Hobbycraft Chingford, paper craft and ink, fluid art and textiles teacher

Hobbycraft Chingford

Hobbycraft Chingford

location_on London

4.9 (323)

The largest arts and crafts retailer in the UK, passion for crafting is at the heart of everything Hobbycraft does. This is reflected in the creative and knowledgeable colleagues you’ll meet in stores, as well as the vast range of carefully selected products for all types of crafting.

Throughout the year, Hobbycraft host a variety of workshops in stores and online, designed to give everyone the opportunity to master a new craft or refine a long-time favourite. Whether you want to enjoy crafting from the comfort of your own home or you’re looking to meet new people as you get making, these craft workshops offer something for everyone.

Most of our workshops are led by colleagues from Hobbycraft stores across the UK, including craft experts from our Hobbycraft Artisan programme. They use their expertise in specific areas of craft to create workshops that show participants new skills and inspire future projects.






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Reviews

(323)


Andrea Stylianou Feb 2024


I booked this for my sisters Christmas present and Millie the class teacher was really helpful in all her tips and tricks! Really Enjoyed

Evie Hughson Feb 2024


It was lovely, relaxed and fun, teacher knew her stuff but was very chilled and my daughter was very happy with her creation.

Betsy Campbell-Craig Feb 2024


Donna was awesome and kindLots of fun materials to work with.
I did a rainbow bead cloud workshop which was fun!
Yes the class was god value for miney

Anonymised ClassBento student Jan 2024


It was great to have someone so experienced and knowledgable, who actually uses the product to provide the training. Really appreciated all the useful tips which have already prooved to be very helpful.

Ria Marsh Jan 2024


The workshop was absolutely fantastic, my niece and I were so inspired. We really enjoyed the fact that the teacher took her time to go through the different aspects of the items, demonstrated the use and allowed us to practice with her. We will definitely be doing another 1-1 session.

Thank you

Anita Bulsara Jan 2024


My teacher was so lovely. She explained everything I needed to know about the machine and went further by demonstrating at the same time. There wasn't anything that she didn't know. I would highly recommend her and looking forward to going back for any further help I need. Thank you so much

Akeiba Jan 2024


We had the pleasure of having our session with Donna, who was so lovely, warm, and friendly. Our session only had my booking, so my daughter was lucky enough to have a one on one session. Donna took her time and instructed my daughter well during each step and she had a really great time. For £5 the event was really great. My daughter went home with 3 great spaced themed creation. I will definitely be looking for some more events for the half term not only for my daughter but for myself.

Play-Doh Kids' Space Clay Figures review by Akeiba - London

Maryna Obushvets Dec 2023


Workshop was great! Our kids were happy Cheap and good option to enjoy festive holiday Definitely we will book other workshops

Nadia Dec 2023


Jill explained how to set up, clean and use the sewing machine very clearly. She showed me how to do the stitches and let me try and do them to. She also showed us the types of needles to use for the type of fabric and different threads to use and the sewing machines and prices. Jill was overall very nice and she didn’t make the session feel rushed.

Natalie Goldie Dec 2023


Great session, my children really enjoyed it. The teacher was clear and demonstrated what to do, supportive of making the ball and really friendly with the children. It was really good value for money and we will be back for another craft in the future.

Pottery class review by Natalie Goldie - London

Katie Kakouris Dec 2023


Millie was very welcoming and friendly. She explained the task clearly and gave helpful tips and ideas throughout the session.

I'll definitely be booking more sessions - thank you!

Anne Connolly Dec 2023


Teacher excellent kind, helpful and skillled.

It was difficult for her as she was constantly interrupted by other customers wanting advice in the store. Staff to provide this were lacking and customers did not want to hear teacher was in a workshop

Nicole Tuitt Dec 2023


Class was value for money, learning
different techniques and getting to
do our own
Good support with clear instructions
and advice.|
We enjoyed our time.

Natasha Johnson Dec 2023


Great value for money.
My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the class and the decorations made for the Christmas tree.

Nicola Demetriou Dec 2023


Really unique decoration ideas and my daughter enjoyed it. Instructor was helpful and friendly. We would try another workshop again

Elaine Gannon Dec 2023


Enjoyable and good value for money. Teacher was very knowledgeable and provided additional resources after the session.

Natasha Demetriou Dec 2023


Kids had a really good time learning to make santa and ruldolph out of foam clay.

Evon Wheeler Dec 2023

15 ClassBento workshops attended • 12 reviews


Millie is a lovely tutor very helpful. Acrylic paint pouring is great fun. Look forward to seeing my coasters when they’re dry.

Fluid Art class review by Evon Wheeler - London

Sandra Davis Dec 2023


We had a really good. The host was attentive to all are needs she went above and beyond to ensure that we had everything that we needed.

Fluid Art class review by Sandra Davis - London

Sue Milligan Dec 2023


This course is exactly what I was looking for, the teaching was excellent and I certainly gained from the fact that I was the only participant. I have never managed to get to grips with crochet and apparently it’s likely to be because I’m a keen knitter! I now feel confident that I can do the basic crochet stitches and after some practice I will sign up to another course so that I can learn how to read patterns. I highly recommend this course.

Andi Frangeskou Dec 2023


Another fabulous session with Millie. Although it was a Xmas themed session, the skills you learned can be applied for any occasion.

Maria Soto Dec 2023


The teacher was very helpful. Very nice activities and really clear explanations. Resources were very nice and age appropriate for the children. Venue was good for the activity.

Evon Wheeler Dec 2023

15 ClassBento workshops attended • 12 reviews


The Teacher Millie was friendly and helpful. Would recommend and will definitely do another class.

Andi Frangeskou Dec 2023


Another great session learning some basic skills. As a complete beginner it was great to be in a small group and tutor (Millie) was encouraging and able to answer all questions.

Sharon Phillips Nov 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Love my one to one class with Anna! Great tuition, comfortable and informative. Very helpful - I will be booking another!

Aride Cillia Nov 2023


Donna was amazing, she taught me how to use vinyl And transfer tape, card and paper, how to use the pens.

Anonymised ClassBento student Nov 2023


It was a great course. The venue was fine. The teacher Milly was lovely. I think it should be a bit longer as had to finish the wreath off at home and none of us finished. The products were supplied in a box but the material for the box could have been thicker. Overall I was very satisfied with the course and worth the money. Thank you

Christine Burnikell Nov 2023


Friendly class pleasant venue. Time a bit short so none finished which was a shame

Andi Nov 2023


Millie was great, answered all my questions and explained techniques that i found very helpful

Emma Wallis Nov 2023


Jill was an excellent teacher and has given me the confidence to get started with my own sewing machine!

