What an amazing day. Left not only with miss piggy but some new friends. I can honestly say that it was the best day out I have had in ages. Victoria was amazing very knowledgable and welcoming. I can't wait to come back
What a fab day we had! Victoria is a skilled creative tutor (and she has a cute Dad). We had a giggle making our delightful piggies. I met three lovely ladies and we had such a good time together that we are all booked onto another course with Victoria next month so we can get together again. As a self-employed freelance artist it was great to talk about 'work stuff'.
I thoroughly enjoyed making a willow ball with Victoria today. She shared her expert knowledge, top tips and lots of tea and coffee. I'm chuffed to bits with the sphere I've made and can't wait to get started on more for my garden. Thanks Victoria
The most brilliant day. Victoria not only has some outstanding knowledge, she expertly passes that on, shares her insights, allowing you to create an outstanding piece of work. I couldn't have believed I could create the willow ball I did, but I did. Try it for yourself, you'll love it. Thank you for an amazing day Victoria. I will be back.
Fantastic day full of excellent tuition and support from Victoria. This was my second time at the Willow Barn. A great start to my birthday weekend. Thank you Victoria for a great day xxx I'll be back.
Victoria never disappoints. Another amazing course.
Fantastic day with a friendly, knowledgeable tutor in a very relaxing and welcoming environment. Would recommend a day at The Willow Barn without hesitation. Can't wait until I get the next one booked.
Victoria made the day. Despite my dyslexia having an impact on her instructions....things become jumbled in my head. She was patient and very supportive. Can't wait to do another course.
Really enjoyed the course. Victoria the tutor was excellent, knowledgeable and very patient! Delighted to come home with 'Blossom' who is definitely recognisable as a piglet despite the wonky ears!
What an amazing fun day- Ive now caught the Willow Bug and I dont mean canker!
Pre course contact, confirmation and reminder from Victoria was a very good start.
On the day we were met by a smiling Victoria outside her newly refurbished workshop and a lovely hot cup of coffee and biscuits (which were never in short supply).
The group was small, just 4 of us so Victoria was able to spend lots of time helping us individually.
She was an excellent teacher, informing us about the product being used and pointing out diseases to look out for and telling us about the soaking process.
Her teaching skills were fantastic - we never felt rushed and she gave us lots of encouragement - in fact Victoria went out of her way to help Claire who had to leave earlier and then stayed with us until 6.30 pm on a Friday evening as she was so determined that we would leave with a complete reindeer which we could be proud of.
I would highly reccomend visiting the Wilow Barn or attending any of Victorias courses. Looking forward to making sheep and pigs next. Thanks Victoria - best fun day out ive had for a long time xxxx
We arrived just before 10am and were warmly welcomed into the workshop by Victoria with hot drinks and big smiles. The workshop is a fabulous, very large but homely portacabin filled with lots of inspiring decorations and plenty of workspace. There's an area with lovely comfy sofas and a coffee table where you can eat your own packed lunch.
We were given a choice of things to make and started with willow spheres. Once completed (with much laughter) we moved on to making an angel, stars and a Christmas tree each. The one thing that my friend really loves is dragonflies and we even got to make one of these each too, which was a fabulous surprise. Then we got to decorate our creations with bells, stars, sequins, ribbons, etc. The Christmas trees were 'planted' in florist's oasis in pots that we'd already decorated and were finished with lovely fresh holly and fir fronds.
Plenty of hot drinks and lovely festive pies throughout the day and a lot of fun. I cannot recommend one of these workshops highly enough. Great fun, lots of inspiration and a great gift to give someone too.
Mrs E Jones