Tresillian House

Contact Name: Alison Blythe

Tresillian House
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2 Day Rigid Heddle Weaving Workshop
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2 Day Rigid Heddle Weaving Workshop
In-person course
Leicestershire - Next course on 14th May 2022
£180
Ever dreamed of creating your very own handwoven fabric from start to finish? If so, this workshop is for you! Suitable for beginners or those with a little more experience....
Crochet for beginners
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Crochet for beginners
In-person course
Leicestershire - Next course on 12th March 2022
£25
Crochet is a very relaxing craft but also rewarding and fun. You will be taught the four Basics of Crochet - Casting on, Casting off, Chain Stitch and Double &...
Living Wreath Workshop
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Living Wreath Workshop
In-person course
Leicestershire - Next course on 3rd April 2022
£65
Our course leaders will demonstrate all you need to know in order to make an interesting and varied Living Wreath. The multi-use wreaths make an interesting and inspirational addition to...
Luxury Afternoon Wreath Course
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Luxury Afternoon Wreath Course
In-person course
Leicestershire - Next course on 10th December 2022
£55
Traditional wreath to hang on your door for the Festive season made from a variety of foliage with dried fruits, spices and accessories according to taste.
Weaving workshop with Naturally Textile
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Weaving workshop with Naturally Textile
In-person course
Leicestershire - Next course on 26th February 2022
£85
Ever dreamt of creating your very own handwoven fabric using a loom? If so this workshop is for you! Suitable for complete beginners or those with more experience. Workshops focus...
Willow sculpture workshop at Tresillian House
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Willow sculpture workshop at Tresillian House
In-person course
Leicestershire - Next course on 29th January 2022
£85
Do not worry if this is your first experience of Willow Sculpture! Artist Kate Morrell will guide you in a relaxed and informal setting to create an animal of your...

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Willow sculpture at Tresillian House, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire (Course inactive)

In-person course
Sue Conway - - #15235

So now I have a pheasant, made with the direction and help of Kate, and it's sitting in the shade of my red maple.
A busy, full-on day, very well catered in the lovely setting of the garden at Tressillian House. I was surprised that we pretty much all managed to complete our various creatures. Great fun, and, it has to be said, quite hard work!

Response from Tresillian House:

Thank you so much Sue for your kind words. I am always amazed by the wonderful creations on Kates' Willow Days and equally as impressed by how much you get done in a day! I am so glad that you enjoyed your day. The courses have proved so popular that we have added an extra date in September that still has spaces if you feel that your pheasant needs a friend! Kindest Regards Alison.

Willow sculpture at Tresillian House, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire (Course inactive)

In-person course
Jill Bowler - - #25406

I would have rated this course as good but two things let it down. The group was too large (10) and it was difficult for Kate to get round everyone.
The light lunch provided was of extremely poor quality.

Response from Tresillian House:

Dear Jill
Thank you for taking the time to review the course. As I explained the normal number for a course is 8 but on this occasion I had taken a telephone booking direct and then received an online booking the same afternoon pre-paid and before I had time to register the course as full. The on-line payment system is new this autumn and perhaps I should review that again - although people tend to prefer to pay on line. I apologise that you felt the lunch was poor and not to your taste. Next time I will cook stew and dumplings and not experiment. Thank you for coming and I hope your sculpture has survived this week's rain!

Willow sculpture at Tresillian House, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire (Course inactive)

In-person course
Dee Barker - - #25541

A wonderful fun course - 4 friends spending a weekend together. Although 10 on the course we went on made it harder for Kate to get around, she made it and we all have amazing willow animals to add to our gardens or house! The hospitality of coffee, lunch and tea was excellent and we were very well looked after. Our stay in the house was very comfortable and extremely clean. Delightful host who provided an excellent breakfast. Very well worth the journey. Thank you.

Response from Tresillian House:

Dear Dee
I am delighted that you enjoyed yourselves and yes, have learnt the lesson that 8 should be maximum and we need to try and organise the on line bookings better. All your animals looked wonderful and Kate is a brilliant course leader. Delighted you all had a safe journey back and thank you for taking the time to write the review.
best wishes, Alison at Tresillian House

Willow sculpture at Tresillian House, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire (Course inactive)

In-person course
Julie maguire - - #33388

The weaving course with kate was a lovely day and I left with a huge heron that is my pride and joy. The day was gentle, group was small enough to ensure time and attention from kate. Venue was set in the grounds of trissellian house beautiful garden and plenty of pre course information and directions. Very much recommend this for a beginner like me or more experienced weavers

Response from Tresillian House:

Dear Julie
delighted to hear the course was a successful day and sorry that I missed you all. Hope the heron is now gracing your garden/pond - it will be a point of interest!!
best wishes, Alison at Tresillian House