I was given this course as a Xmas present and had a wonderful time. Rosanna studio is full of interesting tools and leather pieces and set in a lovely location. She was a great teacher, providing everything I needed to make some fun starter leather work. I have to admit to being slightly addicted following my session and am determined to return to continue my learning journey.
Not used yet but looks great - will be using for a Christmas activities project
Haven't used these yet but they look great. Will be a project for Christmas activities
What a fantastic day and such a wonderful antidote to the horrors of the 'real' world right now.
I fully immersed myself in this one day course and came away with 5 gorgeous pieces which, even if I say so myself, look astonishingly professional!
I came away on a real high, having re-ignited my creative juices and learnt some new skills.
Rosanna is just lovely; a brilliant teacher who is clearly passionate about what she does and happy to share her knowledge in a calm, clear, patient way.
The studio is superbly equipped and Rosanna made the space safe and comfortable in these tough times.
Highly recommended for anyone with a curiosity for being creative.
Thank you so much, Rosanna; I'll be back :-)
Response from Rosanna Clare:Arh what a lovely and heart warming review. So glad I could be part of your ‘reigniting’ of creative juices 😉 see you soon x
My wife and I both thoroughly enjoyed our rucksack making day.
Rosanna guided us carefully and patiently through every step of the process.
It was great to work through the process and very satisfying by mid afternoon to see the rucksack taking shapes as stitched leather and canvas together and affixed the rivets. Very proud and totally pleased with the finished product.
Great service. I was asked immediately to clarify my order so that I got exactly what I wanted. My order of the leather tassel kit arrived within a few days of my order. It was exactly as ordered and included easy to follow instructions. Great small gift for crafty friends.
I’m thrilled with the book as it’s not possible to attend a class. The book is set out very clearly; makes all the projects accessible and interesting. I’m very much a beginner but looking forward to making my way through the book especially as all the projects are very appealing!
My Dad and I did the one day workshop with Rosanna. We had a lovely day, learning and doing different techniques. We were really pleased with what we made; the items looked great! The workshop setting was great, the cafe provided the best, freshly cooked food. So glad we went. Can highly recommend the workshop and Rosanna. Just go for it!
Throughly enjoyed myself. Rosanna was extremely helpful in explaining how to do each stage of my tote bag. It turned out a lot better than I thought I was capable of producing. I have had a few complimentary comments from friends too. I shall be booking another course in the future.
My wife and I both thoroughly enjoyed our full day with Rosanna.
It ticked every box 😁
Rosanna is very friendly, very patient and knowledgeable.
She taught us about leather, the tools and the basic skills needed to get started on this new hobby.
We enjoyed it so much, we immediately signed up for another class to learn more
Great time doing the half day leather craft workshop with Rosanna, she was very knowledgeable, informative and patient!
If you are looking to get the basics of leather craft in a relaxed informal environment then I highly recommend this half day session, it was excellent.
Thank you Rosanna.
The course was absolutely brilliant and it was lovely having time with my dad for his birthday doing something he had never tried before! We are both very crafty people so it was extremely interesting and enjoyable to learn about a new craft. Rosanna is lovely and inviting and explains everything very clearly. My dad and I both had a fantastic time!
It is the skills of the tutor that makes or breaks a course like this; Rosanna was patient, calm and thorough yet clearly excited by what she does - a really superb teacher. She talked us through the skills we needed, gave us lots of tips for continuing to use them at home and tailored the day to our wants and needs. Her workshop is an inspiring space and she is very definitely an inspiring woman. We had a really lovely day and I am completely delighted with the things I made.
This was a great introduction to leatherwork and in half a day I made items I was really pleased with, and got a taste for wanting to learn and do more. Rosanna is a great teacher; explains things well, is very patient, and forgiving of mistakes. The venue in Smithbrook kilns is perfect for small groups and even on a roasting hot August day it was cool inside and a lovely environment, which also made it a great experience.
I spent a very enjoyable 2 days with Rosanna in her studio designing, cutting out and constructing a really unique and lovely handbag. Rosanna is an excellent teacher, showing patience and understanding when dealing with a complete beginner to this craft.
I was able to master the techniques of cutting and bonding leather then sewing my pieces together on a specialist sewing machine. I constructed a lining with pockets for cards or phone and an inside zip pocket for more valuable items. I came to the course with a rough idea of what I wanted to make and what colour leather I wanted to use and the finished handbag far exceeded my expectations.
Rosanna gave clear instructions and I was able to work on construction mostly independently but she was always on hand to help where necessary.
I will not hesitate to book another course.
Great course, I had a lovely time, learnt a lot and came away with some really useful items. I went with a view to learn about tools, techniques and general how to, which I got in abundance as well as a lot of fun. Rosanna is lovely, a great teacher, v patient and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend this course as a gift for those wanting an interesting day out or to those that are beginning leather crafting. Five stars.