Feedback virtual workshops 2021

1-1 Back to Basics via zoom

I would feel confident to go and use my sewing machine, and even have ideas of what to do if an issue occurred. I would be able to use all the dials, thread the machine and use it to sew. Rebecca provided wonderful solutions to hypothetical (and probably soon to be real) issues that may occur, why and how to try fix them. 

It was the perfect amount of time for what we covered. However, I did have slight familiarity with my machine so a brand new sewer may need some extra time. The 1-1 helped make sense of all the bits and their uses rather than me experimentally sewing… The 1-1 definitely benefited me – for someone with a little knowledge beforehand this made me super comfortable and confident with my machine……overall excellent teaching and friendly guidance. I would 100% look to book more sewing courses! A Lacurto 3 May 2021

Feedback from customers 2019

Thank you so much for this morning …… I am so pleased with the result…. S Marsh 1-1 cushion cover making – piping and applique work Sept 2019

‘Thanks for a lovely day and all your tuition.’ K Mundy 29 August 2019 Dressmaking workshop

‘Thank you for a most enjoyable and helpful workshop. I am so pleased with the result.’ S Marsh, West Sussex, August 2019 1-1 Cushion cover workshop

‘Thank you for a brilliant workshop yesterday, I am delighted with my bag!’ B Lang, Godalming, Surrey, August 2019 Bag making workshop

‘Thank you so much for having us yesterday. We had such a lovely day with you! And are both so impressed we have actually made a blind that looks half decent! 
We are looking forward to booking more workshops with you in the near future! 
Next weekend we are going to give it a go making another blind so we don’t forget and keep our mind refreshed!’  Laura & (Mum Debbie) West Sussex, Jan 2019 Roman Blind making

Feedback from customers 2018

‘It was a lovely day and I am very pleased with the cushion I made. Rebekah Palmer is an brilliant teacher and runs excellent workshops’  Lynette, Woking, Surrey, Nov 2018 Quilted cushion cover workshop 

A lovely lady brought her brother along to my cushion cover workshop as a birthday treat. ‘We had a wonderful day and are now happily thinking of ways to use our new found skills.’ P Rome, Cuckfield, Nov 2018

I just wanted to say thank you for the workshop at the weekend.  I found it extremely helpful to do the Back to Basics course and feel much more competent about using my machine and what to do when things go wrong.’ Amanda , Horsham, W Sussex, June 2018

‘I have had an amazing day – I really enjoyed it and I’m chuffed to bits with my cushion!  My daughters are so impressed too and now want me to make them some cushions – so I may need to get onto your cushion making course!’ Hilary, Horsham, West Sussex,         Nov 2018 Quilted cushion cover workshop 

‘Thank you for a most enjoyable needle felting workshop the other day. I have now purchased a few materials to try it myself at home!’ B Lang, Godalming, Oct 2018


‘Had the most amazing day with Rebekah. I am a complete novice (my last and only attempt at using a sewing machine was 40 years ago at school – a disaster!) I brought along my brand new untried sewing machine and hoped that I might pick up a few skills. When I saw Rebekah’s version of the bag we were expected to make I thought ‘oh dear!’. I decided that I would buy that bag at the end of the session and be pleased with any skills I had picked up. However, a wonderful day and I still can’t believe I am actually saying this but I am now the proud owner of a very beautiful bag made by me!!! – see above bottom and middle right. I am in shock! Rebekah is a wonderful teacher, calm and patient and her house is gorgeous. Now keen to book some more courses. If I can do this really, truly, anyone can. Book now – you won’t regret it. I promise you will be bitten by the sewing bug!!! Huge thank you and I’ll be back x’  NS Horsham, West Sussex 9 July 2017 ‘Bags of Fun! workshop


‘Many thanks for a fabulous day. I came home buzzing so much that not wanting to forget what I have learned I made another bag with remaining material….You are a wonderful and very talented lady and I hope to join you on another workshop.’ DJ Horsham, West Sussex 9 July 2017 ‘Bags of Fun! workshop


‘Thank you for a lovely, inspiring day, my bag has been greatly admired and I’m really chuffed with it’  Helen from Godalming, Surrey.


