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matt boysons

Contact name: Matt Boysons
Total bookings
6 months
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

Since school my life has been split between the practical and the creative. I initially trained in photography and graphic design but earned most of my money in property maintainance and general building work until I was 40ish when I started making, renting and teaching people to make yurts. I had a reasonably successful business doing this for 18 years until I changed direction again to my current career, designing and making lighting and furniture from wood. I still like to teach and believe strongly that for almost everyone the path to learning a practical skill is through having a go and this is very much how my basic DIY and confidence with tools course is structured. This year I'm trying something new and I'm running some courses just for ladies.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Confidence with tools for DIY beginners
5 hours
Next date: 24th Aug 2024

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
26 Jun 24'

Sue J reviewed: Confidence with tools for DIY beginners

"Great day with Matt, who was very patient and explained things well. I recommend you take this course if you are unsure about what tools to use and have a supply of. "

matt boysons responded:

"Hey Sue Thanks for the review and thank you for being a part of such a fun day. I'm glad you had a great time and really appreciate the recommendation. All the best with your future DIY Matt"

23 Jun 24'

Justine Johnstone reviewed: Confidence with tools for DIY beginners

"What a brilliant day! We had so much fun, laughed a lot, learned a lot and all came away encouraged and confident to get home and start drilling, filling and sawing. Thank you, Matt; you are a wonderful teacher! Please run some more courses!"

matt boysons responded:

"Hi Justine, it's really appreciated that you had such a good time, it was a fun day wasn't it and you were a great group to work with. It's got me thinking about a second course again, maybe for the winter courses. Cheers again. Matt"

28 May 24'

Julia M reviewed: Confidence with tools for DIY beginners

"Thank you Matt for a great course, relaxed, informative and great fun. Brilliant meeting 'new neighbours' too. I feel much more confident in tackling jobs and picking up the drill now :) The setting was an absolute bonus too! Excellent course, highly recommended."

matt boysons responded:

"Hey Julia. Thank you for the kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed the course and my lovely barn so much and feel it helped you with your practical confidence too. All the best. Matt"

27 May 24'

Alison reviewed: Confidence with tools for DIY beginners

"This was just the course I needed - it was both helpful (lots of tips), practical (hands on) and fun. I am inspired to do my own DIY. Matt is a great teacher and the setting was lovely and fellow participants also great fun. Thank you."

matt boysons responded:

"Hi Alison You are very welcome and thank you for the kind words and for helping to make the day a success. I'm glad it so helpful and inspiring to you. All the best. Matt"

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