Contact Name: Emma Semper Hopkins
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As somebody who sits behind a desk all week, the only creativity I get is using spreadsheets! So the day I spent in the beautiful workshop with Emma was awesome - then I got to take home my gorgeous crate too! Highly recommend!
Response from Semper Hopkins Interiors:It was a pleasure to have you Lee-Sara. It was such a fab day seeing the buzz you got from learning the new skills and making your own piece of furniture. I am pleased to see it has been useful storage for all of your university books and files.
Having seen the wonderful craftsmanship of Emma and her dad I was really keen to 'have a go' and learn a new skills from such talented people. The day did not disappoint in any way. From the preparation and help to choose my fabric, to the clear support and guidance during the day; everything was fantastic AND I got the take home a wonderful, useful piece of furniture. I highly recommend this course and am even thinking of doing it again so I have another one for my next grandchild (Emma made one for my granddaughter)
Response from Semper Hopkins Interiors:Thank you for the kind words Pauline. It was amazing to have you on the workshop. You had a natural gift for it and took to the craft brilliantly. You especially set yourself a challenge when you chose a patterned check fabric, keeping the right tension so the the lines remained straight. Your creation turned out brilliantly. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Really enjoyed the course. Emma was very kind and an excellent teacher. Learned a-lot of useful skills for upholstery which I will be able to use for a home up-cycling.
Response from Semper Hopkins Interiors:Hi Jill It was so nice to meet you on Friday. I hope your husband loved the map fabric on your storage crate. Well done for making a lovely piece. It was a pleasure to have you at the workshop thank you for leaving us a 5* review. Emma
I attended the one day Storage Crate Workshop at Semper Hopkins and had a simply wonderful day. The setting in the old chapel is lovely and we had such a nice group of people too. Emma is a fabulous teacher, everything is explained so well and you don't feel rushed at all, all safety aspects are taken into consideration as well, both for working with tools and Covid which was very reassuring. I had chosen to do the crate for our spare room and Emma was really helpful helping me select the right colours and materials. We had such fun being creative and all the while knowing we would be walking away with a piece of furniture we can keep, I even got to make my own buttons. Every time I walk past my crate I cant help but smile at what I achieved. I would highly recommend this wonderful relaxing and fun way to spend a day. Its given me a real insight into how much work goes into making proper furniture but also given me the confidence to give other projects a go. Cant wait to return and make a bench or a stool soon! PS The lemon cake was yummy!!!