I attended the willow animal sculpture course with Sue Kirk last May and came away with a stag which I am extremely proud of. Sue is a brilliant tutor and very talented, I cannot rate her highly enough. The barn workshop is really good to work in and I really enjoyed myself.
I received this course as a birthday present and wasn’t disappointed. Maggie is a superb teacher and has the patience of a saint. The day went too quickly, yet I came away with a pretty decent basket for a first attempt.
Loved every minute of it and it has inspired me to try making some more at home. Can highly recommend this course.
Thoroughly enjoyable course. Very relaxing (apart from when you're using the drawknife...but even that is very satisfying!) Mark is very helpful. Definitely recommend this course!
Hard work but satisfying, Mark has very helpful and always on hand to sort out problems
Excellent tuition in a relaxed setting. First class and 5 star!
Absolutely loved this course. Mark was very knowledgable, helpful and encouraging. I have come away with a beautiful, unique stool which I am so proud of. Brilliant course. I’d recommend to anyone.
My brother Sam had an amazing time with you this weekend. My father was supposed to attend (xmas gift) but sadly he passed away very unexpectedly earlier this year. The furniture Sam produced will therefore always have special meaning for us as a family. Sam told us the course was a very special experience so thank you once again.
What can I say? I had absolutely brilliant time on this course. As a complete novice (but with an interest in woodwork) this course was perfect. Mark was clear in his instructions. Also explaining how we got to have the logs in front of us, and giving us a little lesson in the parts of a tree trunk, which I thought was a nice touch. I would definitely go on this course again, and I'm thinking of signing up for the spoon carving course Mark also holds.
I think I may have fallen in love with green woodworking!
Yet again trading post did it again for me.hell you lot are great helpful and most of all fun fun fun. Great group, superb instruction (even when he spent most of his time assisting with his first ever square legged stable) .May have to come again as my 6 year old has claimed it as hers and does everything from eating breakfast on it to her colouring books. Thanx guys, great time and have been recommending.
This is the second course I have been on at Trading Places, both excellent. Mark was a great instructor, very patient and had time for everyone in a very relaxed atmosphere. I thoruughly enjoyed my weekend and came home with a lovely table. :)
This was a fantastic course and the second one I’ve done at trading places. Excellent instructor, great atmosphere, very good value for money and I went home with a really impressive piece of furniture. I have already recommended it to friends.
I really enjoyed the day - thank you
We came on the course on 5th Feb and had such a fantastic day. Stuart was fab, really knowledgeble and made us feel at ease and have a lot of fun. Highly recommend this day course to everyone.
Excellent course - excellent tutor. This was a most enjoyable day with a splendid tutor
Really enjoyable, informative course. Paced to suit the participants.
Fantastic course could't recommended more highly! Thank you Maggie - a lovely way to spend a weekend! Hopefully I will be back for more!
This was an excellent course. The course leader was knowledgeable and approachable. I especially enjoyed how much hands on time there was. Highly recommended!
A well presented and executed course.
Content was sufficient to lead the student into each step with adequate knowledge and skill for the task ahead.
Good premises well laid out for adequate space for the number of students.
An enjoyable day .
Just completed the 2 day basketry course and had a great time with lovely people. Great tuition and came home with a new skill.
Absolutely brilliant course, enjoyed every minute, Maggie is a great tutor giving us a chance to explore the weaving, giving guidance when it did not go quite right. I was amazed with the basket I had made, would highly recommend this course looking forward to March to come again.