"Thank you for a really enjoyable day on the up-cycling workshop. To work in such a lovely location and with like-minded people was fantastic. Lucy gave me lots of guidance and tips on completing my project and has inspired me to carry on up-cycling at home."
Thank you so much for the opportunity to work with & learn from you & your wealth of Knowledge of all things interior & love of colour too.
In my case your generosity in sharing your knowledge of upholstering, your advice, encouragement & help throughout the day to not only myself, but also the other 2 Lovely Ladies & their projects & being able to listen & watch (at times) & learn what you were teaching & advising them as well. To now have such a wonderful & beautiful piece of furniture that I will treasure & enjoy forever, as will my family & fur babies in the most stunningly beautiful & magical Fabric, almost ever, by Emma Shipley.
I’ve always loved colour, describing myself as a ‘Colour Freak’ (in the nicest possible way!!) but only realised of late just how much not only my house but especially myself, my choice in the colours I use in our house & my choices of clothes, both style but especially colour has changed & how that change has impacted both my physical & mental health in such a negative way.
I used to love & be so passionate about & not worry about what others thought or said about ‘My Style’, but unfortunately the realisation of late that some time ago that did in fact change, & I was indeed & had in fact completely changed everything because of others.
No more.....I have begun to find ‘Me’ again & started searching for ‘The Things’ that make ‘Me’ happy & that very much does include Colour! ❤️?????????
My journey only began recently & have to be careful not to put my foot pedal to the floor & go at full throttle & to take my time & dip my paint brush, as it were into carefully chosen projects, activities & choosing like minded people like myself & yourself that share a love & passion of similar things, especially colour & making & creating & animals, especially cats. ?
From the bottom of my Heart Lucy, thank you for such a wonderful day & for not only sharing your knowledge but sharing your Incredible Space. A safe space, such a beautiful & incredibly inspiring place crammed full with so many magical ✨ delights, including the ‘man in the shower!!’ And for plying us with Tea & Delicious Cakes ☕️?? & even inviting us into your beautiful colour drenched home for a truly scrumptious homemade soup ? & bread ? & a gorgeous ginger marmalade cat, Paddington & Mr Brown of course. ???
For absolutely everything dear Lucy, thank you. ??❤️??
I cannot wait to visit & attend what I hope will be many more wonderful & inspiring courses with you, if you will have me? ?
I truly cannot recommend enough what you do & what you have created & I personally am so very pleased to have found you & proud of myself too, as I conquered many things the day I attended your course. To come away with such a beatiful piece of re-upholstered furniture is, for me almost beyond comprehension & a bonus. ??❤️??"
"The most amazing insight into all aspects of how colour can lift everyday life, from colour therapy, colour meditation to a colour clothing consultation. The most amazing day from start to finish, Lucy is a brilliant course leader and host and is knowledgeable, inspiring and welcoming.
I will definitely be booking more courses soon!"
"Lucy's course provided a riches of wealth in terms of looking at colour in so many ways, to enhance wellbeing and spirit. From food to conscious focusing, from herbal and essentials oils to states of mind. Fiona’a input on clothes, makeup and presence was an additional rich layer of what was a truly uplifting day of giving back to yourself by finding ways to enhance your enjoyment of life, whether in a small or a big way. Delicious lunch in beautiful surroundings.
Lucy also attracts giving and supportive fellow course attendees, whose kindness and laughter make her workshop days really special."
"This is the second of Lucy's day's I've attended and had terrific fun at each one. Lucy creates a really warm and friendly atmosphere, in a beautiful setting, where everyone just supports each other and shares their ideas and projects. There is no such thing as a silly question and Lucy is extremely patient and shows you how to achieve your project and learn from anything she is showing to others. Not to mention that you are plied with delicious home made cake all day and a lovely home-cooked lunch. I enjoyed every minute of the day and the time flew. I would highly recommend Lucy's courses - a great day out and I have learned a lot."
"A really enjoyable day. Lucy was very knowledgeable and helpful. A lovely setting for the course and really great food (lunch and cake). The day flew by. I now feel confident to finish my project at home (making covers for a 2 seat sofa) having learnt how to make piping and invisible zips."
"I had a lovely day.
Lucy was informative and helpful giving me the confidence to continue with projects at home. The work area was also lovely with a good selection of tools and materials.
Lucy provided plenty of refreshments and a lovely lunch in her kitchen.
I managed to complete my project and will use the knowledge and skills going forward.
Thank you Lucy"
"I had a really fun day, re-upholstering a chair with Lucy's expert help. It made me feel much more confident about doing projects at home, as Lucy provided lots of tips and helped me hone my skills. Her craft room is a really lovely place to be creative, and she provided a fantastic lunch with lots of tea and cake in between! Would high recommend, thank you Lucy!"
