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

Hobbycraft Tamworth

Hobbycraft Tamworth

location_on Tamworth, Birmingham

4.9 (494)

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.




Maxine Boulton Feb 2024

Fantastic workshop with Yvonne, great advice in pointing me in the right direction with Design's space and Circut, helped me to understand the difference vinyls and how to layer them with my maker 3. If your unsure on where to start I would definitely recommend this workshop. Thanks again Yvonne.

Shikha Prabhaker Feb 2024

Great fun for a half term activity! Time flew by! Thank you very much Lisa!

Anonymised ClassBento student Feb 2024

Fantastic. Staff were really knowledgeable, helpful and really enthusiastic with the children.
Children were really pleased with their end products.

Kids' Personalised Canvas Painting review by Anonymised ClassBento student - Birmingham

Wendy Follis Feb 2024

We received a warm welcome from our Teacher Yvonne, who was friendly and happy to help taking her time to explain and demonstrate how to use the crochet hook and learn the stitches starting with a slip knot, chain stitch, and double crochet, giving individual help to us all when needed. The course was good value for money and included a crochet hook two balls of wool and instructions leaflet I would highly recommend the course to friends and family.

Clare Phizacklea Feb 2024

The class was great the trainer was excellent very patient and the class size was just right.

Debra Roche Feb 2024

It was my daughter’s birthday and Lisa was fantastic. She was really helpful to all the children and helped them if they made mistakes. She had provided other canvas paintings for the children to see and get inspiration from

Sharron Knight Feb 2024

Lisa who was hosting it was very calming and likable, the girls enjoyed themselves being creative

Gill Perkins Feb 2024

It was excellent and Jane was very knowledgeable and patience. I booked the lesson for my 9 year old granddaughter who has never used a sewing machine. She really enjoyed it and can’t wait to start trying herself.

Lisa Morley Feb 2024

All materials were provided.
Instructor, Emma was really lovely and very knowledgeable. Would recommend to cricut maker of any level.

Jennifer Keeton Feb 2024

The class was run by a very friendly and helpful lady. Her instructuons were clear and she helped us where necessary and let us fly when we were able! Excellent class, would thoroughly recommend.

Louise Fry Feb 2024

Really good value for money. Yvonne was kind and patient and made the session really enjoyable. My daughter has been crocheting all afternoon

Julie Ellis Feb 2024

Lisa took the time to understand what I needed to get out of this class from some basic issues I was having to taking me to the next level of my Cricut adventure.
I really enjoyed learning new things and was especially impressed by the infusible ink and mug press to the extent that I purchased one in my way out of the store.

Carole Orton Feb 2024

I had a one to one cricut workshop today with Emma at the Tamworth store. Emma made me feel at home straight away and I felt like nothing I asked was too much trouble. She took me through every stage of making cards and I now feel confident enough to have a go. She also helped me with other projects which I was struggling with so now feel alot more confident in using my cricut explorer. A big thank you to Emma for her time abd patience, what a lovely lady.
Kind regard
Carole orton

Sharon-May Meanley Jan 2024

Friendly advice and demonstration. Easy instructions and willingness to engage and teach in the demonstration with handy tips and answering questions in down to Earth responses.

Sarah McAlinden Jan 2024

The teacher was very good and explained things very clearly. She also explained machines to buy and which to avoid based on what I would like to make.
I chose a refresher class (sewed at school 30+ years ago).
The class was very good value for money.

Anonymised ClassBento student Jan 2024

A Christmas gift from my wife to encourage me to actually use my machine! We both were able to attend with the £5 "bring a friend " option and I was given the opportunity to practice with infusiable inks and the heat press to see if it would be worthwhile with me purchasing one.
The trainer was brilliant, informative and new a lot about cricut.

Kay Ruff Jan 2024

We all had a very enjoyable class today. The teacher was excellent, very patient & made it a lot of fun. We will definitely be returning.

Anonymised ClassBento student Jan 2024

The tutor Jane was excellent she explained everything regarding the sewing machine we wanted to purchase and at a pass my wife could understand as her first language is not English. Jane was also very encouraging towards my wife when she practised loading up the machine and operating.

Angela Baxter Jan 2024

Good sized group, friendly and clear teacher. Good value for money including yarn and crochet hook. Will attend another session.

Kathryn Nightingale Jan 2024

We had a great time at the workshop. The children enjoyed themselves. The teacher was kind and helpful and extremely patient with my 3 year old. The materials were all good quality and provided for us. We will be booking another workshop.

Zena Jan 2024

My sister and I joined a beginners crochet class in Tamworth. There were about six of us in the class. All tools (hook and wool) were provided. Katrina was a great teacher. Very clear instruction and she demonstrated each step. Because the class was small she was able to help each person and offer tips and guidance. We all left the class with our work and the ability to do some crochet and practice at home. I would definitely recommend a visit. Good value for money and perfect for beginners. Really enjoyed it

Beata Grzybowska Jan 2024

My daughter came back home really happy, she said she has learnt a lot! We will be booking more classes soon.

Colette Hearne Jan 2024

Workshop was very informative Yvonne was very pleasant really knows her stuff would highly recommend

Carole Orton Jan 2024

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

I had a brilliant one to one with Yvonne. She was an excellent teacher , she went through everything that I wanted to know thoroughly taking me step by step, she had all the patience and time for me and made the class thoroughly enjoyable . I have recently brought a cricut machine and Yvonne has given me the confidence to use it to its full potential. I will definitely be booking another class for Yvonne's expertise. Thank you Yvonne.

Claire Minchinton Hill Jan 2024

This was our second crochet session with Katrina and she was fantastic (again!). She has so much patience, warmth and enthusiasm. I cannot recommend the Hobbycraft sessions with her enough.

Anonymised ClassBento student Jan 2024

Katrina was a fantastic teacher, patient & kind. The session was informative & helpful & set a good foundation for a new skill! Will definitely be back.

Julie Elizabeth Runcorn Jan 2024

Great class, lovely teacher, very patient and nothing was too much trouble.
We learnt more than we thought we would in the time.
Would thoroughly recommend

Rachel Hudspith Jan 2024

Katrina was a great teacher. Very patient and gave clear instructions that made it easy to follow.
Nothing was too much trouble for her.
The take home bag we received was fab with crochet hook, wool and instructions.
I really enjoyed the course and thought it was great value for money.
I’d definitely do another course.

Anne Law Dec 2023

When we got there we were welcomed and putative easily by Jane we had told her what we wanted and she showed us the the sewing machine talk us through it let me have a go and guided me through everything I wanted to no

Joanna Bayliss Dec 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

My children love the classes. The leader Lisa took time with them, chatting, helping and making them feel at ease. We’ll definitely book another.

Sarah White Dec 2023

Emma was so lovely and so helpful! My sister and I only recently purchased our Cricut and whilst I have had a few attempts at making some bits we are very much beginners still! Emma showed us how to make a cake topper which is the primary use for our purchase but also so many other tips and tricks that will definitely help us moving forward!

