Ok, so I did have a little trouble finding the place but that's me. However, once there, with a welcoming cup of tea in hand, you can relax into a totally non-stressful and deeply creative morning. A workshop so ably and gently led by Esther, demonstrating; encouraging; and enabling all the time, 'till, before you know it, 3 hours have just flown by; final touches completed; everyone else's creations admired; photo the bag - and then the realization hits - "Wow, I made that !" Thank you Esther.
Jonathan Howell - - #26754
Response from Leather Needle Thread:What a lovely review!! Thank you so much Jonathan. It was really nice to meet you and I loved your bag!
Second time in a course from Esther and thoroughly enjoyed it again. Esther is a great teacher and explains everything so well. It’s a small group so you get plenty of time when you need support or advice. And you come away with a completed bag in three hours. If you are considering this workshop, definitely sign up. It’s a great introduction to working with leather. Thanks Esther and look forward to another course in 2020.
Toby - - #26751
Response from Leather Needle Thread:Hi Toby,
What a wonderful way to spend a few hours - attended the half day no stitch bag course and loved every minute.
Esther is a fab teacher and very patient (when you um and ah over what colour combos) .
I learnt loads and came away with a little treasure that I keep swinging about in front of people - pleased as punch.
Will be back to learn more leather techniques.
Naomi - - #26692
Response from Leather Needle Thread:Hi Naomi, thanks so much for the lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you and I'm really pleased you love your new bag!
An enjoyable evening. After being expertly guided through the various stages by Esther I was delighted to come away with a smart new leather handbag. As a complete beginner I would recommend this course.
Janice - - #25516
Response from Leather Needle Thread:Hi Janice, thanks so much for this lovely review. I'm really glad you enjoyed the evening and are pleased with your beautiful new bag!!
Enjoyable and productive 3 hours. Good range of leather and 3 styles of bag we could choose from. Small group so plenty of individual help and Esther was excellent at trouble-shooting to help us make small changes or correct mistakes. We 6 each successfully made a unique bag. I love mine.
Jane - - #25539
Response from Leather Needle Thread:Hi Jane,
I thoroughly enjoyed the course and was delighted with my bag. The course was very informal and Esther was a great teacher who adapted her tuition to the individual needs of her participants. I am not someone who sews but was pleasantly surprised by how I managed (under Esther's watchful eye) to create my tote bag with such ease.
Anne Goodwin - - #24892
Response from Leather Needle Thread:Hi Anne, thank you so much for your lovely review! It was so nice to meet you and I hope you get many years of pleasure from your beautiful hand made bag! Best, Esther
This is a very well organised course, that was really enjoyable.
Good selection of colours to choose from and Esther was on hand to guide us through all the stages, so that we all finished up with great leather bags. I was surprised and pleased with the finished item, and would recommend this course to anyone wanting to have a go at leatherwork.
Denise Emery - - #23102
Response from Leather Needle Thread:Thank you Denise for such a lovely review! It was really nice to meet you and I'm glad you are happy with your wonderful new bag! Esther
This is a brilliant workshop! Working from Esther’s lovely studio we learnt how to create our very own stitchless leather bags. The hardest part was choosing which of the gorgeous leathers to use. I can highly recommend giving it a go.
Nicola - - #21671
This was a great workshop that taught me lots of new skills and gave a great sense of achievement at the end of the day. There was a choice of patterns for bags to make and Esther ensured that we were able to customise the bags to make them individual. I would heartily recommend it.
Jilllian Harker - - #19252
I couldn't recommend this workshop more highly. I had a great day and LOVE my new bag. It's very special to find a teacher that has that magic mix of qualities; friendly, informative and fun.
Definitely good value for money, I learnt new skills, met new people and had a relaxing and fun day and have a leather handbag that I will use forever!
Will be booking on another workshop soon!
Emily Langdon - - #17697
Response from Leather Needle Thread:Thanks Emily! I'm so pleased you enjoyed the course and love your bag! Was really nice to meet you!
What an amazing day! Esther was very well organised and flexible enough to enable all of us to make a bag using our choice of pattern, colour of leather, handle type, etc. I learnt such a lot and am extremely proud of the bag I brought home. Thank you Esther for your tuition and encouragement - I have recommended you to a couple of friends. Kate
Kate Coggins - - #15702
Response from Leather Needle Thread:Hi Kate,
Enjoyed the excellent 'Make a leather bag in a day' workshop. I learned many new skills and now feel confident working in leather at home. Plus, I made myself a beautiful bag! Thank you Esther :)
Kathryn Shayler - - #15613
Response from Leather Needle Thread:Hi Kath,
What a great way to spend a morning with friends. Good designs to choose from and wide variety of coloured leathers. It was a well managed course with all of us completing our bags on time (with embossing too!) - and there was time for tea and delicious cake.
Kirsty - - #8358
Hands down, by far, the BEST class I have been too!! Esther is amazingly talented and a brilliant teacher - class is well structured, clearly explained and fun! There are different bag designs and a beautiful range of leathers to choose from, which means everyone can make a bag which is unique to them. Lovely atmosphere - very friendly and relaxed. Highly recommended! Still smitten with my new bag! Thank you Esther
Ziggy Momrelle - - #8138
Really excellent course. You are given a choice of bag design and colour and then you get on with making them in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Esther gives clear and simple instructions and lots of one-to-one attention. It felt good for the soul to be making something with my hands and now I have a lovely bag that has already received compliments (just on my way home from the workshop!). I highly recommend it!
Stitchless Bags Workshop - - #6639
Absolutely brilliant course! Esther helped throughout the morning but also let us get stuck in and do our own thing. Really loved getting creative and properly using my hands to make something to be proud of. Also, excellent tea and cake at the venue we were at which was provided (and made a welcome break from mallet work!).
Can't stop looking at my lovely little bag, thank you again.
Lily Doble - - #6636