Comments and Creations

Here at Running with Scissors we love to hear your thoughts and comments about our workshops.

Here's a few of the fantastic things you have said about us. We love to see photos of any fab creations you have made after being inspired at one of our workshops, or after some private tuition with us.

So please drop us an e-mail with your comments and creations.

(If you're shy you don't have to be in the photo!)




" Thanks for the lovely day, making baskets. Both myself and my sister thoroughly enjoyed it. Heather who ran the workshop was great. She was kind enough to give me a willow circle for a project I was doing at home. I have now finished my wreath "
- Willow Weaving





Completed 8 week mystery blanket by Kathleen



" Thank you for a lovely day Laura!!! "
- Eniko

" Thanks so much for the workshop the other day. It was brilliant and I definitely feel I can sew something useful and pretty now! I'll be booking buttons and zips soon!! "
- Heather

" Hi Laura, We just want to thank you again for a hugely useful and enjoyable sewing machine course yesterday. We came away feeling really inspired to get crafting! Thank you for your expertise & patience. "
- Hilary and Rachel
Sewing Machines For Beginners



Jennifer created this tree design after being inspired by a wedding invite from her niece (you can see it in the back ground of this photo!). After the workshop Jennifer sent the following:
" Laura- today was great! thank you so much- the day seemed to fly by and I'm so happy with my bag and feel very inspired- I have been in need of a new hobby as work can overtake everything (as I'm sure you know too) so thank you for making this so accessible and the treats to take home. "
- Jennifer




Seena (Quilting Workshop)





Thanks to our new tutor Heather, many baskets were made this May.




" When The Seven Hills Women's Institute Came to Running With Scissors. Sewing Machines for Beginners was a great group activity were many new skills were learned "



" I came to one of your sewing machines for beginners and machine embroidery days, my daughter in law asked if I would make a table tent, she is a child minder and had seen them on a website, thanks to your course I thought I would give it a go. I am really pleased with the final result so thought I would share it with you "
- Diane

" Just to say what a good time I had at the class on Saturday, I have already used my machine for another project and hope to have a go at something for my Granddaughter. "
- Diane
Sewing machines for Beginners

" We really did enjoy the day and have been recommending it! And we're looking forward to putting up the bunting for next weekend :) "
- Carrie
Hen party making personalised wedding bunting

" I feel like I've learnt new skills that will be used again. I will be recommending it to my friends "
- Helen
Freehand Machine Embroidery workshop



" Thank you so much for the excellent curtain making lesson - I honestly can't recommend it highly enough. You made what I initially thought would be an impossible task (especially for a beginner), an achievable and enjoyable activity. The lesson was easy to follow and the notes you provided enabled me to return to it at a later date to make not one but two pairs of lined curtains! Up until now, anything beyond a simple cushion cover has felt too daunting to even attempt, but I now feel confident enough to try all sorts of projects, not just curtains. And I have of course saved myself a fortune in the process...! "
- Hannah
Curtains for Beginners Private Tuition



Lovely dresses made at our 'Dress in a Day' workshop



" Thank you for teaching me to knit!! This is my present for my brother's baby.... Who was 2.5 weeks early! "
- Hannah
Knitting for Beginners



Laura and her 'log-cabin style' patchwork cushion cover



Tea cosy made by Hannah after being inspired at out 'Knitting for Beginner's workshop



" It was really fab, thank you! Sharon was really friendly and helpful and very flexible in terms of alterations. I definitely feel like I could attempt to make another dress at home, though probably with more swearing and shouting - thank you "
- Sam
'Dress in a Day' Workshop

" Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and Melissa for the workshop on Saturday. I'm so impressed with the lip balm I made that I can't stop using it and all my friends have been asking me to make some for them! Easy and cheap Christmas presents all round! Xx "
- Alexis
Natural Bath and Beauty Products Workshop



Happy people at the 'Log Cabin Style Patchwork Cushion Cover' workshop

" Very relaxing way to spend an afternoon! - thanks! "
- Christmas Willow Wreaths Workshop

