Rosanna Clare reviews

21 Mar 24'

MARIAN UZZELL reviewed: Full day leather craft workshop

"Full day leather craft, BRILLIANT Such a great and informative day. Great teacher , helpful, friendly and patient. I cannot speak highly enough ,"

3 Nov 23'

Geoff Bullen reviewed: Full day leather craft workshop

"As a complete beginner to leatherwork, I wondered how much I would enjoy the day. I did not need to have been concerned. Rosanna is a very skilled leatherworker and an excellent teacher. Over the day I managed to create five pieces of work that, although not always perfect, gave me a level of ability and enjoyment that was beyond my expectation. If you fancy a go I would strongly recommend Rosanna's workshops."

14 Oct 23'

Terri Roberts reviewed: One day leather bag making workshop

"What a fabulous day! Rosanna has a great way of sharing her skills and taking you gently through the process of bag-making. The studio is a lovely space (the smell of leather is completely intoxicating!). Good fun, lots of laughs, learned new skills and I have a bag I'm ridiculously proud of - what more could you ask for?!"

Rosanna Clare responded:

"Arh thanks Terri, so glad you enjoyed the day and experience- it’s so nice when I have a group who can have a laugh as well as creating beautiful bags 😉👍🙏"

27 Jun 23'

Sand and Waune reviewed: Full day leather craft workshop

"We really enjoyed the leather workshop, very informative, friendly and enjoyable. We are inspired to go on to make more 🤩🤩"

24 May 23'

Oksana reviewed: Rucksack in a day workshop

"I sewed a backpack from leather and canvas for the first time in my life. My family and all my surroundings were delighted to see the result of my work with the teacher. Rosanna tells and explains in a nice and accessible way. definitely 5 stars!👍"

27 Apr 23'

Anna Forrest reviewed: Hand stitched leather laptop case

"I spent a very enjoyable morning in Rosanna’s studio making a laptop case. There was a choice of several different lovely colours of leather and thread, and Rosanna guided me step by step through the making process. Leather is a wonderful material to work with, and Rosanna gave me just the right level of guidance. I am really delighted with the quality of what I made. "

18 Mar 23'

Catrina Nixon reviewed: One day leather bag making workshop

"My friend Kate and I had the most wonderful day making our beautiful handbags under Rosanna’s expert and patient guidance. I couldn’t believe what we achieved in just one day! So satisfying and so rewarding. Strongly recommended! Thank you Rosanna!"

Rosanna Clare responded:

"Thank you Catrina, so glad you both enjoyed it 👍"

3 Mar 23'

Clare Coston reviewed: Dog collar & lead course

"Fantastic course, every step explained from choosing the leather to finishing touches. I would definitely recommend. "

1 Mar 23'

Clare Rix reviewed: Full day leather craft workshop

"Rosanna is a great teacher. I thoroughly enjoyed the day. The hardest part was choosing what to make and which colour type of leather to use! Rosanna is always on hard to offer advice and guidance. I am looking to go back to do another one hopefully a bag this time. "

22 Jan 23'

Sue Beckwith reviewed: One day leather bag making workshop

"I had a fantastic day with Rosana at her leather workshop and came away with a wonderful handbag, which has garnered many compliments. Thank you Rosana for your expert instruction and patience. I will be back."

20 Oct 22'

Emma Heylen reviewed: Half day: 3 Leather Accessories

"We had a fantastic morning doing leather crafts. Learnt a lot about leather itself and were taught all the basic skills to make our own bits. Made a card holder and a luggage tag both which look great thanks to Rosanna’s guidance and very excited to use them! Would recommend. "

10 Oct 22'

Danny reviewed: Rucksack in a day workshop

"This has been one of the best 1 day courses I have attended. Rosanna the tutor was very good at showing us exactly what to do and is an amazing expert leather craftsperson. We had a choice of fabrics and leathers for the rucksack but it was a full on day to get the project complete within a single day. We were not rushed, but equally we didn’t hang around to get everything complete. The end product was absolutely brilliant. Super happy with it. I showed my friends and family afterwards, they all thought I had bought the racksack from a posh shop and couldn’t believe I actually made it myself. I would highly recommend this course and I would like to attend some of the leather workshops by Rosanna. "

8 Aug 22'

Tonia reviewed: One day leather bag making workshop

"My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our day with Rosanna. She was a patient tutor and we were both delighted to learn new skills. We are really pleased with the finished bags that we have taken home. We are hoping to book another course soon!"

23 Jun 22'

Maria reviewed: Full day leather craft workshop

"Rosanna was an excellent instructor, calm and very helpful. Rosanna explained the processes clearly and thoroughly which made the experience of learning with leather enjoyable and fun. I came away with 5 beautiful leather items. Rosanna has fabulous stock and I absolutely loved my leather day experience."

23 Jun 22'

RICHARD JOHN TERRY reviewed: Full day leather craft workshop

"Thank you so much for an interesting day. Rosanna was excellent at explaining, demonstrating and providing individual help when required. A day well spent for anyone interested in learning a new skill in relaxed surroundings. Good to come away having actually made practical items that you can be proud of. Many thanks PS. The dog is very sweet too"

4 May 22'

Katherine reviewed: One day leather bag making workshop

"My sister and I had a fantastic day spending time together and making our bags with Rosanna. We both came away with beautiful leather bags. Rosanna helped us create just what we both wanted and gave us as much help as we needed at every stage - my bag has attracted lots of compliments and no-one can believe I made it myself (and tbh nor can I!)"