Nathalie Richardson Dec 2023

Teacher was so lovely and patient with the children. The class size was perfect and my children loved making their decorations. I thought the price was really reasonable and a lovely little activity to do at Christmas. Will definitely book another workshop. Thank you

Kate Hooper Dec 2023

I loved the class and I would go again! Lisa was very nice and friendly. From Imogen age 8

Caroline Relph Dec 2023

This class was good value for money, all the decorations were provided. Lisa the teacher was good and really good with the children.

Tina Wiggin Dec 2023

Great workshop, teacher was patient and broke everything down into easy steps. Good materials included to use and take away

Lucy Liston Dec 2023

Brilliant workshop
We enjoyed helping make the models just as much as the kids did.
Lisa had a lot of patience and nothing was too much.

Anonymised ClassBento student Dec 2023

Katrina was a brilliant teacher would definitely come back again. Couldn’t have been any better.

Matilda Cordiner Dec 2023

Fab class. The member of staff that led the class was brilliant! She is super friendly and very enthusiastic. She is fab with kids and makes it fun for them.

Nikki Dec 2023

My mom & I really enjoyed the Christmas Wreath workshop. A lovely break from our Christmas shopping day! Lisa, our teacher was really friendly and The wreath and crafty items we were given to decorate it were really good quality.

Claire Tromans Dec 2023

Great class, very friendly and helpful staff. Lots of great advice for a sewing machine beginner.

Georgina Jefferies Dec 2023

Teacher whiskey was absolutely fabulous,she was kind,caring,and very helpful.my daughter and I really enjoyed it,we would do it again and recommend it to anyone. The room was lovely and suitable xxx

Matilda Cordiner Dec 2023

Fab class, we’ve loved every clay class we’ve been too. We can’t wait for the next ones ☺️

Claire Minchinton Hill Dec 2023

Katrina was incredible! My son and I are had never crocheted before and from the moment we met her, she was so enthusiastic and excited for us to learn. The resources provided were great and Katrina’s knowledge was invaluable. She is an absolute gem! We left knowing how to do a chain stitch and double stitch which was a perfect start to our crocheting journey. Katrina was really supportive and encouraging (especially with my son who was really shy and nervous). A fantastic session! I cannot thank Katrina enough

Jayne Jackson Dec 2023

My friend and I attended the wooden peg bauble class yesterday, 2nd December (Tamworth). We were warmly welcomed by staff member Yvonne, and offered a seat and a drink. We were surprised to be the only two attendees, so it was nice that the class wasn't cancelled due to low numbers.

Overall, I rate this class 3/5 stars, for which I will explain below.

First and foremost, I give 5 stars for Yvonne, who sat with us and chatted amiably, offering lots of advice on any questions we had (mainly about Cricut machines, which we don't own, but tempted to buy). Yvonne
clearly has a passion for crafting, and is very proud to work for the Hobbycraft company and share her knowledge with customers.

For the actual products used, unfortunately I would only rate 2 stars. We were given two baubles to fill - a round and a star. It was my understanding from the workshop description, that we would have 6 baubles to fill, even if we took them home to complete. The paint supplied was premixed (not decent acrylic) and did not give adequate coverage of the wooden peg, unless using black (two coats) or red (five coats)! The green paint was watery, so I ditched my attempt of painting an elf and literally wiped it off clean with a dry tissue! My friend struggled with her white snowman, to the point she gave up on the paint (which gave no coverage whatsoever) used fake snow, which was more like cotton wool, and glued it on her peg person. The selection of paint brushes were poor, mostly suited for child paints, and half were stiff from glue and unusable. From looking at other people's reviews, other people had options to add letters and Christmas foliage (I understand these were not listed as part of the included pack) but the differences between store workshops is stark.

The class is short at 60 minutes. I do feel 90 minutes would be more beneficial to complete at least one bauble. Unfortunately, due to the poor paint quality, my hour was taken up by applying repeated coats of red paint and waiting for it to dry. I took home two black pegs and one partly covered red, and no completed bauble.

Overall, a bit disappointed with the class, purely due to the quality of the paint, brushes and (possible) extras that other stores have offered. Added to that we didn't take home 4 more baubles to complete, despite having spare pegs to use.

My friend and I enjoyed our hour together with Yvonne, as it was an escape from the frantic Christmas season, but feel that this needs looking into further because it would appear other stores seem to run this class better.

Many thanks again to Yvonne, for looking after us. She is a credit to your Tamworth store.

Caroline Powell Dec 2023

The teacher very patient and knowledgeable all materials provided and really enjoyed the lesson I attended with my mum who also found it excellent and we both learnt a new skill that we can improve and in near future will return for another crochet class

Laura Brookes Dec 2023

Very Good but our children would have liked a slightly longer session.

Teacher very friendly.

Emma Smith Dec 2023

I really enjoyed this class. Katrina was a brilliant teacher and made the instructions so clear. I could see the improvement in my crochet before I left. I will definitely be doing the granny square class soon.

Karen Newton Nov 2023

The children had a great time, the teacher was great and they both made a Christmas character.

Leesa Kilvert Nov 2023

Teacher was very experienced and made the class most enjoyable for myself and my 10 year old daughter. She was very patient with both of us, made sure we understood what we needed to know and answered all our many questions.
Would definitely recommend.

Sara-Jayne Moss Nov 2023

Teacher was lovely. Very informative class and felt more confident to buy and use a beginner friendly sewing machine.

J A Steckles Nov 2023

The course was really good. Could really do with a pack of the inks to do further items at home. The teacher was really good.

Claire Cross Nov 2023

The class started 10 minutes late but finished on time. The facilitator was not ready and had not made the craft before. She was reading from the instructions. The product was not as described. I’m loath to try another class

Matilda Cordiner Nov 2023

The class was okay but there just wasn’t a lot of things to decorate the cards with. The glue didn’t stick anything down either. My daughter ended up mainly just drawing on her cards which we could have done at home and saved the money. The class leader was friendly though.

Janet Nov 2023

We had a brilliant time today in the Christmas Wreath workshop. A huge thank you to Whiskey our teacher she was reallyhelpful and friendly. We learnt new skills from what shd showed us and had never crafted a wreath before, now want to do more of our own. It was fun and really enjoyable. Thank you so much.

Emily Findlater Nov 2023

Jane was amazing! She was so passionate about sewing and was able to explain everything clearly. I am a complete beginner and she made me feel so comfortable. I was able to practice setting the machine up and some practice stitches. It was a great experience, highly recommend.

Jan Rogers Nov 2023

This workshop was a bit short but very sweet
The instructor Shelana was very good especially as it was her first time taking this workshop
I enjoyed what we learned and it was fun sharing it with others

Nicola Pegg Nov 2023

The teacher was very helpful. I had 1-2-1 tuition which was a nice surprise. The time went very quickly and I really enjoyed it. I came away having learnt a new skill and also with lots of future project ideas

Barbara Wiggers Nov 2023

Finished in about half the time given and felt that by being shown what to do I didn't get to do enough of it for myself. Overall nice star Wreath I made to bring back home even if I didn't fully make it from scratch.

Leslie Caroline Nov 2023

Whiskey the teacher was lovely and very helpful.
Unfortunately the star wreath was not the one described in the course, as they had sold out of them.
The hour was not quite enough time for a group of 5.
The wreath turned out fine even though we were having to top up the alternative on provided.
First picture is what we should have had, second picture is the one we were given to add to and the third is the one I finished.

