Lazykate Textiles reviews

12 Feb 24'

Jane reviewed: Worsted, Woollen & Longdraw Spinning

"I had a great day on this course, learning new things and improving others. It was great to chat about different approaches to preparing the fleece and spinning and trying different types of wool. Cathy was very friendly and helpful. "

Lazykate Textiles responded:

"Thanks Jane, it was great spending the day with you. I'm so pleased you enjoyed it"

7 Jan 24'

Libby reviewed: Beginner's spinning

"I had a lovely day in Liverpool on the beginners spinning course. I learnt a great deal from Cathy and came home with a finished length of yarn. Her knowledge and teaching were great. Also I enjoyed the chat with other would-be spinners and I thought how, down the centuries, women must have chatted thus as they spun. A lovely day."

29 Sep 23'

A.Douglas reviewed: Beginner's spinning

"I really enjoyed this course which I undertook today (29/9/23). Kate is really knowledgeable and keen to pass on that information to her participants. There is sooo much to learn I was supported and guided through each step of the process and patiently assisted when it went wrong - which was frequently. I left with a skein of my own spun yarn!. I would highly recommend this course. Don't be nervous-have a go"

Lazykate Textiles responded:

"Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the day and felt you learnt so much. Really looking forward to seeing what you make in the future on your own wheel Happy spinning Cathy"

9 Jul 22'

Monica reviewed: Weave a Scarf Workshop

"All equipment provided, clearly explained, supportive & clarified any queries / problems as I went along with project. Relaxed. Pleased with the resultant scarf - just waiting for cooler weather now!"

Lazykate Textiles responded:

"Thanks Monica, It was lovely to spend the day with you. So pleased you enjoyed it"

16 May 22'

Kathryn R reviewed: Beginner's spinning

"I really enjoyed the Beginners Spinning workshop at the Red Lion in Newburgh. Cathy was brilliant and explained the basics before demonstrating this beautiful craft and helping each participant to embark on their individual spinning journey. The pace was relaxed and the atmosphere friendly and encouraging. Highly recommended!"

27 Mar 22'

Debbie reviewed: Weave a Scarf Workshop

"Absolutely loved our Make a Scarf experience. Great tutors in Carol and Jessamy. Would highly recommend."

12 Mar 22'

Sue Flint reviewed: Worsted, Woollen & Longdraw Spinning

"Lovely venue with good instruction. Gained in confidence as the day progressed. Given me ideas and a standard to aim for. Thank you."

15 Jan 22'

K James reviewed: Beginner's spinning

"I did the beginners spinning course today with Cathy at the Eden Tea Rooms. What a great day. Cathy and her daughter were extremely knowledgeable and very patient. Cathy guided us through every step of the process and they were both on hand to get us out of trouble when things went a bit wrong. There were 4 of us on the course and we all created a skein of yarn to take away. From my point of view it was something I had wanted to do for some time and I wasn’t disappointed. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn spinning."

Lazykate Textiles responded:

"Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review, we really appreciate it. We had a brilliant day, your spinning was beautiful. We can't wait to follow your spinning journey Cathy and Jessamy"

24 Apr 21'

Adele reviewed: Weave a Scarf Workshop

"Had the best day learning how to weave, using beautiful yarns in a vast array of colours. The tutors Jessamy and Sophia were very knowledgeable and right on hand but also did not hover. The length of the course is just right to come away with your own personally designed scarf. Brilliant!"

Lazykate Textiles responded:

"Thank you so much for leaving your feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed the day, it was lovely spending some time with you"

8 Mar 20'

Helen Weaver reviewed: Weave a Scarf Workshop

"Cathy set a perfect balance between support and letting us get on with it! Her wools are beautiful and I think everyone was really proud of our weaving projects today. Thank you Cathy"

Lazykate Textiles responded:

"Thank you Helen, this is very kind of you. Your enthusiasm was infectious, it was a lovely day"

28 May 19'

melanie a rampeearee reviewed: Beginner's spinning

"Booked into Cathy's spinning workshop on this site. Was in a lovely venue in Crosby, Liverpool. It's very handy that Cathy is running these workshops locally. Had a brilliant fun day, Cathy and her mum Jean were lovely, very friendly and patient with us all. It was a small class which made it possible for Cathy to spend time with each one of us to assist. I enjoyed the class so much I decided to continue spinning and I purchased a wheel. Since the first workshop over a year ago Cathy has helped me with spinning troubleshooting and her wealth of knowledge has helped me to progress and tweak my spinning, thus making me more confident with my spinning. Definitely recommend Cathy's workshops."

Lazykate Textiles responded:

"Thanks Mel, We enjoyed getting to know you and your mum, the day was great. Thanks for leaving such a nice review, i really appreciate it."

26 May 19'

Susan Pearson reviewed: Beginner's spinning

"Thank you Cathy and Jean for a great day of spinning at one of Black Sheep Wools workshops. I had a great time yesterday and learned a lot. Cathy and her mum (Jean), are very patient, and certainly knowledgeable about their craft, and I would recommend them to anybody. I am now a lot more confident about my spinning after only a few hours with Cathy and Jean, and I actually took a skein of usable yarn home, which I spun myself at the workshop."

Lazykate Textiles responded:

"Thanks Susan, It was a lovely to spend the day with you, thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review."

