Spent a lovely Saturday morning learning to crochet. Ann is lovely, she explains things very clearly and is really patient with a complete novice! I was amazed at what we achieved in just 2 hours.
Also a lovely venue with outdoor seating within an arcade - tea and cake are a bonus!
Response from Leeds Central Faith and Light:Thank you, Gill, for taking the time to write your lovely review.
I had a great first class with Ann on Saturday. I had never knitted before and she was very patient with me and went through various techniques.
Don't be afraid to book on if you have no experience as Ann is a great teacher.
Response from Leeds Central Faith and Light:Good morning Louise,
I’ve never crocheted before, thankfully Ann was very informative. Ann started the course by providing me with the first fact sheet on wool sizing /crochet terms and crochet hook conversion chart, Ann explained this conversion chart. Very informative ...
Next, how to crochet . Ann taught commencement of all crochet work, holding yarn and hook .
Anne explained in detail and started me on slip stitch. Over the 2 hours I learned several stitches and how to make a granny square.
Ann even provided me with all the factsheets to take home, clearly printed out and colour coded for ease of use. Amazing experience, well worth making the effort to learnt to crochet .
All was provided even the hook. Factsheets and 2 patterns were for me to take away , in an easy to follow format.
It felt like going back in time sitting in the lovely cosy environment of The Grand Vintage Tea Rooms .
Thank you Ann
I had a lovely experience learning how to crochet.
Response from Leeds Central Faith and Light:Thank you Pamela for your kind and extensive review of your experience in learning to crochet. I hope you enjoy your new hobby.
Ann was really friendly, enthusiastic about what she does and had the patience of a saint. I really enjoyed my first session with her and feel more confident about my first crochet project making a flower. Thank you :)
Response from Leeds Central Faith and Light:Thank you Alex for your kind words. You tried really hard to follow my instructions and were very successful with your little project - keep up the good work and I hope you make lots of flowers.
I decided to learn crochet a few weeks ago and after looking at books and watching you tube I knew only very basic crochet and not sure if I was doing it correctly. I booked on a 2 hour course with Ann and now I'm well on my way. The vintage tea rooms are an amazing place to learn, Anne was great and I'll certainly be back again .. thankyou
Response from Leeds Central Faith and Light:Thank you for your review. I hope your skills improve and you enjoy your new hobby. I look forward to meeting with you for more
I have been knitting for years, but never dared to tackle anything in more than one colour (apart from basic stripes). A two hour session with Ann in the charming surroundings at the tea rooms has given me the confidence to tackle fair isle knitting at last! She's a friendly, calm, and kind teacher - I can thoroughly recommend her one-to-one sessions! Great value!
Response from Leeds Central Faith and Light:Thank you Polly Ann for your kind words. I am glad you found your workshop helpful and worthwhile in getting you started on your Fair Isle adventure. Enjoy.
Enjoyed the workshop with Ann yesterday. She was an excellent teacher and went through all I needed to learn to get me knitting again. Such a lovely relaxed couple of hours and I am very excited to get going. I went straight to Kirkgate market to get some wool. Thanks Ann, I'm enjoying practising.
Response from Leeds Central Faith and Light:Thank you Karen for your lovely review - you were very easy to teach, as your previous experience with knitting, albeit many years ago, showed. I hope you are able to continue to enjoy your knitting as much as you did your workshop.
Thank you Ann, my friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our session on Wednesday. You definitely do have a lot of patience and you needed it too.
I would highly recommend Ann, who is very knowledgeable and answered all our questions, a good laugh too.
Response from Leeds Central Faith and Light:Thank you Mary, for your kind review - I'm glad you think I have lots of patience. I hope you and your friend have been able to continue with your crochet.
I had a wonderful morning with Ann learning to crochet. A lovely peaceful morning drinking tea and crafting. Ann made the course fun, interesting and easy to pick up. Looking forward to booking the next course
Apologies for the delay in reviewing the course.
Response from Leeds Central Faith and Light:Thank you Rachel for taking the time to review your workshop. I am glad you enjoyed your morning and hope you have been able to continue with your crocheting.
I had a lovely one-to-one session with Ann this morning! I haven't knitted for about 40 years and she made me feel so relaxed and excited to get going with my knitting projects. I (re) learnt how to cast on and off, knit a row, purl a row, knit/purl and increase and decrease. I'll keep this review short as glancing above everything has been said. Just great and I'm booking in with Ann for a crochet session VERY soon!
Response from Leeds Central Faith and Light:Thank you Melissa for your kind review. I am pleased you have been able to pick up your knitting skills again and make use of them. I look forward to seeing you for your crochet workshop.