"I had an amazing day on this course!
Lucy is so welcoming and the studio and workshop were great to work in. It was nice seeing what the other girls projects were too, you get more ideas and inspiration. I painted and recovered an old dinning chair and was thinking about trying my project out at home but am so glad I didnt as I wouldn't have been so bold in my choice of fabric had I been left to my own devices. It was a 150 mile trip but I'd do it again.
Thanks Lucy! X"
"What a lovely way to learn in an quiet rural setting with a knowledgeable teacher. What I appreciated was that we all had different projects so were able to learn about more than just that which we took with us to work on. Lovely cake and lunch too!
Would recommend Lucy."
"Lucy is a warm, supportive and encouraging teacher. I felt immediately at ease in her company and in her wonderful studio where she guided us all through our individual projects and imparted lots of honest and helpful advice. She was really encouraging and respectful of everyone's different tastes and ideas. The day flew by as it was so much fun and so engaging getting stuck into something creative with the help of a knowledgeable teacher. My project was quite ambitious, but Lucy made sure I knew what to do to finish it at home, and I know the offer to email her if I needed any help was a genuine one. I picked up so many different tips and ideas throughout the day from her and the other two students, who were also lovely. I went by myself as my friend wasn't able to make it in the end, but you can pretty much guarantee you'll be in great company!
Thank you Lucy, hope to see you again! Kate X"
"I thoroughly enjoyed this day. I booked in as I have a renovation project on my hands and wasn't really sure where to start. After spending the day with Lucy I am looking at everything around me in a new light! I feel I have a basis to begin and much less daunted and very excited! I am sure I will be in touch with Lucy again but the day was an excellent beginning. Thank you very much."
"Another excellent day of practical guidance from the get go. I was sanding straight off and learning how to take upholstery apart, and then putting together a great updated seat cushion to my chair. Seeing Lucy guide other attendees tackling other projects also taught me more about the skills. Lucy is an attentive and practical teacher who creates a very happy and safe learning environment with plenty of inspiring ideas and encouragement."
"Thoroughly enjoyed the day . Gained an understanding of how colours, patterns and texture work with each other. Was really looking forward to learning about mood boards but unfortunately this was barely covered, possibly due to lack of time. Really enjoyed Lucy’s style of teaching and the company of the other ladies on the workshop . The food and the surroundings were excellent - left the workshop feeling truly inspired!"
"A brilliant day, I wanted to create some ideas for printing on fabric with a view to making a few home accessories. Lucy provided some great equipment and helped me to start designing my ideas. It’s a fun and creative space and the lovely cake and lunch was a real treat. I left feeling very inspired and looking forward to making up my fabric. Will certainly be booking on this course again."
"This upholstery course was excellent. Lucy is a talented, inspiring but at the same time kind teacher. She creates a relaxed and welcoming environment. The venue is a beautiful rural idyll to escape to and Lucy’s home cooked lunch and cakes are delicious. I feel I’ve learned a lot today having upholstered an old rocking chair with Lucy’s help and guidance. Lucy has great style and I will be back for more on the interior design courses!"
"How the basics at art classes at school should have been! I learnt more about colour in one morning than hours in a classroom in the 70s. Lucy has an incredibly easy, approachable and informative style which means every part of her sessions are full of learning and ease. She offers excellent one to one support but the benefits of being with the fellow students are considerable - from hearing projects they have done or plan, to gaining confidence on what can be achieved."
"Fantastic setting and studio space and an experienced, enthusiastic tutor. Lucy was the perfect host and divided her time and attention equally amongst the four of us whilst managing to serve a delicious lunch and delivering drinks and cakes. Came away with my chair seat reupholstered and the knowledge and skills to complete another one at home. Chair was sanded, primed and ready to paint and colour scheme discussed within the day."
"An excellent day of learning how to properly set out both floor and elevation plans and build them flexibly to test out
ideas and layouts. Tuition was very hands on.
I also benefited from working alongside other class attendees, hearing and seeing their ideas on both mine and their own layouts."
"This is the second workshop I have attended run by Lucy. It was another interesting day during which I learnt a lot as well as picking up extra hints and tips from Lucy.
I enjoyed the day and will put into practice what I learnt as I redecorate my home.
Lucy is really helpful and puts you at ease so you feel able to ask questions and seek advice. Well worth attending."
"Lucy is a great tutor, great tips and so patient. I loved the day and feel so much more confident to have a go in my own. Homemade cakes in abundance served on beautiful plates, tea coffee and the most delicious lunch . Just a fabulous day with wonderful company."