recommend this as a creative and entertaining day out."
"This was a great day thank you Jon and Becky, you are great teachers offering detailed step by step instructions and lots of one-to-one support as well as oodles of patience! A lovely workshop and a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Also a very nice lunch. Can definitely recommend."
"Fantastic day, couldn’t have been better. Jon and Becky are friendly and encouraging teachers. Lunch was fabulous. My finished basket received a surprised (good) reception when I got home. I highly recommend this course."
"A brilliant day. We were all so well supported. Instructions were clear and Jon and Becky always willing to help and advise. The day wasn't rushed and we all went home with a lovely basket. All round a Great Day!"
"The course took place in a large room and all eight of us had a large table at which to work. Jon and Becky were brilliant at teaching each step and making sure we were confident before moving on to help the next person. The day was paced very well so that the work fitted the time given and I think we all took away a beautiful basket at the end of the day.
Complementary tea, coffee and home made flapjack were on offer all day and a delicious lunch which cost just £7 could be pre-ordered."
Jon the basket responded:
" Thankyou Helen
It was lovely to meet you and it would be great if you would like to make another basket.
"My friend wanted to try basket making so we bought her a voucher for her birthday. I then thought that I may as well tag along. What a great day we had. Jon and Becky were great hosts; fantastic at explaining what to do and then equally good at coming around inspecting what we had tried to do and then correcting it at the same time as complimenting our work.
They chatted to us all as we worked and seemed genuinely interested in the stories that everyone told.
There was 8 of us in the group which was a good number for Jon and Becky to support without us having to wait too long for help.
And we came away with a good size basket too; that looks great
Lunch was lovely also.
I’d definitely recommend this course."
Jon the basket responded:
" That is fantastic.
It was brilliant to spend the day with such a lovely group"
"We really enjoyed the course. John & Becky knew their stuff and made sure we went at a pace that meant we would finish the basket by the end of the day, and are thoroughly pleased with the end product. The lunch they provided was spot on as was the company."
"Had a wonderful day basket weaving, met Johnny & Becky, who made the group feel welcome. Provided tuition and guidance throughout the day. Plus a wonderful lunch and homemade lemon cake. Thank you for your patience and guidance. Loved the music in the workshop… great background tunes from the ’60s and '70s. All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable day. And we take home the basket."
"We had the nicest day, learning to weave baskets with Johnny and his family. The workshop is charmingly rustic and cosy and hot drinks are brought to your workbench whenever required. We were both chuffed to bits with the beautiful baskets we made under Johnny and Becky's informal, yet informative tuition. Delicious lunch was provided, fresh, by a friendly local supplier. All in all a lovely, relaxing day. Highly recommended ❤️"
"What a brilliant way to spend a day! Jonny and Becky (&Leo) were brilliant. They were so skilled and patient and their warm hospitality in their home was wonderful. I felt supported in my learning and was really really pleased with the basket I made. Everyone at home was amazed it was my work!!
HIGHLY recommend. Thank you to Jonny and Becky."
"Lovely day. Jon and Becky were very knowledgeable and helpful. There was a lovely atmosphere in the studio and in the house where we had a tasty lunch. I came away with a beautiful basket. Jon and Becky kept their eyes on us and were quick to help if we needed assistance. Thank you Jon and Becky."
"What a lovely day!
Lovey welcoming hosts. A super location.
Delicious refreshments all day
Patient and skilled tutors
A wonderful way to forget the outside world.
A very absorbing course.
I’m really pleased with my finished basket .
The course is a great addition to any ‘bucket list’."
"What an excellent day, from the tea and homemade flapjack on arrival, right up to the end of the day. Jon and Becky were friendly and attentive teachers who helped us get the most out of the day. The whole day flew by and I am thrilled with the basket that I made. I would be more than happy to join them for another day in the future and would certainly have no hesitation in recommending their course to anyone. Thank you so much, very much worth the journey from Leighton Buzzard!"
"Very enjoyable day learning how to work with willow. Jon and Becky were very friendly and helpful, patiently correcting my mistakes! Had a very tasty lunch and Becky's lovely home-made cake. Money well spent."
"Brilliant one day course. We were taught different techniques and how the willow is grown and the preparation process before it can be used to weave. Becky and John are very helpful and patient tutors and Becky bakes the best cake. Well worth the money for a fun and productive day, I bought home a lovely good-sized basket that I made with some help."
"Had a thoroughly enjoyable day. Was most certainly more than expected. The dedication to creating a wonderful start to Weaving was immense. The hospitality and knowledge of both of you was amazing.
My only reservation is the time it took me to travel to your location. Nevertheless thoroughly enjoyed the experience."