I absolutely loved the course. Moji was delightful, knowledgeable, patient and great fun! It was a complete pleasure to learn this skill. I was thrilled with my lampshade and have since made about 4 more - each one slightly better than the last. It takes practice but it is a wonderful project and I have thoroughly enjoyed making the shades. I would be very keen to do the next course - gathered lampshades and will sign up as soon as I can. Thanks again Moji and apologies it has taken me a while to do this review! Lucy
Response from Moji Designs:Dear Lucy, Thank you so much for your kind review and I am so looking forward to seeing you again hopefully soon.
I really enjoyed the 5 day masterclass lampshade making by Moji. She is an excellent teacher. She is fun, a real professional and she is strict and pushes you to perfection. She doesn't want you to settle for less. She really aims for quality, even in the learning proces. I like that. It was an intensive course and I made 4 differnet types of lampshades, so I really got a good sense for the carft.
What I also liked was her passion for crafst in general and especially for the lampshade making. While working we talked a lot about craftmanship and about setting up a business for a lampshade maker. What does it take to set up such a business? How do you build a collection? How about pricing? etc. I could ask everyting I wanted to know. I really liked this very professional and business approach. That was what I was looking for. And besides her excelent teaching she prepares lovely lunches!! It was the trip, dealing with all the covid regulations and the costs more than worthwhile! A huge thank you!
Response from Moji Designs:Thank you so much for your kind words Annegien. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the course and I am looking forward to seeing your ideas come to fruition. A huge thank you to you too for attending my course despite all the restrictions and difficulties around traveling to UK from Holland. I am so grateful that you chose to work with me and I wish you the best in all you do!
I loved my 3 day lampshade making course with Moji, it was wonderful to be taught by such a professional with such patience and talent, sitting in her beautiful studio, surrounded by craft and being given a delicious lunch each day, it all made a very enjoyable and creative experience.
I am thrilled with my 3 lampshades, all very different in style and technique, hard work but so satisfying and I can’t wait to get down to making some at home, following all the notes and photos that Moji has provided.
With best wishes
Response from Moji Designs:Dear Gill,
I thoroughly enjoyed the course – although quite intensive, it's a great ‘escape’ from everyday life. It’s amazing how the hours just fly by when you’re absorbed in something creative! I really appreciated Moji's take on seeing lampshade-making as a craft to do with patience and to take time to enjoy each step and the skills involved – it is definitely not something that can be rushed. I will need to remind myself of this when I do my own projects. The true test of the course success is that I can't wait to start on my own projects. Thank you Moji !
Well explained and enjoyable day. Great to go home with something that was created on the course.
Response from Moji Designs:Thank you Monique, It was lovely meeting you and I am glad you enjoyed the course.
Such a great course.moji is not only very knowledgeable but also goes far and beyond.l am looking forward to joining her again on other courses in the near future.
Response from Moji Designs:Dear Petronella,
This course was amazing - it was fast-paced and challenging, and I am so happy with the fact that I have made a beautiful lampshade, and all in 2 days.
Moji was so supportive and encouraging. She is a wealth of knowledge and spurred us all on to achieve.
Minerva Studios is a a beautiful and welcoming environment. Lottie has built a lovely place to get together and be creative.
Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Explained really well and found it very informative. A great introduction to lampshade making. Lovely lunch and tutor.
Would definitely recommend.
Response from Moji Designs:Dear Julie,
A full on day-packed with information. Thoroughly enjoyed making the lampshade - Moji gave instruction, tips and advice on how to make it and took pics at every stage, so I have something to go back to when I make one myself which I thought was a good idea! The business advice left me with lots of questions to answer going forward but all good. Lunch was tasty too! All in all a very enjoyable way to spend a Sunday - would recommend!
Moji was an amazing tutor who taught me so much. I thought the course was excellent and covered everything I needed to know. I would highly recommend this course.
Response from Moji Designs:Thank you Alison, it was simply a pleasure teaching you. You made 3 beautiful lampshades, Well done! Please don’t hesitate to get back to me if you have any questions. All the best and hopefully see you soon again.
What a great day! Moji was very welcoming, made each step of the way very clear and always encouraged questions. Lunch was great and I can't wait to get going :)
I absolutely loved this course. I had no experience with sewing, handling fabric etc, that was not a problem, Moji covered it all.
Not only was Moji patient, informative but it's all done with a great sense of humour, and of course the lunches were amazing!
This has given me the confidence to create an additional offering to our Interior Design/Styling clients.
Thank you, will definitely be in touch!
This course was everything that I had hoped for and more. Moji is a fantastic teacher, who explains clearly and well what is needed to make the three types of shades covered in the course. She is patient and kind and answers all questions and doesn't mind if you ask more than once!! She is generous with her extensive knowledge in all things creative and really helpful and insightful about how a novice, (like myself), can set up a business. The two days flew by and I cannot thank Moji enough for all of her teachings. Not to mention the delicious lunches. I was in my element and now have the confidence to go and create. Thank you Moji!
I loved this two day lampshade making course - it 'ticked all the boxes' for me. Moji is an excellent instructor, a very talented and skilled artisan and business-woman, and she shared so generously from all her experience and years of knowledge. It was inspiring. There was also an added bonus in that the two other students were not able to attend at short notice so I had her to myself! However, I am sure even with other students it would have been a great course. The studio space is lovely too, and in itself, an inspirational setting. And she is a fab cook as well! Highly recommend this course.
I thoroughly enjoyed this course from beginning to end. Under Moji's excellent and patient tuition I learnt exactly what I had hoped I would, and more. The bright and airy studio was very comfortable and easy to work in and Moji had a wealth of knowledge to share on the subject. I highly recommend the course.
Response from Moji Designs:Dear Sarah,