Ready and Waiting.

March 25, 2021by Anita

Ready and Waiting

The studio is ready and waiting for your return. The kettle has been replaced, the cups washed to remove the dust again. The cupboards cleaned out again. And I have been ploughing through  all my unfinished items to get them out of the way.

The studio has had a move around so that the side door is now usable and the plan is to have a big outside space. A covered patio is planned just need to get it done now. This will increase the capacity of the studio during the summer months and on the less cold and wet days too. Depending on what we are doing. I may invest in a heater if needed.

The gardening has started and the first seeds are poking their heads out of the compost for the dyers garden. so excited. Hopefully you will see it growing fairly quickly. The planting area has been rotavated ready for planting.  I have two Aloe Vera plants too but am not sure if we can plant them outside. However if I can I will  try and then we will see what we can do with them. The plan is to also plant a few camomile benches in case we need something calming when things do not go to plan. We have also planted a wild meadow for the bees. And of course I will be encouraging visitors to go and pick the flowers and grasses for their work.

During March we have been working on using our scrap bags in the scrap bag challenge. Already one piece has been finished and the picture uploaded onto the social media sites. As they come in I will post them.

For inspiration pop over to my YouTube channel and take a look at what I have been up to with my scraps.

Assuming all goes well we can open in April and will start with our social Wednesday where you can pop in for refreshments and a chat. Bring along something to do but do book in please on

Children’s art club on a Thursday evening.

Then we have our Experimental Wednesday. This will be a planned day to experiment with fruit and veg under the heat press with man made fibres. We have to hope for a nice day so we can have all the doors and windows open. I have been playing with this and the results are varied. The aim is to get prints from the organic matter and for the man made fibres to shrink to create new shapes. In some cases you will just get the colour from the organic matter which may spread over the fabric.

The First workshop is making a woodland hanging just like the one Melanie has made in this picture. For  more information follow the link

On the following Thursday Ruth Holmes will be here making Machine Applique postcards. To book just go to

The Following weekend we have Amanda Hislop and only two spaces due to cancellations. So if you fancy it just go to


We have moved the Pauline Wrighton workshop to August so if you wanted to book but couldn’t make the date try the new date and see if that fits in with you. Just follow the link on Pauline’s name. This workshop is all about learning how to use the various feet for your sewing machine. This is the second one but it is okay if you missed the first as Pauline will help you.

So we are hopefully at the end of many of the restrictions and have all been at least offered a vaccine if not had them.

Stay safe and I look forward to seeing you all soon.






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