JUNE 2021 ALREADY
What on earth has happened to the first half of 2021? June already and only just getting back into the swing of things.
So what have we been up to then? The workshops are going full pelt again. It is so lovely to see everyone again and being able to speak face to face. sharing ideas and helping each other in the groups is a great way to spend a day.
Ruth’s workshops are going well and her loom beading one even got me working on making some bracelets. An who knows if I can find the patience to get past the first two rows I may even make something else.
Our Shibori and reverse Shibori dye day was great fun making loads of mess and getting frustrated with hand stitch and wrapping fabrics to dye. Also pulling threads on denim. That was a challenge on the black one. But how lovely to sit in the garden and work on our fabrics. The results have been stunning on the denim and we are all very pleased with them. One of mine looks like people in the mist so a bit of stitch into that and we will have a finished picture.
And I have been busy making some little clothing to show off the lovely fabrics we have in the shop. this one is so pretty and the dress turned out beautifully.
I picked this pattern because of the box pleats which show off the fabric with movement as well as how well it hangs. There are more on the way. At the moment I am making a set of dungarees using the scarecrow fabric.
And of course we have spent time in the shop and getting ready for the exhibitions.
The first exhibition is currently in The Forum, Norwich. Running until the 11th June. This exhibition if free to attend. We have booklets printed for anyone who wants one just let email in and we will send you one. The information in there is about the artists involved in Progression in Textiles and where we are exhibiting. We would love to see you and see what you think of our work.
And with June already upon us we are moving forward with our next exhibitions. And more workshops.
There is NO Social Wednesday on the 9th of June due to my family visiting and an appointment. But Experimental Wednesday is going ahead on the 16th of June and Social Wednesday on the 23rd will be going ahead. Alison Hulme is full still. If you want to reserve a place for next year please let me know and I will email you as soon as Alison confirms she is returning.
We are planning a new series of Eco Printing workshops starting at the beginning for a basic one day workshop building up to some two day workshops making all sorts of things including hand made books and using the scraps for landscapes. I am really excited about this and cannot wait to get the dates confirmed. The tutor is called Fiona Balding. If this is something you would be interested in please do let me know so I can build a list ready for when we can go live and you will be emailed a few days before the adverts go out giving you the chance to get a place in advance.
And as we are already half way through the year I will be now looking at the plans for 2022 and what workshops we will be adding to the programme. If you would like someone to be added please to let me know and I will approach them to see how they feel about teaching in West Norfolk.
And lastly I have no plans to increase prices this year for the workshops which may help and to help further you can spread the cost by paying a deposit of £10.00 per day and then you can pay as you go up to the last 4 weeks before the workshop. All you need to do is go to the booking site and change the amount your paying in the pay box. The system will take it off the amount owing. Of course I will keep a check on this for you. All deposits are none refundable. If you are unable to attend we will try and resell your place as soon as we can.
Thank you all for your support.