Phinefibre reviews

13 Nov 23'

Annette reviewed: Wet Felt making pictures in Hebden Bridge

"Thank you Josephine for a lovely 2 days 4th and 5th November on your Enchanted Woodland course. I really enjoyed putting together my Woodland panel. You are a great teacher and I found the days very relaxing and informative . It was good to be able to try out different wools and techniques and I would recommend this course to all abilities. I especially liked that we were in a small group."

Phinefibre responded:

" Thank you Annette for your recommendation and lovely review. Very happy you enjoyed your felt making weekend and all the fabulous fibres and techniques that can be explored. Wonderful to see your atmospheric woodland scene develop complete with fairy door... "

6 Nov 23'

Jane reviewed: Two day Enchanted Woodland Wet Felt course in Hebden Bridge

"I had a great time on the two day wet felting course 4/5th November. Josephine is a lovely teacher, very friendly and welcoming putting us all at ease from the beginning. She explained about all the different wools and about mixing colours for the picture. She was very clear with instructions and very good at suggesting ideas to improve your picture. I found the two days very relaxing and would definitely recommend it. We were taught in a small group so help and advice was always available. Josephine has an amazing selection of different wools and fibres to try and experiment with. She puts a lot of effort in to making sure that your day is enjoyable and that you come home with a picture that you’re pleased with. Thanks so much, I had a great time. "

Phinefibre responded:

" Thank you Jane for writing such a lovely review, it is much appreciated. It was great to meet you and chat about your aims for the course and ideas to decorate your landing with your own felted wall hangings. Wonderful to see and encourage your wet felted woodland scene to develop during the two days. Delighted you had a relaxing and fruitful weekend. "

29 Oct 23'

Caroline and Anne reviewed: Wet Felt making pictures in Hebden Bridge

"A fantastic day 😀 Jo is a wonderful teacher who answered all our questions and helped us all. Lovely small group and thrilled with our finished piece "

12 Oct 23'

HH reviewed: Wet Felt making pictures in Hebden Bridge

"This course was enjoyable and I would definitely recommend it."

8 Oct 23'

Viktorija reviewed: Wet Felt making pictures in Hebden Bridge

"Enjoyed workshop so much! It is so calming and relaxing, pleasant to work with wool. Jo is great tutor, very kind and helpful. Definitely recommend this workshop."

1 Oct 23'

CATHERINE GREEN reviewed: Nuno, two person felted scarf course

"Inspirational tutor. Jo made the day a real pleasure. My sister Helen & I are delighted with our Nuno silk scarves. This was a brilliant Birthday Gift experience. Thank you Jo."

Phinefibre responded:

" Thank you for choosing to travel up and stay in Hebden Bridge to do my Nuno scarf course for your mini Birthday experience. Loved your beautiful travel inspired floaty scarfs. Your lovely review is much appreciated. "

28 Sep 23'

Kevin & Chrissy reviewed: Nuno, two person felted scarf course

"We had a great day being taught wet felting techniques by Jo for making pictures. We had originally booked the Nuno scarf course but when we saw the examples of artwork that wet felting could achieve we asked Jo if the day could be changed. It was our wedding anniversary and we thought it would be nice to each produce a memento of the day. Jo also thought this was a nice idea. We both found Jo to be a great teacher. Jo mentioned that she offers family sessions and we could see that anyone with young children would love it; especially the part where you start wetting and soaping the felt :-) We had a thoroughly enjoyable day with Jo. Highly recommended."

