An excellent course, with a helpful, fun, and knowledgeable instructor.
I really liked having Dorothea check my work and help me identify mistakes, strengths, etc. The teacher's friendly, straight forward style made students feel comfortable and made me feel that yes, I could sew something for myself.
Your willingness and enthusiasm to help us with hands on learning was very encouraging. Keep up the good work and your infectious enthusiasm for sewing and teaching others to sew.
Dorothea is a great instructor, she clearly is passionate about her craft and is eager to spread the excitement and enjoyment.
Yes and got what I wanted out of this class and more! I really enjoyed the hands on approach.
I learned a lot but most importantly my confidence to take on projects and trust myself to actually be able to do it.
I got what I wanted out of this class and more than I expected.
The classes always had an enjoyable atmosphere and you were always available to help when people/myself were struggling. Thanks for your patience and knowledge.
Thanks for the great workshop!
Enthusiastic and very personal instructor. Excellent instruction!!
This evening class really forced me to slow down, relax and spend time with a friend and make a craft.
Jo Ann Andringa
The instruction was great!
This exceeded what I originally thought! Great!
What worked really well in this class is your notes and drawings. Everything was awesome. I would do this class again!!
Dorothea gave great, easy to understand instructions. More classes please!
Thank you so very much for the wonderful Ribbon Work program. The participants truly enjoyed themselves and your Library host said how wonderful you instruct. I see from the reviews that you made people's day... evening!
Thank you for sharing your passion and talent!
Strathcona County Library, Sherwood Park, Alberta
Great class - lots of fun!
Great hands on - I liked trying things out. Really great class - loved trying the bread and the room smelled so good! Thanks!
The class worked really well, teacher is very attentive to student questions and everyone got to participate.
Mary Lise Caron
Great learning about new materials and experimenting with new materials.
Yes! I received what I wanted out of the class - that and more! I like that we tried each stage, got some to eat and some to take home. I had fun and will use this information well.
Excellent Teacher! I loved learning to make the crackers - very tasty! Dorothea is very knowledgeable and helpful!
Excellent course! Dorothea was an excellent teacher. I definitely received what I wanted out of this class. What worked really well in this class was the class participation and the teacher's enthusiasm.
On behalf of Next Step Continuing Education we want to thank you for instructing the Easy Entertaining course.
We have reviewed the Course Evaluations provided by your students and they found your class to meet or exceed their expectations! Great job!! A couple of the student comments were "The instructor was very knowledgeable and personable. Great presentation style." and "A very enjoyable evening and lots of great ideas."
We appreciate your contribution to the variety of classes we can offer to the community.
Next Step Continuing Education
I did indeed receive what I wanted out of this class. An excellent combination of hands on participation and demonstration. Everyone had an attempt to try multiple things multiple times. Excellent presentation and knowledge base. Information was easily passed on and understood. Very successful and happy with the outcome.
Great course!! Loved the variety of breads we were introduced to.
The class was very informative and most enjoyable!
I loved the class content & ideas. Thank you. I would love to take one of you bread baking classes! I really, really enjoyed everything. I thought you did a great job. Thank you so much.
Absolutley got what I wanted out of this class. It was very informative and I look forward to trying soem of your suggestions.
Excellent course - excellent instructor!
Lots of good ideas. Nice encouragement to try new things. Liked the freedom to do our own thing. Including the students in hands on activities worked really well. Great teaching, up beat, fun! Great fun class.
Thank you for making the class so much fun!
Thanks so much for the great info. Had a great time! You have a lot of knowledge in the area and made it seem so easy to do at home. Great information & well explained on adaptations of recipes!
Excellent course! Had a great time. The participation worked really well.
Loved all of it!
Excellent presentation, well organized and timely. It all went extremely well. Great variety of ideas. Thank you for this wonderful experience. More than expected!
Such a great class. Lots of fun. Learned a lot.
Fun! Instructor informative, organized, knowledgable.
I was looking for receipes that didn't require a lot of work and they were great. I like being able to make bread and take home bread to finish. Recipes were great!! You communicated well and had lots of great tips. I would love for you to teach a cinnabons class because I think that class by you would be great.
Great communication, easy instruction, simple recipes, time flew by. I enjoyed the class and the size was perfect for comfort and instruction.
Instructor was full of energy and very positive. I would love to take another class from her.
Was well prepared, full of energy and enthusiasm. It was a great hands on course. I really enjoyed the class and felt I learned something in a fun way.
Dorothea, I just want to say how much I enjoyed your bread baking class. I can't wait to try your method of making bread when my son comes to visit next week.
You do beautiful work Dorothea and you are an inspiration to me.
Betty Wood, Quilter
I was so impressed with Christiana Design I wanted to share my story:
I do not have an embroidery background (I should note that right off the bat). I was searching online for an original table-runner gift idea for my mom for Christmas. I was unable to find a style that fit her taste or the color that matched her home. A friend recommended making one with the help of an embroidery company. I was searching online for a company to work with when I discovered CD. After a bit of clicking I realized I could create my own table-runner with the digitized designs they were advertising. I had no idea that this even possible.
I purchased a plain brown table runner from a local store, selected a design from Christiana Design (which was provided to me in many different formats for my convenience) and then took the two components to an embroidery shop that put the two together in the colors that my mom would love.
The process was very easy, fun to do, and had the personal touch I was looking for.
I would recommend this site to anyone looking for an original and elegant gift idea. I was so happy with the level of quality I received from Christiana Design and the ease of creating something so beautiful.
Health & Fitness Professional
Ms. Dorothea was an absolute pleasure to work with; Incredibly accommodating and endlessly creative. Her work speaks for itself! She designs and creates with her heart and her head! I feel fabulous in my garment because it fits like a second skin and because it's functional- make that multi-functional. I have so many options from just one outfit!
Singer & Songwriter
This past summer I was the Maid of Honor in a bridal party. The bride had purchased the dress while I was out of the country. When I returned home and tried on the dress, we had one major problem, the dress was too short for me.
Christiana Design came to the rescue. On the website were these elegant designs. It was really easy to purchase the designs and to put them on my embroidery machine. From there I embroidered the designs on to a wide ribbon and sewed the ribbon on to the hem of the dress, which made it longer.
So many of the guests at the wedding came up to me and complimented me on my dress. Everyone loved the touch of sofistication the embroidery added to the dress.
If you have any old clothes you want to spruce up or an old bridesmaid dress that needs some alteration, this is a sure way to liven up your wardrobe. Christiana Designs are stylish, elegant and well designed. Buying the designs from the website and putting them on to my embroidery machine was so easy and it was such a great way to add style and grace onto a dress. Thank You!!