I can't praise Ruth highly enough. Her style of teaching is empathetic and considerate. I felt supported and encouraged throughout the process and came away inspired to embed and continue on the skill set she taught me. The pace of learning was pitch perfect. Ruth's work as an artist is outstanding and is equally matched by her personality. Such a kind, lovely and witty person. I feel it was a privilege to have met her.
Had the most enjoyable day at Ruth's Free Machine Embroidery course. A warm welcome, well equipped studio, delicious lunch and a knowledgeable and encouraging tutor all ensured a wonderful experience.
I learnt techniques which made this skill much less daunting. I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone, whether a beginner or an experienced machinist wanting to expand on their creativity with textiles.
I had a lovely day with Ruth on experimental monoprinting. I had no previous experience of the technique. The day was very relaxed but somehow we crammed a lot in. We went through lots of techniques and worked with both paper and fabric. I came home with lots of reference samples. I also got a a good sense of the different tools and materials I would need to continue at home. I had a particular textile project in mind but the day would work equally well for anyone simply wanting the sheer pleasure of playing with paints, paper and fabric.
The 2 days I spent with Ruth on this course were excellent and, though initially a little apprehensive at doing a 1:1 course, I immediately felt relaxed and at ease with Ruth and found we had a lot in common to chat about. I learned a huge amount about free machine embroidery and came away with many new skills and greater confidence. She is a very patient and kind teacher who gave lots of encouragement; I found seeing her beautiful work very inspiring.
I must also comment on the excellent gluten free lunch and snacks that were provided- thank you Ruth! Delicious homemade soup!
I would thoroughly recommend this course! and give it 5 stars.
I attended Ruth’s workshop on free hand machine embroidery, and can’t praise it enough. Ruth was very patient and encouraging, whilst making sure we understood and learnt all the techniques she introduced us too. I’ll definitely be returning to learn more.
I am now much more confident when using my sewing machine for embroidery.
Ruth managed to squeeze the three of us into her lovely studio. Ruth was a wonderful and patient teacher. We achieved so much in a day, far more than I expected! Really inspiring and we can't wait to start using our new found skills on our own projects.
How can I tell you how much I enjoyed this day course?! Ruth was an excellent teacher and got us using so many different stitches and effects. She has a delightful warm personality and she is a first rate textile artist and inspirational as an instructor.
I classed myself a fairly good seamstress, having made men’s suits but I didn’t know any of the embroidery effects that Ruth taught us. I learnt so much, it was a truly enjoyable day.
I had an excellent and highly enjoyable day learning lots of new sewing techniques. Ruth was very flexible and happy to tailor the course to any desired technique. Ruth's garden studio is charming and she is a very warm and patient teacher with lots of teaching experience, making it all in all a great experience! Highly recommend.
An intensive but fantastic 2 days learning the essentials of free machine embroidery. Ruth pitches her information & help at whatever level is appropriate for the individual. We had fun, excellent food & left with handouts & work that we were proud of after such a short time.
I would recommend Ruth as an excellent tutor.
I had a fabulous weekend being creative in Ruth's company. She is an excellent tutor, very knowledgeable, encouraging and patient as well as a wonderful host. I was made to feel welcome and at ease in her cosy vibrant home and came away with a wealth of information, newly acquired techniques, numerous samples of work and inspired to continue dabbling in machine embroidery at home. Thank you Ruth.
I just spent a perfect Sunday with my best friend being creative in Ruth’s lovely home. The course allows a total beginner to feel the buzz of creating something totally unique and I now feel confident and inspired to go on machine embroidering in my spare time. I would thoroughly recommend this course! Thank you Ruth x
A really excellent course, very enjoyable, Ruth was great to work with and provided a perfectly paced introduction of several techniques, with time to explore them. I was really pleased with what I learnt and the progress I made in the day (although I was an absolute beginner).
As there are a maximum of two on the course, loads of personal attention made the course particularly effective. A lovely lunch too!
Would highly recommend any courses with Ruth and will certainly be planning to return soon. Thank you Ruth
What a brilliant experience! Ruth is a very talented and patient teacher who really helped my daughter and I produce lots of work using various techniques with which we were very pleased. Her home is beautiful and she made us extremely welcome and her catering was perfect. Highly recommended!
I really can’t rate this course highly enough. It was a jam packed programme with the chance to try many different printmaking techniques in Ruth’s lovely garden studio. Ruth was patient and full of enthusiasm, giving us direction and assistance when we needed it, whilst letting us develop our own ideas. We were astonished at how much work we managed to do. Lunch was delicious and even involved some home grown produce and we stayed in Ruth’s lovely house overnight as we aren’t local. Far and away the best value creative course I’ve ever done.
If it was possible to leave Ruth 6 stars I would! A fabulous two days spent printing and laughing. A joyous experience in lovely surroundings with delicious food from an attentive host. I look forward to going back for more, (artwork and food!)
I would highly recommend Ruth as a teacher - wonderful.
A wonderful weekend spent learning a new skill. Although I have been sewing for many years I spent an enjoyable weekend learning something new.
Ruth is incredibly skilled and generously shares her knowledge. She’s a warm and welcoming host and you’re made to feel comfortable the minute she greets you at the door. If you’re thinking of taking this course, do it. It’s worth every minute of your time. She’s an inspiration.