Just wanted to say THANK YOU to Rosanna for a lovely day! I treated my friend to a leather workshop for her birthday present - and we both loved it so much! We cannot wait to get our hands on some leather and make more goodies! Thank you again for such a lovely workshop and for recommending the local restaurant! =) x
Had a brilliant 2 days with Rosanna!
Rosanna made me feel at ease immediately, she explained things clearly and nothing was too much trouble. I learned loads, lunch was fab both days, company was great and at the end of it, I walked away with a lovely bag, that I now know how to make! It doesn't get better than that.
Thanks Rosanna xx
We spent a lovely afternoon with Rosanna using leather for the first time. Rosanna is an excellent teacher with a pleasant and friendly manner. We were all very happy with our finished products. My children, my mother and I will remember this afternoon for many years.
My husband and I did a workshop with Rosanna to celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary as we wanted something a bit different! Rosanna was very friendly and a great teacher to two people who had not worked with leather before. The location of her workshop in Kent is beautiful and she also provided tea and biscuits! We both made several small items and learnt lots of new techniques which we hope to develop now that we've got the basics. Rosanna provided all the tools and had a wide choice of leather so we could make exactly what we wanted. Highly recommended.
What a fun and inspiring day! I am not at all creative so didn't expect great things of myself but..... I made a gorgeous notebook cover, a card holder, a purse, a bracelet and a tassel! Rosanna is a brilliant teacher - and an excellent cook, she feeds you as well! I can't wait to start recreating the things I learnt in class at home!! I'm going to give a gift of a course to my father for his birthday. And I very much hope to give a gift of a further course to myself!
What an amazing day. A friend and I signed up for a day course. We made 5 things (card holder, coin purse, notebook cover, bracelet and tassel). Great tuition from Rosanna. Very relaxed day. Rosanna has an amazing selection of leather to choose from too. I definitely hope to return to make something more challenging. Oh and the lunch she provided was delicious too. Great value for money! Thank you.
I attended the full day workshop with Rosanna and went there with a photo of a phone case I wanted to make. As complicated as I thought it would be to make, Rosanna took the time to explain all the options available to me, including what kind of leather I could use, and also the techniques I could use. Where others would have tried to guide me down a path, she gave me carte blanche to pick which material I used for the case, and helped only when I asked - she wasn't overbearing.
Over the course of the day, Rosanna's patience shone through; with her constant advice and guidance, the day was over so quickly but it was so enlightening, I can't walk past a leather product without trying to figure out how it was made.
The course comes highly recommended. Top job Rosanna.
A really enjoyable morning with an excellent and very patient tutor. Rosanna explained and demonstrated the different techniques used in making simple leather items and was on hand whenever I needed help. I was delighted with the luggage label, card holder and key ring fob that I made and can thoroughly recommend the course to anyone who wants to try out a new craft.
Thanks for an interesting and informative class. I was a bit nervous not knowing if I would be able to achieve anything. I am pleased with my items and looking forward to showing off. Nice to meet your parents. Hope to take more training with you after I start practising what you taught me. Grateful and happy!
I attended the full day workshop and had a fabulous day. It was the first time I worked with leather and Rosanna was patient, helpful and very knowledgeable. I made a credit card holder, a wallet and a passport cover, which I have been using in my day to day life.
I would definitely recommend the course to anybody interested in leather crafting.
Thank you Rosanna,
I attended the one day leather workshop at Rosanna's studio in the the heart of Kent.
I can honestly say I have never enjoyed a learning experience as much as this one! I cannot fault the day or Rosanna's teaching.
I have some experience in making but had not worked with leather. The day flew as I made two styles of card holder and a lined purse. The day was shared with another attendee and we both enjoyed Rosanna's time and knowledge.
I became quite absorbed in the hand-stitching element of the products and found the process almost meditative. Who knew.
If you would like to learn some of the processes involved when working with leather plus leave with a handful of handmade goodies (that look shop bought) then this is the course for you. If you're looking for a day out with a friend (or two) then this would be perfect plus the day would make the most amazing gift experience!
Rosanna is talented and generous with her knowledge. She is patient and accommodating. Oh, and the lunch was lovely too. 5 Stars all the way :)
Today I made a hand stitched wallet for my son, I was very specific about the size of the wallet and what compartments I wanted in the design. Nothing fazes Rosanna she come up with the design that would work best to get the design I was after. I now have a custom made, designed one off wallet in the softest leather thank you so much Rosanna for all your help.
Her classes are so relaxed and a real pleasure to do.
This workshop was exactly what I was looking for. Rosanna was a great teacher, was incredibly knowledgeable and allowed us to go in our own directions with the work.
She created an atmosphere of fun and for £110, you come away with a couple of handmade leather items, a great day and a full stomach.
I couldn't recommend enough.
To Anyone reading this review: Do not hesitate booking with Rosanna and here's why:
Thank you so much for an awesome day, your knowledge, experience and a lovely lunch.
You have certainly instilled in me a healthy respect for leather crafting. Nothing is ever as easy as it looks.
You have the patience of a Saint.
I will be acquiring some tools in the very near future and will attempt to amuse you with photos, not only with any success but also with some failure along the way.
Cough…erm.. failure will be short lived though.
I have a feeling we’ll definitely cross paths again. I may be in touch re: advice on supplies too.
I am usually a “go in all out” kind of person, but for only this time ;-) lol I don’t want to be the jerk with all the gear and no idea …
So... baby steps.
Thank you Rosanna I had a great day and will be returning for more of the same next week.
Most enjoyable course relaxed, helpful and extremely useful. I left with 3 items I had made myself.
Nothing was too much trouble.
See you next week.
8th March 2017
Brilliant day. Arrived feeling as though my chosen bag design might be a little ambitious but Rosanna helped me get stuck in quickly and we were making within the first hour! The time flew by so quickly.
Rosanna is a great teacher with lots of patience - especially if you're a little indecisive like myself!
It was a really inspiring experience and I'd be keen to go back to try out some different designs and techniques at a later date.
I would highly recommend this workshop.
I bought the one day leather course for my husband has a present...and today we have just throughly enjoyed the full day inspirational workshop with Rosanna. She is an excellent and personable tutor, with her expert guidance, clear instructions, constant and helpful supervision all at the perfect pace for us both (complete beginners). I was so pleased and impressed to come away with five finished useful products, (my husband completed three) all in our individual item and colour choices.
We both found it fun and most informative, Rosanna shared some useful tips, knowledge and information about tools, supplies and suppliers. We are now looking forward to trying some other leather projects at home.
A great day!
Relaxing, educational and best of all inspirational!
Rosanna was very welcoming and expertly created a comfortable environment to introduce me to her craft.
The day was thoroughly enjoyable, she kept us fed and watered throughout and made for great company as well as a great teacher!
Would definitely recommend!