"Attended the course mid July 2022 and had a fantastic time! Arian is a very skilled, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly person and very keen to pass on his knowhow to everyone attending the course. At the end of the weekend I was delighted with my new found skills and I've managed to create a highly useful tool and a 'friend for life' to quote Arian. It's a shame that I'm so far away as I'd love to have access to the excellent workshop facilities at the 'Tuesday club' to continue my new found passion.
PS. I could hardly resist the temptation to take Arian's dog Bear home with me."
"We booked this course because of the rave reviews. They are ALL true!
Feedback from the 16 year old (birthday gift) included enthusiastic statements like "best birthday ever" and "you'll never top this one mum" If you know teenagers, this is POWERFUL and POSITIVE feedback!
Feedback from the 53 year who was the plus one and not all that keen included surprised and enthusiastic statements like "excellent course, well taught, knowledgeable teacher"
Both have left feeling very confident with the skills learned, and having arrived home now after a 2 hr drive back, I have to mention that they've already ordered sharpening stones and metal!! I can see they'll be practicing more knife making in the near future. THANK YOU for this amazing experience.
Mum of the Year goes to ME for booking :) Hooray!"
Nailsworth Community Workshop responded:
" Dear Angela, thank you very much for this feedback; I’m delighted that your son had exactly the kind of experience I aim to facilitate. They’ve done so well, and it was a particular pleasure to have father and son working and learning side by side. I hope they’ll continue with Knife-making and Knife -use over time, and please feel free to be in touch if they need any help and advice.
And finally, thank you for your booking; I often find that behind a new knife there is a generous person who gifted the course to their loved ones. Thanks Angela."
"The course was brilliant. Fi lead the course with skill, patience and excellent communication. The objectives were clearly explained and the days flew by.
The venue was perfect for creating our automata, with space, and a comprehensive selection of tools and materials, which friendly support from the Subscription Rooms team.
We all produced working models and gained knowledge to take with us.
I can’t wait for another course."
"What a wonderful course run by Fi Henshall and the brilliant team at Nailsworth Community Workshop. Plenty of opportunity to learn new skills and Fi is so patient, caring and attentive to all. Highly recommended."