A truly stimulating and fun day. Lynne is a hugely impressive and accessible teacher. Not only does she have huge talent and knowledge herself but she is a natural communicator. Her thorough preparation beforehand ensured that all the materials were ready in front of us, so not a moment of the day was wasted. I am not naturally gifted in the handicraft department but Lynne made sure I succeeded with very clear instructions and helpful notes, so I never felt out of my depth. We all finished the day with each of us having made two beautiful leather bound books - I was so chuffed and couldn't quite believe I'd actually made them. And neither could my daughter when I gave one of them to her.
Sue Enticott - - #28950
Such an informative day, excellent teacher who structured the day to make sure we all achieved two books. Instructions were easy to follow and a nice relaxed atmosphere to work in. Looking forward to signing up for the intermediate course.
Thank you Lynne
Kim - - #28767
I had a fantastic day, thank you Lynne for being so welcoming and kind.
Your such a lovely teacher with lots of colour choices of leather, thread and elastic.
It was such a calm and informative learning experience. I had so much fun. I can’t wait to make more books. Thank you. Lisa
Lisa C - - #28619
A very relaxed and enjoyable course, Lynne is an excellent tutor and presented the course at a good pace and made it fun throughout. Can't recommended this enough. My wife bought this for me as a Christmas present, so seemed only fair to give her one of the two journals I made! Huge thanks to Lynne for such a great course.
Mark - - #28254
This one day course with Lynne was excellent, a good starting point about the intricacies about mount cutting. Everything was very well explained from start to finish and Lynne is a very experienced and patient teacher.
And the homemade cake was yummy too.
Chris Hägg - - #26577
As a completely clueless newbie I felt Lynne gently guided me from zero to hero in a few hours. I feel confident now to go ahead and purchase what I need and get to work mounting all the photos I have been printing over the last few weeks. This course is precisely what I needed. I hope to take another course with Lynne in the future, now that my eyes are open to further mount cutting possibilities.
Joaquin Trigueros - - #26541
What a wonderful day I had with Lynne. The cake was delicious, the music soft and gentle, the venue perfect and the handouts really helpful. The star of the show was Lynne who is a brilliant teacher instructing with patience and enthusiasm so that we all left with well crafted items that will make beautiful gifts. I highly recommend her courses to anyone who wants to learn a new skill.
Celia Javan - - #26455
A lovely day! Lynne is such an engaging teacher; her support and clear instruction ensures that you come away from this workshop not only with some unique hand made leather gifts ready for Christmas, but also with the confidence and skills to 'do it yourself' at home. Highly recommended, thank you again Lynne.
Jo Taylor - - #26442
The day was full on but very well structured and there was a lot of information to take in but Lynne was very clear and willing to go over things when we struggled to understand.
Lynne was very patient especially with the maths and working out of the sizes of apertures we were cutting.
We were both complete novices but came away with several mounts and a wealth of really useful information on equipment and tools
Lynne has a wealth of experience and went beyond what was described on the course helping me to cut a multi-aperture mount and advising me on mounting cross stitch
We would highly recommend this course.
Vicky & Robin Jones - - #26260
The day of learning to cut mounts was very interesting and productive. It took some time to get used to using the cutter, as I am left handed and its design seemed to be biased towards right handed people! Lynne helped me to find out the best way to use it. I made mounts for a photo, a monoprint, and a drypoint etching, all completely different pieces of work. The day was very well structured, and although there was a lot to take in, we still had time to chat over coffee and lunch. Overall, Lynne was an excellent teacher, very knowledgable but also relaxed and approachable.
Hilary Kidd - - #26225
This is the fourth workshop I have attended with Lynne. Once again Lynne was an excellent teacher, organised, patient and generous not least with the cake!
We all left having made multiple items and the enthusiasm and skills to continue at home.
I would highly recommend attending workshops led by Lynne and intend to do more.
