A very enjoyable one day workshop making a fabulous leather and canvas tote bag. Rosanna was wonderfully welcoming and accommodating while skillfully guiding me through working with leather for the first time. I also appreciated Rosanna's flexibility both before the workshop (needed to change the date) and during the making process. A great day out added to by a delicious cafe next door!
I had a great day with Rosanna. She Is a great teacher & made sure each of us was kept busy during the day. I came away from the workshop with a clutch of leather goods which I’m very proud of and that look professional. If you book one of Rosanna’s workshops you won’t be disappointed!
I had a two day workshop. Rosanna was so lovely, helpful and informative. I made a two tone shoulder bag, with zipped pockets inside and out, in one and a half days! For the other half day I had time to hand sew a purse. So much fun. I would definitely recommend these courses. Thank you Rosanna. X
I would gladly recommend this course to anyone interested in arts and crafts. I booked the full day course as a birthday surprise to my wife who is an experienced seamstress but inexperienced in working with leather; nevertheless with our tutor's guidance she was able to make a beautiful bag. I myself have no experience in working with materials, but benefiting from Rosanna's experience and her excellent teaching skills, I was able to fashion a leather case for my tablet computer. I would like to thank Rosanna for her patience and expertise, the relaxed manner she has meant that we thoroughly enjoyed the day and have even talked about attending another of her courses in the future; we are both looking forward to the release of her book later in the year. Steven and Rudo
Booked the 1 day workshop course for me and my wife's 3rd wedding anniversary. We had a brilliant day Rosanna was a laid back yet hands on tutor working with everyone at there own pace and giving guidance when needed. The range of items you could make was excellent along with the vast quantity and colours of leather so you could tailor make things to your want. If you are wanting to do a leather course then I would highly recommend hers
I signed on to the 1 day course with Rosanna and was a complete novice. Can't be more positive about the course, venue or approach teaching that Rosanna takes. Really relaxed environment and while there is a good structure to the day (progress from basic to some more advanced techniques), Rosanna is more than happy to deviate if someone has a specific interest or query. You even walk away with a few projects that are actually "usable"! Thanks again Rosanna, lovely to meet you and best of luck with future events and courses :)
It was a really enjoyable day and I'm now filled with inspiration and enthusiasm. The course was excellent. Really informative and the workshop is really well resourced. Thank you Rosanna for your patience and sharing your skills and knowledge.A fabulous day and I have a fantastic bag.
What a fab day! The course was paced exactly to meet our needs and with 4 people there we were all able to work at our own speed on different projects. Rosanna had a wide range of project ideas for us to choose from and a huge choice of leather colours ensuring we all came away with unique products to be proud of. I am fully inspired and ready to start my own projects with a new range of skills in place. Thanks Rosanna!
I had a fantastic day ! Rosanna made us all feel very welcome from the get go. Encouraged us to be experimental with our own projects/ideas. Wasn’t phased by the quantity we wanted to make( I made 6items ) Rosanna was extremely patient and friendly. Her workshop/ retail outlet is beautifully located ! Would recommend this course whole heartedly. I attended the One Day course. Many Thanks Rosanna I will definitely be booking again.
What a great morning with the lovely Rosanna.
I made some great handles to enhance my willow baskets and my husband made us some cases for our glasses and straps for the binoculars. Tailor made for us, it was perfect. Many thanks and I am dreaming up the time to come and make my own back pack.
I bought this course as a Xmas gift for my husband. We both attended and we had a really great day. Rosanna is a really good teacher telling us about the different types of leather, basic material required, hand stitching and machine sewing method, where to provide the required items if we wanted to continue... She had prepared examples of objects we could make, suggesting we would be able to do 4/5 during the day. She is full of ideas to help you personalize everything really making it feel special. We ended up making 2 card holders, a wallet, a purse, a pencil case and a tray. For his last item my husband was able to go off the list and make a sleeve for his laptop fully home made! He was very proud of himself, best xmas gift ever! Thank you Rosanna.
I contacted Rosanna about helping me construct a pattern and teach me the skills needed to sew a heavy duty canvas and leather tote bag.
Having never used a sewing machine before I was a bit apprehensive of whether or not I'd be able to produce a good product, Rosanna was such a good teacher, I never felt out of my depth. Everything was explained very well, and when the bag started coming together I was so happy with how it turned out!
I have come away from the course with much more confidence about making these bags in the future. After we finished the bag we had some time remaining so Rosanna helped me hand tool a leather notebook holder and knife sheath. Hand tooling leather wasn't something I was originally interested in but after learning the skills I now have some products I can make using scraps of leather I have left over!
I am so chuffed to bits with what I've gained from the course and it was certainly worth every penny!
I wanted to know more about working with leather and decided to book a place on the one day "Make your own bag" workshop. I'm so glad I did. Rosanna is a wonderful teacher and full of knowledge. You work at your own speed and don't feel rushed at all. You can ask a thousand and one questions and in between "tea on demand" and lots of chat I came away knowing so much more and with a determination to come back for a second course.
I made a beautiful bag which I love, love, love! It's stunning and so much better and more professional looking than I could ever have imagined. Thank you so much!
I have just done a days course at Rosanna’s workshop, I started as a complete beginner but with Rosanna’s excellent teaching and guidance I made five leather work pieces which included a pencil case, browband and a dog collar!
I highly recommend this workshop, very informative and relaxing, while Rosanna provides all information to help you start up your new hobby! I had a wonderful day, thank you :)
I would highly recommend Rosanna's full day leather workshop. I had a delightful day making items with different skills. Rosanna is a friendly and patient tutor who guided us in details. There are many resources on the Internet which acts like a "tutor". However, what valuable is experience, especially with the fact that different people have different difficulities in learning a thing. Rosanna is really a great tutor who is enthusiastic in telling us tips to make our handcrafts better.
I attended the one day bag making course with my daughter. Rosanna is an excellent teacher and we came away with a lovely clutch bag each. We learnt many techniques for our first venture into leather work. Rosanna gave us lots of advice and information on suppliers and equipment to enable us to have a go at home.
Thanks Rosanna for such a lovely day!
I attended one of Rosanna’s full day leather workshops and had a great day! It was a wonderful hands on class. Rosanna was an encouraging and informative teacher and made the day really enjoyable. I came away with my completed projects of which I am very pleased!
Thank you for a fabulous day, I am sure to be back!