A very enjoyable 3 days. Amanda is an inspiring teacher who kept us all working on our different projects with plenty of time and encouragement for everyone. The Workshop was a loverly building with several door , well ventilated for COVID times.
I loved this course and it's setting and it was great being amongst like-minded people for the day. Amanda was a great tutor. The pace was intense but Amanda was always on hand to guide you and was very encouraging. You were never made to feel pressured, despite the pace. It takes some skill from tutor to get that balance! We all left with a finished basket and smiles on our faces.
Great day weaving, really enjoyed the course. Very happy with my first basket, and will definitely do another course with Amanda.
Only downside, my confirmation email gave directions to Usk Castle and not to the actual venue which was a couple of miles away.
I had a fabulous day on Amanda's pea frame and hurdle workshop. Amanda is an amazing tutor and very calm and patient. We all waited to catch up before moving to the next stage. Usk castle chase was a fab venue, very peaceful. I am definitely booking my next workshop with Amanda, and her daughter's chocolate cake was delicious too.
Loved it - really interesting day, in a beautiful location with yummy cake :)
My wife and I both thoroughly enjoyed our day with Amanda making willow pea frames and hurdles. The instruction was clear and easy to follow. With the small group size meant that Amanda was always available to help out or to answer questions. Nice tea and biscuits to keep us warm and motivated on a fairly wet day, thankfully we were all under shelter in Amanda's teaching area. I would recommend and would be keen to book another day with Amanda to learn more about willow weaving.
I booked my entire family on this course and they made fabulous pea frames and garden hurdles. Sadly on the day, I was suddenly unwell and unable to attend. Amanda has been extraordinarily generous in letting me attend another course despite the last minute cancellation. My family all enjoyed it immensely and recommend it unreservedly.
The willow weaving workshop with Amanda was excellent fun, really rewarding and in a beautiful location. Amanda has the patience of a saint and helped us all out with the tricky bits. Plus, she provided yummy cake and plenty of tea and coffee! I am looking forward to my next workshop with her.
I came to Amanda’s basket weaving day at a beautiful setting in Usk as a complete beginner but came away having made a lovely woven basket that I am enormously proud of.
The day was well run and very affordable and Amanda was a very talented and patient teacher who constantly amazed me with her ability to immediately identify where I had gone wrong and help me to quickly put right any mistakes.
I am already planning my next visit and have no hesitation in recommending Amanda’s courses
We had an amazing day with Amanda making our shopping baskets. She was a great teacher and im really impressed with the basket I brought home! Especially as a complete beginner! Will definitely be looking into more Wyldwood courses.
I did the shopping basket making course at Usk Castle Chase and was thrilled to come home with a beautiful "Dicky Meadows" willow basket that I had actually made. Amanda was an amazing teacher, so patient and explained everything perfectly. If we went wrong she immediately put us right. Loved the day and would highly recommend it even for somebody like myself with no previous experience. Thank you Amanda for teaching me.
Went to the willow sculpture workshop with my brother and his 16 year old daughter, we all really enjoyed it, everyone was very friendly. Amanda did a great job instructing everyone on making their various items.. she had her work cut out as we were almost all making different things.
I was surprised at what we all achieved in a day - tea/coffee and cake was provided and we had a short break for lunch..
I have already booked a basket weaving day with Amanda.. and my brother and his daughter also want to do another workshop with her .. so top marks from us 😁
Response from wyldwoodwillow:Thanks lovely!
Really lovely day, beautiful location and Amanda an excellent teacher. Covered loads of ground and made beautiful structures. Felt really Covid safe, would highly recommend!
Excellent in every way . Amanda is a brilliant and most generous teacher . And the living willow room was beautiful the moment it was there. . Whole heartedly recommend Wyldwood Willow courses .
We had a brilliant time building the living willow yurt, it looked so good at the end of the day! Amanda is a great teacher, we learnt lots and are looking forward to making our own at home.
Had a fantastic day with Amanda building an amazing live willow yurt
Response from wyldwoodwillow:Thanks very much for the review Kath.
An excellent course taught by a knowledgeable tutor in a friendly atmosphere and beautiful setting.
The teaching style was relaxed but thorough and patient.
Students of all abilities were supported to the level needed. We all made our own beautiful coffins and went away with new skills and memories of a lovely few days.
Thanks Amanda for such an enjoyable and productive day. I love what I took home today! Your teaching skills were impressive and I am amazed at how much covered in one day. I would not hesitate to recommend this course to my friends.
I really enjoyed the course. Amanda is so patient, kind and encouraging. She stepped in to help when needed but also judged well when to allow us to complete parts of the coffin weaving ourselves, as after all it’s only by doing it yourself that you can learn this kind of skill.
The venue was lovely - peaceful, clean and accessible - and Amanda kept us well fed with plenty of cups of tea and treats!
As mentioned already the course is quite intensive and it’s probably quite helpful - but definitely not essential - to have a bit of prior willow weaving experience.
Would highly recommend Manda's coffin course to anyone considering it. Fab venue, delicious food and an awesome teacher, was well worth the trip down from Scotland to do it! And she can even post your coffin back home for you if you travel by train so don't let that put you off! It was quite an intense few days which I found really enjoyable and as promised I had a complete coffin by the end of it and had learnt enough to be able to repeat at home and make another couple.