I purchased this as a gift for my husband and he was delighted with the experience:
Karen was incredibly skilled, knowledgeable and patient. The facilities and tools were excellent and she took time to answer the many questions that were thrown at her. It was my first foray into leatherwork and she took time to introduce me to the basic techniques before supporting me to produce the finished item. I left with a beautiful belt, valuable guidance and a real enthusiasm for the craft, thanks to Karen's passion and enthusiasm.
A thoroughly enjoyable and informative day with Karen who is an excellent teacher. I loved the variety of processes and tools used in making a belt, and am delighted with the result.
This was a fantastic day. Karen was very knowledgable and very patient, I learned so much in one day. A very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The standard of instruction and quality of materials is very high. I came away at the end of the day having made a wonderful rolled dog collar. I highly recommend this course. I'll definitely be back in the future. Thank you so much Karen !
Fantastic course. The morning was full of fun, laughter and great chat. Learnt lots about traditional leather techniques as well as modern techniques. Came away with a lovely pink belt - very proud of my stitching. I am keen to return and try my hand at making something else. Karen was very knowledgable, patience and has great artistic ideas. Highly recommend.
I signed up for this course because I had been doing leatherwork on my own learning via YouTube videos and I wanted a little more guidance. There were two of us signed up with interest in making bags so we strayed from the dog collars and ended up making leather trays which would teach us the basic skills needed to then move on to bags. Karen was great to be so flexible!
I have to say, this course far exceeded all of my expectations. Karen was so patient and allowed us to try out any tools we wanted. She even let us video her saddle stitching so we could reference it later on. She has years of experience in working with leather and could answer all of our questions easily. She was great to learn from and I highly recommend this course and her as a teacher. I can't wait to take another class with her!
Totally energised after a superb day learning really cool new leathercraft skills, using new tools I didn't know existed, meeting lovely people, being fed wonderful pancakes and soup and coming home with THE most expert looking valet tray. Wish I could have stayed with Karen for a week to learn more - a fabulous day that I'd highly recommend. I'll definitely be back in the future - Thank you so much Karen!
This was a fantastic day. I came away with a lovely leather belt made from scratch and even learn't how to stitch leather with two needles. Karen Ellis knows her craft and I learned so much in just one day. I recommend this course for anyone thinking of starting to work with leather or just for the experience of trying a new craft.
Great day, lovely cakes and a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
An excellent course run by Karen. I have never made anything in my life but came away at the end of the day having made a wonderful leather belt under Karen's expert tuition. I felt I had achieved so much.
Response from Karmarell:Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I really appreciate it. You were a lovely group of ladies to teach and I am so happy that you all enjoyed your day.
Excellent course for beginners. Karen takes you through each of the steps for the production of your chosen item in a fun and informative way. The standard of instruction and quality of materials is very high. Very pleased with my belt. No hesitation in recommending this wonderful opportunity to learn new skills to others. Thanks to Karen for motivating me to do more leather work.
Response from Karmarell:Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it was lovely meeting you all. Good luck with your future leather creations!
Had a lovely time crafting my valet tray under the expert guidence of Karen while enjoying the company of fellow crafters. Would thoroughly recommend attending a course or if you are looking for something different for a gift
I went to a half day course recently and decided to make a dog collar. I have no experience at all with leather work but I felt I really achieved something and went home with something I could be proud of! Small group and friendly atmosphere where you can learn a new and interesting skill.
I had a fabulous day making a rolled leather collar for Skye under the diligent eye of Karen at Karmarell. I would highly recommend this course whether you are crafty or not. Delighted with my collar. Thank you.
I really enjoyed this course! Fantastic teaching with a very light and friendly atmosphere. Karen is so patient and ensures that everyone has a fun and productive experience. I would recommend Karmarell’s courses to anyone looking to learn something new and have a great day!