Karen Webstet Nov 2023

Very enjoyable. Workshop ready to start at specified time. Teacher friendly, knowledgeable abd helpful. I now have a lovely star wreath for Christmas

Simone Meah Nov 2023

Teacher was fantastic ! I was extremely happy with the workshop Thankyou :) will definately be coming back

Gill Christie Nov 2023

Unfortunately cancelled by Hobbycraft due to tutor illness. Very polite phonecall to explain with offer to rebook soon or a refund. Hope tutor is well soon.

Mary Ellis Nov 2023

Our workshop leader, Whisky?, had stepped in to cover an ill colleague. All materials were given and we had use of glue guns and wire cutters. I followed the worksheet as far as design was concerned but I’m sure you could arrange materials differently if you wanted. As there were only three of us we were able to get of hands on help.

Margo Bird Nov 2023

Throughly enjoyed the session. Whisky was very friendly, putting us at ease. She demonstrated how to do each step of the wreath and gave individual help where needed.
Very pleased with my wreath. Feel able to make more!

Floristry class review by Margo Bird - Birmingham

Pam Kendrick-Astle Nov 2023

Experience good value for money. Teacher really good and helped lots. Couple of negatives the room where the course was held needs a good clean especially round the sink. Secondly some signage in the store to indicate where the course was taking place.

Lisa Russell Nov 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Katrina is the best teacher, I’m learning more every class and am gaining more confidence too.
I’m enjoying learning crochet so much !

Nicola Busby Nov 2023

Fantastic class with really helpful leader, Whiskie.
A must for any level from beginner to advance.
Great choice of decoration

Jevita Eynon Nov 2023

Whisky was a lovely lady and a good teacher, who made us feel welcome. We enjoyed the autumn wreath making session. The room was not a bad size for two people , anymore and it would of been a tight squeeze. The materials for the wreath was great and and varying in lovely autumn colours. We love our wreaths. Thought though, 1 hour was too short a time for the course. Maybe, 1 hour 30 minutes would of been less rushed.

Zoe Sykes Nov 2023

Worth every penny
Jane our teacher couldn't have been more helpful.
Very friendly and professional
We left with more confidence with using the sewing machine and learnt lots of additional information.
Only wish we had known about these workshops before now

Hazel Oct 2023

Very informative, I was also helped with choosing correct products on the day.
Thank you Janet

Lisa Russell Oct 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

A one to one crochet session with Katrina, absolutely excellent teacher, very patient and kind.
I will be booking more sessions, can’t recommend her enough.
Good quality materials, a lovely craft room and incredible value for money.

Carole Orton Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Emma was brilliant, she showed me a step by step guide how to use the Cricut machine and answered any questions I had along the way. Not only did she show me different items I could make she also talked me through every step when I had a go. I came away from this class knowing a lot more about Cricut machines and which one would be ideal for me. Thank you Emma.

Anonymised ClassBento student Oct 2023

Teacher was friendly and approachable. Children enjoyed it. Nice way to spend an afternoon. Would book again.

Caroline Relph Oct 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Lis the teacher was very good, she spent time with the children.
Good value for money

Alex Woodman Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

We had a fab time at the workshop. Lisa was brilliant, she’s so friendly and really good with the kids. I’ve booked onto the Christmas workshop already ☺️

Amanda Mills Oct 2023

The teacher was friendly, welcoming and explained everything really well. Everything was provided. Great workshop.

Olivia Davies Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Our 7 yr old daughter really enjoyed the craft lesson. Lisa was great teacher, very friendly. We booked our next lesson there in Tamworth already. Looking forward to it.

Lorna Gardiner Oct 2023

Very engaging and friendly staff. Plenty of materials supplied for craft. Good value for money

Susan Lowry Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Lisa was great Oscar enjoyed making the Halloween creatures. Products excellent. Workshop great value for money.

Daniella Smith Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Great idea to run the classes- fab value and Lisa was fabulous! Had a wonderful time!

Kids' Mache Pumpkin review by Daniella Smith - Birmingham

Roya Moghaddam Oct 2023

Yvonne was very helpful and thorough. Great class. We will be booking again. Thank you

Emma Maxwell Oct 2023

The lesson was excellent value for money. By far the best part was the teacher Katrina who was amazing! Katrina was patient and the perfect teacher for two ten year olds, she adapted the lesson to ensure they got the best out of it for their level of understanding!

Chloe Harrison-Hurd Oct 2023

My daughter loved this workshop. She was given lots of support and encouragement.
Lots of resources to use to make her pumpkin truly unique.
Lovely morning!

Kids' Mache Pumpkin review by Chloe Harrison-Hurd - Birmingham

Diane Kendall Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Teacher was brilliant, very patient, and pleasant, the pack was good, surrounding were fine, a very good experience learned loads

Su Oct 2023

Great workshop! Couldn't grasp basic technique from books or you tube. So much easier with someone to show you. Friendly a patient instructor, nice equipment to take home n practice too.

Paulina Cartwright Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Great workshop thank you friendly atmosphere and very good set up. My son loved it!

Lisa Russell Oct 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

A great small group crochet class.
Our teacher Katrina was excellent, very friendly, helpful and patient.
I was struggling but she patiently and repeatedly led me through the basics.
Fantastic value for money and a lovely bright craft room for the venue, with all the necessary materials included.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend and book again.

Nigel Holland Oct 2023

Yvonne was very helpful, and informative answering all our questions also I can email if there is anything I’ve forgotten to ask.

Caroline Woolley Oct 2023

The teacher was excellent, very helpful and clear. She helped me learn about zips and button holes with plenty of examples to practise on and the room was separate to the shop so it made it easy to focus and to ask questions without embarrassment. I will definitely book more sessions.

Elisa Weldon Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Katrina was amazing! We both came in as novices in granny squares and left feeling confident in our ability! Highly recommend!

Beginner's Guide to Crocheting a Granny Square review by Elisa Weldon - Birmingham

Jemma Oct 2023

What a wonderful person Jane was. I am a complete beginner and Jane made me feel at ease and tailored the pace to suit me. She was very knowledgeable. Within the hour, I learned how to set up then use a sewing machine. I was able to practise and get hands on which is how I best learn. I understand What fabrics and threads are best to use, discussed simple patterns to try based on my personal interest.
Really enjoyed myself and would recommend a 121.

Alison Oct 2023

The tutor was lovely and answered all my questions. Unfortunately the store did not have a rotary cutter blade to demonstrate cutting fabric

Jannetta Brooke Sep 2023

Whiskey was a fantastic tutor and very helpful.
Supply box was unexpected with plenty of materials to complete the project.
Will do another one

Claire Cope-Collins Sep 2023

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Teacher was fab (Kat)…. Well paced … good individual help and support….Teacher was very encouraging …. Look forward to practising and trying it out at home

Mary Sep 2023

A bit of a refresher course for me on a Janome Sewing machine. Really enjoyed it. The teacher, I think her name was Joan. She was lovely, very helpful & informative. So much so, I bought the machine

Sharon Parton Sep 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Amazing workshop. Katrina was an excellent teacher. Would definitely recommend this class. So easy to follow.