Daisy-Mae Scott Nov 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Anna was my crochet teacher for the sec time at Hobbycraft chingford and I must say the hour long session was a blast! I wanted to learn how to make a crochet dog coat and she was so organised and helpful plus prepared! I will definitely be coming back for another session as Anna was a great teacher and very patient too! Great job Hobbycraft chingford and Anna!
Many thanks daisy

Doreen Perry Nov 2023


Had a great time, Millie was an excellent teacher. Very informative, friendly and also sent a link for a video to watch later. Kit was amazing value for money. Hope to book some more class's in the New Year.

Daisy-Mae Scott Nov 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


My teacher was lovely and very helpful and my fellow makers were lovely also I would throughly recommend this class as you get to take home a wreath for Christmas which you can reuse every year! Now that I know how to make one I might have a go at making one by myself for family members as a gift. Good work Hobbycraft chingford!

Andi Nov 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended


Millie was great - friendly, approachable, patient and encouraging. I learned how to use the amazing pens - which we got for free with a pad too - and got some great tips from Millie. The fact that the in person groups are small is great for me - as easier to follow and less intimidating than in bigger groups to ask questions.

For me the venue was easy to get to by car and plenty of parking available.

All in all, I was very pleased with the session and felt it was good value for money.

Thanks :-)

Andi Nov 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended


Millie was great - friendly, approachable, patient and encouraging. I learned a lot - mainly how to lightly mark and section off areas of the landscape to achieve better scale and perspective. The fact that the in person groups are to small groups is great for me - as easier to follow and less intimidating than in bigger groups to ask questions.

I was pleasantly surprised to receive a tote bag, A4 sketchbook and full set of pencils etc for the session. For me the venue was easy to get to by car and plenty of parking available.

All in all, I was very pleased with the session and felt it was good value for money.

Thanks :-)

Lara Nov 2023


This class was really great. The teacher was super helpful and clear as well as really sharing her knowledge. I would say the value for money was brilliant with the set to take home with the kit!

Beginner's Guide to Acrylic Paint Pouring review by Lara - London

Ioana Nov 2023


Our workshop was simply Amazon and very informative. Our teacher was Donna and she explained everything in great detail and with so much patience. She gave us her full attention , answering all our questions and giving us plenty of chances to work with the materials and making sense of the process.
She offered us great guidance with the products we were interested in and she provided great tips on how to buy and how to make the best of each of them!
The venue was great, Christmas vibes were on, the workshop took place upstairs , great little corner , tucked away from the bustling entrance.

Vanessa Cockman Nov 2023


Great class - Millie was very good at explaining and demonstrating techniques as well as being encouraging and supportive. I was pleased with my painting. As you get a set of paints and pad you are all set - Millie also kindly sent me a video and gave me ideas of what to try next. Would definitely recommend and would be interested in doing future classes

Landscape Watercolour Workshop review by Vanessa Cockman - London

Asha Nov 2023


Millie was a lovely class host! She was smiley, engaging & went through everything step by step & repeated steps if needed. All items needed were provided. The setup was nice upstairs, however, as it was by the stairs there was a lot of foot traffic & people commenting as they came up the stairs. Overall, it was really great, it wasn't my first class & definitely won't be my last.

Shilpa Vnar Nov 2023


I had a great time at the Butterfly sketching workshop. Tutor-Millie was friendly, approachable and demonstrated the whole process of drawing the butterfly methodically and explained the different uses of the pencils. This helped a lot as I’ve learnt a little more on the different pencils and its uses.The venue was also very appropriate to the workshop - it would have been better if Millie had an easel to demonstrate. The workshop was definitely value for money as it also included the kit which we took home. Wish it was a little longer than and hour as we didn’t get to finish the sketching. I’ll be definitely booking more workshops in the future if at this price.

3D Butterfly Sketching Workshop review by Shilpa Vnar - London

Jane Begley Nov 2023


The teacher was very good - clear and precise instructions the materials provided were generous in quantity. Vthe only complaint is that the time allowed for the class was not sufficient. It should have been for 90 minutes minimum.

Alma Ureche Oct 2023


My daughter had a great time , for sure she will be back soon .Thank you !

Kids' Halloween Clay Creatures review by Alma Ureche - London

Kamini Jani Oct 2023


The session was great and Jill was very knowledgeable and she was able to answer my questions.
Jill showed me step by step how things can be done on my machine,she was very polite which put me at ease. I was given a template to take home.

Megha Joshi Oct 2023


Great! My son loved it and staff was very friendly, helpful and encouraging to children.

Niall Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


The class was really good, the staff was so friendly and so helpful. My son loved it and would like to go back to another workshop.

Maria Soto Oct 2023


The teacher was very nice and helpful, resources were great everything children needed was provided.

Hanife Tekneci Oct 2023


Lovely teacher, very patient. Daughter said she liked how she taught the session. Loved it!

Suehannah Rahman Oct 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended


The staff was so friendly and kind and helpful. I been with her before and it’s always a pleasure seeing her

Lola Ojetola Oct 2023


Nice class, my four year old loved it! Nice fun simple activity which I’ll recommend

Jannine Smith Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Jill at Hobbycraft in Chingford was an excellent teacher. Her approach was simple and concise - and I can tell she has an 'old school' touch. I highly recommend her for the one-to-one sewing class

Renate Flach-Irvine Oct 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended


The sketching class exceeded my expectation. Millie the tutor was excellent. She was very helpful and gave me lots of good advice and tips for my future projects.
I am pleased with my sketch and will definitely book more lessons online and face to face in store workshops.

Drawing class review by Renate Flach-Irvine - London

Debbie Oct 2023


Anna was very friendly and patient adapting her approach for the 4 of us in the group.
The materials provided were great- my hook was changed for one I found much easier to use.
I thoroughly enjoyed the session and learning something new. Now for practice!
Thank you

Diana Oct 2023


Skilled teacher guided us through the basics with clear instructions and one to one help. Materials - yarn and large crochet hook-provided really helped me get going as a beginner. I'm not going to be proficient until I've done a lot of practising but this very enjoyable session has got me off to a good start.

Textiles class review by Diana - London

Joanna Ioannou Oct 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


My daughter had a fab time and the teacher was amazing. Brilliant and thank you

Raminder Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Milly is a great artisan full of knowledge and enthusiasm!
I absolutely loved my class.
Looking forward to do more classes with her.
Thanks for your flexibility with me being very late today.

Fluid Art class review by Raminder - London

Maria Pleydell Oct 2023


Teacher jill was great really relaxing I leant quite a lot glad I went. Thank you Jill

Laura Lock Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Jill was a fantastic teacher. She took me through the machine step by step and answered all my questions. She is so knowledgeable and passionate about her projects and made me really enthusiastic about what I can make with my new found skills.

B Parmar Sep 2023


I really enjoyed my class which I was really looking forward to. Millie was a great teacher. She explained each step carefully. I've always wanted to try water painting and glad that Hobbycraft gave me this opportunity.

Belle Mustafa Sep 2023


My teacher was very helpful and made me feel at ease. She reassured me all the time even when I thought I was asking silly questions, very patient too. I would highly recommend her, it was Anna.

