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January 2021

January 16, 2021by Anita

January 2021

Here we are January 2021 and we are in another lockdown due to the Covid-19. For each of us this means something different.

For us at Eau Brink Studio is means we have to close our doors to workshops until the schools are open again or maybe even longer. It all depends on the R rate of course. A number of people have contacted me asking if we are still putting on workshops but I am afraid not at the moment. We follow the Governments guidelines.

This means that there are no social Wednesdays, No Experimental Wednesday or Kids Art Club this month. however, we are looking forward to the rest of the year and have decided to move Suzette Smart from the beginning of March to October just to be optimistic we can go ahead further on.

Other workshops to be moved but as yet not confirmed for new dates are the Shibori style procion workshop and the Loom Beading in February. New dates will be added to the website as soon as we can.

So what have we been up to in the studio then?

Accounts of course have to be finalised by the end of this month so that’s ongoing.

Anita has been making loads of stock for the shop including cushions, bags and fabric boxes. the fabric boxes are pretty but take an age due to the cutting out.

Also writing up a notebook and sampling for a new project. Most enjoyable.

John has been getting to grips with the 3d printer and started to print out a few things including items to be made into pincushions.

Booking

A number of you have asked about booking and the system to spread the costs.

when booking go to the booking site as normal and in the little box with the price change it to what you are paying. In the notes box put something like deposit if its the first payment and then payment 2 or 3 which ever it is. you will see a running total going down on what is left to be paid.

A deposit secures your place on the workshop.

Smallholding

It is with deep regret and sadness that I have to report that we are selling our sheep. As John’s condition deteriorates he is unable to help me care for them to a high standard. It takes 3 of us to turn them just to clean and trim hooves. Also they keep escaping their enclosure and the fencing now needs to be replaced to keep them in. This is a big job and John will struggle to complete it so the decision was made to sell them on. They are going to a good home where they will be introduced to a flock and a Ram.

Once they sheep have left we will look at replanting the orchard and I look forward to sipping Gin under the trees. Bring on the summer sun.

We will concentrate on the bees, chickens, ducks, geese and dogs now as they are easier to care for.

It also means that I can replant the garden with herbs, dyers plants and maybe the odd flower too.

The pond may get a fountain or waterfall and perhaps a island to help keep the fox from the ducks and geese.

All in All

All in all we are planning and looking forward to the end of the Covid situation so we can sit in our lovely garden with friends, family and anyone else who fancies dropping in. We will always have refreshments on the go but cannot always promise it will contain alcohol.

Take care everyone.

Anita

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anita