Rosanna remained unphased by my daughter and me as we changed our minds over the leather we wanted to use for our bags!
We had a lovely , memorable day and both managed to complete a beautiful bag, fully lined with zip pockets..we were both proud of our achievements.
Rosanna was very skilled at demonstrating and then standing back to allow us to get on with the various processes ...and then stepping in to help when we needed rescuing!
We would both recommend the one day course to others. The workshop is charming, the cafe close by and most welcome for lunch but above all, Rosanna is a skilled teacher. Thank you.
Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Rosanna was very knowledgeable and patient and I was thrilled with my finished product. She had a lovely selection of leathers however a more vibrant selection of linings would have been fantastic. I used my bag immediately and I feel like I have had it for years... I love it. The venue was perfectly located with easy free parking and a glorious cafe in the same site. Would definitely return. I also purchased Rosanna’s book which is very well put together with lots of useful tips and instructions to follow.
A thoroughly enjoyable morning spent with Rosanna learning about leather and the various techniques that I was to use. I was able to choose which items I wanted to make as well as the colour and type of leather from a huge selection. Very pleased with the end results and highly satisfying! I would thoroughly recommend this course .. I just did a half day but would have loved more time to make more things!
My husband bought me some craft course vouchers as a present and this was my first craft course booked. What a lovely way to spend a Saturday! I went with a friend and we both made clutchbags that we are very proud of! Certainly my husband couldn’t believe that I’d made it! I echo all the reviews, Rosanna is a very knowledgeable and patient teacher and guides you carefully through all the steps so that the finished product really is your work. The setting is really peaceful and the cafe an added bonus. All great! Thank you so much!
Response from Rosanna Clare:Thanks for the lovely review Ruth, so glad you enjoyed the class!
I must say that the whole one day course was a great pleasure and surprised myself how much I learned in such a short period, not having been involved in leatherwork ever. It has inspired me to buy the essential tools so that I can continue work in this craft. Rosanna was delightful and made for a most pleasurable day. I would advise anyone thinking of being involved in any of the classes to think no more and just do it - you won't be disappointed.
I highly recommend this course and Rosanna is a delight to work with. I learned new techniques to add to my self-taught dabbles which was perfect for me. Rosanna takes you through basics and you end up being able to produce really nice items. I was the only participant on the day so I had one-to-one tuition and the time just seemed to fly by! Excellent.
We had a great morning with Rosanna! Has definitely sparked a new hobby, such a relaxing and forfulling activity! Love the look of our hand stitched items, beautiful quality and so much choice. Definitely considering getting Rosanna’s book, she’s a great teacher and host!
What a fabulous day, Rosanna is a great and patience teacher, very knowledgeable and lovely. A lovely selection of leather to choose from. We came away with lovely bags, which don't look home made, you really can make a unique bag of your own. I can't recommend the course enough and my friend and I going to try and do the 2 day course in the future.
My lovely friend Sandy bought me the course as a birthday present, what an amazing gift! I had a truly brilliant day, I made a cross -body clutch bag, Rosanna was patient, encouraging, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her craft, I came away with a bag that I am so happy with. I have lots of comments about it, as I made it, and the experience bought for me, as far as i am concerned I have made a bag for life.
Thank you Rosanna and Sandy.
What a fantastic two day course!
RIght from the word go, I was totally absorbed in the world of bag making.
Roseanna was so knowledgeable, organised, approachable, explained skills and how to use the equipment clearly, you had space to think for yourself and time to work at your own pace; an excellent teacher.
Friends and family were seriously impressed with the end result.
I would highly recommend this course.
What a fabulous way to spend a day. I have made bags before but lacked the confidence to work in leather. When I found this course I knew I needed to book a place.
Rosanna is a great teacher and friendly person. She is able to work and adjust to your level of speed and ability. Her knowledge of working with leather shines through as she gently guides you through the process and choices to be made along the way.
I have come away with a beautiful two tone, fully lined bag which is soo me and already has received a number of complements. Added to that is all the practical knowledge i picked up along the way and a list of suppliers to allow me to continue with my own projects.
Refreshments were on hand and the cafe serves a great lunch.
Thank you Rosanna for a bagtastic day.
I had an excellent two days with Rosanna, designing and making my own bag. Rosanna is very knowledgeable and patient and a great teacher.
I am very pleased with my finished result and even had enough time left to learn hand stitching and make a small purse.
I highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to make something bespoke and hope that I will be back again someday to try something else.
Thank you so much Rosanna!
I did the one day bag making course last week. Have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt so much. Rosanna is a great teacher and makes you feel relaxed. This was my first time working with leather and I came out with a really usable bag which I am so happy with. The workshop is in a lovely environment and it was a great experience. I'd highly recommend anyone to go on this course and at a later date I will be booking on to another one.
I booked a day course with Rosanna for my husband and I to try out leather working. We had a lovely day. Rosanna is a great teacher and made us very welcome. We made 5 pieces each and are really pleased with them. We learned enough to be able to carry on at home. Highly recommended.
My husband and I did this for our third wedding anniversary. It was so lovely to meet Rosanna and spend some time learning from her...In fact I enjoyed it so much I’ve decided to get some tools and have a go at home!
It was a brilliant morning, Rosanna is very welcoming and a great teacher. I was really happy with the lovely purses I made, as well as a card holder gift for my dad for Father’s Day!
What an amazing and inspiring day. Lovely studio, really bright and a great space to work in. Rosanna is very clear and methodical and leads you through the process step by step. I am so delighted with my bag - can't quite believe I made it myself. Such a great selection of leather, and good equipment. If I could spend all my days like this I would be very happy. Thank you for the inspiration and guidance!!!
I enjoyed a great one day workshop with Rosanna on Saturday. It was a very relaxed and enjoyable way to spend a day and productive too! I made 5 items and didn’t ever feel rushed or under pressure. It’s amazing what you can achieve with a great teacher. I’d highly recommend Rosanna’s courses.
Fantastic day where I managed to make a beautiful lined leather bag in a day! Definitely helps to have an idea of what you want to achieve, and be as prepared as possible (photos, measurements).
Studios are light and airy with a fabulous café next door. There are a range of leathers available if you are not bringing your own. I learnt new skills that would be hard to get from just watching videos or by reading books. That said, Rosanna has just had a new book of projects published!
I made the cross body two tone bag and had a great day out. Rosanna was very practical and inspiring and the finished product is as good as anything I could buy. The cost is very reasonable and Rosanna was very accommodating when I needed to change the date at the last minute. A bonus is an excellent cafe within the same lovely setting.