Julie Coates Sep 2023


Anna was extremely patient with us as we were total beginners. By the end of the class we had learnt a lot and were really pleased to see our techniques improving. Thanks Anna for a very enjoyable morning.

Joanne Coleby Sep 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


The teacher (Anna) was really nice and the way she explained how to do it made it easy to understand and quick to learn.

Lucy Newton Sep 2023


Donna was amazing and went through every single detail with me about the Cricut and even recommended the machine that would suit me best for what I needed it for , she also answered all the questions I had
Thank you

Abida Hussain Sep 2023


Donna was very informative i asked many questions did some weeding too which i found very therapeutical. Overall very happy.

Cynthia Cole Sep 2023


The teacher was great, she was supported and gave confidence to me as a beginner. The space was good and the materials given to start a project was great. I am looking forward to attending another class very soon.

Almaz Zekaryas Sep 2023


Teacher was patient and friendly. Thought in a very easy way. Was easy to pick up the basic. I plan to return

Khadija Sep 2023


This was a class of four students with varying experience - half absolute beginners. Our teacher, Anna, was excellent. After giving us clear instructions, together with demonstration, she would patiently go around the table and support every one of us individually, making sure we are doing it right. My plan is to practice what she has taught me and go back for another session to pick up new skills.

Sharon Phillips Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Excellent patient teaching by Anna! Keen to follow up with another class! Clear instruction and helpful assistance - thank you!

Daisy-Mae Scott Sep 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Today I had a one to one sewing class with the great teacher Jill at the chingford branch. I learnt so many valuable tips from jill and she was extremely patient and knowledgeable with understanding my project and what I needed out of the lesson outcome . We went through everything from cleaning the machine to sewing and knowing which threads , needles and accessories and binding would be best for my project . I left extremely confident in knowing my abilities and happy to take on new projects . I would really recommend Jill and her Colleagues for a one to one sewing lesson as I left extremely happy and knowledgeable. And best part is the place is extremely clean and tidy so you’re easily able to work . A bargain at only £20.00 a session!

Sonia Lovett Sep 2023


This was an excellent class and I really enjoyed it. Donna, the instructor, was most helpful.

Serena Japal Sep 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great session it was only me and my 2 boys. We had Kaz who we had met 2 day’s previous doing another workshop. She is great and very friendly. My 2 boys enjoyed making the keyrings very simple to do and fun.

Serena Japal Sep 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great session love the air drying clay never used before and it’s amazing. The lady doing the session was very friendly and helpful. My 2nd time taking my kids to a workshop and they really enjoyed themselves. I even brought some of the clay so we could make other thing. £1 a packet can’t go wrong.

Martine Meyer Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


My 5 year old granddaughter really enjoyed the class, the teacher was very encouraging, this is the second workshop she has attended and will definitely do more

Painting class review by Martine Meyer - London

Samiya Parvez Aug 2023


The class was fun. Allowed time for creativity.
Friendly staff. We went home with 3 art peices that we are proud of.

Carline Chambers Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The teacher was very good at demonstrating how to do the activity. I enjoyed the activity and learnt how to used asking tape to make a pattern.
It was value for money. All the resources was provided for this activity
The paint used dry quickly. Good activity for young children

Tola Haskell Aug 2023


Brilliant workshop! It was such a clever and creative idea. My children love it.Thank you so much. We will be back again.

Margit Horvath Aug 2023


It was nice experience. My daughter is 10. The others was lot younger in the group. It could be nicer if its a bit more specific with the age when booking.

Alison Asamoah Aug 2023


Great class, kids thoroughly enjoyed it and loved having something they had made to take home!

Greta Johnson Aug 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Enjoyable! Painting kit arrived promptly - course value for money at £20. Tutor very good and friendly.

Joanna Ioannou Aug 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


My daughter had a great time and your staff was brilliant as well. Thank you

Aimmah Aug 2023


My 5 year old really enjoyed himself, the teachers were really helpful and the session was fun. We loved the air clay and bought some more to continue making more creatures at home. It wasn’t too messy either!

Eniola Adeoye-Fadipe Aug 2023


Taught me a lot of tips and tricks I didn’t know and I would definitely recommend it to everyone

Claire Enston Aug 2023


Fabulous lesson from Donna! She was super friendly and gave me advice and didn’t laugh at any of my stupid questions. Donna went through each step slowly and has enabled me to fall in love with my cricut instead of being afraid of it! She showed me the basics to get started and I went straight home and I managed to cut some stickers out and explore Design Space. Donna gave me the confidence to get started - thank you so much! The lesson was value for money and I will certainly book another lesson at Chingford with Donna

Shannon Perry Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Lovely little craft activity making a windchime with Kaz. Location (chingford store) is excellent very spacious, materials great we enjoyed it it very much. Great value for money.
Kaz was brilliant.

Megha Joshi Aug 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


My son enjoyed it. The teacher is friendly, helpful and amazing. It is really good.

Pottery class review by Megha Joshi - London

Lyn Fry Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Teacher was very helpful. It was really fun. I liked the bit where you threaded through the cracks.

Kids' Woven Pen Pot review by Lyn Fry - London

Laura Freeborn Aug 2023


This was a lovely experience for kids, lots of gorgeous beads. The teacher was fab.

Megha Joshi Aug 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Fantastic class. My son enjoyed this class .The teacher is friendly, helpful and encouraging. He loved his workshop.

Steven Cavagnero Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Would be good to have table chairs suitable for smaller children. The workshopmfor painting was good.

Painting class review by Steven Cavagnero - London

Megha Joshi Jul 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Teacher is very good, friendly and supportive. My son enjoyed it very much. He would like to do it again.

Paris Markou Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


This was a really lovely activity to do in the summer holidays, the kids loved it.

Steven Cavagnero Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Would be nice to have more children in the workshop as most dates were booked up. There was only one other child.

Overall Wokshop was good

Megha Joshi Jul 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Chingford store. Teacher is very good and friendly. My son enjoyed every second in workshop.

Cynthia Rivera Jul 2023


Very patient teacher. My kid had a lot of fun and really enjoyed the lesson

Fozia Alvi Jul 2023


Started on time, materials were provided, good class.
Enjoyed it.
Would remcommed to family and friends.

Christine Kelly Jul 2023


Excellent value for money and Anna was a wonderful teacher, she explained everything very well and was very patient. I will be looking to book further workshops.

Beverly Hodges Jun 2023


The sewing workshop was excellent. We went to learn how to set up a sewing machine and how to get started. Gill explained everything very clearly and was very happy to go over anything again. We thoroughly enjoyed the workshop.

Alya Ispir May 2023


Very attentive and enjoyable, friendly staff, great for children especially on through the half terms

Karen Russo May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Great basic introduction for working with our new Singer machine. Lovely tutor and very supportive

Rachel Griffiths May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Donna was great, very knowledgeable and friendly, we covered a lot in an hour and I went away feeling confident to try new things. This is the second lesson I’ve had with her, I’d highly recommend a session.

