The Willow Barn reviews

26 Jun 22'

Maggie reviewed: Willow Piglet workshop

"A lovely day spent in great company with a delightful, patient and knowledgeable tutor. Thank you, Victoria, for all your help and tips."

22 May 22'

Susan Barker reviewed: Willow sphere / ball

"Victoria was friendly and welcoming and explained what we were going to do clearly and patiently. Victoria demonstrated each process so we could follow easily. The facilities were good and all tools and materials were laid out ready to use. A very enjoyable day!"

20 Dec 21'

Jacky reviewed: Willow Flower Craft Kit

"Haven’t used this yet as a Christmas gift, but service and delivery great."

3 Aug 21'

Sharon Laidler reviewed: Willow Flower Craft Kit

"I loved the craft kit to make a willow flower. There is enough willow to make two and I really like the finished flower. Plan to make more"

20 Nov 20'

David Williams reviewed: Large Star Willow Craft Kit

"I have marked Excellent but as it is a Christmas present I won't be able to send a proper review until after the holiday"

26 Jun 20'

Maria reviewed: Willow Piglet workshop

"Made a lovely little piglet. This course was great. I haven’t worked with willow before and found it enjoyable with the excellent instruction from Victoria. Lovely setting very relaxed and calm atmosphere. I was made very welcome and given clear instruction."

1 Sep 19'

linda foster reviewed: Willow heron workshop

"Hi Victoria Just to let you know that I had a fabulous time yesterday making the heron. The time just seemed to fly and before I knew it, it was home time. I am really pleased with the result and must say I enjoyed your approach to teaching, there when needed but watching over at the same time. I am really looking forward to my next course with you. Thanks Linda"

10 Jul 19'

John Reece reviewed: Willow Piglet workshop

"I had never bent a piece of willow in my life...but by the end of the day I had produced a piglet which has been admired by everyone who has seen it. Mine is called "Willow".... obviously!!! Victoria has a very friendly and relaxed approach while imparting so much information to enable everyone to complete their projects. Tea and coffee constantly supplied during the day. All tools provided and ample space to work, without encroaching upon your neighbour. No time pressures at all. I will certainly be booking another course at the same venue."

8 Jul 19'

lorraine makepeace reviewed: Willow Hare/Rabbit workshop

"As always Victoria was a very informative instructor with loads of patience. I learnt so much from the Hare class - I had made a reindeer before and thought that everything I learnt I would remember, but you forget so many things its worth going to a few classes to learn different techniques and refresh the memory. Victoria also has a few things she sells like the fab wool in so many different colours - that too has inspired me to get the felting going again! Thank you Victoria for a fab day - good luck for the future. Lorraine M"

8 Jul 19'

Anne Stobbs Thompson reviewed: Willow Hare/Rabbit workshop

"Third course I’ve been on with Victoria , great day, smashing teacher, lovely work space, brilliant end result. Problem now is I need a bigger garden to accommodate all the willow sculptures. Can’t recommend it enough 😊"

7 Jul 19'

Claire Weighell reviewed: Willow Hare/Rabbit workshop

"Fantastic workshop, love my hare and pheasant. Victoria is a great teacher. Felt very welcome and loads of tea. Thanks Victoria, a great day out."

4 Jun 19'

Louise reviewed: Willow Hare/Rabbit workshop

"A brilliant day at The Willow Barn! Victoria was a great host. I love my willow hare and it has been admired by all. I am already planning my next visit and the endless cups of tea were a bonus!"

3 Jun 19'

Kay reviewed: Willow Hare/Rabbit workshop

"Loved our day at The Willow Barn! So pleased with my willow hare, it’s already had many compliments. Victoria is a great teacher and the cups of tea were much appreciated! Thank you 😊"

3 Jun 19'

Jan H reviewed: Willow Hare/Rabbit workshop

"A brilliant course. Really enjoyed the whole day. Good instructions and plentiful cups of tea ! My hare is happily looking out of the kitchen window at the moment. I will definitely be going back to do another animal."

2 Jun 19'

Denise Simpson reviewed: Willow Hare/Rabbit workshop

"Another great workshop. Really enjoyed it. My hare is happily settled into the garden with my piglet and reindeer. Why buy when you can make your own. 😊😊 Thanks Victoria"

17 Mar 19'

Sue Summers reviewed: Willow chicken / duck / pheasant weaving workshop

"Had a fab time constructing Daffy Duck! Family were amazed! Husband was expecting a duck billed platypus! Daffy will be great company for Darren the Dragonfly in our courtyard garden. Can't wait for the weather to pick up so they can go out to play!! Thanks Victoria for your patience and encouragement. I had a lovely day, good company and bonus -learnt new skills."

13 Mar 19'

Christine Hunton reviewed: Willow chicken / duck / pheasant weaving workshop

"I thoroughly enjoyed my willow duck making session , even though it evolved into an angry goose! I’ve had a lot of compliments since bringing it ( her) home . Thanks very much"

9 Sep 18'

Suzanne Elliott reviewed: Willow chicken / duck / pheasant weaving workshop

"Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Aims were made clear, and equipment, refreshments and friendly atmosphere all provided. Plus I came away having made a willow sculpture I'm proud of! Highly recommended."

9 Sep 18'

Michelle reviewed: Willow chicken / duck / pheasant weaving workshop

"A great course and Victoria was very welcoming. The instructions were really easy to follow and everyone had a great time with the willow. My chicken is already in the garden."

4 Sep 18'

Kath Smith reviewed: Willow framed basket making day - complete beginners

"I am so proud of what I achieved! This course exceeded all my expectations and I had a wonderful time. Thank you so much Victoria for a truly memorable day. Very well organised, informative, challenging and fun. I will be recommending you to my friends."

2 Sep 18'

Liz Cummings reviewed: Willow framed basket making day - complete beginners

"Thanks for a lovely day Victoria. You provided a very relaxed atmosphere, just right for learning and I'm delighted with my finished basket. I enjoyed the company of the other ladies which made it an interesting,friendly and fun day."

2 Sep 18'

Toshi Beveridge reviewed: Willow framed basket making day - complete beginners

"With lots of help and encouragement from Victoria, I managed to finish a basket at the end of the day. It now sits proudly on the dining table. Thank you for a wonderful day."

2 Jun 18'

Sarah Jones reviewed: Willow framed basket making day - complete beginners

"A fantastic day! Victoria is very entertaining, and also a very good teacher. You always have a substantial piece of work to take home - which actually looks like what it is supposed to!"

11 Mar 18'

Sandra Shipley reviewed: Willow Piglet workshop

"I really enjoyed the willow class and meeting with Victoria. She's really good at keeping the class interested in the history of willow. Her expertise is amazing with items she has made and with her help I now have a willow piglet which I am very proud of making. Excellent class, great coffee and biscuits. Would recommend highly. Thanks."

10 Mar 18'

Paula reviewed: Willow Piglet workshop

"Enjoyed making wicker chickens with Victoria. A lovely way to spend a Saturday."

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