Feedback from Pat Archibald Celtic Connections 4th-10th October 2015

Corinne Davies: "Wonderful, fabulous, amazing as usual."

J.A: "Fantastic, good company, great food and wonderful sewing."

Linda Robertson: "FANTASTIC WEEK!!! course (tutor), food, company and villa 5 star. Loved everything!"

H.L: "Another wonderful week and sad to see it end. Again for this year - thank you."

D.K: "Yet another fun filled week. loved the celtic theme- and the beautiful food. Great company too!"

Pat Gill: "It's me again, I am back! Great time again. I love it here. Everything just perfect. Will be back next year."

D.B: "Once again had a lovely time. Excellent company and food."

Feedback from Wendy Dolan Workshop 10th – 16th May 2015

Jo M

Our host Andrew surpassed expectations, his manner was great and approach, fun. Nothing was too much trouble and catering was fantastic. Wendy was a fantastic tutor, the course was excellent.

Julie H - Australia

Came all the way from Australia and I was not disappointed at all. Workroom, food, pool, tutor, company all excellent. Wonderful time in Spanish hills, just beautiful.

Pat H

My first overseas overseas residential course and I just want to rebook for next year. What the brochure promised was fully delivered.

Julie W

A wonderful experience all round exceeding my expectation. Big thank you to Wendy for her inspirational teaching and Andrew for being a fab cook and especially great host.

Wendy S

Not sure what to expect, but have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and learnt a lot. Workroom great, food, company and tutor excellent. Would certainly recommend.

Anne F

Had a brilliant week. My first experience of a 'solo' holiday. Company, food, tutor all excellent. Would recommend Wendy (and Andrew!) to anyone. Excellent!

Amanda T

Very anxious about coming on this holiday on my own, but once I got here I was put at ease. Met some wonderful like minded people and had a great time. Perfect for a beginer (myself) and all abilities. Great Tutor and fabulous food - what more can you ask for. Definately will book again.

Di V

This has been an amazing experience! I was so looking forward to working with Wendy and this has been brilliant. The wonderful food provided by Andrew was an unexpected bonus! Great company, all round excellent. Will recommend this wholly! A wonderful group of girls too.

Feedback from Pat Archibold Workshop 5th – 11th October 2014

Linda R

My second visit here and every bit as excellent as the first. Met up with friends from last year and met new friends too. A super course and great holiday. Roll on 2015 - already booked.

Jane A

I dont want to go home. I have had a fantastic time with good company, great food and a wonderful sense of achievement with my sewing.

Denniz C

My second visit and its been even better than the first! Good food, good company and excellent teaching. Sun and sewing - what else could a girl ask for? Looking forward to 2015!

Feedback from Pat Archibald workshop 17th – 23rd November 2013


I have had an amazing week, I have learnt so much, great tuition and food.

Thank you both very much. I'm already looking forward to next year!

L.R Moray, Inverness

BRILLIANT! This is my first visit and it has been a wonderful experience. The tuition has been first class and food 5 star

Thank you so much to Pat and Jane. Roll on Castanea 2014! Can't wait!

H.L Droitwich, Worcestershire

A wonderful time we all had. I enjoyed this week so much and we have all enjoyed the teaching, the atmosphere that the

villa and hotel gives us. The food and Jane were wonderful again. Thank you

C.D Moray, Inverness

The holiday has supressed my expectations. Everything has been absolutly perfect.

Organisation, food, fabric, teaching supurb! Coming back next year

D.C Highgate, London

I have had a brilliant time! Fun people beautiful food and the best teacher! I have learnt so much. The hotel was great

the villa is lovely. It was so good, I am coming back next year! Thanks so much

Pat Archibald http://www.patarchibald.com/

I have had a wonderful week with amazing students. Lots of fun and lots of laughs.

Thanks to Jane for the lovely food and for looking after us all!

P.G Sandhurt, Berkshire

Another great week I just love coming out here.

Thanks once again to Jane and Pat. Same for next year please!

Feedback from Wendy Dolan workshop 19th – 25th May 2013

I.J. Llanfyllin Powys

Exceptional tutor and catering at the studio. Nothing too much trouble

Trips out to Murcia were a nice distraction

What a wonderful holiday with a terrific tutor and a perfect cook. To wendy and Jane - thanks until next year

H.O Angmering West Sussex

Highlights of the week were watching my designs come together and the trip to Murcia

Were made to feel so welcome!

Had a wonderfully creative time. Gaudi would have been proud! Wonderfully looked after and fed superbly! Thank you very much

R.W. Ythandank Aberdeenshire

Course content, tutors and catering were more than exceptional!

Hospitality from Jane was second to none

Great week. Wendy was a wonderfully patient teacher. Food was excellent. Thank you Jane. Hope to be back very soon

A.S. Dartford Kent

Highlights were being in the company of like minded ladies and Janes food!

Inspired, well fed, full of ideas. A wonderful week with lovely people. Learnt so much from Wendy and Jane. See you next year!


Highlights were that we did a sketchbook and we achieved so much and learnt so many techniques

What a great week. Wonderful course, wonderful food. Can't wait to come back again. Thank you so much

A.R. Rochford Essex

It has been a really wonderful week, Tutition was fantastic and hospitality second to none. Can't wait to do another course. Thank you for a magical holiday

W.R. Saughall Cheshire

Wendy is a fabulous tutor. Patient, encouraging, generous and caring to everyone's needs. Jane is an amazing host - nothing is too much trouble. Thanks!

