Would you like to find out more about what our customers have to say about our creations, services and workshops? Here you can find all our reviews and recommendations together, many from repeat customers, and some from our suppliers and stockists. Plus, don’t forget that individual items have their own review section too.

Client Testimonials

Excellent communication and ensures the product is perfect and customer happy before sending. Beautiful work and will do more orders in the future. X
Review by Messenger 4th Feb 2021

Traci Chadderton

I now have several printed scarves from dots and blocks, all different., all unique and all much admired by friends and acquaintances. They are all amazed by what good value they are and how unique and attractive. I think my favourite is the navy one printed with the lime green tree of life motif. It goes with so many things and is my favourite motif.

I also have several of your  bags that are again so individual and well made, they wash well and hold a lot. Hard to chose my favourite, they are all so gorgeous.

Sharlotte Moody

Dots and Blocks created the most amazing bespoke tablecloth and napkins for me. I wasn't very helpful with what I wanted for a design, but I knew I wanted animals, and for each of the 8 napkins to be unique. Karen at Dots and Blocks showed me a variety of blocks and I chose which animals I wanted for the tablecloth and each of the napkins, and then left her to it. She created a beautiful, unique peacock and peacock feather design for the tablecloth, which is huge at over 2m x 1m, and then made me some stunning napkins with foxes, owls, bees, dragonflies, butterflies, cats and peacocks. The cotton twill fabric in deep burgundy contrasts exceptionally well with the gold fabric paint that she used, and they have washed well. I thoroughly recommend Dots and Blocks for original, unique and beautiful fabric designs and I'm certainly planning to commission more!

Rachel Leslie

This was soo relaxing to do! All the craft kits at Dots and Blocks help promote mindfulness. I was a little sceptical at 1st – not because I didn’t believe it – just because I can never completely switch my brain off unless I’m walking in the woods 😂 I can’t really meditate all that well either as my brains so bloody busy thinking about random crap!

I actually loved doing this, it’s really satisfying, I can honestly say my brain went quiet and I feel really refreshed and relaxed now 😍 Looking forward to doing more!

Emma Pryce-Jones

Dots and Blocks have been supplying my busy gift shop on a National Trust World Heritage site for nearly 3 years. Karen is wonderful to deal with, nothing is ever too much trouble. Her shawls are one of our top sellers and customers feedback that they are a great size and very warm. The unique patterns that are used with the mixture of beautiful, bright colours makes the shawls really stand out. Customers love buying them as gifts - but equally for themselves! I would highly recommend Dots and Blocks artisan shawls - they are great value, brilliant colours and completely hand printed in Wiltshire.
Donna Byatt
Founder - Elements of Avebury LTD

Donna Byatt

Journal from Dots and Blocks is perfect. Both my son and myself have been using them for a few months now. They are strong and a perfect size for daily use. The selection of covers is inspiring and with the beautiful glitter on the front, it is perfect. It is a bonus that the glitter doesn't come off all over the place, unlike others I have seen. I will look forward to purchasing more in the future, they also make wonderful gifts.

Carol Massey

I have recently purchased the dot mandala kit for beginners, with pearl paints. The kit arrived beautifully packaged. I found the video extremely helpful as a complete beginner as Karen even explains how much paint is needed on the tools and how much pressure to apply to the paper, I had not seen that on other videos. The paint texture is lovely. I had a slight issue with my tools so messaged karen, she instantly sorted it out by replacing the tools and was extremely helpful and friendly. Great customer service when needed. I have had 2 attempts at painting and so far loving it. Thank you

Bev Stanley

I was lucky enough to have one of Karen's amazing shawls / scarves designed for me, in a beautiful purple with gold elephants perfect for me and so beautifully crafted. I love all of Karen's products they are made with such care and thought.