‘I’m very proud of my bag. I don’t often finish projects so I’m really happy to have done it all. I had a lovely day. You provided everything needed including a very relaxed and supportive atmosphere.’ Lynn from Horsham, West Sussex.


‘A super day and well worth the visit’

‘Good ambience, relaxed, excellent tuition’

‘The presentation was brilliant and very clear’

‘I have gained confidence, met lovely people & thoroughly enjoyed my day. Will be back soon.’ Lisa from Horsham, West Sussex.

‘I had a wonderful day and learnt loads and thoroughly enjoyed myself.’ Louise from Horsham, West Sussex.

‘Brilliant, friendly & reassuring! Really encouraging. Look forward to next time……Thanks for a lovely day, great teaching & fun company!’ Abi from Guildford, Surrey.

‘It was very well structured and the size of group was just right for ensuring you were able to give us individual guidance when needed….I would definitely be interested in attending further workshops…I am really pleased with my bag and used it every day since!’ Jessica from Milford, Surrey.

Workshop reviews 2016

 re Travel Bag Weekly Course Oct/Nov 2016

‘Just to say thank you for today, I do so enjoy coming over and creating on your very relaxed and calm workshops. Can’t wait to use my bag.’

-Feedback re 1-1 sewing session

‘Thank you so much for all your wonderful help with my project…..I really enjoyed the whole process, learned a great deal and built my confidence for another project at home!’

Reviews 2015

– Xmas gift making workshop

‘Thanks again for lovely day – you’re a great teacher!’

‘Back to Basics’ Beginners to Machine Sewing

‘It was nice to meet you on Saturday.  Sally (daughter) really enjoyed her morning with you, thank you.  She continued sewing at home, right into the evening!  Just experimenting and making little things.  So the morning has opened her eyes to what can be done and given her confidence….. I hope to be able to sign up for the blind-making course later in the year.’

Pillow Talk! Cushion cover workshop

‘….Just to say thank you for your help and patience today. You were quite right, the cushion looks fantastic on the large greeny/blue chair, so I shall remember all you taught and do another!’

A variety of workshops attended

‘…I enjoy them (Haven Craft workshops) so much – you have ignited my passion for sewing and for that I am very grateful :-)’

Reviews 2014

-‘Back to Basics’

‘Thanks for a great workshop. I really enjoyed it and very much liked that we managed to do a little project. All the information was really useful and I certainly feel more confident with my machine. Hopefully will be able to do another workshop soon.’

-‘Bags of Fun!’ – Beginners to Bag making

‘….thank you for the super workshop on Friday. I had a great day making my bag and meeting new people. The workshop was ideal for me and I felt that your guidance and support were perfectly balanced with your encouragement towards independence. It is always difficult with different levels of skill, but i felt your approach was perfect.
All my friends and family are very impressed with the bag and I will definitely be looking for a course in the new year to further my skills and provide a challenge.’

Reviews 2013
‘…. can I just say again thank you so much for the wonderful workshop on Saturday, the set up you have is wonderful, it was so relaxed and friendly. Everyone has been very impressed with my bag! I am really looking forward to the next step and a slightly more complicated bag to make. Look forward to seeing you for the crochet course…..’

Crochet for Beginners

and then following the crochet workshop Sue commented…..
‘..Also can I say a big thank you for yet another wonderful course – I had a really relaxing time in great company and it was so good to rekindle my love of crochet.‘

Roman Blind Workshop

‘I recently did the Roman Blind Making Course with Rebekah after buying a new home that needed a lot of work. I loved every minute of the course and the step by step instructions and help we were given by Rebekah to create our sample blind. I have now gone on to make blinds for every window in my home saving myself thousands. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to give their home a makeover and learn a new skill’ Becky from Farnham, Surrey regarding the Roman Blind making workshop August 2013

Curtain Making Workshop

‘I thoroughly enjoyed today. Thank you for making it so welcoming, enjoyable and easy to understand.’ I also receive some lovely comments from ladies that attend my workshops.