Contact name: Camilla & Eleanor
Total bookings
12 months
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

Toolerstone is a not for profit ‘creative escape’ situated in private gardens in the Cheshire village of Sandiway. We offer a variety of day long creative workshops, all inspired by nature and the garden setting. The majority of our workshops are ‘gifted’ to people who work in the care industry, in hospitals and hospices, who dedicate their lives to looking after others. We want to say ‘thank you’ by offering them the chance to escape for the day in a safe, nourishing environment.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Christmas Heart Garland
Next date: Nov 17th

Recent reviews

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13 Jun 22'

Mary Walker reviewed: Natural dyeing, felting and stitch

"Wet felting Day at Toolerstone, Cheshire Thank you for such a lovely, ‘relaxing’ and therapeutic day. Myself and my friend Renate enjoyed it so much and are looking forward to completing our ‘masterpieces’ in the garden with some wine! We came as novices and learned a new skill (well lets hope I can do it a little better next time now I sort of know what I’m doing)! It was a full packed day of learning, eating and enjoying the company of others, some of whom were a little more experienced! Melanie(Craft in the Valley) was very patient with each and everyone of us. I never felt foolish or disappointed with my efforts even when being the first to break a felting needle! Melanie’s approach to teaching is both calming and informative. She is very clearly exceptionally skilled at all she does. The venue was a perfect setting, the food was delicious and we enjoyed a lovely walk in the sunshine through the owners beautiful gardens."

10 Feb 22'

Lynne Tedford reviewed: Winter Felted Landscapes

"Easily the best workshop that I have ever experienced. The welcome, the venue, the workspace, the ambience, Camilla and her friendly staff, the wonderful food, Melanie our lovely tutor and the superb range and quality of the provided materials were all exceptional. I have attended many workshops across the UK and this is the only one that I have found to be totally faultless. Absolute perfection. The cherry on the cake is that I now have a felted landscape, of which I am very proud, thanks to Melanie's friendly, patient and expert guidance. Thank you all for an amazing day, I will be back. Lynne"

@:Toolerstone responded:

" Thank you so much for your fabulous review Lynne! We are so pleased you enjoyed your day with us. We really hope you come and see us again very soon! From the @:Toolerstone team x"

14 Oct 21'

Eleanor Fountain reviewed: Vintage Textiles Workshop

"I attended this workshop in July and the venue is fabulous, beautiful gardens & staff are so welcoming. Loved the fabrics & relaxing atmosphere. Food was delicious and I would definitely recommend. Jill the tutor was really helpful and full of handy hints."

@:Toolerstone responded:

" It's always lovely to get a fab review! Thank you. We know you are a member of staff here @:Toolerstone. It makes sense for our staff to experience what we offer. It means that they can give our customers better information as they have done the workshops themselves! What will you try next?!"

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