Trudi Speirs

💚 During Lockdown I wanted to send my Team of 16 lovely Ladies a small gift to put a smile on their face during this difficult time and let them know I was thinking of them. I also wanted to send something with a positive affirmation message. This is Karen’s link to her Website

I met the lovely Karen at a Be Well & Beautiful Event a couple of times and had purchased two of her lovely Notebooks and thought this would be the ideal gift that they could use. I contact Karen who was fantastic and we came up with her fabulous embossed design of the Tree of Life with the caption below HOPE ideal, positivity and Karen even made each one bespoke with different shades of sparkle based on our Tropic colours.

The feedback was amazing from my Ladies who received them, Karen produced them really quickly and sent all of them out to each of my Team. What fantastic service thank you Karen sooooo much.

Warmest wishes 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹 Marie xx

Marie Aveyard Pocock

I own two of Karen's beautiful shawls, which I purchased at a lovely Witches Market. Karen was extremely helpful in helping me to find the right shawls for me and allowed me lots of time to make my choices, which I really appreciated. At no point did I feel at all rushed and taking my time actually meant that I got to know Karen, the creator of these beautiful scarves, which was lovely, hearing about how they are made and the lovely blocks used to create the designs and patterns. For me, getting to know the craftsperson is as important as what I'm purchasing, as after all, it is their energy within the creations. The scarves are truly gorgeous, beautifully soft and versatile and can be worn as a light weight shawl in the summer months, or, as I wear them, as a lovely warm, snuggly scarf to wear with jumpers during the winter. Karen offers bespoke designs especially for you too. I can't praise Karen highly enough 💗🌸🌺💗
27th June 2020

Shelley Allen

I love my very own lovely fairy~designed ‘Dream’ journal, beautifully and cleverly created by Karen. I purchased my fairy ‘Dream’ journal earlier this year at a mind, body and spirit fayre. The glittering fairy design on the cover is so sparkly, robust (never flakes off) and beautiful, the journal is great quality with lots of writing paper... a perfect item for placing in my rucksack when sitting reflecting to write my entries when in nature as I like to do, as well as at home, entering my reflections, drawings, writings, observations, ideas, thoughts, favourite poetry and prose all contained within this special magical little book. I was particularly drawn to the fairy~designed ‘Dream’ journal at Karen’s stall, as I find dreaming, then writing my dreamy ideas and thoughts down in my magical journal may one day come true, plus I don’t have to carry those thoughts and ideas around in my brain any longer but just read my journal entries for a reminder. ✨ ✍️🧚‍♀‍📖 ~ thank you Karen for your super creative talents!

Amma Stevens

Dots and Blocks was happy to take this original piece (fairy design) and make some personal changes for me. Changing the colours, choice of fonts and additionally adding my nieces name. I love the final piece and I know my niece will when she receives it at Christmas. Ty Dots and Blocks. Highly recommend
Nikki Shepherd via messenger 1st July 2020

Nikki Shepherd

I attended the Quote Workshop taster day on Saturday 9th March and was made to feel so welcome from the start. Karen is a fantastic tutor with the right blend of humour and information, not to mention talent! We each got a chance to create a small and larger piece in the two hours. Thank you so much Karen for showing us how to fix mistakes as well. Not many people do that. I would thoroughly recommend Karen and will be attending many more of her workshops

Rayne White

Thanks again for our lovely journals! Both me and the kids love them! They're fab quality and after months of heavy use, the glitter is still firmly intact. My daughter loves her sparkly unicorn, she draws pictures and practices writing her name! My son has had his dragon journal since last summer and he still uses it for all his creative writing - songs, poems and stories mainly! I keep mine to document meditations and positive thoughts. I have since bought 3 more as presents for people! Highly recommend!

Emma Pryce-Jones

I would just like to say what a wonderful Block Printing kit that I bought for an 8 year old. She loved it. It was excellent quality and well worth the money. Thank you Karen

Chris Browning

I have bought a fair few journals from Karen at Dots and Blocks.
She has customised a few designs as well for gifts too. I love her journals and will continue to purchase them for all my writing needs.