Feedback from Jennie Rayment workshop 26th Feb – 3rd March 2012

M.F. Oxfordshire

Had a wonderful time and a very productive stay. Jane Bolsover looked after us above and beyond the call of duty.

We had dificulity finding a restraunt open on the sunday evening we arrived, as it was early in the season, but was sorted out by the hotel reception.

Hotel was a very good location loved the sea vwie from my window.

The whole hoilday was extremeley well oraganised and left us with nothing to do but enjoy it.

Quality of the tecahing was outstanding.

MW- Burton On Trent

A great treat for myself, was excellant and also the studios, tution and catering was excellant.

I really enjoyed the course, Jane Bolsover was an excellant host and hoilday manager.

JJ- Devon

Course exceeded my expectations, being able to spend all day sewing and creating with Janes Bolsovers wonderful lunches.

HL- Droitwich Worcestershire

The highlight was achieving more projects that I thought we would do in a week. There was a lot of practical work that was good for skill buliding in patchwork.

The food was outstanding everyday at the studios and in the evenings we all went to the local resturants together, which was great fun.

VF- Abingdon Oxfordshire

Highlights, was the teaching and studio Lunches.

The stay was great Jennie and Jane were terrific.

The organisation of the trip was wonderful and everthing went smoothly. Jane worked so hard with us all, and provided a very wide range of menu lunches to cater for all our personal diets.

Hotel was a wonderful postion staff very friendly and helpful, good breakfasts, room's fine and everything was clean.

ST- Birmingham,West Midlands

The course exceeded my expectations, my interest in patchwork was limited as I was only a beginner, the tutor was very good.

It was great to just sew and sew all day, for a week in lovely surroundings.

The whole week was very well hosted by Jane Bolsover.

A thouroughly enjoyable week, thank you.

Feedback from Pat Archibald workshop 8th-14th May 2011

JVC, Nottingham

Brilliant - whole week! Terrific tutor, superb setting, terrific meals - What more can I say!

HJ, Nottingham

This course ('holiday') has been wonderful. Everything exceeded expectations - can't wait to come again. Thank you.

PG, Berkshire

I have really enjoyed everything. Beautiful place I will miss it.

LML, Nottingham

Has been a great week, inspiration from the tutor, lovely warm weather and Jane who takes care of everything else including wonderful food. Will definately recommend this holiday.


Talented and generous tutor; Jane is a treasure! All most-excellent; thank you.

HD, Nottingham

Wonderful week. Learned loads. Great tutor. Jane is amazing. To be recommended.

Pat Archibald http://www.patarchibald.com/

Thank you so much for the invitation to teach in a unique setting. Wonderful food, great students and everything was made so easy for me as a tutor.

Feedback from Jane Sadgrove and Kim Thittichai workshops 10-16th April 2011

JW, Devon

A great week: fab lunches and good company, plus great instruction

JG, France

Thank you for a great week - fabulous, fun and fascinating!

MN, Cornwall

Entertaining time, good food, company and a great learning curve. Here's to the next time!

PH, Perth

Wonderful week: great company, superb food and excellent tuition. Thank you!

LF, Liverpool

An absolutely amazing week: wonderful.

Kim Thittichai http://www.kimthittichai.com/

Fab food! Fab time! Fab students! Thank you.

Jane Sadgrove

A very big thank you for a wonderful opportunity to teach in such lovely surroundings. Very well organised and fab food put together by Jane B. [Jane Bolsover, our exclusive trip adviser]

Feedback from Claire Muir workshop 13th-19th March 2011

KB, Co. Donegal

The food and hospitality were excellent - Thank you Jane.

IE, Billesley

Everything was fantastic. Food was wonderful. Place was ideal. People were wonderful. Hotel was very good.

AL, Co. Tyrone

I love my finished result! [From the workshop] My stay with you was very enjoyable.

CB, Co. Tyrone

The food at the course was excellent and Jane's hospitality was very good. Would come again.

Claire Muir http://www.clairemuir.co.uk/

The villa itself - I loved it being Spanish. All the details, the beautiful tiles and established garden. Jane - she's a star. I felt throroughly spoilt. She's great company and her food is exceptional. Exceeded my expectations.

Feedback from Jennie Rayment and Wendy Dolan workshops 14th-20th November 2010

DE, Bromsgrove

A great week - lots of fun, hard work and good outings.

CP, Kent

A wonderful week. I love all the bits I have made during my stay.

MSA, Dublin

Thanks for giving us the opportunity of this fantastic week of industry.

LW, Solihull

Great week - excellent tutor - Thank you!!

RH, Stratford upon Avon

Lovely week, great company. I want to come again.

DHJ, Stourport on Severn

Wonderful. Looking forward to coming again.

CB, Berkshire

A thoroughly enjoyable week, hard work, but well worth it - thanks.

Jennie Rayment http://www.jennierayment.com/

Excellent - Brill food, great place to teach; marvellous organisation by Jane. Enjoyed it hroroughly, shall recommend to all students.