Yasmin Bison Apr 2023


My daughter recently participated in a crown-making workshop and she had an absolute blast. The teacher, Kaz, was very warm and engaging, and provided lots of helpful ideas and guidance throughout the session. My daughter really appreciated Kaz's attention to detail and her ability to make the activity both challenging and fun. The end result was a beautifully crafted crown that my daughter was so proud to show off to everyone.

Kids' Coronation Crown Making review by Yasmin Bison - London

Faiza Asif Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Donna was brilliant, this was the second workshop we attended & my son absolutely loved it. Thanks so much Donna can't wait to book another workshop soon.

Lee-Anna Mayers Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


My nieces loved it. I do feel that, for the price paid, perhaps different decorating materials, aside from tissue paper, could have been provided. That didn't take away from the experience, they were very pleased with their Easter Baskets

Lee-Anna Mayers Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The clay making was fun, my nieces loved it. It was especially great that the type of clay used was mess free. The teacher was very helpful

Marina Evangelou Apr 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended


Kids throughly enjoyed making soft foam clay figurines. Not messy. Aged 4 to 9. Younger ones needed some adult assistance.

Faiza Asif Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The lady who ran the session was lovely and so welcoming. My son really enjoyed himself. We will most definitely book more workshops in the future.
Thank you!

Tracey Sadler Apr 2023


Great experience, learned a lot
Would book a class again if I need help with something else

Julia Lamb Mar 2023


Donna has a vast knowledge of cricut. She was able to show me how to get started with my machine and answer any questions I had. Shes very patient too. Looking forward to practising what she taught me.

Melody Green Mar 2023


This is the first Hobbycraft workshop I have attended and I enjoyed it so much. Donna was an excellent teacher and the box of goodies that was provided for Easter wreath making exceeded my expectations. With some help I managed to make a wreath that looks almost as good as the one illustrated and I am very happy with the results. The workshop was good value for money and I hope to join in with another one again soon.

Sandra Bennett Mar 2023


Very good value for money
Gill was exceptional She was so knowledgeable and very welcoming. She explained everything slowly. Had so much patience. I came away feeling so confident.
Gill was remarkable.

Joan Louis Mar 2023


Thoroughly enjoyed the class. Quite a lot was accomplished during the hour and the teacher was knowledgeable about the product. Good value for money. I left feeling very confident

Hayley Hadfield Mar 2023


Jill is a brilliant and knowledgeable teacher she explained how to use my machine showed me sewing styles and techniques in great detail. Never used a sewing machine before but now I've gained confidence using my new machine. Thanks for all your help!

Aurora Ogiste Feb 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Teacher (Donna) was lovely and very flexible to adapt to the age difference and ability between my kids (6yo and 10yo). Thank you!

Mary Colleran Feb 2023


Patient and knowledgeable teacher .venue reasonable but thought it might be in a separate room not on the shop floor . Materials fine and the kids loved decorating their pots .

Vicky Rush Feb 2023


Donna was very helpful. Gave me so much Info and helpful tips. Would really recommend

Vince Robson Feb 2023


Donna new her stuff and passed it on in a professional and fun way, making for a very enjoyable session

Leschell Wright Feb 2023


Donna my teacher made me feel very welcoming and comfortable. Also listened to what I asked. She went through everything slowly. I would definitely do the course again just to see her.

Natasha Fenton Jan 2023


Donna (HobbyCraft Chingford) was amazing, she literally talked me through and we demoed vinyls, I had zero knowledge about the machine, I left with so much info and I know what machine I will be buying, defo recommend for anyone who wants to know about Cricut.

Theresa Sam Jan 2023


Great experience, great and patient tutor and very friendly group. Hope to meet them again.

Susan Sullivan Jan 2023


What a great 90 minutes! Teacher Anna was very patient, warm and friendly. Nothing was too much for her. Looking forward to having another class very soon. Materials were very good. Instructions easy to read.

Daisy-Mae Scott Jan 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Hi my experience of my first crochet class was great . I forgot my teachers name but she was amazing and taught me lots of techniques and was very patient with me ! Overall I throughly enjoyed my crochet class and will be back for more classes

Layla Taghavi Jan 2023


Teacher was good, allowing time for me to practice, using thick and thin process. Didn’t feel rushed

Clare Newman Dec 2022


A fantastic workshop for my daughter's 11th birthday. We all had fun under Donna's expert guidance and made some amazing acrylic paint patterns. We left very happy with our art works and bags full of the paint and canvas that we didn't use.

Laura Simpson Dec 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Teacher was lovely! The course was a great introduction and I can't start to crocheting.

Bethany Roberts Dec 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


I really loved it! The lady was friendly and it was fun (by 4 year of Elise)

Yvonne Saxton Dec 2022


The teacher was very friendly and patient and gave lots of tips. As I was the only one in the class I got a lot from it not sure how that would be with a larger group. I paid a discounted price so it was good value the higher price not so much.

Karen True Dec 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Materials provided, simple instructions suited to younger children (age 3-6).

We enjoyed the session

Alison Ainger Dec 2022


Lovely little class. Both grandchildren aged 3 and 6 loved it. Lovely lady. Thank you.

Andrea Segev Dec 2022


Jill was great, really sweet and kind! The lesson was Super helpful and informative! I highly recommend.

Sandra Bennett Dec 2022


Jill was absolutely fantastic she took her time to go through everything I would need to work my sewing machine her information was invaluable. So glad I attended this class. I feel so much more confident now.

Jo-Anne Laidler Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great workshop. I loved it. The teacher was so good putting me at ease and the products were great. Really enjoyed it. Thank you

Sharon Grant Nov 2022


Christmas Wreath
I really enjoyed this workshop, all the staff members at Hobbycraft were welcoming.
My host Donna was friendly, patient & knowledgeable.
The materials provided were good quality & the bonus was the glue gun, which I'd never used before. I would recommend this workshop to anyone, it's enjoyable & I've learnt new skills which I will use to make more wreaths, thank you Hobbycraft :)

Floristry class review by Sharon Grant - London

Pat Addow Nov 2022


The tutor, Anna was very helpful and patient. There was enough time to practise and ask questions. I felt confident to learn more.

Philippa Dooher Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Anna was really patient. Box of items great. Would be nice if a cafe. Found it difficult and Anna showed me alternative way. Anna advised when working and to call by if I get stuck. Really pleased

Alyson Slorach Nov 2022


Jill was a great teacher, very friendly and full of enthusiasm and encouragement. I learnt a lot of tips and feel much more confident about using my sewing machine now. Thoroughly recommend the get to know my sewing machine workshop. Thank you!