Rachel King

I bought a printed scarf from Karen last Christmas as a present for my mum. It was so hard to choose one as there were so many lovely designs and beautiful colours to choose from – I ended up buying a bright pink one with bees on it. It is so soft and I love that it can be worn as either a scarf or a shawl. My mum was so pleased with it – they really do make an ideal present for someone else or for yourself!

Chrissie Aplin

Spent a lovely 1.5hours completing the introduction to Dot Mandala. Karen’s workshop was great! Perfect balance of learning the background of the art and an opportunity to have a go and create something very pretty. Perfectly pitched for a beginner and allows you to gain confidence and want to try the next workshop. Would recommend this if you are need of a “time out” of the everyday stresses. Thank you

Emma Cooper

I just had to share with you the excellence of Karen’s work. After receiving a collection of commission block printed shawls I was over the moon. The shawls are so sheer and soft and the colours just beautiful. Karen has an eye for colour and the inks used complement the designs. The shawls are a good size, big enough to wrap around and use as a beach coverup. Such a shame I had to give these away as gifts. Saving up now for some for me! Diana

Diana Harris

Thoroughly enjoyed the Advanced block printing workshop. After a quick revision of basic technique we went on to tessellations, borders and all over printing. . Karen gave very clear directions and there was plenty of practice fabric to use before we moved on to our own cushion cover and tea towel. Before the workshop Karen got in touch to ask what sort of motifs I liked so she could bring appropriate blocks. That was a great idea and there were blocks for sale too.
A lovely, fun morning and I would recommend it. Have already booked to do the Dot Mandela course next. Many thanks.

Sara Bottomley

I recently attended the Beginners Dot Mandala Workshop.  Karen spoke of mindfulness & shared interesting information. It was both relaxing and enjoyable.

Karen explained & demonstrated the art of dotting, we then went on to dot our own mandala cards. It was one of the best workshops that I've attended, really enjoyed it & have booked myself on the advanced course in June. Cant wait. 

June Symonds

I’ve purchased a number of shawls from Karen, many which have been commissions in an array of colours and designs. In fact most of the shawls I wear regularly are a Karen creation! I wear them as a scarf but they are quite large so very versatile. Beautiful, luxurious, soft fabric against the skin. Love how each shawl is completely unique. I have had a design in mind and Karen has delivered every time! There was one piece which was exceptional and this was an ocean themed mermaid and Venus printed scarf with whales and other sea creatures. Soft baby blue fabric with gorgeous prints which were later hand painted with fabric paint and glitter by Karen. Absolutely stunning and have had so many compliments. I would highly recommend Karen Dots and Blocks. Looking forward to putting in my next order! Thank you Karen xxx

Lynne Stewart

I asked Karen to make me a special scarf for Christmas and she not only fulfilled my expectations but surpassed them. The design is stunning and has stayed on no matter how much wear or washing it's been through. It is soft and size wise it's very comfortable as a scarf and can be worn as a sarong too. It is fantastic and I would definitely recommend if you have a design in mind Karen can do it for you.

Ann Noble

I love my journal, its really good quality and love how it was lovingly made by the gorgeous soul Karen Beeton xx

Helen Pinkett

I attended a beginners dot mandala workshop at the court street gallery. Karen was a very calm and patient teacher. This has now become a hobby of my mine and I would definitly recommend the class to others. I find this hobby very relaxing and meditative. Thank you Karen.

Rosanna Atkins

Karen is a part of Blockwallah design team and has created so many beautiful samples for us. She’s made samples of mixed media, from cards to cushion covers. We have used those in TV shows as well as in exhibitions. She is our number one sample maker. I can always trust her work ❤️
OWNER of Blockwallah - reference my samples as seen on TV, in Create & Craft Magazine, and at Trade Shows around the world.

