Today I had the privilege to attend Jo’s Boho Shed studio and learn how to paint a piece of furniture. My best friend bought me this experience as a surprise and it did not disappoint. I had a dark wood table that looked very unloved and with Jo’s great knowledge, passion for her craft and Enthusiastic enthusiasm for us to enjoy learning a new skill, I produced an amazing rejuvenated piece of furniture in Swanky Pants colour edged in distressed silver. Highly recommended and thank you Jo xx
Sharon Radley - - #25875
Response from The Boho Shed:I'm delighted you enjoyed the workshop Sharon and that it was a good surprise! Lovely of your friend to do that for you. Thank you for your kind words. x
I have just spent a wonderful day learning loads of excellent furniture painting techniques. There were only a few in the class so Jo was able to support us all really well. Jo is obviously a very knowledgeable & experienced teacher.
I arrived with a very boring and highly polished dark wood nest of tables & left with a beautiful & classy navy & grey table, looking forward to painting the other 2. Already planning my next day with Jo, but what to choose - upholstered footstool or intermediate painting techniques 🤔 . Great day, thanks Jo xxx
Sal Basford - - #25867
Response from The Boho Shed:Thank you so much Sal. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the workshop, you did a really great job on your tables. I look forward to seeing you soon on the next one. :-)
Just had a brilliant day with Jo who was wonderful and informative. Even though I am not creative, this allowed me to try out different techniques which I will be able to use. Jo spent time with everyone discussing ideas for our chosen piece of furniture. I am looking forward to booking on another course in the future.
Shaorn - - #25567
Response from The Boho Shed:I'm delighted you enjoyed the day, thank you for your lovely review. I look forward to seeing you again soon.
Had a brilliant day learning new skills which I can't wait to try out on other pieces of furniture that desperately need to be rejuvenated!
The instructor was very informative, and with guidance and advice along the way, I finished up with a brand new contemporary paper rack. Thank you so much!
Helen-Jane Mason - - #25501
Response from The Boho Shed:I'm so pleased you enjoyed the day Helen, you did a great job on your paper rack. I look forward to seeing your future creations. Thanks for your lovely words.
Having attended the Level 1 Furniture painting course earlier in the year & thoroughly enjoyed it, I was keen to get booked on the Level 2. Jo is extremely knowledgeable, patient and makes the whole day great fun. I would highly recommend attending Jo’s workshops & will be returning for the footstool upholstery workshop in the new year.
Jane - - #25390
Response from The Boho Shed:Thank you for your lovely words Jane, I'm so pleased you got as much out of the level 2 painting course and I look forward to seeing you for some upholstering in 2020! :-)
Had a brilliant day with Joanne. Great venue with lots of light and space. The footstool was completed at a nice, comfortable pace with lots and lots of guidance from Joanne. I was delighted with my finished footstool which looks really professional (so did all the others). I was really impressed with the whole day.
Ann Templeton - - #24753
Response from The Boho Shed:Thanks so much Ann, I'm delighted that you are delighted :-). You did a great job of your footstool, it's gorgeous. I look forward to seeing you again soon.
Fantastic footstool course this week, great instruction by Jo and lots of individual support throughout the day. Well organised and easy to follow instructions. Friendly atmosphere that made it a relaxing day and very pleased with my footstool
Thanks Jo, one of the best craft courses I have done
Diane - - #24736
Response from The Boho Shed:Wow Di! What a compliment, thank you so very much! You all made it a special day. Looking forward to seeing you again in November. :-)
I attended this course sept 14th. Jo is absolutely delightful. She is well informed, patient and encouraging! The choice of kit that she provides is amazing. This is my second course with Jo and I’m looking to attend my third soon! The venue is brilliant and the lunch/afternoon tea is delicious. Highly recommended. Thanks Jo.
Julie - - #24730
Response from The Boho Shed:Thank you so very much Julie. It was a delight to spend the day with such a lovely group of girls. I agree, Cuerden View Cafe is a perfect venue and all credit to the staff and chefs for consistently providing an excellent and friendly service and afternoon tea.
I attended the course this week and have been telling everyone about it since! I had a fantastic day making my footstool, eating cakes and chatting to others on the course. Jo is a thorough tutor and is on hand to offer advice and expertise while you make your footstool. I’d highly recommend the course to anyone with an interest in crafting or upholstery. The skills I learned this week will enable me to tackle other upholstery projects, not just footstools
Amy - - #24722
Response from The Boho Shed:Thank you for your kind words Amy, I'm really pleased you got so much out of the workshop and look forward to seeing your creations in future. Thanks again for your help too with your IT advice etc! Very much appreciated.
Had a great day at The Boho Shed.
Jo immediately puts you at ease and goes through each stage clearly, giving as much or as little help as required.
I love my footstool and can't wait to make another one!
I would highly recommend a visit to Jo and The Boho Shed.