Maeve Banham Nov 2022


Thanks so much for a great class, Jill! I have just bought my first sewing machine and was having issues getting started. Jill was really lovely, went through everything clearly and gave me some great tips. She showed me lots of different sewing techniques and stitches and also how to care for my machine. Brilliant value for money and very enjoyable!

Sophie Jones Nov 2022


Lovely teacher
Good pace of lesson
Lots of tips and support given
Friendly and flexible

Sharon Franks Oct 2022

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Really great teacher Donna- learnt a load plus some additional tips. Really helpful. Thanks Donna it was great thoroughly enjoyed it

Ann Lawrence Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Teacher was very good very knowledgeable, was able to answer any questions relating to Cricut, I picked up a few handy tips I would throughly recommend one of these sessions.

Martina Csiki Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Donna was great and very friendly. My son had a lot of fun making different figures with Donna's help. We definitely will come back for more workshops.

Natalia Willocks-Briscoe Oct 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Session leader was lovely. She engaged in discussion with the children and was very hands on.

Emma Prestedge Oct 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Great teacher- made it easy for my 4 year old to understand what to do

Martina Csiki Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


My 5years old son had a lor of fun dueing rhis activity. Alley was very helpful and kind. The venue was absolutely fine but it would be great to have a guest toiletspecifically for kids. it is really difficult to find a toilet for them after/before the class.

Georgia Islam Oct 2022


A lovely class . Donna was very polite and a great teacher. My girls really enjoy the craft of making their pumpkin. I also enjoy helping too. Great craft workshop . Definitely good value for money . Will do it again .

Amanda Gilmore Oct 2022


Anna was so patient with us and by the end of the session we were all able to crochet a few rows. It was very relaxing and the time flew!

Christine Burnikell Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Brilliant session. Materials explained and process demonstrate d very clearly. Options given an d advice on how ro echieve best effect. Also v helpful in ensuring finished work was carefully transported to car
Would recommend.

Bipan Ranu Oct 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Anna, the teacher, was amazing. She was very child friendly and really did a great job leading the workshop. My 2.5 year old daughter had a great time and we came away very happy. I would highly recommend this workshop.

Gabor Orsi Oct 2022


Kira was very kind and helpful. My daughter really enjoyed the workshop. She can't wait the next session.

Joynul Islam Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Pleasantly surprised at how good the workshop was. My 3 year old loved it. Made 3 different sea creatures and able to take them home too. Did manage to book this workshop for free during an offer but for £5 I’d definitely recommend it and will look into booking other workshops for my little one in the future. AMAZING value. Lasted a full hour and ran over a little. Didn’t feel rushed. I had presumed that as it was free it may not be as great and will be rushed but no, it was honestly amazing. Lovely little session. Thank you!

Kids' Clay Sea Creatures Workshop review by Joynul Islam - London

Aisha Malik Oct 2022


A fantastic and fun experience for the kids to enjoy. The teacher was friendly and helpful, and the materials were great. Will definitely look out for more child friendly workshops offered by hobbycraft. Thanks again

Victoria Petkova Oct 2022


We really enjoyed. The staff was friendly and the venue was clean . Definitely we will come back

Mihaela Craciun Oct 2022


Anna was very friendly and my little girl had a great time painting the canvas with her initials. Totally recommend.

Krysia Sivyer Sep 2022


Jill was a brilliant teacher. Hee demos were very clear and easy to understand. She was friendly and welcomed questions. I learnt how to use my new machine and am now keen to get started at home. I thoroughly enjoyed the class. It was excellent value for money. Easy to park as well. Recommend!

Tracey Levy Sep 2022


Our teacher was Donna and was very good. She explained everything very clearly and no question was too much. I know have the confidence to play with my Cricut machine and start creating. Great value for £5 as there was only me and another person. I think I would do another course on the cricut.

Paula Davey Sep 2022


I found the Cricut training immensely helpful and the teacher was very professional and knowledgeable. I liked the fact that we went through projects that I hope to do in the future, so the training was most relevant.

Hannah Bassick Sep 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great workshop! Learnt a lot more than I thought. Teacher was lovely and answered all my questions! Would recommend to anyone!

Mia McKeckney Aug 2022


Donna was so helpful, I got exactly what I wanted from the workshop and would highly recommend.

Keeley Christou Aug 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Kids enjoyed decorating the different animals. I was happy not to have the mess at home!

Melanie Nicolaou Aug 2022


Great class to learn something my toddlers haven't tried before. Teacher was very accommodating friendly and caring towards helping toddlers enjoy the class and teach them how to learn a new skill !
A fun craft session

Ayesha Jadoon Aug 2022


Teacher was good. Kids loved their painting. Learned about few other courses details to book. Will come back again.

Vedita Jogeeah Aug 2022


Gill was very helpful and patient with the group of attendees. She was very clear in her explanations of showing how to use the machine. I was very pleased with the lesson.

Hamida Adam Aug 2022


I had the chance to take part in the sewing workshop at hobbycraft and honestly I feel so much more confident in trying to use the sewing machine I have at home. The workshop despite the description saying it only touches on the basics went through many aspects of the sewing machine and sewing in general which was really helpful. The instructor was lovely and took her time explaining everything and you could tell she really enjoys sewing.
Thank you for running this workshop

Jen Jose Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Anna was a good teacher. Recommend for kids to learn new skills. Try it and see

Rafiat Soluade Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I liked when we were using the paint and when we took off the tape. My teacher was a good teacher.

Rafiat Soluade Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The teacher in my class was very nice. The class was so good and very interesting!

Gillian Hambleton Aug 2022


Jill was so lovely and she put my granddaughter at ease straight away. It was the first time my granddaughter had used a sewing machine and she really enjoyed all the exercises Jill showed her.
I have purchased a sewing machine and we can’t wait to get started.

Sana Saleem Aug 2022


Such a lovely and understanding team. They accommodated to my situation. My kids had so much fun. We slightly ran over time but the lady was very patient and generous. I would really recommend these workshops at Hobby craft. The team in Chingford are very cheerful, polite and always have a smile on their faces. This was my daughter’s 3rd workshop at Hobbycraft.

Louisa Christodoulou Aug 2022


the original person running the workshop wasn’t there so someone different stepped in. Although they did their best it was clear that it was all very last minute. Nonetheless the kids enjoyed it as they got to whatever they wanted. Generous with materials and patience.

Marie Dardenne Aug 2022


Jill was an excellent teacher and full of handy tips.
She was very patient and really put me at ease.
Would highly recommend.

Amy Tse Aug 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Fun session today with canvas painting. It didn't last an hour, maybe about 30 minutes but my child enjoyed the experience. The staff even found a box and helped dry the sides of the canvas to make it easier for us to take it home.

Danai Barclay Jul 2022


Donna is amazing , the session was more than worth it . I will be booking other sessions with her.