Laura Emilia Vacker

After lots of messages with me changing my mind over and over again Karen made me 3 beautiful shawls. A red one with root chakras on. An orange one with Sacral chakras in and a yellow one with solar plexus on it. I was over the moon with them. Can’t recommend Karen enough xx

Rachel King

We are an Art and Craft Wellbeing group based in Wellow (just outside Bath), about 15 of us attended Karen’s workshop re Mandela Workshop on 25th February 2020. We very much enjoyed making the 2 Mandela cards each and will be booking a further workshop later in the year re block printing.

Karen was very attentive and answered all our questions and it was great that afterwards we could buy supplies direct from her to continue our wellbeing. I would fully recommend attending any of these workshops

Sue Hartley

Karen’s work is as bright and bubbly as she is. Gorgeous prints in vivid colour - Karen really knows how to bring something to life with her unique, hand created designs. They are beautiful. 5* from us!!

Donna Byatt

Karen makes beautiful hand made items from lots of mediums which our customers love. We stock her full range at Ginnys Cafe in Boyton. She also teaches which is an absolute bonus for us to run workshops.

Stephanie Nielsen-Hunt

IN LOVE with the items Karen made me as commission pieces! Highly recommended. You will not be disappointed with the quality, detailing and finishes of the products. Lovely lady too! X

Emma Pryce-Jones

Thank you for showing our well women group the art and techniques of Dots & Blocks.

This was very relaxing and an enjoyable session to experience. Quite a few of us are still creating more very decorative cards when we meet each week.

It was lovely to meet you.

Lisa Coles

Karen is amazing and has made me some special sacred geometry grids that I use in my meditation groups - brilliant service and really prompt printing - I’ll be ordering some more very soon. Thankyou so much 😀

Ro Boulton-Nash

Wonderful OOAK items. I had these in my shop and people loved what was on offer. I highly recommend as these just make gift giving (or a just because for yourself) that extra bit special.

Laydee Mazz

Karen is such a lovely lady. High quality items made with love. I've got vases, frames and canvas pictures and they make my house much more vibrant. The detail in my items are amazing, you can tell it's been individually made by hand with care. Highly recommended!

Sophie-Lou Simpson

I've bought from Karen's shop several times now and I have never been disappointed. Her makes are beautiful and so unique. She was incredibly helpful when I wanted to place a custom order, and sent me photos throughout the process to make sure I was happy with how it looked. The finished piece was more than I could have hoped was perfect. I would highly recommend this shop x

Stephanie Lunn

Had a Lovely time at Karen's stamping workshop. Will definitely be attending another xx

Kim Ovens

My first order arrived today 😊 they are all beautiful, the photo's don't do them justice. i will definitely be ordering more and on my xmas list xxx

Debbie Lucas

Bought a lovely unicorn tote bag and notebook for my daughter, who loves them and carries them round the house

Warren Kitchen

Karen is brilliant, I buy all my blocks from her, her creations are out of this world, very talented lady indeed

Sharon Butcher

Wow, just loving my new cushions blocked printed by Karen B! Can’t wait for the Dot Mandalas for my soon to be brighter kitchen. I would highly recommend Karen B. Keep an eye out for her workshops too

Julia Luce

Karen is a very talented lady. And I am delighted to have one of her beautiful handcrafted bags. I am looking forward to seeing her again at the next event so I can purchase one of her exceptional shawls

Lesley Anger

Beautiful gifts! It was a joy to meet you. My daughter is delighted with her purchases and loves her Heart and Art plaque. I would definitely recommend Karen's beautiful art if you are looking for something special

Claire Madeley

Had a lovely morning doing the taster block printing. Very therapeutic and interesting. Great for all levels.

Michelle Shaftoe

My daughter and I took part in one of Karen's block printing workshop at Ginnys Cafe Boyton in November. We really enjoyed ourselves. Karen's a great teacher, she used lovely materials and taught us some fabulous techniques. Thanks Karen x

Emma Howe

Very pleased with my bespoke scarves. I was able to pick the scarf and print colours for an individual look. One was a present which was well packaged and presented. It was great to pick the printing block's too. Great value and a lovely owner.