Christine - - #24713
Response from The Boho Shed:Thank you so much Christine, you were a pleasure to teach. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the workshop. Give me a shout if you need any further help.
What a fab day, this is my second course with the Boho Shed at Cuerden Valley and already planning my next one. The course was informative and fun in an informal atmosphere. The techniques we have learned and all the expert tips will enable me to use them on projects at home. Thanks again Jo for a lovely day. PS. The afternoon tea (lunch) provided, sets you up for the afternoon.
Jan Halstead - - #24671
Response from The Boho Shed:It was great to see you again Jan and I'm delighted you enjoyed your second workshop as much as the first. Credit to Cuerden View Cafe and staff for providing a beautiful environment and delicious afternoon tea! See you again soon. :-)
I have just attended Level 2 furniture painting workshop and had another amazing day learning new techniques to add to my Level 1 skills. In level 1 I learned one colour distressed look, two colour distress with waxing, two colours with crackled effect (my fave) and stencilling and dry brushing. If that's not enough I'm now adding glazing, raised stencilling, image transfer, decoupage (amazing technique) blending, dry brushing and metallic foiling.
Can't believe how much I have learned, and again Jo you are an amazing teacher and so passionate and patient. I would recommend these two courses, you will love them.
Julie King - - #24452
Response from The Boho Shed:Thank you so much for your kind words Julie, but it takes two to tango :-) You did a lovely job on both workshops. Hope to see you again soon.
Another great day learning new craft skills from Joanne. Level 2 was brilliant, as was level 1. My shed is now cleared waiting to be painted and have my electrics re-connected. Can't wait to get started on my own projects!
Barbara Smith - - #24492
Response from The Boho Shed:It was lovely to have you attend the workshops Babs, I'm so pleased you enjoyed them. I look forward to seeing what you create at home.
Completed both Level 1 and Level 2 courses in furniture painting techniques with Jo. Great to learn about different products and gain confidence in how to use them. Jo is a lovely teacher and encourages creativity and the desire to go home and paint everything using the skills learnt.!. The courses are fun, informative and friendly and I have already booked on the upholstery course. Highly recommend......plus the cakes are delicious x
Susan Sanderson - - #24467
Response from The Boho Shed:I'm so delighted you are enjoying the workshops Susan. Thank you for your lovely words and I look forward to teaching you how to upholster next week. x
Thoroughly enjoyed level one, looking forward to level two. Just nipping out to buy some chalk paint, that's how motivated I am!
Barbara - - #24429
Response from The Boho Shed:That's fantastic news Barbara. I look forward to seeing you on Saturday for level 2 creative techniques. :-)
Attended a footstool upholstery course last week at Cuerden Park with Jo. I had a great day and Jo was fantastic at teaching us all step by step on how to create the stool. I learnt so much from her and feel confident that I could produce another on my own especially as we all received a print out of the step by step instructions to take home. I also met some lovely ladies and wouldn't hesitate going on another of Jo's other courses. Fantastic day!!!
Dawn Wilkinson - - #24162
Response from The Boho Shed:Thanks so much for your kind words Dawn, I really enjoyed the day with you all too. I'm really pleased you had a great day. Please let me know how you get on with your upholstery at home and if I can help at all, please just shout.
Just attended the footstool upholstery workshop today and had a great time. Everyone made gorgeous creations to take home. Jo is a great teacher passing on lots of knowledge and helpful tips. Small class so plenty of one to one time if you need it. The setting in the park is lovely and the lunch in the cafe was amazing. Definitely recommend you try one of Jo's workshops.
Helen Chesterton - - #24013
Response from The Boho Shed:Thank you so much for your lovely review Helen. I'm delighted you enjoyed the day. You did a great job of your footstool. Hope to see you again soon.
Really enjoyed the footstool course with Jo of the Boho Shed. Jo was really thorough, taking us through how to make them step by step. I feel confident that I could make one at home.
Thank you to Jo for a really good day
Jo Worthington - - #23890
Response from The Boho Shed:Thank you for your lovely comments Jo. It was great to meet you and your Mum. You made a couple of gorgeous footstools. Hope to see you again. x
Had a lovely day learning to upholster footstools. Thanks Jo! The constant supply of biscuits and cakes was a great touch too.
Maxine Magee - - #23885
Response from The Boho Shed:It was lovely to meet you and your lovely daughter today Maxine. You both did a great job with your gorgeous creations. I'll pass the lovely comments about the cakes to my Mum and Aunty (the bakers!) :-)
What a lovely day. Really enjoyed the footstool upholstery course and came home with a gorgeous footstool. It was a busy but fun day and Jo was a fantastic teacher showing us the techniques as well as letting us try them out for ourselves. Lovely group of fellow upholsters and the scones were gorgeous.
Liz Webster - - #23878
Response from The Boho Shed:Thank you for the lovely review Liz. It's always great to have returning fellow creators.