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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Feedback on the Felt Making Workshop in Penicuik House

Feedback forms from the Penicuik House workshops have arrived back and the one from the Friday intensive reads:

" This was an excellent course for beginners and more experienced felters. A good insight into this industry. Would be keen to do more. Thanks."
Alison Herd, local Primary Teacher (who also brought her two daughters in the afternoon, who outdid everyone in maker speed and zest, and who were back the next day!)

"Excellent - really well organised. Good directions, excellent coffee & food. Lots packed into the day. Tutors really attentive & flexible in approach. Excellent all round."
Cindy Wedgewood, used to work in finance, then with streetkids in India, now studies herbal medicine

"Really enjoyed the day, facilities are good & surroundings are lovely! Thank you! Oh, and tutors were  both wonderful."
Caroline Macolm (sorry - what was your line of work again? Just remember that you do lots of feltiing with silk already)

"Great day. Learnt a lot. Very good instruction with lovely people in inspiring surroundings. I would certainly come along to any other caft day."
Maxime Jones, currently working as special needs craft instructor in Camphill, Edinburgh

"I think the day was nice. The instructors were helpful. The food was nice."
Samantha Jones, works in different workshops, including weavery, in Camphill Edinburgh

Jenni, local expert crafter and librarian, gave her glowing comments via her lovely blog "Jenni's crafty journal" and as a comment on our earlier post.

Mouna, writer and retired nursery teacher from Peebles, says she is extremely satisfied with her learning and outcome (felt picture, now adorning her bedroom) and thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the day, as the others above.

Her daughter Vibusha, a Steiner School nursery teacher from New Zealand, who was brought up in Penicuik, said she had a very fullfilling day creating something she always wanted to create: an intricate felt picture from combined techniques. Vibusha has been back the next days teaching young and old how to make needlefelted pets! We hope she will come more often to the Saturday sessions and share her considerable maker skills with us.

Laryna has also posted something lovely about the day on the Galgael woolcraft blog.

Everybody, including the tutors (Anneruth and Laryna) is extremely grateful for Scottish Lime Centre/ Penicuik House project to have provided them with this unique opportunity in that splendid setting, kind of carrying on the tradition of the place in the grace of the Scottish Enlightenment....
No wonder the sun shone all day!

our well deserved lunch break!

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