" Thank you for a great workshop on Saturday - "Sewing machine for beginners". It was just what I wanted and really enjoyed it. The venue at the Crucible was great too. Looking forward to trying my new skills out ASAP before I forget them! "
- Ursula
Sewing Machines for beginners



" Really enjoyed the lampshade making and am very proud of my new shade which is in the bedroom and which I force all my friends to inspect ! "
- Dot



Another lovely day Willow Weaving Rustic Baskets with Heather

" I really enjoyed the summer dress course thanks. I learnt loads of things . Cathy was so calm and patient and made it a very enjoyable 4 weeks . Looking forward to seeing you gain "
- Anita

" I just wanted to say a big thank you from Rebecca and me, for such a lovely workshop. We both really enjoyed it. I have already used all my products and am now glistening and bright, with plumped up skin! "
- Yvonne
Kitchen Skin Care/ Natural Beauty Products

" I really enjoyed today's kitchen skin care workshop "
- Dot D

" Thanks Laura for getting me back into using machine. I really enjoyed the morning and hopefully sometime in the future register for another course. "
- Elaine





Beautiful fabrics and great work done on the Patch Work Blanket Workshop by Kim and Francesca. Thanks to Rachel our tutor for a great day.



Created by Sam, a first time willow weaver but what a natural talent!



Hayley helped people to create a professional finish on their lampshades today (26.9.15)





Screen Printing with Embroidery Hoops by John and Beki




Apron Making Workshop with tutor Helen (left) and Clair's Circle Skirt made in Jo's workshop (right)!



" I attended your workshop for sewing machines for beginners in June. This was my first attempt - a minion PE bag for my son. "
- Susan



" As promised a picture of me in my skirt. I feel you have boosted my confidence. You are so calm and patient, it is great. I also made a matching tie :0) Thanks for a great day. Look forward to more. "
- Mags

" Thanks for a lovely course – I was so pleased to come away with something so professional looking! "
- A happy crafter!

" I’ve really enjoyed the workshop especially sewing with appliqué as it was the reason why I booked the course, thanks! "
- Theresa
Free Machine

" I had a really great time and was really looking forward to this class. Can't wait to try this at home after today "
- Jessica
Free Machine Embroidery workshop

" Really Fab, relaxed workshop, great teaching and atmosphere. Could happily have spent whole day doing the appliqué, seemed to go really fast "
- Sophie
Freehand Machine Embroidery workshop

" Just to say I had a lovely day at the workshop, it was a friendly group and I have since crocheted a granny square at home unaided "
- Deborah
Crochet Granny Squares Workshop

" I really enjoyed the sewing machine for beginners the other week, it was amazing what we achieved in such a few hours. I am so proud of my cushion. "
- Emma
Sewing Machines for Beginners workshop

" Thank you very much for the excellent workshop last night, it was really good fun & well delivered. "
- Alison
Natural Bath and Beauty Products workshop



A Crafty Hen Party making wedding bunting, (with the bride and grooms name and wedding date stitched onto the flags). Everyone also stitched their names on the back of the flags so the bride knew who had created each flag - a great keepsake for the bride from all her friends!



" Thank you for such a wonderful session - I'm off to the fabric shops and to look at sewing machines - Brilliant!! Love making something in half a day! "
- Colette
Sewing Machines for Beginners

" Thanks you very much, very satisfying to have made something in such a short time period! Excellent handout! "
- Clare
Sewing Machines for Beginners

" Really nice and productive morning & I will book more courses "
- Bonny
Granny Square Crochet Workshop

" A lovely teaching and learning atmosphere - I learned a lot. Thanks you for your encouragement "
- Joy
Get to know your Sewing Machine Better



One of the Patchwork Quilts created by Lindsay at our 'Make your own Patchwork Quilt' workshop



Knitted Bangle created by Rachel at our 'Knitting for Beginners' Workshop



" I thought it was very good, the kids loved it, and it’s on our Xmas tree. "

" Really enjoyed the needlecraft workshop and my little robin has pride of place on my workstation. "

" Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the workshop on Friday. Loved the atmosphere & it was nice to be able to get away from the computer screen & be creative! "

" I could have happily sat there all day. "

" Enjoyed learning a new skill, bragged about it to team and friends. "
- Robin Christmas Decoration Workshop




Completed 8 week mystery blanket by Kathleen



" Here is photo of my mystery blanket. Thank you for the course, I really enjoyed it and am so pleased that I can now crochet. "
- Elizabeth
8 Week Mystery Crochet Blanket Course






Created by Sue under the expert guidance of Heather, willow weaving tutor




These free hand machine embroidery birds were made my mother and daughter crafters Sarah and Barbara who enjoyed the day crafting together on 17th October.





