Rachael Milligan at Little Leaf Studio

Contact name: Rachael Milligan
Total bookings
over 3 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

Courses, kits & gifts

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Frame Restoration
Next date: 17th Aug 2023
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Introduction to Verre Églomisé
Next date: 6th Jul 2023
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Painting Restoration
Next date: 8th Jun 2023

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
25 May 23'

Lindsay Blaaberg reviewed: Frame Restoration

"My day with Rachael was excellent and hugely enjoyable. I learned a great deal about the subject in which I am interested and about the equipment and materials required. Rachael has given me the confidence to start on my own and I am very grateful to her for arranging such a worthwhile day."

Rachael Milligan at Little Leaf Studio responded:

" Thank you so much Lindsay. It was a lovely day working on your frame and understanding it’s history and your requirements. It was wonderful to see it coming to life. I wish you well with the project."

16 Mar 23'

Ady Hargreaves reviewed: Frame Restoration

"Spent a thoroughly enjoyable day in the Little Leaf Studio. Rachael is hugely knowledgeable in all aspects of frame restoration, which for me (as a framer) was gold dust as the tools and techniques I learnt about today will stand me in excellent stead for the future. I now feel far more confident about tackling a broken or damaged frame rather than just disposing and replacing. We covered traditional frame restoration, gold leaf application, distressing and colour matching, all of which I will be able to use in the future. Advice on the correct products to use was invaluable, as was seeing first-hand how Rachael applied the techniquesare the best results before having a go myself. Great flapjack too! Thoroughly recommended - thank you for a great day Rachael!"

Rachael Milligan at Little Leaf Studio responded:

" Thank you so much Ady for a super day. It was lovely to develop a better appreciation of your requirements and to see how the traditional methods might help you to repair rather than replace, as you say! I hope you enjoy exploring some of the methods a little more and I am glad it has given you more confidence to tackle problem areas. Hope to join you at Studio 93 in the future!"

10 Mar 23'

Sue D reviewed: Painting Restoration

"Really enjoyed the day spent cleaning a family oil painting. Rachael was so good at demonstrating various cleaning techniques and giving great insights into the science/theory behind the processes. Was so rewarding to see the nicotine layers fade away and the hidden fresh colours emerge. Would highly recommend and hope to return later this year, to complete final stages of the paintings’ full restoration. "

Rachael Milligan at Little Leaf Studio responded:

" Dear Sue, Thank you for such a lovely day. It was wonderful to find such vibrancy and detail of colour underneath the nicotine and varnish of your family painting. I hope you enjoy discovering the rest and I look forward to completing the final stages with you. "

21 Oct 22'

Karen reviewed: Painting Restoration

"It was brilliant to be able to start restoring my own piece and being guided through the cleaning process. I will be going back to move on to the next step of the restoration. Racheal is very nice and easy going and knowledgeable "

Rachael Milligan at Little Leaf Studio responded:

" Thank you Karen so much. It was a wonderful day working on your incredible painting. Such an interesting piece! I hope the cleaning goes well and look forward to hearing about it. See you soon for the next steps!"

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