Phinefibre responded:

" Lovely to meet you both and thank you for choosing to celebrate your anniversary making wet felted pictures in Hebden Bridge. Such a lovely idea to celebrate by travelling to a new area and trying out a new craft each year. Your review is very much appreciated. "

25 Aug 23'

Fredericka and Chrissie reviewed: Two day Enchanted Woodland Wet Felt course in Hebden Bridge

"We both had a fantastic time on the felting 2 day workshop. It was very relaxing and we learnt so much. The different types of sheep and the different wool types wow! Josephine was very clear with instructions and very supportive in helping us create our felted pictures. The whole process was very therapeutic and enjoyable. We would like to frame our pictures and we are definitely looking to book on to another workshop. "

18 Aug 23'

Elaine Richardson reviewed: Needle felted funky sheep for beginners

"This was a super venue and lovely teacher Jo was patient and very good at explaining how to do the needle felting. The morning passed so quickly ! I didn’t quite finish my funky sheep but have since completed it at home. I would love to do another animal here another time. "

17 Jul 23'

Viktorija reviewed: Needle felted dogs and cats in Hebden Bridge

"Enjoyed workshop so much! Very knowledgeable and helpful tutor. Will definitely come again. I am pleased with the result and time spent doing my dog :) Highly recommend"

1 May 23'

Jackie Wardell reviewed: Wet Felt making pictures in Hebden Bridge

"Myself and my two daughters attended a wet felting workshop with Jo on Saturday 29th April. Jo provided a lovely welcoming environment. In addition her studio is in an old chapel with many original features which was also a joy to spend time in. Jo was very knowledgeable and shared her expertise which allowed the three of us who were all beginners to thoroughly enjoy the day and create felt artwork which we were all proud of - each being able to work at our own pace. The day was very relaxed and there was a fantastic selection of wools, fibres and fabrics to wet our creative juices. Would absolutely recommend trying this craft with Jo - you don't need any previous experience, it is very relaxing and the felt is so forgiving allowing you to amend, add or remove throughout the process. Very addictive! Hope to do more in the future Thank you Jo "

23 Apr 23'

Bev Holmes reviewed: Wet Felt making pictures in Hebden Bridge

"Have just had a very enjoyable day wet felting. Went with a friend for her birthday and both of us really enjoyed it. Jo was very knowledgeable, explaining the process and different techniques we could use. There was an amazing range of resources, so the range of colours and effects we could include were pretty much unlimited. I would really recommend this course, Jo is really encouraging and patiently allowed us both time to experiment - even though we took much longer than expected!! Thanks Jo, it was fabulous."

Phinefibre responded:

" Thank you Bev and Jenny for your prompt and lovely review. Very happy you enjoyed your day of felt making and my extensive stash of fibres and materials. "

20 Apr 23'

Fiona Edmondson reviewed: Bespoke for Fiona Nuno felted scarf course

"A really enjoyable and informative day spent with Jo doing Nuno felting. Jo is very knowledgeable about all kinds of felting processes and passes that on in a clear and interesting way. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at her studio and look forward to booking another course at some point"

Phinefibre responded:

" Thank you Fiona for your lovely review, much appreciated. Happy you enjoyed your Nuno felting day and making your lovely creative scarf."

18 Apr 23'

Maxine Jaeger reviewed: Needle felted funky sheep for beginners

"The 3-hr session was the right length to obtain a taste of what needle-felting involves, learn the basic techniques and helpful dos and dont's. Jo is lovely, with a depth of knowledge and experience (very skilled herself, as beautiful examples of her work demonstrate), but very patient with beginners to this craft, no matter how ham-fisted. Despite my breaking three felting needles and producing a creature with a definite identity crisis, I really enjoyed myself and would love to try a different aspect of felting with Jo. Tea/coffee on tap in a lovely venue and very good value for money. "

9 Apr 23'

Paul and Anne Barker reviewed: Nuno, two person felted scarf course

"We had a very enjoyable day with Jo. Jo demonstrated and explained the techniques clearly and concisely. We both went home feeling very pleased with the scarves we had made. We would highly recommend courses led by Jo, you will have a fun and satisfying time"

Phinefibre responded:

" Lovely to meet you both, glad you enjoyed your day and you are happy with your beautiful scarfs. Thank you for writing a review, much appreciated. "

6 Mar 23'

Olwen reviewed: Needle felted dogs and cats in Hebden Bridge

"A great experience. I've tried needlefelting before using books and online videos but been dissatisfied with the results. The tutor has her own techniques which suited me much better and was wonderful at giving just the right support to build my skills and confidence. I left inspired."

