The Bespoke Home - Furniture Maker

Contact name: Jacqueline Duffield
Total bookings
over 3 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

Bespoke furniture designer and maker based in Penrith, Cumbria. Hand crafted furniture and soft furnishings made from a range of local and exotic hard woods and luxurious fabrics.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Footstool making workshop - weekend
Next date: 25th Feb 2023

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
19 Mar 22'

Clive reviewed: Footstool making workshop - weekend

"Had a great couple of days making a footstool - exactly the introduction to upholstery I was hoping for! Jay is a great teacher - knowledgeable, patient, and I always felt we were going at the right pace. Ended up with a very professional-looking footstool!"

21 Jun 21'

Angie Weston reviewed: Footstool making workshop - weekend

"What a brilliant weekend spent with Jay and two other students, making our bespoke footstools. Jay is an excellent tutor - a cabinet maker who is knowledgeable, patient and encouraging. She was happy to repeatedly demonstrate any tasks that we were struggling with, to make sure that our handiwork was as near perfect as possible. It was a great atmosphere with a lot of laughs, coffee and cake. We all took a Covid test (provided by Jay) at the start of the first day, to ensure safety. At the end of the weekend, it was very satisfying to take home a beautiful, handmade footstool that will match our settee scatter cushions. Thank you Jay!"

28 Oct 20'

Bee Fox reviewed: Footstool making workshop - weekend

"This course with Jay was an excellent way to spend a weekend with a wonderful outcome. Jay is a brilliant tutor, taking things calmly and clearly, yet with fun and positive help. Great tips along the way should we want to go and make more stools. Everything provided other than the top material. During these Covid times, it felt very safe as Jay had gone to great lengths to ensure as much cleaning and sanitisising was achieved both before and during the course and visors and hand sanitiser provided individualy. You won't regret taking part in the course."

The Bespoke Home - Furniture Maker responded:

" Aww, thank you so much Bee! That's so lovely to read. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Let me know if you need tips or materials when making more footstools! :-) Jay"

8 Oct 20'

Su Bristow reviewed: Footstool making workshop - weekend

"Had a great 2 days with Jacqueline in September making a bespoke footstool for my husband to match up with his new leather chair. Jacqueline is a great tutor. She will not let you take home a footstool that is not perfect. She was very thorough and went over the more difficult aspects of making the footstool several times. Do not be afraid to attend this course because of Covid 19. All our tools were cleaned before we used them and the venue was spotless and safe. Highly Recommended. Jacqueline is a very talented young lady."

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