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!)

"Had a lovely day today on the Willow Weaving Course. Made a fab bowl which turned out so much better than I was expecting! I am really pleased with the finished product."

Sue (April 2024)

"We had an amazing time and learnt so much so thank you"

 Rachel, Sewing Machines for Beginners (July 2023)

"Thanks for a brilliant session today. It was a great introduction to using a sewing machine. Megan really enjoyed it and is very keen now to get a sewing machine of her own and get started with some projects!"

Nicki (January 2023)

"Thanks for a great workshop"

Roz, July 2022 – Zips, Buttons and A Bag

"I finally completed by Rowan pattern crochet top."

Irina - Crochet drop in session Feb 2022

"I found your class incredibly helpful."

Fair Isle Knitting - Jayne Feb 2022

"Thank you so much Lauren and Laura. I really enjoyed the class, learned a lot and am delighted with the result. What a lovely group of people to learn with today."

Patricia Lampshade Making, Oct 2021

"Laura a big thanks for a great crochet workshop last week. Not only are you a brilliant crocheter( is that the correct term ?)but also a good teacher. Thrilled to be able to 'get it' and love my new craft skill."

Cheryl - Crochet for Beginners Sept 2021

"Thanks so much for your Fair Isle Knitting workshop this afternoon! You made it a very pleasant as well as a worthwhile tutorial"

Kath C Oct 2021

"Just wanted to say a very big thank you for a lovely, creative, session making macrame wall hangings yesterday. It was such fun."

Sue - June 2021

"Thank you for the course. I really enjoyed it and would like to do more"

Roslynn - Watercolour Flowers March 2021

"Really lovely early evening painting class tonight on Zoom"

Watercolour Landscapes Course, Katherine Jan 2021

"Just wanted to say what a fabulous day I’ve had at your crochet festival today. Can’t wait for next year 😁😁"

Tracey W

'I had a fab day learning to crochet with Laura. After years of being unable to master this craft I came away with a few samples made following Laura’s expert tuition and, one week later, I am now making a baby blanket and it’s even got straight edges. This was the first workshop I have attended since lockdown & with all the COVID-19 measures Laura has put in place I felt it was a very safe environment to spend the day''

Jude - Crochet for Beginners (Aug 2020)

"Had a great day spent learning how to crochet - thanks Laura for your patience"

- Debbie K (Feb 2020)

"Thank you so much Helen for a lovely day and a new creative hobby for me!"

- Sally (Felting Day Jan 2020)

"I absolutely loved the corset-making course."

- Alice C (2019)

"Thanks again for today Laura. I had a great afternoon. Will definitely look out for more workshops.

Have a great week"

- Clare (Subversive Cross Stitch Workshop)

"Thank you for a lovely day, and teaching me crochet something I never thought I would manage"

- Julie (Crochet for Beginners Aug 2019)

"I really enjoyed the lesson on Saturday and am quite proud of my cushion!!"

- Emma C. (July 2019 Sewing Machines for Beginners)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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 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)

"Thank you for delivering the felting workshop the other day – we all really enjoyed it"

– Louise (Walkley Library group) Wet Felting

"Thank you so much for the course last night, it was really rewarding. I had hoped that I could just learn some basic principles. Your course took me further than I had expected, and I am very happy with the result. The cushion cover looks so well on my sofa. Also I would like to do the zips and buttons course sometime."

– John (Sewing Machines For Beginners)

"I just wanted to say thank you so much for making the class so enjoyable today I thoroughly enjoyed the morning. This is the first time I have done something like this and I feel I achieved something from your class. I would highly recommend anyone to try one of your professional lampshade making classes. Thank you once again"

– Carol Davison (rofessional Lampshade Making)

"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)

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

– A happy crafter!

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

– Elaine

"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 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

"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

"Really enjoyed today’s Millinery workshop. I am pleased with my creation. Thanks Amanda"

– Laura (Ribbon Roses workshop)

"Thanks for arranging our sewing session with Helen. She was just what we needed and was very helpful and knowledgeable. We also had fun! Down to us now to apply what we’ve learnt."

– Marianda

"I just wanted to say thank you for putting on this course. It really met my expectations and gave me plenty of ideas along with technical knowhow"

– Wendy (Patch work and Quilting, Summer 2017)

"Went along to the knitting for beginners workshop and thoroughly enjoyed it. I’ve picked up the necessary skills to start my own little project and build my confidence to move on to more challenging knits. Big thanks to Laura who was patient and taught me in a way I understand. When my skills have improved I will definitely enrol in another course."

– Laura (Knitting for Beginners, Jan 2018)

"Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the roman blind making yesterday. June was lovely & really helpful, I went away already planning my project!"

– Tina (13th May 2018)

"I had a lovely time at the weekend making my dress with Helen and the other ladies"

– Joanne (Sewing Retreat Sept 2018)

"Finished the curtains for my little boys room. I’m pretty happy with the end result. My little one seems to like them too so that’s good!"

– Emma D (Curtains For Beginners)

"Thanks Laura for the course tonight. I really enjoyed it. I feel much more confident now on my machine."

– Rebecca A. (Sewing Machines for Beginners)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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