5 Mar 23'

Ruth Sheldrake reviewed: Wet Felt making pictures in Hebden Bridge

"Had an absolutely brilliant experience. Josephine is obvoiusly a very accomplished artist who was able to share her passion and expertise with us as complete novices. We all succeeded in producing an excellent picture using the wet felting techniques and I feel very proud of what we made. The environment was inspirational and relaxing too. Would thoroughly recommend this course."

19 Feb 23'

Heather reviewed: Meet and Make Textiles in the afternoon (four weeks)

"I’m often one of those procrastinators who has ideas about a new textile project but just never get around to doing it. By attending these classes it’s given me the focus I needed to work on the projects. Because it’s a drop in class I didn’t need to worry about wasting money if my schedule prevents me from attending sometimes. Jo is knowledgeable and helpful with her suggestions as to how I can carry out my ideas and supplies me with tea and biscuits when I’m flagging! "

14 Feb 23'

Jewel reviewed: Wet Felt making pictures in Hebden Bridge

"It was great fun wet felting with Jo who did a superb job of introducing all core elements of this accessibly creative activity. With extensive tutoring experience, she is clearly highly skilled in conveying a wide range of skills inclusive of all abilities. We had light-hearted fun whilst totally absorbed in the endless possibilities of Jo's wide ranging materials, all explained and available to explore. It emerged that Jo had worked across all age-ranges from young children to oldies, accordingly tailoring her approach. I would recommend her for little local groups or whole classes. "

25 Jan 23'

Lucy C reviewed: Group course for five people - needle felted owls for beginners

"I spent a lovely afternoon doing this workshop. I've never needle felted before and it was a great introduction. Jo is extremely warm, friendly and relaxed and the venue is perfect. "

23 Jan 23'

Angie Downes reviewed: Wet Felt making pictures in Hebden Bridge

"This was my first time wet felting and I loved every minute. I am now hooked! Jo was so welcoming and friendly, immediately putting me at ease and giving me the confidence to try a new skill. She is a brilliant teacher explaining how wet felting works, demonstrating each stage clearly and giving advice, handy tips and support throughout. I teach art to 7-11 year olds and Jo kindly shared her experience of wet felting with children, giving me lots of ideas on where to resource cheaper materials and equipment and how to make the process easier for younger children. I can't rate this course highly enough. Fantastic!"

Phinefibre responded:

" Aww thank you Angie, for writing such a lovely and kind review, it is very much appreciated. You were an excellent, enthusiastic student as well. Welcome to the amazing world of felt making, so much to explore. "

21 Jan 23'

Ali McGill reviewed: Needle felted dogs and cats in Hebden Bridge

"I booked this course for myself and my mum, it was a small studio which was very relaxed. My mum has early onset dementia and Josephine was patient and broke down the skills into manageable chunks. We were very successful in our doggie creations and came away very happy :-)"

23 Nov 22'

Nan Jackson reviewed: Nuno, two person felted scarf course

"This is a brilliant course. Jo is a friendly and talented teacher so we all made beautiful unique scarves. "

23 Nov 22'

Francis reviewed: Group course for five people - needle felted owls for beginners

"My 12 year old son & I spent a very pleasant afternoon creating little needle felted birds. Jo's studio is bright, warm and full to the brim with materials to create with and her tuition is fun and informative."

17 Aug 22'

Clare Harris reviewed: Needle felted hares for two in Hebden Bridge

"We had a fabulous time on the course. Jo was an excellent tutor and offered support and guidance when needed but allowed us to work independently enabling us to feel a real sense of achievement at the end of the day. We were really pleased with our finished products. I would thoroughly recommend the needle felt hare course."

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