Christine Taylor - - #26166
This is the third course I have done with Lynne - she is an excellent tutor, endlessly patient and it was quite an honour for me to be at her first Japanese book workshop with Jayne. I came home with three pretty little books, two softback and one hardback with a hinged cover and have already thought of so many uses for making more! I felt that the three of us overcame a couple of small technical difficulties by bouncing ideas off each other and it was a thoroughly enjoyable day which just whizzed by. I have already recommended Lynne's workshops to friends and hope to do another myself in the future.
Angie Hatchett - - #25693
So having previously completed a leather journal workshop with Lynne I have now done Japanese stab binding. This is endlessly fascinating to me. I came home with three completed, absolutely beautiful books. I find this an absolutely stunning result. Lynne is a great teacher, patience without limit, which frankly is a requirement with me in a classroom. I don't know how she does it. I learned exactly what I wanted to learn so it was terrific. Because she is as she is, one feels able to have another go, at home or another workshop. I felt I could be myself and ask questions. Over and over. And I met Angie who I just loved straight away. One of the most wonderful things was the range of choice for one's books. So many papers and colours and threads. It's like no two books need ever be the same.
Jayne Towndrow - - #25596
I had a most enjoyable day yesterday. Lynne is an excellent and patient tutor. I have come home with two lovely leather books - I had to go and give them a little pat this morning, just to make sure I'd not dreamed them up. It was an extremely hot day and Lynne did her utmost all day to make sure that myself and the other student were comfortable, with fans and drink etc. She also provided a delicious home-made cherry cake and we enjoyed a morning break and, having bought along our own lunch, we sat in her pretty secluded garden. I would recommend this course unreservedly.
Angie Hatchett - - #23034
I had a very productive day on this course. Lynne is an excellent and patient tutor. I was new to cutting mounts, although I've done a fair amount of straightforward cutting, I have never before used a beveled cutter. I returned home with three mounted pieces, one of which was an etching I'd done many years ago which had been spoiled by being stuck with non archival tape to a board. I'm very happy to say that it has been rescued as best as it can be and is now safe for me to frame. I did get confused at one point, but Lynne was at hand to put me right. She is a very encouraging tutor and I would certainly recommend her courses.
Angie Hatchett - - #23036
Yet another excellent course from a Platinum Craft Course provider. We do lots of courses and this one is one of the best. We have the journals we made in pride of place in our hall for all to see and couldn’t have done it without Lynne’s careful help. Lots of interesting discussion, really good cake and excellent notes to take away if you want to continue. These notes have to be commended as they are clear complete and helpful. Downside is that we have now started looking at any leather item in a new light, wondering how many covers we could get out of a leather coat in the charity shop for example!
Jeremy Wyman - - #22833
Had a great few hours with Lynn and learned so much. She was a great tutor and willing to share lots of tips and tricks. Really pleased with the journals I brought home. Inspired to get on and make some more. The cake was yummy too!!
B Stocks - - #22799
An excellent day - really enjoyable and thrilled with the journals I made. Lynne was a great teacher - explained everything well, provided well set out learning materials and ensured we practised during the day on our own so I’m confident I can make more of them to an equally high standard. She also generously provided delicious cake, which helped us along!
M Abery - - #22727
Due to an up-coming exhibition, I urgently needed to learn about mount cutting, but Lynne taught us mount cutting together with framing, which in fact one needs to learn for proper presentation of the work.
Lynne pays absolute attention to the details, and even when I made a mistake, she showed me how to recover from it.
Lynne also gave us plenty of practical and valuable information which cannot be found on the internet, based on her many years of experience.
It was a workshop conducted in a warm and very friendly atmosphere, and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole day.
Kamome - - #22553
This is the second course I have attended with Lynne.I can’t recommend her courses highly enough.
She is an excellent tutor and the day was well planned. The materials were first class, each of us was provided with all the tools and sundries we needed to complete two books and the cake and tea flowed. What more could you want.
The knowledge I gained and the instruction sheet we came away with left me confident that I can pursue this craft at home.
Christine - - #22491