I've grown a new appreciation for glove making. Vajira has been so patient with us. It's a good idea not to have more than 3 people in this course, we needed so much attention!
I would've been happier if we had maybe 1 more day.
:) Great fun and relaxing! I appreciated Vajira let us put creative input into our making process even though we were total beginners. That excites me!
Melis Erden - - #23532
Response from Peiris Designs:Hi Melise,
Had 3 tremendous days! So much concentration. I had not realised how many pieces go in to one glove. The venue was great, it just a pity it is so far from home.
Vajira is very knowledgable about her craft. I could perhaps have done with one or two more days tuition.
Jeanette Wright - - #23492
Response from Peiris Designs:Hi Jeanette,
I am so glad that you've collected all the knowledge that I wanted and now I can start using :) Thank you so much for that! It was worth the 14 hours (back and forth) journey on the cold boat we travelled on from Holland.
It's nice that you have all the samples, even with quirks, and that you are interested to develop your skills during the workshop yourself. We've learned a whole lot in 3 days, and now I feel like I want to experiment at home, and I'll send it to you when I've finished them! Hopefully you'll hear a lot from me. And then when I'm stuck with a problem, I'm sorry but I'm going to bother you ;) and take the next workshop next year and year after. It's quite exciting to go on from here. Thank you so much! Geeske
Geeske - - #23481
Response from Peiris Designs:Hi Valka and Geeske,
Valka came all the way from Holland to learn glove making with Vajira
******** Thank you for your support. When I ruined my pattern you kept smiling and silently glued and fixed my glove :) Thank you for sharing your experience and all the little hacks that make the glove special. *****
Valka - - #23480
Response from Peiris Designs:Hi Valka,
I took the Glove making course and it was lovely. This is a lost art, and Vajira seems to really love teaching it. Had a nice time overall, pleasant conversations, and managed to make the gloves I wanted. I recommend this workshop to whoever likes craftsmanship:)
Lali Mound - - #19020
Response from Peiris Designs:Hi Lali,
Vajira was really friendly and helpful.My husband and i are novices and learnt a lot in the half day workshop. Vajira was patient and allowed us to experiment.
We'd recommend the workshop to anyone wanting to get to groups with leather making and for those wanting to make a personal gift for friends and family.
Danielle and Jamie.
Danielle and Jamie - - #18873
Response from Peiris Designs:Thanks for coming to do the workshop and it was lovely to have you. I hope you both made the rest of accessories you took the patterns with you. Looking forward to see the small gifts you make.
Great to understand the basics, specific tools and now I know how to saddlestich. We should be able to use the techniques and patterns for lots of things. We have a lot of leather to use. Our tutor was very clear and patient with us and we have patterns to follow to make glasses cases, pen holders and luggage tags.
I would recommend this knowledge packed course for anyone wanting to learn how to work in leather.
Maththew and Cara Woodwark - - #17875
I did the course with Vajira in Nottingham. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Left with the knowledge I came all the way from Cape Town for. Vajira is lovely and patient.
On the down side... we were not offered light lunch, tea and cake ;-p (kidding).
I have no hesitation recommending this course.
Sandy Lagan - - #16814
We had 3 great days. Vajira is an excellent teacher and learned us all techniques about gloves and mittens. It is so fun to make gloves and they fit very well because during the proces it is possible to messure them on your own size. We are bagmakers from the Netherlands and are experienced with leather. But still we learned a lot.
Karina van der Weide - - #14911
Great course with so much information you get about glove making. Vajira is a great teacher and explains everything so well and you can ask any question. She provides everything including patterns etc and describe and demonstrate very clearly. Also work according to students need. There aren't many glove making workshops across UK and this one is the best if you like to learn how to make gloves. It so therapeutic and you learn so much about glove making. Vajira is very friendly and has a great knowledge about glove making. I will definitely recommend this course to anyone who would love to make gloves. Definitely worth the money I spent on this course.
Mishka Smiths - - #12095
A great way to spend a half a day learning basics of leather accessory making. Vajira is very knowledgeable and very flexible. The course provide all the tools, materials and patterns you need so I only just have to go and learn how to make small accessories. In the end you can have 4 small accessories made. It's so satisfying!!
Quick response and worth for money as you will have knowledge and accessories made in the end.
Definitely recommend this course.
Mishka Smiths - - #12097
This was an excellent course as I learnt so much about glove making and my from experience have discovered that leather glove making courses are hard to find. Vajira was very helpful, friendly, patient and very knowledgeable about leather glove making. I would definitely recommend this course for anyone who wants to learn how to make leather gloves.
Gemma - - #11007