Willow Basket Weaving with Heather




" Just to say a big ‘thank you’ for the workshop yesterday. I really enjoyed it and the techniques will definitely help in my mixed media work for my degree "
- Sally
Free Hand Machine Embroidery, 4th April 2015



Quilt created by a happy Running With Scissors quilter!



" I had a lovely time at the crochet for beginners workshop last June. It gave me confidence and the basic skills I needed to begin to crochet. Right now I am working on a winter scarf and also on some baby booties for my future nephew. "
- Marta
Crochet for Beginners / Granny Squares workshop



" I just wanted to say on behalf of everyone thank you for Saturday. We all had a very enjoyable day making bunting for Laura and Ross's big day. "
- Amy
Hen party making personalised wedding bunting



" I really enjoyed the workshop and am super pleased with my finished product which looks much more professional than I anticipated! – thanks so much "
- Kerry



" I really enjoyed the embroidery course last Saturday and was so inspired, I made a cushion using the appliqué technique when I got home. "
- Cheryl
Free Hand Machine Embroidery workshop



" Thank you both very much for the workshop on Saturday, I really enjoyed it, thanks also for adapting my neck line, I've also made the dress less A-line as that suits me better and now have the confidence to make another. "
- Mary
Dress in a Day workshop



" After the great tutorial last week I think my husband took the hint and got me a sewing machine as an early Christmas present, I have been busy (we will not be short on cushion covers in our house) we now have a full set of cushion covers made just like you showed me and they look great, I also adapted the pattern slightly and have made some Christmas cushion covers waiting for December! Thanks again for the great tuition I've found them easy to recreate, see picture. "
- Claire
Sewing machines for Beginners, Private Tuition

" Just want to say I really enjoyed the course on Saturday. Great venue - plenty of work space and lots of natural light, good company and great tuition. I look forward to booking myself on future courses! After the great tutorial last week I think my husband took the hint and got me a sewing machine as an early Christmas present, I have been busy (we will not be short on cushion covers in our house) we now have a full set of cushion covers made just like you showed me and they look great, I also adapted the pattern slightly and have made some Christmas cushion covers waiting for December! Thanks again for the great tuition I've found them easy to recreate, see picture. "
- Lucy
A-Line Skirt in a day

" I am really pleased with it - I kept doing little spins - I think people were quite impressed. I'm now planning to make another black skirt with a ladybird print as the banding "
- Lucy
A-Line Skirt in a day

" Thanks again for the beginners workshop last Saturday, I really enjoyed it, my cushion is sat on the sofa & I look at it with such pride :-) "
- Sally
Sewing Machines for Beginners workshop

" An absolutely lovely workshop - and perfect timing just before Xmas! - thank you! "
- Katherine
Natural Bath and Beauty Products Workshop

" Really enjoyed the session, 2 people teaching was good. Really liked the fact that you were allowed to get on with it and didn't matter if it wasn't perfect. Good size class. "
- Patchwork & Quilting Workshop

" It was a brilliant workshop! Very interesting and informative. Learnt loads - will come to future workshops. "
- Patchwork & Quilting Workshop



Nikky and her new curtain made after coming along to the 'Curtains for Beginners' workshop

" I thought it was a lovely relaxing activity, suitable for all ages "
- Rainbow Fishes - Family Workshop

" The techniques we talked through and practised will help me on my way to achieving the look I want from my sewing. The training session was fun and friendly - I really couldn't have asked for more. I didn't hesitate to recommend both the private and group sessions to friends. "
- Lucy
Private Tuition


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