Rosanna Clare responded:

"Arh thanks Katherine, so glad you enjoyed the day - you deserve all the lovely comments ??"

26 Apr 22'

Carolyn reviewed: Saddle bag in a day workshop

"I had a lovely day on Friday making a saddle handbag with Rosanna. Learning all the skills and the speedy sewing machine (which was a challenge) and great knowledge from Rosanna. The Smithbrook Kilns is a lovely place with a few workshops and a café to stop at for lunch. Thank you"

Rosanna Clare responded:

"So glad you enjoyed it Carolyn, thanks for your review. Hope to see you again soon, Regards, Rosanna"

16 Apr 22'

Steve Hurren reviewed: Full day leather craft workshop

"I was amazed at what I was taught to do. Good conversation first class tuition I would recommend this workshop I am going to book another workshop with Roseanne."

30 Jan 22'

Oliver van Zwanenberg reviewed: Rucksack in a day workshop

"The Rucksack Workshop was a full-on day of learning new skills. I am new to leather craft and learnt a lot from Rosanna. She is a great teacher, guiding through every step, answering any questions about the materials & process, and providing future recommendations. The studio is a peaceful, creative space to work. The template patterns were ready to use, only having to choose the material from an extensive range of coloured leather, canvas, lining and thread. If I made a mistake, Rosanna helped fix it and showed me how to avoid repeating the mistake going forward. The result was a high-quality rucksack that feels very personal. I found Rosanna to be very accommodating, willing to pick me up from the train station due to travel problems I had that day. I would highly recommend anyone interested to try one of Rosanna’s workshops; there is something to learn if you are a novice or experienced."

13 Jan 22'

Chris B reviewed: Full day leather craft workshop

"I had a lovely, relaxed day in the workshop learning a range of skills and creating 5 items that I’m really pleased with. Rosanna is a great teacher, the workshop is small but cosy and the steady pace of the day made it rather therapeutic (although I wasn’t exactly ‘relaxed’ when I started on the machine stitching for the first time!). There was great freedom in what to create and how you wanted it to look so everything I created feels personal. I’d highly recommend this or any of the courses Rosanna offers and may we’ll be back myself one day!"

4 Jan 22'

Trudy Coughlan reviewed: Full day leather craft workshop

"Attended the full day leather craft workshop, together with my daughter. I wanted to use an old handbag to make other items (I made a phone bag and a tray) and my daughter made several small items. I had done the handbag making course a few years ago and really enjoyed it so this was an add-on and refresher from that. My daughter also enjoyed her day, learning new skills and using a sewing machine. Rosanna is very knowledgeable and helpful and we both came away wanting to do more!"

19 Aug 21'

Annie Scott reviewed: Saddle bag in a day workshop

"Lovely day making my own saddle bag which was great fun and very therapeutic. Rosanna was a great teacher as I was new to leather craft and great to learn new skills."

16 Aug 21'

Rebecca reviewed: One day leather bag making workshop

"I purchased the course as a birthday present for my Mum and my Aunt also joined us. It was a complete surprise for my Mum and she couldn't have been more excited. Rosanna was so patient working with our different paces throughout the day, and could not have been more accommodating assuring we all got the bags we has envisioned in our heads. Needless to say we were all delighted with the finished product and they came out all looking very unique and completely professional. We are already fighting the urge to book on to another course soon!"

24 Jul 21'

Dave Jarvis reviewed: Dog collar & lead course

"Another excellent course on dog collar & lead that I've attended run by Rosanna. I can thoroughly recommend spending 3 hours doing this workshop. It's the first time I'd used the sewing machine for stitching and with some help from Rosanna going round the ends, I feel pretty confident of tacking more projects own my own using a machine. As always, Rosanna was very helpful and encouraging throughout the morning. I'm very proud off the collar & lead end result and looking forward to continuing this wonderful hobby. Thank you again Rosanna and sorry to have run a little over time with my hand stitching."

22 Jul 21'

Kate Clark-Kennedy reviewed: Rucksack in a day workshop

"The whole day was just wonderful. Right from the start, when you arrive at the lovely creative studio in such peaceful surroundings, you then choose the colour of the leather and then the colour of the canvas and then of course the colour of the lining. Choices, choices, choices! I have done a previous course with Rosanna so I knew just how organised and what a great teacher she was. The patterns were all ready for us to cut out and she explained everything we had to do in great detail and helped us when we got to a tricky bit! I wanted to learn how to sew leather and how to construct a bag and that is exactly what happened and I had a great time doing it. I returned home with my lovely rucksack and everyone said how talented I was. Rosanna is the talented one but just a tiny bit of that has rubbed off on me! If you are thinking about doing a course with Rosanna, just sign up, you won't regret it."

Rosanna Clare responded:

"Arh thank you Kate, what a lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the course - and you are very talented! xx"

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