Sally Elizabeth Willoughby

Amazing products, beautiful unique designs, lovely lady!

Lynne Stewart

Absolutely beautiful scarves. I own a fair few now. Stunningly unique and great quality. Lovely business ... fabulous artist ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Joanne Gillibrand

5⭐️ Totally recommend Karen, if your browsing for that quality personal piece of sparkle or unique item like we were. Well look no further, Karen is friendly, helpful & we received plenty of communication during our order.
Thanks again Karen Stuart & me ❤️ our commissioned piece

Olivia Waterland

If you are looking for an individual piece then look no further than this very kind talented lady. Amazing work great communication & I whole heartedly recommend 100%

Stuart Waterland

5 stars. What a brilliant Dot Mandala workshop today. Karen was great and explained everything brilliantly before letting us loose to do our 'own thing'. The time just flew by and we got totally absorbed into what we were doing.
We eill definitely be back for another course. Thank-you.

Sally Lewis

After gifting several items as Christmas presents I can promise you that you will not be disappointed with anything that you purchase from Karen. She will go out of her way to ensure that any bespoke item that you order is exactly as you wanted and the level of her craftsmanship is top notch.

Diana Harris

Absolutely fantastic unique pieces, great quality and value for money and Karen is such a lovely lady.

Kelly Dohohue

I would just like to recommend Karen's amazing work, I have bought four pieces of her art work for various reasons and they are all lovely, I also had a wonderful scarf commissioned at Christmas which was just beautiful and I love wearing it.

Trudi Spears

My friend & I spent an enjoyable few hours yesterday at the Court Street Gallery at Karen’s part 1 & 2 Dot Mandala course. I can highly recommend it - we’ve already booked for the advanced course in the autumn. Thank you Karen for guiding us through the dots and dabs and we came away feeling very relaxed and happy. ????

Frances Simmons

Had a fantastic time at Karens ‘Dot Mandala Taster’ Workshop, held at the fabulous Court Street Gallery this morning. I am not an arty person, but managed to create two lovely cards and learn a new skill, which I will be definitely be continuing at home. Karen also taught us how this kind of art can help with mindfulness and relaxation, which was really interesting. A really enjoyable morning and have already booked the Advanced course. Highly recommend ????

Emma Matthews

I attended a beginners dot mandalas class today with my friend Rayne and absolutely loved it. Karen is the most beautiful person you could meet, she is friendly, warm, welcoming and knows her stuff. Karen made the class enjoyable and it was great fun to relax and be mindful whilst doing the mandalas. I would highly recommend Karen and her classes so much so I'm going to do loads more.
You won't regret meeting thus beautiful lady and doing one of her wonderful classes. 5* and you get hugs so what more could you want x
Thank you so much Karen ???? love and light ☀️ being sent to you

Clare Mitchell

Having attended two of your fantastic courses to date ( a quote taster workshop and the beginners dot mandala workshop), I just wanted to say thank you. You make the events so relaxed and friendly right from the second you say hello, taking away any anxiety or uncertainty. Your skills and knowledge, along with your teaching techniques makes every workshop a joy to attend. See you on the 18th for my third workshop!!

Rayne White

Really enjoyed my very first experience of block printing. Karen is a very good teacher knowing when to step in and help without being overly intrusive. I found the whole session relaxing and enjoyable. Cant wait for the next one in June

Jude Lucas

Jude and I went on a beginners block printing course last Wednesday. It was the best 3hours+ I've been so busy so have had no time to be creative and relax. Karen is an exceptional teacher and we look forward to our advanced course next month. Thank you so much Karen

Mandy Capel

Wow!! I am absolutely in love with this personalised therapy throw!
Dots & Blocks is a personal service from start to finish. Karen was open and warm , making suggestions and sourcing the throw that you can see in these photos.
I ordered this for my Holistic Therapy business and displays the seed of life (which forms the central part of my logo) in a gorgeous , pearl teal print! It couldn’t be more perfect! The throw arrived beautifully presented in tissue paper with this personalised card which was a total surprise and just another little touch making Dots & Blocks unique.
Thank you so much Karen you’re a Star 🌟

I am writing 5 stars as I didn’t get the option

Gemma Sian

I recently attended the Beginners Dot Mandala Workshop.  Karen spoke of mindfulness & shared interesting information. It was both relaxing and enjoyable.

