Hagglers Corner, 586 Queens Rd, Sheffield S2 4DU

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Comments & 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!)

 Really enjoyed making this. Not sure it’s perfect but would love to do another one

– Janet
Macrame Plant Hanger Kit
(available at £10)

 Thank you for this workshop. It is a privilege to be taught by someone so knowledgeable & to be able to gain sufficient knowledge in such a short time was amazing. I can’t wait to make my first blind!

– Sephanie Fen 2018
Roman Blinds

 I enjoyed the course and the company last Saturday. I am making my Russian doll panel into a pocket to put on the front of a larger bag 

– Elaine (Free Hand Machine Embroidery)

 The class is just what I wanted and Cathie is so helpful and well informed 

– Helen (8 Week Dress making course)

 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

 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)

 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)

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

– Joanne
(Sewing Retreat Sept 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)

 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)

 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)

 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
Ribbon Roses (12)
Ribbon Roses (15)

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

– Laura – Ribbon Roses workshop

 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 and Clair’s Circle Skirt made in Jo’s workshop!

 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
By Amanda Sept 2018

Hi Laura,
I just wanted to thank you again for such a lovely day, I really enjoyed it. 

– Pat
Free Hand Machine Embroidery, July 2018

 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
Professional Lampshade Making
(13th May 2018)

 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)

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

– Louise (Walkley Library group) Wet Felting

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
 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