Simply Smallholding reviews

19 May 24'

Lesley reviewed: Making a Stained Glass Flower Bouquet (CoT)

"What a fabulous afternoon my sister and I had in the delightful company of Barbara and Eddie. They were so welcoming, funny and helpful. Having never done this craft before, they talked us through step by step in a way that didn't overwhelm you. Can't rate this course and both Barbara and Eddie enough. Thank you so much 😃"

Simply Smallholding responded:

"Awww shucks. Thank you very much for your kind comments. We try to make our craft events an entertaining and fun experience even when you are learning something new. So good to get feedback that we pitched it right. Hope we see you at something else one day"

12 Feb 24'

Lucy W reviewed: Making a Stained Glass Suncatcher (L&B 1)

"I made stained glass! I was completely new to the subject but felt supported throughout the process. I will be booking on one of the other courses they run. Thank you so much"

Simply Smallholding responded:

"Hi Lucy. Thank you so much for your comments. It was a delight to see how much you enjoyed the glass colours and textures. We would love to help you indulge in it again."

1 Feb 24'

Andrew Welford reviewed: Making a Stained Glass Suncatcher (Langley Park 124)

"I was made to feel really welcome from the start . It was fantastic and I loved making my suncatcher . I would definitely recommend this course "

Simply Smallholding responded:

"Hello again. Thanks for your kind words. So good to hear you enjoyed it."

25 Jan 24'

Lewis reviewed: Making an A4 Stained Glass Panel (Kendal124)

"Booked this course as a gift for my partner, she really enjoyed the day and the process of making the panel. Barbara and Eddie were prompt with communication when booking the course and helping to finalise the design my partner would make. A good day of crafty fun for anyone that likes to make things"

Simply Smallholding responded:

"How lovely to see your comments and so pleased the gift turned out well."

18 Dec 23'

Ruth Bell reviewed: Making Stained Glass Christmas Baubles (Allendale)

"We absolutely loved this glass making experience. It was something very different to do - we will definitely book again. "

Simply Smallholding responded:

"Thank you for this. We would be delighted to have you back in the future."

13 Dec 23'

Catherine Friend reviewed: Making Stained Glass Christmas Baubles (Whitley Chapel)

"As complete novices we managed to produce 2 items each with help from Barbara and Eddie. It is more difficult than it looks and they were very supportive. Maybe in a smaller class we may have managed a better finish. They were well organised with plenty of equipment so there was very little waiting time. An enjoyable morning, give it a go"

Simply Smallholding responded:

"Thank you for your review. So glad you enjoyed yourselves. This is definitely a skill that gets better with practice."

27 Nov 23'

Tracy Shipton reviewed: Making Felt Christmas Baubles (Santon Bridge)

"It was a very good course. It’s really relaxing. What I got out of it was mixing the wool and how to tighten my felting objects up. "

Simply Smallholding responded:

"Thank you for your review. It’s so lovely to hear about what has helped you make better felt in the future."

12 Nov 23'

Emily Carr reviewed: Making Stained Glass Christmas Baubles (Alnwick)

"Very fun and could be challenging, but we were helped through all of it and after we learned it was easy. We got some very unique ornaments that will last."

Simply Smallholding responded:

"How lovely to hear you enjoyed the workshop. The ornaments will become family heirlooms one day - hopefully. Thank you"

16 Oct 23'

Christine Allison reviewed: Making an A4 Stained Glass Panel (Longhorseley)

"What a great class, I thoroughly enjoyed my time and felt I learnt a lot. Eddie was an excellent teacher and was very patient with us all, helping each of us when we got confused or stuck. I would definitely recommend the class to anybody who wishes to try their hand at stained glass panel making. "

Simply Smallholding responded:

"Thank you so much for your very kind comments."

16 Oct 23'

Doreen reviewed: Making an A4 Stained Glass Panel (Longhorseley)

"My daughter and myself attended this class. We really enjoyed this. Eddie was a great teacher and always there to lend a hand. The day went by fast and every minute was filled. We had a lovely bunch of people in the class. We would do it again. I'm looking for a date for leatherwork next."

Simply Smallholding responded:

"So lovely to hear your comments and see you are looking for another workshop. Thank you so much."

17 Sep 23'

Marion Rowland reviewed: Making a Silver Ring (Heathhall)

"Lovely way to spend a rainy Saturday morning, loved making my rings and I'm very happy with the results. Will definitely be keeping an eye out for other workshops when you come back to Dumfries"

Simply Smallholding responded:

"How lovely of you to say this. You did a great job making your rings and it showed in the end result. I hope we do see you again."

8 Aug 23'

Rosie reviewed: Making a Silver Spinner Ring (Heathhall)

"The guy teaching this course was amazing. We were all at different stages and he managed us all incredibly. I am also over the moon with my ring. Thanks again "

Simply Smallholding responded:

"We are so pleased to read this. Eddie is an experienced teacher used to working with large groups. Great to see he hasn’t lost his touch. You did a great job with your ring - so glad you are proud of it."