Karen explained & demonstrated the art of dotting, we then went on to dot our own mandala cards. It was one of the best workshops that I've attended, really enjoyed it & have booked myself on the advanced course in June. Cant wait. 

Jane Symonds

I have many things bought and given made by Karen and continue to buy more. The attention to detail and quality is excellent. I have printed bags which are still going strong years later, I have cards, canvases, custom pieces both bought and gifted all over the home. Wouldn't be without them.

Dee Halliwell

Today I went with my friend Sally to Karen’s first dot mandala course. It was so enjoyable and relaxing. Would really recommend it. Thank you Karen

Judy Morris

Brilliant service, great communication throughout, amazing colours and superb quality with careful gift wrapping. Every consideration made to the customers needs. Thanks I just need to have a look for some more now 😍

Nicola Knaggs

Took part in a taster wood block printing course with Karen. She is a lovely lady & good teacher with a wealth of knowledge which comes across. Loved the time spent with her.

Bea Crafty

Had a great afternoon with Karen today, what a fantastic new craft to learn. Thank you for being a great teacher, even with a group of 9 ladies yabbering away! This suited my perfectionist nature to tee and I would recommend it to anyone!
Thank you! 🤗

Milly Sinden

Dots and Blocks are a fantastic small business with a very personal service. Karen packages all her items with care, and communication is brilliant. Her Indian wooden blocks are all ethically sourced from artisan carvers in India. I purchased several blocks for myself and was amazed at the craftsmanship and quality when they arrived. The hand mixed fabric paints are brilliant too, fantastic colours and quality. I will definitely be recommending Karen and her business ‘Dots and Blocks’ Thank you Karen.

Best wishes

Penny of Cavell Creations

I came across Karen’s website and message her to make me two shawls including one as gift. After seeing the different patterns that she could make, I ended up getting four! I chose the main pattern and fabric colour then let Karen play with the design. They are all stunning and I didn’t want to send the one out as gift at all! Thank you Karen.

Tammy Mong

Bought some gorgeous notebooks for teacher gifts and they were hand delivered within a day. They had beautiful designs in glitter on the front (glitter which doesn’t come off – winning!) and they were strong and perfectly sized! Great products and great correspondence! 👍🏼

Flick Webb

I was given a sacred geometery grid as a gift.
It is a high quality print and thought it would be a nice addition.
I used it initially as part of a crystal grid and WOW!
Its not just a pretty print.
I have been practising reiki for nearly 20 years. The energy increase, just by using your grid, was MASSIVE!
Usui, seichem, holy fire Reiki Master.


I contacted Dots & Blocks with a very specific commission and a very short timeframe.  I cannot thank Karen enough for the beautiful shawl she made in the perfect shade of green printed with golden bees and hives as a gift for a friend who is emigrating.  I wanted my friend to have something to remind her of home that wouldn’t take up too much space in her luggage and as a fiery redhead from Manchester, a dark green shawl with Manchester Bees was the perfect gift.  Karen went out of her way to help, keeping me informed every step of the way and hunting through her supplies to create exactly what I wanted.  Thank you!

Lee Morse

I bought a beautiful scarf/ shawl and wear it often. It’s so soft and easy to wear.
Keeps you cosy on cooler days and is lovely to cover your shoulders in the sun.
Beautiful quality and lovely to own something unique & handmade

Helen Llewellyn

Big thank you to Dots and Blocks. This set is fantastic, with everything you could possibly need to get started. I was recovering from surgery and this kit really helped to keep me busy and stimulated during quite a rough time.


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