The Crafty Owl Update

Well, I had already planned to post an update on what we’ve been up to during our first, very busy, month in our new studio. However, it will come as no surprise to hear that unfortunately, due to this flippin’ virus, everything is on hold at the moment.

We have postponed all courses, Crafternoon Teas, Stitch a Month’s and the rest until the current hoo-ha is over and done with. Any deposits paid will be transferred to the new dates for our courses. We have also closed the shop, but if there is anything you would like us to post out to you we can do that. I am currently working on a series of kits and will post on here when these are ready – just to stop you going crackers whilst in social isolation !

So, let me give you a taste of what we’ve done in our first few weeks.

Kev, Tom, Beckie and I put hours of hard work into getting the place ready for our launch ceremony.

Local Labour Councillor Victoria Porritt performed the opening ceremony.

The Piecemakers starting meeting regularly at the new studio, putting the final touches to our next exhibition based on the Celtic Ogham. We were due to have our first exhibition in Halifax Minster next month, but this has obviously been put on hold for now.

We have run sessions for children and family groups.

And lots of sessions for grown-ups too !

Well, I say ‘grown up’s’ !!

We had a visiting tutor running a glass-fusing course,

and Kev ran a dry-point etching day.

I ran a silk applique and embroidery day,

a raggy wreath day,

and a wool applique day

amongst many others !

All of the courses are fuelled by Beckie’s lovely home-made cakes, mmm, lemon and blueberry !

And on top of all this we had some amazingly talented local artists and craftspeople supplying the shop with their work !

So !! I think that’s a fairly comprehensive round up of our first month in our new studio !

We may not have as much to tell you in the round up for our second month, but who knows ? Let’s just hope we’re still here !

Annie and Kev x