I just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you sooooo much for an absolutely brilliant day yesterday. It was the best birthday treat for me ever. As we drove away all three of us agreed that we had had such a great day, but it had gone all too quickly. You are such a great teacher, and generous with your knowledge and encouragement. The whole day was wonderful - from the warm welcome and relaxing ambience. It was very special to learn some new skills in such a pleasant way. We are in awe of your skills too.
We all love our baskets, and can't quite believe we did them ourselves. We even love the wonky bits that are not quite up to your standard; and we will use them but treasure them. Thank you again,
I might even return soon for another course - perhaps a pig sculpture?!
Thank you for a brilliant day,
Carole, Andrew & Lauren
I just wanted to say an absolutely massive thank you for such a brilliant say last Saturday. I was there with Louise if you remember.
It was a great course and everything about it was amazing, the ambience, timing of the whole day and above all learning how to basket weave was something I have been wanting to do for a long time and am now very excited for my first project, God only knows how it will turn out.
I really would love to come to some more of your classes at some point in the future so please keep me up to date.
Also, if there is anywhere I can write a review for you or anything then let me know as I would love to. I know you don't publicise yourself, but if it would be helpful.....
Anyway, again, thank you so much,
Dear Kim, I wanted to let you know that the geese my wife Wendy bought from your studio for our anniversary present are really wonderful. I was very surprised when she unveiled them yet I was immediately taken with them as they are so good and because my darling wife thought of me they will be very much treasured. Yours sincerely, Lee.
Thank YOU very much for making the deer workshop so enjoyable, and for, in your brilliant way, making sure everyone had an animal to go home with. My deer is standing against the wall outside our front door, it is sheltered by an open porch and awaiting some more work with the sticks you kindly gave me. I loved being outside, the ambiance of your homestead is great although it obviously requires effort for all the day to day business of running your home and workplace. I am really looking forward to the basket making day.
all the best
Dear Kim, Thank you so so much for such a wonderful day last Wednesday. Could you add me to your mailing list as Emma and I would love to do another of your workshops in the future. All the best to you, Sue.
Thank you so much for your patience and guidance during the cone basket workshop on Saturday. My basket has "could do better" written all over it, but I am thrilled to have completed it in the day and went out to my hedge yesterday (which was laid for the first time this January) to see what I can gather for Mark 2! I shall also be speaking to the farmer about his hedge on the other side of the lane as he had lots of willow, hazel and acer there, and my neighbour at the end of the lane which is where I saw all the lovely long holly growth underneath the trees. I can see I am going to be (pleasantly) occupied.
Kind regards Liz
The completed sculpture looks absolutely fantastic! Can't wait to see it sprout leaves, which should happen now we've had some good solid rain to water it.
I'm just doing an introduction sheet for us to send out to people who book for the workshops.
National Trust, Cotehele
Thought you would like to know that the deer were a great success, Chris loved them. Our neighbours thought they made a fabulous Christmas too! Several of them were fooled and waited for them to move as did some of our visitors.
With thanks and best wishes
Heather & Chris
I've attached a photo i took of your sculpture at Cotehele last evening (Tuesday 16th June).
My partner and i have been to Cotehele many times over the years, and it's so refreshing to see something new and different. We find your sculpture so calming and interesting. I'm sure it will be so wonderful to see the changes over time.
This image hasn't been digitally enhanced at all, i managed to capture the sun shining through the horses head, and thought it makes this sculpture even more interesting.
As the willow grows this will be more difficult to capture the sun shinning through.
I hope you can make use of this image.