Anonymized Customer Jul 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended


My kids had a great time decorating their mache animal and the teacher was so lovely :)

Fleur Drake Jul 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended


My two girls really enjoyed the workshop. Donna was really friendly, helpful and gave them good ideas. We had plenty of space and felt comfortable. The girls really enjoyed using the light air drying clay. It was really easy and fun to use. I thought the workshop was very good value for money and it was great to come home with the things they had made.

Alia Coleby Jul 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


It was really fun to do and you could do many different patterns with your initial in masking tape. Once it dried you can peel off the tape and reveal the letter with the coloured background. If you wanted to you could trace your letter with a black pen to make it stand out more.

Donna-Marie Maragh Jul 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


This workshop was great and Donna was amazing as ever.
I wasn't able to decorate all crackers during the workshop, however Donna gave me enough tips and guidance that I was able to complete the rest at home easily.
I used the crackers for our Christmas table and everyone loved them - I'd definitely do again.

Gillian James Jul 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Donna was great as always. Professional, knowledgeable and down to earth. I will be booking more workshops.

Jo Nicol Jul 2022


I found the 121 Cricut workshop seriously helpful as I was looking for information of which machine would be the most suitable one for me and how to utilise different materials to get my end products. I had some specific questions which the instructor answered easily. The instructor was super knowledgeable about methodology and technical questions. Having learnt and practised so many techniques over many years that can now be done for me, Inone hour my brain exploded with ideas.

Anisha Jackson Jul 2022


I walked in to hobbycraft not knowing a lot about my Cricut maker and left with all the information needed… Thanks to Donna!
Donna was super polite, helpful and professional.
Highly recommend

Jill Vigus Jul 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Donna was a great teacher and explained everything really well. It was lovely opening my kit and going through all the contents and what the items are for, it is great value for money as there is more than enough for 2 projects. I learnt how to put the warp yarn on the loom, how to make tassels and weave all the different texture yarns. I totally enjoyed the weaving class and feel inspired to continue this new hobby thanks to Donna

Beginner's Guide to Loom Weaving review by Jill Vigus - London

Charmaine Bill Jul 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


That Escher was very knowledgeable and was able to solve some problems I have been having with my cutting. She also demystified some scary looking processes and gave me great tips. Great fun and really useful!

Charmaine Bill Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Really fun workshop with highly knowledgeable teacher. The workshop was flexible and took in to account the experience of both participants.

Kerstin Dickens Jun 2022


Donna was an amazing teacher. She has given me confidence to go home and unbox my machine. I’ve had no experience but after this workshop I feel quite knowledgeable and where and how to start my crafting journey. Really happy with attending this workshop, as soon as I have got ahold of the basics I will definitely book another workshop to increase my crafting knowledge and skill set! Thanks Donna!

Anne Rudolfo Jun 2022


Spent a delightful hour with Gill who took us through the basics of operating a sewing machine. It was well paced, interaction was good and all questions answered. We were given the opportunity to practice and offered helpful advice on needles and threads.

Pav Matthews Jun 2022


I was very happy with my session. Donna was very informative and helpful and easy to understand. She answered all my questions and gave lots of ideas to work on.

Jenny Gore Jun 2022


Teacher was really good. Covered what needed to covered.
Best tops was Learning about contouring and slice

Georgina Graves Jun 2022


Donna was great, the class was detailed and the kit provided had lots of extras for practising after! Could not recommend the class more!

Christina Mitrea Jun 2022


The workshop was a great overview of the machine and different tools. Was also great to actually see the Cricut in action. The lady who run it was really helpful and I could ask any questions I had

Janet Namakula Jun 2022


The teacher was fantastic! Friendly and patient. The store I have been many times and I love it there. The staff are great

Leonie Alderman Jun 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


This was our first visit to Hobbycraft to take part in a craft workshop and we found the whole experience great fun. We Located the crafting area easily and Donna was very likeable and relaxed in her approach. There was a wide variety of materials provided which made this good value for money.

Leonie Alderman Jun 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


My 10 year old thoroughly enjoyed this session especially as Donna was flexible in her approach which enabled her to adapt her jubilee person to what she wanted it to be. All the materials were provided which helped make this great value for money. We will definitely be back to do more workshops!

Carly Ismail Jun 2022


My 2 Son’s (aged 4 & 6) really enjoyed the Jubilee Crown Workshop with Helen in the Chingford branch. She took time with them to show them different ways to decorate their crowns with the lovely assortment of materials. Thank you so much Helen, they’d love to do more workshops in the future.

Martine Meyer Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Lovely small class, easy to follow steps for little ones, very helpful teacher. My granddaughter loved it

Kids' Jubilee Me Workshop review by Martine Meyer - London

Rameen Jawad Jun 2022


Helen did an amazing job explaining everything about Cricut explore 3! Really enjoyed the session

Khamis Agdomar Jun 2022


The teacher was so lovely, helpful, calm and talkative. She informed us of all the other classes available. Venue was lovely spacious and clean. It was great value for money.

Laura Lock Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Donna was great with the children and the class was really fun. It was perfect for the jubilee weekend.

Caroline Ede May 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Lots of resources to use. The teacher was so helpful and kind encouraging the kids. Perfect for both my 2 year old and 7.

Kids' Jubilee Crown Workshop review by Caroline Ede - London

Michelle Howe May 2022


Our tutor Donna was absolutely lovely. We learnt lots and Donna gave us lots of encouragement and useful tips. I would recommend the workshop to anyone.

Skye Adams May 2022


Teacher and class was amazing.
Great value for money I came away very confident and with vast knowledge of different types of machines available.
The class literally covered everything from cleaning machine to all functionality of them. Fantastic teacher and all staff very helpful and welcoming. Would definitely recommend.

Shfiq Mukadam May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


A very good introduction to the Cricut Joy machine, the App and some of its features.

Good demonstration.

In all, I was pleased with the secession and has prepared me to create some exciting projects with my son.

Thank you.

Samina Safdar May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Donna made everything seam so easy. She has set me up to be able to start small projects.

Berfin Karakoc May 2022


Really fun Donna was great with explaining and patient. No need any skill if your worried literally anyone with no experience will have fun and create an amazing piece of work!

Maja Wronowska May 2022


Teacher was excellent and very helpful. Very good experience. Thank you so much and see you soon again.

Dionne Hector Apr 2022


Donna was super helpful and engaging. Help with all questions and i now know which machine works best for my projects

Beverly Hodges Apr 2022


Our sewing class today was excellent. Our tutor Jill was very informative and approachable and answered all our questions that we had. We would thoroughly recommend this class to our friends and it was exceptional value.

Sarah Wheatley Apr 2022


Great introduction to acrylic paint pouring. There is loads of paint left so can have a go doing it at home. Great teacher and a lovely way to spend an hourshame the workshop isn't a bit longer!

Cristina Viadero Apr 2022


It was a lovely class. The kit is big and after class we still had a lot of paint left over. Definitely, good value for money. The teacher was nice and knowledgeable. I had a wonderful experience, will continue to attend other classes.