Beginner's Guide to Crocheting a Granny Square review by Sharon Parton - Birmingham

Helen Neuenhaus Sep 2023

Our teacher, Whiskey, was lovely. She was so enthusiastic and we had a great time making autumn wreaths. The time flew by and we were delighted with the results. The wreaths no hang in pride of place on my front door and also my daughter's.

Autumn Wreath Making Workshop review by Helen Neuenhaus - Birmingham

Brenda Cannon Sep 2023

Yvonne was brilliant. She explained everything. She had all products relating to the machine all on hand. She explained everything. She even makes a great cuppa coffee I just think an hour is too short. Would gladly pay more for a longer class. Yvonne us very passionate about the Cricut.

Sarah Byrne Sep 2023

Jane was absolutely wonderful. A fountain of knowledge, wisdom and experience. She explained everything very clearly and answered all the questions I asked. As a result of her excellent workshop I bought a sewing machine and have ordered additional items as suggested by her. Thank you, Jane.

Ella Sep 2023

Katrina was an excellent teacher, very patient and knowledgable. I’ve never crocheted in my life and have come away knowing how to do several stitches. Would definitely recommend!

Samantha Tan Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Katrina was very good and experienced. She was so patient with both of us. We were lucky that it was only two of us so we had the full attention. So happy with the outcome of the class

Diane Kendall Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Lovely lady, very good at explaining, I managed to pick the technique very easily, materials were very good, will definitely book further classes to further my skills.

Sarah Guinan Sep 2023

Great course and instructor.
Came away with the knowledge of how to start crocheting on my own.
Very patient instructor and small class size also greatly helped

Isabel Houghton Sep 2023

I really enjoyed my session. The teacher was very knowledgeable and patient. The venue was nice and bright., the equipment and materials was good and in good working order

It was good value.

I am able to understand and work with my machine.

I like the patience Jane and the confidence it has bought me

Susie Sanders Sep 2023

Teacher was very knowledgeable and patient. Would recommend. Really good course and resources good quality.

Julie Bonser Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I was lucky enough to have a one-to-one with my tutor. She was very patient and informative, friendly and support

Nikki Cook Sep 2023

Great class, learnt a lot and would definitely recommend booking a class if you are a beginner

Erica Cromack Sep 2023

Ann was a really great and patient teacher and very knowledgeable. Would recommend a one to one class to anyone.

Wendy Tyler Aug 2023

Lisa was very cheerful and friendly. She took lots of time with our Granddaughters Lydia and Isabelle. They each made lovely colourful wind chimes and had an enjoyable time.

Kids' Windchime Making review by Wendy Tyler - Birmingham

Charlotte Holmes Aug 2023

Hi We used clay to create garden creatures. I made a caterpillar, two bumble bees and a butterfly. I learned how to create marbled clay effects by folding two clay colours together. Assistant was very friendly and happy to help, her demo creatures really helped me to see what the finished item would look like.

Susan Pendleton Aug 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

The teacher was very good. We were also very impressed with the package of pens, paper etc. An enjoyable session.

Alison Norris Aug 2023

The lady who hosted the class was so welcoming. My granddaughter wanted her to help her. Really good experience for me and my granddaughters.

Mary Ellis Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Lisa was really good and my grandchildren both loved learning how to make a wind chime. Had them dangling from the car window on the way home and loved the sound the bells made.

Emma Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

This was the second class we did in the holidays and it was brilliant. My 4yo had the best time creating her air dry creatures and they are currently living in a cardboard box insect zoo in the living room. Lisa was very helpful and her instructions were clear and fun. Will definitely be booking onto the Halloween courses

Sheryl Bolden Aug 2023

Teacher was great - materials were good and lots of ideas and inspiration. She was professional and helpful.

It was quite good value but the setting was very poor the chairs were absolutely disgusting- it really brought down the whole experience this is a customer facing setting that we had paid for - they looked like they had been taken from a dump.

Also missed opportunity for additional revenue, I mentioned I’d like to take part all and would have of course paid but this wasn’t possible. Getting a canvas from the store so I’lld have taken seconds.

Lynn Gardner Aug 2023

My 4 year old Grandson really enjoyed making his rainbow with Lusa at Tamworth thus morning. He had her to himself so bagged all the best colours for his rainbow

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Alex Clarke Aug 2023

The teacher was very helpful to us kind and supportive ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ the first time I made one you helped me with kindness. I had a brilliant time. I would recommend, the class was excellent.
From Phoebe, aged 7

Alex Woodman Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

This was fab! I think I enjoyed it as much as my daughter! Lisa was lovely and friendly and really good with the kids! We’ve just booked onto the Halloween one ☺️

Rebecca Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Our first ever workshop and my 4yr old and I enjoyed it.
It was fun and good value for money and can’t wait to do another one

Kids' Windchime Making review by Rebecca - Birmingham

Elizabeth Wall Aug 2023

Lovely session to attend with my 4 year old. Lisa was very attentive and helpful to my daughter. Would definitely attend a craft session here again.

Alexanndra Aug 2023

Lisa made this session thoroughly enjoyable, interesting and inspirational for all who attended with her excellent interactive children skills and understanding at Tamworth today. My granddaughter thoroughly enjoyed the session, developing a skill with good step by step demonstration from the teacher. Plentiful supply of various materials in every colour available for children to choose and self explore their artistic development skills. Would highly recommend these workshops.

Andrea Parkes Aug 2023

The lady was great with the kids, and interacted with them very well. It held their attention, even my 5 year old tasmanian devil grandson! They thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

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Emma Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

My 4 year old really enjoyed this class. The teacher was friendly and encouraging and there was a great choice of coloured beads to create the rainbow.

Victoria Aug 2023

Teacher was helpful and interactive.
The room was a bit warm and where the chair was ripped - it rubbed my daughter's leg.
However, we had such a fun time and would 100% recommend to a friend and we would do another workshop again!

Kids' Summer Clay Creatures review by Victoria - Birmingham

Sian Williams Aug 2023

Lisa was a lovely,friendly and helpful workshop leader.
There were examples Lisa had made on the table, we were encouraged to use as a guide to make our own summer clay creatures .
Lisa showed us how to mix the colours to create a marbelling effect, that we really liked.

Kids' Summer Clay Creatures review by Sian Williams - Birmingham

Jackie Porter Aug 2023

I had a sewing machine starter session today with Jane.
She was lovely and kindly explained very clearly how to prepare and thread my machine.
I found the session extremely useful and she gave me great advice and ideas to get started.
Would definitely recommend and will return for more workshops in the future.
Thank you Jane

Annette Milne Aug 2023

Jane gave me an excellently clear demonstration of how to set up and operate my new machine, also lots of tips from her personal sewing experiences. Then I had time to practice a few basic stitches for myself. Well worth the small fee as it has given me confidence get started on my own.

Caroline Marshall Aug 2023

Again another really good one to one with Jane, a lovely lady she makes you feel at ease and is hands on when showing me ways of sewing my attempt at quilting my first cushion. Very well worth the money but I must say all the staff at Hobby Craft are really helpful.