Hi KimI just wanted to drop you a note to thank you very much for such a brilliant workshop today! Kate and I enjoyed it so much and hope to book ourselves onto the July course.with very best wishesJo
Dear Kim, Just to say a big thank you for such a super day, I really enjoyed myself. You do live in an idyllic place, and Summer is a great little dog. Eddie, my partner, was quite impressed that he could recognise that my model looks like a pig, he was expecting a real disaster because he knows how cack handed I am! I will certainly book in for another day, and also recommend your courses. Hope the geese go well, Cheers, Sue
Dear Kim, Thank you for such a lovely day, I really enjoyed the peacefulness of working on my cockerel, and Eddie, my other half, thinks it is great. I'll send the other picture of everyone in a separate email. Eddie is worried we might have to extend our home if I carry on! Have a good Easter, Cheers, Sue.
Dear Kim Thank you so much for a brilliant day yesterday. I really enjoyed meeting you and the other ladies, and was delighted to leave with a passable goose!I look forward to another visit to your lovely part of the country soon. Best wishes Pat
Just to thank you so much for the course yesterday. It was great fun and everything we learnt will be so useful up at the allotment.
I am looking forward to producing much better plant supports this year, thanks to you.
Dear Kim, I am the chairman of Christchurch & New Forest Association (National Trust) We paid for the cattle that you created and yesterday some of the committee went to see them. We are so impressed. From the car park they looked real and part of the herd. When we got close up we could see how beautifully you have crafted them, down to the very last detail we noticed! For us, it is rewarding to see the money we have spent so well used, knowing that numerous people will enjoy seeing william, Willow and Whisper. You are to be congratulated on a job excellently done. Best wishes for your future works. Shirley
This is a short note to say thank you for giving us the fun time.
it was really enjoyable although the time has passed so quickly.
But we were lucky to have such a nice weather.
I am going to finish my pig soon and I cannot wait to show it off to my friends!
Thank you again and hope to see you some time in the future.
Just wanted to pass on a message from Mike that he had a brilliant day yesterday. He enjoyed meeting you and thought the course was very well run. The pig has been named Cuthbert and we took him round to friends last night where he was admired by everyone.
Thank you again.
I did not know that Lisa had e-mailed you about the course you ran on Saturday as i was going to do like wise but it always takes me longer.
I really did enjoy the course and the length for me was just right. I liked the fact that you gave us all the thick willow early to be used later and i also appreciated moving forward in bite sized chunks. There was one demo you did , the tail where i lost concentration as most of my children do and had to keep asking how it was done - a good lesson for me !
The fact that i did not completely finish my pig did not matter as you generously sent me away with willow to complete.
Thanks again for a very enjoyable and thoughtfully structured workshop.
Dear Kim we just wanted to write and say thank you for a great day on Friday. We both felt that it was a fantastic way to spend a day (and birthday!) and are grateful that you shared your home and skills with us. We seemed to take longer than your usual trug-making event but got there in the end! They're drying out nicely now and I'm sure there's some oil somewhere to buff them up a bit. I'd like to do an obelisk course as well later in the year so I'll keep an eye on your website. kind regards Karen and Clive
Dear Kim, thank you so much for helping us weave our flowers - very satisfying. You're such a good teacher, the way you manage to get round to each person, all the while apparently keeping your cool & your smile!
Next time you come to Phil's with your car, walk over to the front of the house & a willow flower will smile at you :)
Kim,You might like to see the goose I made at your recent workshop, now that it is finished and installed in our garden! I really enjoyed making it and thought you taught in an inspiring and creative way. The goose has been much admired - even our cat is fascinated. I would certainly like to do some more sculpture and willow weaving, starting with an wigwam shape for plants to climb up. I look forward to meeting you again.With best wishes, Sue
Hi Kim,Thanks. The highly disguised parcel arrived yesterday and I was in the garden so was able to hear the tales from our postman how he got ragged by his colleagues in the sorting office that morning. Nice that they can have some humour that early in the morning.The wrapping looks so good that I think I will need to leave it on - with maybe a ribbon to embellish - and a label for Lynn to find it.Kind regards Jerry
Thank you SO much for an inspiring day. It was brilliant and opened up a whole new world. You are very generous with your knowledge as well as your materials (and the delicious cake!) The only thing wrong was that the day went so quickly. My basket has been much admired!
All good wishes,