This was an excellent workshop, Alana was such a good teacher and taught us lots of different techniques. She was attentive and generous with her materials, we all went home with a finished piece, it was an ideal class of five, just right for individual attention.
This is a great course. Alana is an excellent teacher who is eager to ensure that students learn a wide variety of weaving skills. Her studio is in a peaceful setting and is well-resourced with beautiful yarns. She provides plenty of opportunities for individual creative expression with sensitive and knowledgeable guidance to support you. I had a great introduction to weaving.
This two day course was exciting and innovative whilst covering basic techniques for a beginner. Alana is a highly skilful and inspiring tutor who was sensitive to our individual learning styles and interests. She is generous with her knowledge and introduced us to the work of several practitioners that she realised would be of interest. The weaving studio is a pleasant environment and the atmosphere was focused but also informal. We were made to feel very welcome. Thoroughly recommended !
My first attempt at weaving, explained so clearly by Alana. A really enjoyable day - the time went so quickly and at the end I had a finished piece of work! It has definitely got me so interested that I will be getting my own loom as soon as possible. Many thanks for a fabulous experience.
we had an amazing day with Alana. none of us had tried weaving before but now we are all hooked! lovely venue. Alana is really friendly and made us feel very welcome indeed. we will be back as soon as possible to try your scarf making workshop. loved every bit of the day.
Thanks Alana. 😀
Lovely full day learning a new craft under Alana’s excellent guidance. Easy to get to location, very peaceful and beautiful. I came away with a completed piece and it has certainly sparked my enthusiasm to continue.
This is a great day introduction to tapestry weaving. Alana teaches lots of different techniques and I created my first little wall hanging to take home under her guidance. Alana was very patient helpful and knowledgable, encouraging me and she achieved an excellent balance of teaching and letting me experiment with colours and design.
My one day tapestry weaving course in September was a wonderful experience. It took place in a workshop with windows all around in an orchard in the heart of the Devon countryside and there was a wonderful peace. The varied weavings on the walls and all the glorious colours of the yarns made me itch to get creating straight away.
Alana guided me in my choice of colours and textures of yarns available, showed me how to weave and all the different possibilities. She checked I'd understood and then left me to work and experiment on my own but was there if I needed any help. She told me that in weaving there's no right and wrong, which I found very liberating. I was quickly completely absorbed in the work and my imagination and creativity were in full flow.
At the end of the day I had a wall hanging that I was absolutely delighted with. To my great surprise, as it was my first attempt, I was proud enough of it to give it to friends as a wedding present the next day. I can't wait to go back and do another course!
I loved my day learning weaving with Alana.
She is a knowledgeable, experienced and considerate teacher with endless enthusiasm and patience!
I learnt the basics, and came away with a beautiful small picture panel. Very pleased with my efforts and hope to continue with my new hobby.
Lovely setting, great lunch! Highly recommended