Pleia Alberts Aug 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Lisa was friendly and helpful. I did this class with my daughter as something fun to do during the school holidays. There were lots of colours and different types of beads to choose from which meant we left with very colourful, creative key rings!

Kids' Personalised Keyring review by Pleia Alberts - Birmingham

Sarah McPherson Aug 2023

Brilliant beginners class. Was a good class size and the lady teaching was very patient and helpful.

Liz Aug 2023

Jane the teacher was amazing! As absolute beginner to using a sewing machine, Jane had patience and answered all my questions in detail with added bonus hints and tips. She allowed me to put into practice what we talked about. I now feel a lot more confident to start using my machine and starting my projects

Elisa Weldon Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Great! Had never even held a crochet hook and can now confidently crochet a square! Looking forward to learning more!

Textiles class review by Elisa Weldon - Birmingham

Anonymised ClassBento student Aug 2023

My daughter had a wonderful time at her lesson with Yvonne. She explained each step very well at a pace suitable to each of the people present. My daughter is very keen to join Yvonne for another lesson and i will be booking her onto the granny Square session next. Lots of resources were provided as part of the course and my daughter has come home with her pack and is practicing and perfecting her crochet skills with these. Thankyou Yvonne for a lovely session and for your time and patience.

Heidi Charczenko Aug 2023

Workshop was great, staff member was very informative and helpful.

My daughter enjoyed the workshop and would have stayed longer !

Hilary Robinson Aug 2023

Lisa was great, really friendly and helpful. Gave an introduction to all the features of the Cricut machine, how to use the various functions, and then talked me through a couple of projects.

Lucy-Marie Jones Aug 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Great session to fill some time in the holiday. lovely teacher. Thank you very much

Cathy Curtis Aug 2023

My kids really enjoyed the windchime making class. Lisa was really friendly and encouraging. It was a very nice activity and if we can make any of the other workshops we will go again.

George Aug 2023

The teacher was really patient and so helpful as I had been struggling to get started and was able to show me how to practice and put me on the right path.

Deborah Thorpe Aug 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended

My 4 yr old loved this class. It was really friendly and Lisa was great with the children.
Would definitely recommend and will be looking at the other classes to book

Sonya Turner Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Great fun class for my daughter, enjoyed the activities & loved the coloured clay to make little creatures. Lisa was friendly and helpful too, highly recommend this to others.

Myra Scott Aug 2023

Great lesson - just what I asked for AND needed.
All questions answered and lots of encouragement & reassurance.
Also, good tips which you'd never get from a manual etc.

Kate Robins Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Another great workshop with the lovely Katrina, Thoroughly enjoyed it and came away determined to practice granny squares!

Annabel Aug 2023

Teacher was excellent and had so much patience, I really loved it. Learnt a lot.

Joanna Timothy Aug 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The teacher was amazing, really hands on and took time with every person in the class. Would definitely recommend for anyone wanting to start crocheting.

Chante Williamson Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

We did the learn to crochet a granny square workshop with Katrina in Tamworth. Katrina was absolutely brilliant, so kind and patient and made the entire experience very enjoyable. My daughter is Autistic and struggles with anxiety, but Katrina was calm and helped her hugely in achieving some lovely work. Highly recommended.

Textiles class review by Chante Williamson - Birmingham

Joanna Priest Aug 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Lovely teacher who was very patient and helpful. Got the hang of the crocheting reasonably quickly with her help. Looking forward to doing another crochet class soon to learn how to do granny squares

Textiles class review by Joanna Priest - Birmingham

Rachael Bolton Aug 2023

My daughter loved the rainbow workshop. The person leading the session was very engaging and interactive. Great value money, would like to do more

Jacqueline Newsome Aug 2023

Lisa G was fab - attentive, helpful and friendly.

The chose of paints was good as well and the finished product looked great !

My little niece thoroughly enjoyed the day

Painting class review by Jacqueline Newsome - Birmingham

Jodie Broadrick Aug 2023

Really lovely little workshop. Friendly teacher and good materials to use. Kids loved it Thankyou

Claire Tromans Aug 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

My daughters really enjoyed it. Great teacher, very helpful and friendly. Loved the pen pots.

Adam Burrows Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The teacher explained clearly and easily what to make and how to mix the colours. Very enjoyable.

Nicola Baker Aug 2023

Lovely teacher guiding the children. Would definitely do it again. Great that it is off the shop floor aswell. Thank you

Sarah Rylatt Aug 2023

The course was really fun and Lisa our teacher was very friendly and patient, my daughter really enjoyed herself and we'd definitely recommend the course. Thank you Lisa and Hobbycraft

Kim Hargreaves Aug 2023

Very friendly, excellent teacher great result girls enjoyed it and would go again thank you

Joanna Priest Aug 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

The teacher was very friendly and helpful. My son has Autism and didn't completely follow the remit of the minibeast theme and made his own creation, but she didn't mind. The venue could be improved - there was a constant flickering light and the room could be brightened/spruced up a bit.

Debra Jul 2023

Excellent value for money
Really enjoyed the session with Katrina who was obviously very enthusiastic about crochet and this was reflected in her approach to the session and her obvious desire to keep the class engaged and progressing.
Look forward to doing another class in the future.

Rachel Johnson Jul 2023

Katrina was extremely enthusatic and very informative. She clearly has a passion for crochet and that showed in the class.

Diane Zakis Jul 2023

Katrina was great, very knowledgable, patient and explained things very well. Supplies were excellent, everything we needed and more. Great way to spend an hour and a half.

Andie Travis Jul 2023

My daughter absolutely loved her workshop, very informative, Jane ( Hobbycraft, Ventura Park) was amazing. Will be booking another workshop soon. Thank you

Amy Wells Jul 2023

Great little workshop, my daughter really loved it! The lady that ran the class was fab, very friendly and good with the children. Will be booking to do another one soon!

Marian Biddle Jul 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Really helpful teacher and great materials. Learnt a lot in an hour. Very enjoyable class.

Beginner's Guide to Brush Lettering review by Marian Biddle - Birmingham

Karen Robertson Jul 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Lisa was fantastic.
She was very friendly and smiley. She helped my children and was happy to help. She explained the activity really well.
My children really enjoyed the class.
We really enjoy coming to the workshops at Hobbycraft Tamworth. This is our 3rd kids workshop now at Tamworth we've been to.

Kids' Clay Bead Rainbow Making review by Karen Robertson - Birmingham

Mrs Bolton Jul 2023

Lovely in all aspects. Thank you Lisa for providing a great creative half hour. Jaime

Joanna Priest Jul 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

The teacher was very friendly and helpful. The materials were good. Shame there weren't more people but my son enjoyed it anyway.

Sonya Turner Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Great value for money, Hannah was friendly and brilliant with the little ones. I have booked another workshop for my daughter, 30 mins is good too.

Vicky Morris Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Yvonne was very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly too. She explained lots to ensure I understood how my maker 3 works. She gave out information sheets too which is really helpful. Thanks Yvonne!

Rachel Thistleton Jul 2023

We really enjoyed this class! The teacher was so lovely and we left with everything we needed to keep practising! Thank you.