Lesley Fraser Apr 2022


I attended the fluid art workshop today 25.4.22 in chingford.
The teacher was excellent - knowledgable, friendly and encouraging.
The venue was good. I had expected there may be shoppers that might stand and watch but no one did.
The materials seem good and I felt I learnt enough to begin with and that has given me the confidence to continue at home.
We ran over the hour and it was needed - a 1.5 - 2 hour class would be lovely as it was so enjoyable.

Darshna Patel Apr 2022


Donna is Amazing
She was so patient and didn't mind us asking questions repeatedly and answered all.

Thank you Donna

Jocelyn Shepherd Apr 2022


The Teacher, was friendly and helpful.
Good value for money.
My granddaughter loved the dress result .

Kerry Dunford Apr 2022


I had training with the Cricut machine with Donna. I found she was very helpful and informative.
Donna also helped me with what material I needed for the machine.
Great class, thank you.

Naomi Maragh Apr 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Excellent class as always.

The hobbycraft workshops have become a firm favourite for both myself and my daughter.

Donna was as fab as ever! She was very patient whilst explaining and supporting us through the workshop.

My daughter thoroughly enjoyed making the pom poms so we’ll definitely be making more at home.

Kids' Pom Pom Bunnies Making Workshop review by Naomi Maragh - London

Shameemah Buksh Apr 2022


The kids did really enjoy it and the staff were really friendly. Would recommend it.

Alia Coleby Apr 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


I'm 11 and I found the teacher berry good and it wasn't hard it was more my level. The materials that were given were easy to use and I will definitely do it at home.

Christina Ibrahim Apr 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


My 2 children (8 & 6) really enjoyed this class.
They love to try new things and enjoyed expressing themselves by painting a canvas of their choice.
The teacher was helpful, friendly and at ease with the children.
We have booked many different classes which they have enjoyed and we will continue to do

Thank you

Christina Ibrahim Apr 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


My 2 children (8 &6) both had an amazing time at the Easter bonnet class.
The teacher was friendly and helpful.
The space is large and bright and my children have taken part in many classes.
Highly recommend it
Thank you

Kids' Bonnet Making Workshop review by Christina Ibrahim - London

Naomi Maragh Apr 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


It was a very easy workshop which meant we were able to finish within the hour and my daughter was able to do with very little assistance. Definitely an activity we’ll be able to do at home. My daughter had fun and that’s what matters!

Kids' Coloured Mache Eggs Workshop review by Naomi Maragh - London

Davina Browne Apr 2022


Donna is very knowledgeable, patient & extremely helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed it & I’m looking forward to trying out some new projects. Would definitely recommend Donna & this course.

One-to-one Cricut Workshop review by Davina Browne - London

Anna Brade Apr 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended


Wonderful staff, very affordable and kids loved the activity. Could have provided protective clothing, as the kids got paint on their clothes.

Amelia Clarke Apr 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Jill was a brilliant teacher, who was kind, friendly and helpful. The workspace was spacious and ideal for focusing on what we were learning. Jill helped my daughter and I learn how to set up and begin to use a sewing machine. She was very thorough and ensured we understood each step and were able to practise. Everything went smoothly and I would recommend this session to everyone!

Noopur Upadhyay Apr 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I was there with my two kids. But I personally felt it was not organised well. Teacher was keep looking for material all the time. Sets for kids were not ready in advance. I also felt the teacher was giving more attention to the other parent with me. Over all I did not feel that kids actually learn anything… we could have bought a puppet pack at home and do it by ourself instead of going for that class.

Jemma Wooda Apr 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


So much fun, and lots of materials and choices of colours to use. Kids really enjoyed it and very helpful staff

Daniella Parello Apr 2022


It was a lovely experience for my children. The lady interacted with them which was nice. My son has autism and wasn’t comfortable joining in so she let us take it home for him to do which I really appreciated.

Ann-Marie Lyon Apr 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Lovely girl doing the class but think the class needs to be at least 45 mins long.

Paint Your Own Ceramics Workshop review by Ann-Marie Lyon - London

Helen Bloom Apr 2022


Great place to start learning the basics of my Cricut. Very helpful info, thank you.

Cherie Nicholls Mar 2022


It was a very informative and fun course. Thanks for the lesson and the explinations

Janice Sampson Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Absolutely fabulous class and teacher. She made it look so easy and managed to complete 3/4 of the project.

The kit was more than I expected and extremely good value for money.

Definitely recommend doing this workshop A* from me

Kylie Dennis-O'Sullivan Mar 2022


Donna was amazing friendly so helpful perfect for a new starter! Excited to get started

Sandra O'Dwyer Mar 2022


I’ve had the circuit for about 4 years I can do very basic bits which is why I went on the course. Donna at the Chingford Hobby Craft branch was brilliant, friendly and very helpful with lots of ideas hints and great tips on how to get more out of my Machine. We’ll worth the money I would definitely recommend this course.

Nerinder Ramadoss Mar 2022


My workshop was absolutely amazing in Chingford branch.
The staff accommodated me very well and introduced me to my Teacher Donna.
Donna explained everything I needed to know about the critit maker.
Donna and i worked together creating pictures and letters on Vinyl paper. I find it very difficult using my machine especially making letters on font. I was reassured by donna for ongoing support if needed. I was very pleased working with donna and she made me feel very comfortable. i will defiantly recommend Donna to my family and friends.

Many Thanks

Nerinder Ramadoss

Naomi Maragh Mar 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Donna was great! I was really nervous about using my cricut machine and hadn’t even unboxed it yet. After our session, I went straight home opened the box and have started using.

Donna was really patient and explained everything clearly. She gave me the right amount of information to get started - which is exactly what I needed.

Philippa Willis Mar 2022


Our teacher was friendly and easy to talk to, she covered everything that I needed to know about the Cricut Joy and showed me many tips and tricks. She made the whole thing fun and informative for me and I left feeling much more confident in my ability to use the Cricut and achieve good results in the craft

Stephanie McKay Mar 2022

9 ClassBento workshops attended


I have done every Cricut workshop available with Donna, and shes has always been fantastic. Her workshop content and knowledge is excellent, and she is always willing to help - she created a workshop to fit my schedule which was such a lovely gesture. Cannot praise her enough - she is fab

Amanda Whittle Mar 2022


Learnt something new, patient facilitator, good to have 1.1 faculitation, n8ce product thank you

Tracey Hills Feb 2022


Wish I knew about the workshops before purchasing my machine as may have bought a different model.
Donna was very informative and gave me some great tips which I can’t wait to put into practice. Definitely recommend for any new cricuters!

Michelle El-Haj Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


My son really enjoyed and loved painting his dinosaur. We will definitely book again. The lady who helped us was also so friendly

Anthea Thomas Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Donna was fab and engaging and very helpful.
As a novice she answered all my questions and repeated if necessary.

