30 Aug 19'
"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."