18 Jul 23'

Michael Roche reviewed: Making a stone set silver ring (birthday)

"The course was brilliant, we thoroughly enjoyed it and the ring at the end was brilliant. Thank you for the experience and we would definitely recommend "

Simply Smallholding responded:

"Thank you for your very kind comment. We hope your wife enjoyed her birthday present and wears her ring with pride. "

2 Jul 23'

Adrienne and Jasmine T. reviewed: Making an A4 Stained Glass Panel (Kendal)

"We loved every minute and the day went so quickly. Very pleased with the end result, and would love to come again and try a different style panel, with different colours. We got just the right amount of help, when needed, and left with a unique and beautiful piece of art. Thank you so much."

Simply Smallholding responded:

"Thank you for your comments. You both made lovely panels that you should be proud of. We would love to see you both again at another of our workshops. Well done."

19 Jun 23'

Agi reviewed: Making an A4 Stained Glass Panel (Heathhall)

"Eddie was marvellous, patient, kind and understanding and very well organised. Willing to spend time afterwards to help us stragglers and those with difficulties at the end. It was a tremendous amount of work for him with so many demands on his time. Came away from a marvellous experience with a beautiful keepsake. Perhaps fewer people would have been easier to cope with but I take my hat off to him in admiration. Would like to try and do more of this again!"

Simply Smallholding responded:

"Thank you for your feedback. I am so pleased to hear Eddie was helpful and that you are proud of your keepsake. I hope you display it prominently. Well done for completing it as this is not the easiest of workshops to undertake."

19 Jun 23'

moira wilson reviewed: Making an A4 Stained Glass Panel (Heathhall)

"This was a lovely day, everything was set up for us when we arrived. Eddy was our very patient tutor and I completed a sunflower stained glass panel. Well worth the cost and effort"

Simply Smallholding responded:

"Thank you very much for this kind review - we really appreciate it and every recommendation helps to make our small business thrive. I hope you are proud of your stained glass panel."

6 Jun 23'

Leanne reviewed: Making a Silver Ring (Whitley Chapel3)

"Highly recommend - wonderful hosts and teachers, everything provided (and more!) and Mum and I learned so much and thoroughly enjoyed it. Mum is visiting from Australia so don't often get time together so wanted to do things this trip that would create lasting memories, and we're both arty people so this was perfect. Lovely pace and environment to learn in, wasn't rushed, everyone was so helpful and interested in seeing how each others rings turned out and we came away with two rings each that we both love and will cherish as a reminder of our time together. Thank you so much to Barbara & Eddie for a wonderful evening! "

Simply Smallholding responded:

"We were so delighted to be able to be part of your night to make treasured mementos. So lovely to see how much you enjoyed being together. Thank you so much for the review - we do try to make sure everyone enjoys themselves and gets enough attention. "

5 Jun 23'

Louise reviewed: Making an A4Stained Glass Panel (Hamsteels)

"Course was fantastic, but I'm almost hesitant to say so, in case it gets booked up and we can't get on it again! Venue was perfect too. Eddie was a great tutor, as evident by the fact that I came away with a finished stained glass panel in just one day, which I would never have thought possible beforehand. Would definitely recommend to others."

Simply Smallholding responded:

"How lovely of you to say these things. We try hard to make sure our delegates enjoy themselves. Thank you very much and hope you join us again."

17 Apr 23'

Linda Graves reviewed: Making a Stained Glass Suncatcher (Santon Bridge)

"Loved the course. Very organised and well prepared before the class turned up. Very helpful teacher when I was struggling to get my glass pieces so they fitted neatly together. Very patient. Enjoyed it so much signed up for another course."

Simply Smallholding responded:

"Thank you for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed yourself and want to do it all again."

24 Mar 23'

Alison Edwards reviewed: Making Easter Themed Stained Glass Suncatchers (Frosterley)

"A really enjoyable morning. Many thanks for all the help and patience. It was much appreciated. I’m proud of my (our) little creations. "

Simply Smallholding responded:

"Thank you so much for your comments. We really love it when our delegates enjoy themselves as that is why we do what we do. Hope to see you again on another workshop."

18 Jul 22'

Barbara Cleghorn reviewed: Making an A4 Stained Glass Panel at Whitley Chapel (Sat)

"Great course, well managed and good explanations and guidance given . Worthwhile to produce the end result. Very enjoyable ."

Simply Smallholding responded:

"Thank you for your review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed our workshop. Your panel was lovely. You should be proud."

10 Jul 22'

Jo jacyszyn reviewed: Making a stained glass panel at Heathhall

"I was so happy to find this course in my area and enjoyed it very much. I had never cut a piece of glass before so was amazed at doing it and with such lovely coloured glass was a bonus. I was grateful for all the help I received and I am enjoying my first piece of stained glass work. It's settled in nicely where I can enjoy its lovely colours."

Simply Smallholding responded:

"Thank you for your review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed indulging in the range of glass we had as we work hard to provide a range of colours and textures. Well done with your piece - it was both intricate and complicated and you did well to achieve the end product on the day. We hope to see you again one day."

6 Jul 22'

Alan Thompson reviewed: Making an A4 stained glass panel at Howick

"Great day, excellent tutor, plenty of guidance and help. Even I, a pensioner who last cut glass about 65 years ago, produced a panel that I am very pleased with. I would encourage anyone to have a go."

Simply Smallholding responded:

"Thank you very much for this. We are delighted that you enjoyed the day and are proud of your panel."

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