Larkswold, in the beautiful Cotswolds, is in a very nicely appointed marquee with ample parking. We were welcomed and well looked after throughout the afternoon, with plenty of refreshments and delicious home-made cakes. There were 4 of us learning calligraphy at one large table and about the same number at a different table learning a different craft. Our instructor, Martie was superb, demonstrating each step before we then went and practiced on our own and with her guidance checking we were doing it right. We were provided with everything we needed, and had opportunity to purchase anything further before we left. With a glass of bubbly at the end and no one in a hurry to leave, it made it a very enjoyable afternoon. Thank you, I can't think of a nicer way to learn a new skill, with very amicable people, lovely surroundings, and first-rate tuition. Definitely recommend it.
Response from Larkswold:Thankyou Linda,
We had an absolutely brilliant day doing willow sculpture at Larkswold, Kate was an excellent teacher, We were looked after from start to finish, coffee and cake, scrummy lunch, more coffee/drinks cake in the afternoon.
I will definitely be back to do another course. 10 out of 10 from me.
Response from Larkswold:Thanks Mary, glad you enjoyed your visit. Look forward to seeing you back here soon 😊
A very enjoyable afternoon. Melinda and Emma were so welcoming, the venue was delightful, Caroline from Craven&White did a great job guiding us through the stages of silver ring and bangle making, and tea, coffee, cake and bubbly further enhanced the hugely enjoyable experience. With a gorgeous silver bangle and matching ring to take home, I will definitely be back for more!
Response from Larkswold:Thanks Sue,
I had a wonderful time doing lino cut printing with Melinda and Emma at Larkswold. They were so welcoming and supportive and I enjoyed every minute. Thank you
Response from Larkswold:Thankyou Jan,
My wife and I spent a wonderful afternoon at Larkswold learning how to make scented candles. Melinda and Emma, our hosts, could not have been more welcoming and Melinda, on discovering that the course was a 16th wedding anniversary present (the traditional gift being wax), presented us with a multi-layered candle to remind us of the day.
The course, besides being great fun, was extremely informative and we learnt a lot about the art of making scented candles ... some of which now have pride of place in our home. Our less successful efforts will be burnt in the not too distant future!!
Would we visit Larkswold again ... most certainly. They offer a number of other courses that interest us ... Glass Decorations, Lino Printing, Truffle Making, Silversmithing, Willow Sculpture, Wreath Making and Arm Knitting to name but a few.
Here's to our next visit.
Response from Larkswold:Thank you so much. It was lovely to meet you both.