Shabena Sheikh Feb 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Teacher very knowledgable and patient I’m a new be so she took her time explaining all the basics with the machine !

Sophie Whybrow Feb 2022


Lovely teacher, super straightforward and explained in an easy-to-understand way. If you would like to learn the basics of how to use your sewing machine, you will like this course. Thank you :)

Hanna Dillon Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Donna is very knowledgeable and her teaching skills are great.
Myself and my 11 years old daughter enjoyed her session!

Pam Morgan Feb 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended


A lovely session for my daughter and her friends, they got to picked which paint your own ceramics they wanted to do. The staff who help were great. Good value for money, will definitely do it again.

Christina Ibrahim Feb 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Kids absolutely loved the clay monsters with the new product, so much so we went and bought some after the class was finished so they could do more at home.
Great class

Shabena Sheikh Feb 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Very friendly and knowledgable Abel to learn lots to get me started as I hadn’t opens my cricut

Caroline Ede Feb 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Great resources for kids.good fun and nice group. Would have liked some tools for the clay. Teacher could maybe have shown us some ideas or ways to use the clay. Very hot venue. Couldn’t socially distance from another workshop going on.

Melanie Westwood Feb 2022


Anna was so lovely very good at her craft
I really enjoyed the course time went really quick would like it to have been longer
Would definitely do it again

Sevda Kaygili Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


The lady who helped us was very nice, service was easy. Short practical workshop shop floor was clean and in order

Haylee Thompson-Sommers Feb 2022


The workshop was great! I learnt so much from Donna. Thank you! I recommend 100%

Rachel Griffiths Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Donna was fantastic, she made sure she answered all of my questions and that I tried everything myself. I went away with the confidence to try lots of things, she also gave me some handy hints and tips. I would definitely book a follow up lesson in a couple of months.

Jane Ossman Feb 2022


I enjoyed the hour I spent in the workshop and found it relaxing and the staff member very pleasant, but I think it is somewhat missold. You are essentially given a box containing brush pens, an A4 pad, a hardback notebook and brown paper gift tags and spend the hour copying lettering from some sheets with sample letters printed on it. Could have done this at home for 1/4 of the price and would not have paid for filler products I did not want or need. Has put me off booking other workshops.

Mags Dolan Feb 2022


Loved the class! We’ve just bought the cricut, so we had no idea how to use it. We were shown how to use the app, the machine, the vinyl and the tools. Being shown in person was so much better than the tutorials online. All our questions were answers and everything was so hands on. I would highly recommend this class, and our teacher was absolutely fab!

Ann Freeman Feb 2022


Teacher helpful and knowledgeable Offered help on features I didn't even know existed
On time and very informative

Eve Byers Jan 2022


Really great introduction to Cricut from someone very knowledgeable and experienced. I'm considering buying a machine and this was so helpful - the amount of information online can be a bit overwhelming, so having the chance to see a machine and the app in action was super handy.

Suehannah Rahman Jan 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended


The lady was very helpful and patient. I learnt the skill with all her help thank you.

Bernadette Halil Jan 2022


I had a very enjoyable hour learning brush lettering with Donna. She was really chatty and friendly. The materials provided were beyond what I expected. Plenty of bits and pieces to practise with at home . I would recommend this course.

Gillian Ryan Jan 2022


The teacher was friendly and informative. I am a little more informed about materials and tools I need to purchase. It was a little advanced for my mum who has no idea about these types of machines. She was lost at the word Bluetooth. I will need to practice at home and then pop in and ask for more advice.
The course can be improved by using the Cricut iron to complete something on fabric and paper. Very good though and open to random questions

Hajera Uddin Jan 2022


Great detailed practical workshop. Anna my tutor was very kind and patient, would defo book again as a refresher/to progress-thanks for the class.

Niharika Katta Jan 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended


It was great to chat with Donna. Very helpful conversations I'm going to work on the ideas suggested :)

Nashrin Master Jan 2022


I had one to one with Donna & she was a gr8 teacher. She answered all my questions and explained in detail’s. I feel more confident now and I have learnt a lot within the hour. I will return for more sessions in future Tnx Donna x

Magdalena Wojnarowska Jan 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Really good workshop. As a newbie to Cricut I wanted to learn a bit more about vinyl and Managed to get a lot out of the time! Few really important tips, great knowledge. Thank you!

Rej Bakali Dec 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Lynn was wonderful and so nice and friendly and helpful. She really engaged with the children and made it a special time for them. The materials were very nice and very good value for money. I would definitely tell my friends and family about it.

Rej Bakali Dec 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Kira the teacher was so friendly and always smiling, she loves helping the children and is such a joy for the kids to be around. The materials and supply’s were amazing value for money. I would definitely be booking more sessions when they are available.

Jennifer Naessens Dec 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Teacher was very patient and enthusiastic. My daughter learned how to coil pipe cleaners into spirals and tie them around Pom poms to make mini baubles.

Sarbjeet Bhatia Dec 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


We had a wonderful time today at our card making workshop. My son was engaged for the full hour and we were made to feel very welcome by the instructor. The craft box was also outstanding!

Kids' Christmas Card Making Workshop (4-7 Years) review by Sarbjeet Bhatia - London

Jhenaya Carby Dec 2021

20 ClassBento workshops attended • 18 reviews


Thanks again for another great workshop Donna. Definitely should sign up to these different workshops.

Yvette Johnson Dec 2021


Donna was very informative, I enjoyed my class and will do more. I learnt so much within the hour.

Jhenaya Carby Nov 2021

20 ClassBento workshops attended • 18 reviews


Great way to get ready for Xmas. Amazing Workshop Donna, great fun as usual. Definitely recommend it!

Jhenaya Carby Nov 2021

20 ClassBento workshops attended • 18 reviews


Amazing Workshop Donna, great fun as usual. Definitely recommend it to all that wants to join!

Donna-Marie Maragh Nov 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I loved this workshop! Helen was so lovely and helpful. I am so happy with my wreath - I’m looking forward to hanging it up on my front door! x

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop review by Donna-Marie Maragh - London

Zoe Nov 2021


Well worth the money! Loads in the kit. Donna (workshop tutor) was absolutely incredible! She went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience. It was fabulous

Ilona Novak Nov 2021


Wonderful teacher, loads of material and beautiful results. Great value for money. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Jhenaya Carby Nov 2021

20 ClassBento workshops attended • 18 reviews


Thank you Donna, great workshop. How do I know which workshops are one to one. Do I need to search specifically for one to ones? Just wondering.

Patricia Sylvain Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


The teacher was very good, she made us feel welcomed with her relaxed and friendly manner. She explained what we had to do and how to avoid common mistakes and was very knowledgeable. The venue was adequate but a larger table and working space would have been ideal. All the materials required for the workshop was provided and was very good value for money. I learnt how to work with clay to make decorative ornaments using different mediums. I thoroughly enjoyed it 1hr went very quickly.