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Rachel Thistleton - Birmingham

Diane Chinn Jul 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

This was a fun class for my young grandchildren.
Good examples to follow and teacher v helpful guiding the children as they needed.
Good value for money

Caroline Marshall Jul 2023

Jane was wonderful she fully explained all about quilting with lots of tips and advice, its a good class and well worth the money I've booked a class for next month and I'll be bringing my part assembled project for her to look at. Thankyou Jane.

Chante Williamson Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Myself and my teenage daughter went to the beginner's crochet with katrina in Tamworth today. My daughter and I both loved it. My daughter gets really anxious, but katrina was so calm and helpful with her. She was an amazingly patient teacher. Well be back again for more crochet soon. First time I've ever managed to get it right. Thank you katrina!

Beginner's Guide to Crochet review by Chante Williamson - Birmingham

Hayley Ellis Jul 2023

Really nice class, small group, equipment provided and teacher very helpful, went through as a group and also one to one. Would highly recommend!

Kim Arkwright Jul 2023

Teacher was very helpful and patient we should have book the beginners course first ( I did think this was it ) but she did her best to help us alone and catch up

Diane Medhurst Jul 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Our teacher Katrina was brilliant - so patient and so skilled and into the bargain a thoroughly lovely person. The resources we were given made the session excellent VFM. Being new to crocheting I just loved being able to see my work grow into something so lovely. I couldn't wait to get home to make another square to ensure I could do it on my own. I have already enrolled on the online granny squares blanket course and am really looking forward to that and to using the skills learnt today to have a go at making an animal toy. Well done Hobbycraft - another hit with me

Hazel Edwards Jul 2023

Katrina ran the Beginner's Guide to Crochet today. It was a comprehensive and well run course; just 5 of us which was perfect. There was ample time to practise techniques, ask questions and the one-to-one tuition and guidance was fantastic.
I would not hesitate in recommending this course to anyone with an interest in crochet.

Kate Robins Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Great workshop had a really good time, Katrina was lovely she explained everything very clearly and spent time with everyone. I definitely feel like I have learnt the basics of a new craft. Would recommend to anyone wanting to learn how to crochet

Tracy Phillips Jul 2023

Katrina immediately put everyone to ease and was able to accommodate left handers in the group, much to my delight. The pack of materials was excellent and I left with a basic knowledge of crochet as well as my first project to compare my progress against. Excellent value for money.

Rachel Ramsell Jul 2023

Thank you so much for your expertise and patience. I went straight home to practice and I'm excited to continue :-)

Jennie Vass Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Great class! Loved the technique, very clear instructions and lots of ideas given. Materials provided were just right. Thank you!

Caroline Farrell-Jones Jul 2023

It was Katrinas first class and she was excellent!
I had wool and crochet hook provided for me to keep so this made the course good value for money.
I went home and have already started a granny square blanket

Sandra Cawthra Jul 2023

Great tutors, goody bag of yarn, hook and instructions to take away. Lots of practice on the double and treble stitch. Very good for complete beginners.

Claire Cope-Collins Jul 2023

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Great session lots of help …. Tutor went at our pace …. Tutors were knowledgeable…. Friendly atmosphere …. Thank you

Textiles class review by Claire Cope-Collins - Birmingham

Karen Coughlan Jul 2023

Great experience. Small class so we had individual attention.
All 4 of us had different levels from absolute beginner to someone who has crocheted badly in the past, but no-one felt rushed or bored.
Teachers were chatty and friendly.
Duration enabled us to learn to start a chain and single and treble crochet and there was even time to have a pattern I had brought along explained.
Would certainly try other outsized courses in the future.

Antonela Maria Jul 2023

Jane is a very beautiful and knowledgeable lady that explained everything that I needed to know about seting up my HC sewing machine and how to sew in a very clear, kind, patient and utterly encouraging manner and so i even did it myself so now I am very confident to go ahead and sew. Great value and quality time. I recommend! Thank you Lady Jane!

Susan Reynolds Jul 2023

Although I wasn’t able to have the required ‘lesson’ I have been rebooked for next Friday 7th July at 1pm
Hopefully Jane will be able to give me the advice I need to use my overlocker to its full capacity

Cora Webb Jun 2023

Jane was very knowledgeable and showed me all the functions of the sewing machine, the same model as I had purchased. I feel more confident in using the machine. Jane said if I had any problems or needed any help with the projects I was doing in the future to pop into Hobby Craft (Tamworth) and she or Jackie would be only too happy to help. Thank you so much Jane it was such a helpful tuition.

Jeremy Cook Jun 2023

Jane my instructor was brilliant. Very patient and friendly. She had a wealth of knowledge and by the end of the lesson I could thread the machine and do straight stitches and zigzag to a good standard. Would definitely recommend Jane and the class to anyone.

Textiles class review by Jeremy Cook - Birmingham

Lisa Bagshaw Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Jill wax great. Very friendly and welcoming. She was also very patient. We learnt a lot too. Overall, great value for money and a lovely way to spend 90 mins.

Textiles class review by Lisa Bagshaw - Birmingham

Diane Medhurst Jun 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Our teacher was so very patient. Nothing was too much trouble and her explanations very clear and simple. Class was excellent value for money and a good basis on which to build.

Charnee Durrant Jun 2023

Jane was amazing! She was so informative and kind and funny to chat with. She made the experience so good I would definitely consider a second class! She deserves a raise! 10/10 - good time all round.

Emma Green Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Teacher made me feel very welcome. Being a complete beginner & having just purchased new machine I wanted to check out how to use it, and get some tips on making some bunting & a greyhound bib for my dog. I was shown how best to approach both tasks, the type of materials to use & got to practice some basic sewing techniques during my session. I have now successfully made both items as well as a dog bed. Excellent session tailored to individuals needs.

Tatiana Buzato Jun 2023

The class was perfect. Teacher is very good and patient. Learn what need to start that.
I would like a continuous class that can improve more on that.

Rachel Bradshaw Jun 2023

Yvonne was nice she was informative on the cricut machines. Gave good advice and also very detailed information she gave

Rosie Edwards May 2023

Lisa was brilliant , present and extremely helpful.
Said she stood in on her day off.
What a star.

Amy Griffin May 2023

Tutor was really patient and full of knowledge. Would definitely recommend booking on this class!

Courtney Kelly May 2023

Had my 1-1 with Emma on Friday 26th. Firstly I felt so welcomed by Emma she is fantastic at what she does! She had so much patience with me. I came for an introduction to Cricut and she went through absolutely everything with me, answered every question I had and shown me some tips and tricks. After my class she advised me on what cricut products would benefit me. I felt so confident after this class with Emma and would really appreciate the feedback being passed onto her. I will definitely be retuning for another class when I have progressed from beginner. Thank you!

Alison Raworth May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Really enjoyed my Cricut class with Emma. She was friendly and very informative. I couldn't wait to go off and buy my own machine, which I did as soon as my class was over. I came straight home and started using it. So pleased .