22 Jan 19'

Lorraine Barnard reviewed: Weave a Scarf Workshop

"I really enjoyed the day and being a new weaver was very pleased with how much we all achieved. Cathy was very knowledgeable and helpful, and her yarns are just gorgeous to work with. Everything was setup ready for us, fantastic choice of colours to use, and we even used some silks one of the attendees brought with her. The Williamson Art Gallery in Birkenhead was a perfect venue, fabulous cafe, lovely people and lots of space, easy parking, everything we needed. I'm definitely interested in continuing to weave and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this course."

Lazykate Textiles responded:

"Thank you for taking the time to leave a review Lorraine and such a lovely one at that. I really appreciate it. Cathy"

12 Nov 18'

Karen irwin reviewed: Beginner's spinning

"Had a very enjoyable day with Cathy and Jean. They were so patient and offered different learning techniques. Inspired by their enthusiasm. I highly recommend this course and am hoping to continue spinning in the future Many thanks Cathy and Jean"

9 Sep 18'

Anne Fitzgerald reviewed: Beginner's spinning

"Spent the day with Cathy and het mum yesterday at Ovis Yarns in Liverpool. Lovely day, very relaxed but informative teaching. I came away with a useable hank of yarn and enough knowledge to continue practicing at home. I would thoroughly recommend Cathy as a tutor for spinning."

10 Feb 18'

Ursula reviewed: Beginner's spinning

"Attended a beginner spinning workshop with Cathy and her Mum Jean today. They are such lovely, friendly, knowledgable ladies, making it easy to learn a new skill. Nothing is too much trouble and they are both only too happy to help and pass on any much so that I came away with a hank of yarn spun by me! Would definitely recommend Cathy’s classes...if you are thinking about it..go on, give it a won’t regret it.."

19 Jan 18'

Julie Carey reviewed: Beginner's spinning

"Thank you for such a lovely day. Both Cathy and her Mum , Jean were excellent teachers with lots of good humour and patience. They helped us to learn this new skill with lots of reassurance. Highly recommended course which is very addictive."

17 Jun 17'

Andrea reviewed: Dye Day Workshop

"This is a fantastic introduction into dyeing yarns and fibre. Cathy is so knowledgable and informative and encouraged us to experiment with the dyes. We all came away with fabulous skeins and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. This course is highly recommended"

17 Mar 17'

SallyAnne, Willow Witch Of Pendle reviewed: Beginner's spinning

"Loving rural crafts I have always wanted to try spinning but it looked so complicated. Cathy (and Jean) are outstanding teachers. Their patience, understanding and motivation made the day fly so quickly and resulted in a spinning novice producing yarn! I'm totally hooked. My aim is to do the Dye Day with them dieing Marino wool, spinning it, then knitting a scarf. Just need to drop a massive hint to the hubby for my birthday present, a wheel! I would highly recommend theses courses to anyone. Thank you"

27 Feb 17'

Janet Woods reviewed: Dye Day Workshop

"A wonderful course taught by Kathy who is really knowledgeable and encouraged us all to experiment with different dyeing techniques. I came away with 4 skeins of wool dyed with different techniques and some dyed fibre aswell. The lunch was great too. Thanks Kathy for a great day."

11 Feb 17'

Lymphoma Lass reviewed: Weaving with pick up sticks

"Excellent course - really enjoyed it when I participated today (11/02/17). Cathy set a very comfortable, homely, reassuring atmosphere and we all achieved a great deal in the half day. I took home my project with some extra embroidery thread to help me finish it, and worked on it some more this afternoon. Just lovely. Would really recommend. LLxx"

31 Jan 17'

Jean Allan reviewed: Beginner's spinning

"Went on the spinning workshop on Monday 30th January 2017 . Through the Stanhill Village Heritage project. What a fantastic day I had there was 5 of us never done spinning before, Cathy and her Mum were great lots of patience and encouragement. I was very pleased with the end product. Thanks for a great day ."

4 Sep 16'

Jane Miller reviewed: Beginner's spinning

"I've been spinning for about 12 months, completely self-taught and wanted some expert guidance to improve my technique. Cathy is a lovely teacher, very patient and great one-to-one tuition where needed, we were soon off to a great start. I picked up some valuable tips which I take away to my home spinning, newly enthused and raring to go! Thank you, Cathy, for an enjoyable day, friendly atmosphere and an excellent setting, shop and cafe at Black Sheep in Culcheth to make us feel totally spoilt!"

12 May 16'

Sophie C reviewed: Beginner's spinning

"Myself and my mother-in-law attended a beginners spinning day with Cathy and Jean this week and it was absolutely fantastic! We both had a wonderful time and had produced our first skein by the end of the day! Cathy and Jean made us so welcome and at ease, it made the whole day fun! It has definitely started something and I can't wait to start practising again! Thank you Cathy and Jean!"

14 Nov 15'

Julie Langham reviewed: Beginner's spinning

"Just had a day of beginner's spinning with Cathy and Jean at Knit Wise and it was wonderful! I was given the workshop as a gift - must be one of the best ever birthday presents. At the start of the session I couldn't quite believe I would be able to produce anything useable, but with patient help from both Cathy and Jean, I left with 4 skeins of beautiful yarn that I intend to dye, then knit. All that, with homemade flapjack as a bonus!"

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