I recently attended Wendy's workshop in candle making, as I'm an avid candle fan and wondered if I could master making my own. Wendy's teaching style is gently relaxed and patient, with pleasant music in the background and great coffee.
I soon created an assortment of candles in different styles and colours, but it was rolling beeswax candles that really set me afire...I loved the natural scent and appearance of my creations.
Her workshop has given me the confidence to have a bash at home and has set my creative tastebuds tingling.
Thank you so much.
Jenny - - #25029
Mosaic making is the second course I have thoroughly enjoyed with Wendy at The Little Craftery and I’m eager to try more! Wendy ensures everyone is happy and relaxed and comfortable with everything they need to do. Nothing is too much trouble and Wendy has thought of everything for you, from finished pieces and patterns for inspiration to drinks and biscuits. I wholeheartedly recommend any of Wendy’s courses - you won’t be disappointed!
Claire - - #24334
Great mosaic workshop, superb, highly recommend!!! Here’s the deets, if you’re into info:
Wendy is a great teacher. Very patient, kind and she set up a lovely atmosphere and crafting environment with everything laid out for us. It included all the tools and materials, with a very wide array of colours and different shapes and styles of mosaic tiles and gems. We were given choices for the mount type and shape, including glazed frames. Wendy also offered a great range of images and ideas to help us in our designs. The safety explanations were also very clear and the equipment was provided to ensure we did the cutting and pasting safely.
I have never attempted any form of glass or tile work before and am quite limited in ability. With Wendy’s clear explanations, demonstrations and patience with questions, even I managed to produce a reasonable mosaic. What is also very helpful and inspiring is that Wendy created a beautiful mosaic alongside us. Everyone there made a great mosaic - I was really impressed with them! We had the choice of finishing off the grouting ourselves, or have Wendy do them. I think we all opted for the latter. I collected mine a couple of days later and found it beautifully and carefully packed - and the grouting and framing was great. Also, worth noting is that Wendy was very generous with the tea and coffee and chocolate biscuits.
I am very lucky to live 10 minutes walk from The Little Craftery. It is a great location, on a lane called Field Row, which opens off Montague Street (pedestrianised), up beside Superdrug and more or less opposite Marks and Spencer. The sea front is also very close as are many coffee and eating places. There are car parks around including a multi-storey one above M&S which is accessed from the sea front.
Highly recommend this workshop - and her others! I have also found the same exceptional quality and enjoyment from the felting, macramé bracelets, eco soy candle-making. I also want to do her others. The quality of tuition and excellent written instructions mean I feel confident to have a go at them myself afterwards.
Ann - - #24298
I have done the mosaic workshop twice now and will definitely do more. I absolutely love it. Wendy is lovely and helpful and makes you feel at home. Mosaic making is very therapeutic and and it's so exciting to see the finishing piece. I would definitely recommend it.
Maria Rossetter - - #24284
Fabulous time had by my friend and myself when we attended one of Wendy's wet felt flower making classes. A delightful craft shop selling everything you can possibly need for handicrafts, with a charming host to teach by demonstration how to make felt flowers. Refreshments were available throughout our time there. Everyone came away with 2 beautiful felt flowers and full of inspiration to make more. Loved it!
Anon - - #22656
Had a very enjoyable day on this course. Jenny was a very patient teacher and I was very pleased with my beautiful silver ring. This was the third course my friend and I have done at The Little Craftery and we would highly recommend the courses to others.
Trail423653 - - #19539
Silver ring making course was brilliant!
Jenny made it very relaxed and easy to follow.
Came home with a lovely hand made silver stunner. Very happy 😆
Would go on another course, definitely.
Maybe come home with some earrings to match next time.
Thanks Jenny and thanks Jacquie for finding it and coming with me.
Michele - - #19500
This was the first course we had been too and we will definitely be back. The class was well run and although we all had different levels of experience, everyone was allowed to at there own pace and help was always available when needed. We all came a way with a beautiful snowflake and kits to make more.
Nicky - - #18687
As usual a very enjoyable workshop.
Wendy is a very patient tutor.
Kate Locke - - #18634