Colleen Humphries May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Had a great experience in today's brush script workshop, learnt so much. Tutor was so welcoming and friendly, she has so much experience which gave me great confidence in her deliverability of the workshop. The pens we used, are fantastic. Can't wait to put it all to practice now. Thank you

Jemma Malpas-Harris May 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Great class, helped me gain confidence and gave good, honest advice, great experience x x

Marian Biddle May 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Crochet for Beginners.

My teacher, Gill, was absolutely lovely. She was really friendly and patient, put me at my ease, explained and demonstrated everything until I had got the hang of it.

The venue above the store was a little tired but quiet, peaceful and not in a public area so no-one interrupting or coming up to see what you are doing.

Was provided with everything I needed for the class and offered the option to change the colour of wool if I wasn't keen on what had been given.

Total value for money. Turned out I was the only student so had 1:1 tuition.

Learned how to cast on, create a chain, begin a new row, double crochet and triple crochet. I had tried to teach myself but wasn't confident I had got it 100% right so this really gave me confidence.

Thought the instruction was excellent. Materials great value. Not only provided paper instructions, but crochet hook, 2 balls of yarn and a bag to carry it home.

Will definitely go and try another course.

Laura Lampitt Apr 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Katrina was wonderful with the children, so patient and engaging! Great value for money, would have cost a lot more to buy the materials.
Kids loved it!

Angie Cottrill Apr 2023

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

I came today with my 3 children to make a coronation crown. It was well organised with lots of support and encouragement and the children had fun. Katrina was great with the children and that made the experience enjoyable for all. Great value and activity. Thank you.

Kids' Coronation Crown Making review by Angie Cottrill - Birmingham

John Round Apr 2023

Thank you Jane for unravelling the mysteries of the electric sewing machine i found the workshop really interesting and informative ,Janes insight and guidance really helped me shape my thoughts and ideas about projects i might be able to attempt and complete . Jane knows her stuff, is really patient and answered all my silly questions without qny judgement. The best £20 i have spent , Thank you Jane


Brona McGann Apr 2023

A thoroughly enjoyable workshop with a knowledgable friendly and attentive teacher.
The workshop included two balls of wool, a crochet hook, pattern and tuition - great value.
I would welcome a more advanced workshop to follow up and build on what we learned today.

Emily Barber Apr 2023

Wonderful class, the instructor was fantastic and very patient! Will definitely book a class again

April Griffiths Apr 2023

Really great and fun class! Friendly tutor and get given great equipment you can take away with you to do more at home.

Beginner's Guide to Acrylic Paint Pouring review by April Griffiths - Birmingham

Catherine Russell Apr 2023

Teacher was lovely, patient and helpful. The materials provided were good quality. Liked most learning a new skill. Class size of 3 was great. Would definitely recommend to a friend and will come back for other classes! Great experience

Sonia Cook Apr 2023

Yvonne was extremely helpful. I feel confident to try it on my own now (after having the machine for a year).

Sue Lamb Apr 2023

Yvonne was very helpful. She clarified what I had taught myself and taught me other things to do like using the pens.
Thankyou Yvonne

Abigail Ferguson Apr 2023

An excellent all round experience. Excellent room and facilities with lots of space. Kits and supporting decoration was great. My children 7 and 3 thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
But the star was Jill. She was just fabulous. Kind patient calm and kind. Really loved her! Thanks for a fantastic course.

Karen Shaw Apr 2023

The kids workshop was ok and Jill was lovely , however, the girls wanted to do a Easter Bunny and Pin Wheel so was disappointed it wasnt what we had paid for.

Pam Dulay Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Lovely friendly teacher, who entertained our 5 year old from start to finish. The session was well organised and prepared.

Pam Dulay Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

It was a lovely session. The shop had run out of the Easter bunnies, but the teacher quickly got some bits tighter for our 5 year old to decorate.

Avs Lappage Apr 2023

The lady was lovely with the children and made them feel at ease. Would definitely book again. Ava really enjoyed it ❤️

Amy Aston Apr 2023

My kids really enjoyed this workshop. Jill was great - she provided help where necessary and praised my kids’ work, which they appreciated. There was lots of different materials that they could use and they came away pleased with what they’d done. My youngest (5) even asked if we could do it again next Easter.

Kids' Mache Easter Treat Bucket review by Amy Aston - Birmingham

Sarah Moore Apr 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Easter sign
Lovely lady who took the the class
Kids enjoyed it
Have been to several

Sophie Marston Apr 2023

Fantastic teacher. She really listened to what I needed and gave good advice. Would definitely recommend.

Lynsey Woolley-Khan Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Easy to follow workshop, friendly and helpful host and lots of decorations to take home in addition to the wreath.

Spring Wreath Making Workshop review by Lynsey Woolley-Khan - Birmingham

Harriet Rawles Apr 2023

This was a pleasant Easter themed craft session but not as advertised and as a result very similar to what I could have done at home. A lovely instructor but craft not what we were expecting.

Valerie Williams Apr 2023

Excellent value. The assistant was very helpful & my granddaughter loved it This is the second class that my granddaughter has attended would definitely recommend

Joanna Bayliss Apr 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The children absolutely loved it. My eldest said it was brilliant and my younger 3 year old son coped really well and the session was tailored to help everyone. Such a great time for them to get creative.

Kids' Easter Clay Animals Workshop review by Joanna Bayliss - Birmingham

Jemma Malpas-Harris Apr 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Fab workshop, we both loved it. It was a great experience! Really good value for money.

Jen Southall Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Been to a workshop before but this one was also lovely. Lots for the kids to use, very patient and good value.

Kids' Mache Easter Treat Bucket review by Jen Southall - Birmingham

Rebecca Briggs Apr 2023

The teacher was very interactive with my child.
Provided lots of good crafts for making the bonnet.
Really enjoyed the experience.

Nicola Ruth Mar 2023

What a wonderful class! Very patient teacher in a nice quiet learning environment. The kit was well presented and I thoroughly enjoyed my session. I promptly left and sat in a local cafe to do some more - I am now the granny square queen! Thank you so much!

Beginner's Guide to Crochet review by Nicola Ruth - Birmingham

Anne Weaver Mar 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended

The teacher was wonderful so helpful and patient
The wreath was amazing and the ladies were lovely too
Nice room -we got on well
Great value for money
Will definitely do it again
It was a real treat

Beryl Saunders Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I had a lovely time today with Jill and I learned another skill to practice with the package she is a lovely teacher and so easy to get on with it was well worth the money I will enjoy practicing my new skill

Emma Shemmans Mar 2023

We had a great workshop with Jill! She was fantastic and really made it fun, demonstrating and making little crafts for the children to put on their Easter bonnets. Lots of materials provided and some extra bits to take home. Definitely excellent value for money and we will 100% be booking workshops in the future!

Nabila Shabbir Mar 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Jill was fabulous! She made sure we had plenty of resources and helped out a lot. Easter bonnet turned out fantastic!