Had a beginners course earlier month and it was great! Ann made crocheting much easier for me to understand and the session was really relaxing and informal, a great way to learn! The Vintage Tea Room was the perfect location and I learnt a lot! I just need to practise before I book another session with Ann. I would strongly recommend this workshop to people at all levels of crocheting as Ann is a very patient teacher and finds the individual way to teach!
Response from Leeds Central Faith and Light:Thank you, Sin, for your kind review. I'm glad you found the session useful and hope you have been able to make use of your newfound crochet skills.
I always look forward to our get-togethers with friendly chat, experienced help on hand and the added joy of lovely food and drinks in delightful surroundings. I've learned so much for very little cost and look forward to loads more sessions!
Response from Leeds Central Faith and Light:Thank you for your review, I'm glad you enjoy our get togethers - as do I.
Had a two hour beginners crochet session with Ann this morning. I have tried to crochet before without much success but thanks to Ann’s patience, enthusiasm, knowledge and guidance I now feel able build on this new skill and with practice take on a project.
Ann spotted my mistakes, gently put me right, explaining where and how I had gone wrong. I was also given information and patterns to bring home.
It was two hours well spent in the company of a lovely lady. Highly recommend. Thank you Ann.
Response from Leeds Central Faith and Light:Thank you Janice for your kind review - I'm glad you enjoyed your workshop. You picked up the principles of crochet quickly and were a pleasure to teach. I hope you continue to enjoy your new found skill.
Really lovely session with an extremely patient teacher. Really enjoyed it. Booked in for a next session and looking forward to it! Thank you Ann!
Response from Leeds Central Faith and Light:Thank you Kat, for your kind words. Keep practising and I look forward to the next session with you.
A great lady and teacher who exudes warmth and kindness-thank you for all your patience,all the positive encouragement and for getting me started on my knitting journey!
Response from Leeds Central Faith and Light:Thank you Rashi for posting a review of your knitting workshop and congratulations on being the 50th person to post a review!!! I am constantly amazed by the kind comments people post in their reviews and how much they enjoy their workshops, as you have done. I hope you are able to continue your knitting journey and look forward to seeing you at Just Grand Crafters group session in December.
Really enjoyed my crochet lesson with Ann. Refreshed my memory on what I already knew ( although that wasn’t a lot) and gave me an appetite to learn more. Just need to practice the basics and then I may return for more advanced stitches!! Lovely surroundings.
Response from Leeds Central Faith and Light:Thank you Shirley for your kind review. I'm glad you found the session useful for reviving your interest in crochet and reviewing your skills. Good luck with it.
Ann was very patient with me, i loved learning, i'm feeling much more confident looking forward to my next lesson. Thank you Ann yiu are a very good teacher. I think i'm going to enjoy my new hobby very much.
Response from Leeds Central Faith and Light:Thank you, Louise. You worked really hard to understand the principles of crochet and I am pleased that you enjoyed your session.
Had a two hour knitting lesson with Ann on Friday. In the short time she managed to get me knitting. A friend tried to teach me in the past without success, but Ann was patient and explained things clearly. The tea room where we met was a lovely environment to relax and learn, with the bonus of supplying great cake.
Response from Leeds Central Faith and Light:Thank you Anita for your kind review. It was a pleasure to be able to teach you to knit. Hope you manage to make your cowl and I hope to see you at Just Grand Crafters sometime.
Ann is a very patient teacher. I spent two hours being taught how to crochet. The time went by so quickly. I wanted to learn a new skill which I achieved.
The setting was lovely in the Vintage tea rooms in the Grand Arcade. I enjoyed a tasty slice of lemon and blueberry cake.
Thank you Ann for a wonderful time, once I’ve mastered the basics I’ll book for another workshop.
Response from Leeds Central Faith and Light:Thank you, Stella, for taking the time to write your kind review. It was a pleasure teaching you and I'm glad you found the session worthwhile and feel you have gone some way to mastering your new found skill.
I had a great time learning crochet with my friend Linda. I wasn't expecting to be able to do so much after just two hours. I made another granny square when I got home, which is now well on the way to being a blanket, something I've wanted to do for a very long time. Ann is a great teacher and the notes we received mean I can try other things and have something to refer back to. Thank you Ann for passing on such a great skill.
Response from Leeds Central Faith and Light:Thank you, Jo for your review. I'm glad you and your friend enjoyed your workshop and found it useful and helpful in providing you with a new skill. Hope you manage to complete your blanket. Do send me a picture - I love seeing the work people craft after their session.