Prittiparmar Mar 2023

Brilliant idea thank you to Jill for holding the session the boys had a great morning ☺️.
Thanks again Hobbycraft

Kerry Slater Mar 2023

Jill couldn’t have done more I recommend this activity to anyone . She was kind patient and knew her job exactly 5 stars ⭐️ t

Beryl Saunders Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I had a lovely time at the class the teacher was very good and helpful and very patient i now have a new skill to use i would certainly recommend having a go

Madi Nazir Mar 2023

Great teacher and my
Daughter had a lot of fun too! Materials used were age appropriate for my child too

Gemma Stanaway Mar 2023

Gill was a fabulous teacher-patient, knowledgeable and passionate. She helped us gain confidence and having hands on help was so useful. Would recommend to any beginners-just wish there was an intermediate class to take now to improve on what we’ve already learnt! Thank you so much.

Mansi Shah Mar 2023

Good fun making Easter bonnets with the kids and they had such a good time making the bonnets! Jill was very kind and encouraging to the kids.

Vicki Hayes Mar 2023

Great class and the member of staff was friendly and very friendly. Sorry couldn't remember her name.

Definitely would book another class

Jessica Robinson Mar 2023

Jill was very encouraging and patient. The class was extremely helpful, teaching me the 3 most used techniques in crochet and even how to correct your work if it goes wrong. Products you use and get to take away with you are amazing value for money.

Thank you Jill!

Jenny Clarke Mar 2023

I attended a beginner crochet course on Sunday 5th March . Jill our tutor was friendly, very informative and skilled in the craft of crocheting. She showed infinite patience and her instructions were very clear. It was good to be provided with instructions and materials . Thankyou for a great course

Julie Lloyd Mar 2023

Yvonne was very welcoming, friendly and informative. She rang me a few days before to find out the sort of things I wanted to learn on the Cricut machine.
She had a cup of tea waiting for me when I got there.
She was very helpful in advising me as to which machine I might consider buying.
I was unsure if I would be able to use the machine or not, so Yvonne’s assistance has assured me that I will be able to use one. I mad just now deciding which one to go for.

Anne Underwood Feb 2023

Very friendly and knowledgeable class leader. Clearly explained all stages.

Quality materials. Small class size was good.

Really enjoyed class and can build on a sound foundation.

Beginner's Guide to Brush Lettering review by Anne Underwood - Birmingham

Aileen Kinson Feb 2023

Jill was really informative and encouraged us all individually to get the most out of the class. Would recommend.

Amy Keen Feb 2023

The teacher was really friendly. Venue was great. Equipment was good and ended up buying the same watercolour pencils in the shop afterwards as they were really good. My daughter really enjoyed the session.

Kids' Watercolour Doodle Art Painting review by Amy Keen - Birmingham

Francesca Hobson Feb 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended

This was a really fun activity for my 10 year old daughter to do. Excellent resources provided and a lovely experience. Jill is friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful.

Bonita Bennett Feb 2023

I really enjoyed the course. Teacher was very friendly and helpful and obviously knew her subject. We were provided will wool , crochet needle and instructions. All we needed. We learnt how to cast on and the first three basic stitches which would apparently enable us to make various pieces.
Being a knitter of many years I found it quite hard holding the wool correctly but am told it will get better with practise.
In all for the money an enjoyable afternoon.

Clare Bartlett Feb 2023

teacher was pleasant and helpful felt very at ease
nice small group felt it was good value for money to help start
me off with learning to crochet

Pamela Teague Feb 2023

I loved this small friendly group and just as described it was perfect for beginners. Our tutor was knowledgeable and supportive offering us lots of praise and reassurance. I would recommend this class to anyone who wants to take a first step into crochet. A lovely way to spend part of an afternoon.

Gwendoline Stephens Feb 2023

Jill the teacher was very good explained everything plainly and clearly, and was patient helpful and encouraging. The items provided are good, the space where we were taught was private roomy and quiet. The cost was excellent and affordable thankfully. Will recommend

Sarah Jones Feb 2023

Firstly our tutor Jill our June i can’t quite recall her name was brilliant and patient. All our supplies was provided at Tamworth, 2 balls of wool, needle and a how to guide. Oh and a bag to put everything into it. There were 5 ladies of mixed ages that attended and it was very informal, friendly and relaxing. I certainly feel I’ve learnt a skill that I’ll be continuing to do so thank you hobby craft for a very enjoyable hour and a half. Great value for money.

Victoria Guest Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I had a great 1 to 1 lesson with Jane. She was really friendly.
We went through everything I asked to learn, she was patient and encouraging. I came away from the lesson feeling confident and ready to get back into sewing. Thank you

Helen Dartnell Feb 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Really enjoyed the workshop. I was the only one there so felt very special. Tutor (Julie? Sorry not very good with names) was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Will definitely be doing more workshops over the coming months.

Angela Hadley Feb 2023

Had a very good class with Jane. She is very knowledgeable about sewing machines. Answered all my questions. Have me time to try a sewing machine and talked me through some tips with patterns.

Vikki Byrne Jan 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

It help me understand bout my sawgrass printer and I was so happy with it thsnk you so much

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Geraldine Spink Jan 2023

Lesson on Wed, we were greeted by Yvonne who was taking our lesson she'd ask what we'd like to do during our time there, tea was ready for us very welcome, we wanted to do our Lesson on vinyl Yvonne explained at our pace so we could go over questions all in all it was a great hour well spent with a lovely lady

Amanda Yates Jan 2023

Really good value for money with a box of goodies to start you off. Gill was very knowledgeable and patient and we had a giggle as we learnt

Julie Danaher Jan 2023

The teacher,, Jill was very good, patient and helpful. The venue was perfect. We received a box of materials to start us off and instructions to look back on. We thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt loads. I went in not being able to crochetand came out being able to.

Beginner's Guide to Crochet review by Julie Danaher - Birmingham

Rebecca Phipps Jan 2023

Jane was great! Very patent and able to share loads of ideas and resources to help with my projects.

Yvonne Jan 2023

Jill was very patient, friendly. informative, organised and calm. The supplied materials were all suitable and useful; the instruction sheet especially so. I learned the chain stitch, double and triple stitches, how to cast off and crocheting in a circle. Now I just have to remember it all and practise - lots!
Thank you Jill for a very informative and pleasant afternoon.

Angela Cornwall Jan 2023

Yvonne gave me a lot of helpful information about Cricut machines it would have been nice if I could have had some hands on experience too!

Jessica Light Jan 2023

Great value for money and fun course. Julie was excellent and
I will definitely come to others

Lyn Picken Dec 2022

The teacher was lovely and very patient with the children. It would have been nice if she’d introduced herself but we were late and maybe had missed that. The activity was good fun and pitched about right for my 5 year old son.

Vicki Liu Dec 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended

The teacher was very good and patient with the kids, as well the parents.
The kids enjoyed, same goes with the parents too.

Pottery class review by Vicki Liu - Birmingham

Sharon Cannon Dec 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Yvonne was very knowledgeable and friendly. Lots of information provided in the class with additional notes to bring away too. Nothing was too much trouble and there was no such thing as a silly question. Really enjoyed the class and will definitely be attending a 1-2-1 class once I have my machine

Mylo Dec 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Fantastic group again. This is now the second class we have attended . lovely teacher and very attentive highly recommend

Rebecca Marriott Dec 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended

The lady was delightful and the crafts easy to follow for my girls. The time went by so quickly and we came away with keyrings that they will look after well. Great value for money too.