Saturday, 10 October 2020

Finding opportunities

 Good afternoon everyone.

Time to pop round again and begin to fill you in a bit more about our creative life......

As I said in the last post, this pandemic and the response to it managed to put a bit of a spanner in the works regarding our planned way forward. 

Back in March we had just lined up a couple of places that were going to stock our products, investigations were going ahead to source suitable workshop venues and we had literally just had our first stall in the popular Orton Farmers Market; then everything was shut down. It was a bit of a body blow, but we are grateful that we managed to muddle our way through that intitial period.  Unfortunately, a large number of our planned larger events/markets have also fallen by the wayside which is a pity. 

It's not all doom and gloom though. Slowly the galleries and markets are re opening and we are all getting familiar with a different way.

So, at the moment, if you are in Orton on the second Saturday of the month, You will find us there.

Third Saturday sees us in Brough at the morning Market which is also a lovely time.

Further afield. If you are near Appleby the Hub (The Appleby Hub, Chapel St, Appleby-in-Westmorland CA16 6QR)

The Chapel Gallery in Hawes is another beautiful space that carries our products. Well worth popping in if you are in the area and they are also online

By far though, one of the new and exciting opportunities centres around my Bookmaking Kits and Stencil range. A little whileago I was contacted by Hochanda who were interested in chatting about the possibility of working with them .... long story short is that I will be making my craft telly debut at 7am next Friday morning! It's all very exciting and nervewracking at the same time!

So, never a dull moment round here at the moment.....

And, last but by no means least.... I am really excited to be able to have my first worksop planned with the guys at Lakes and Fells. All the details are on their site if you are interested.

I'll leave you with a random pic of one of my little palettes, fun little project and very handy lol

Enjoy the weekend, I'm off to make samples and plan demoes..........


Sioux P said...

Hi Neil, good luck on Friday sure it will be amazing, looking forward to it. Have just bought one of your bookbinding kits, really looking forward to trying it out. Thanks for all the inspiration. Sue

Neil said...

Thank you. Hope you enjoy it. Just curious, where did you buy from?

Sioux P said...

Hi Neil, I ordered it directly from you

Neil said...

Lol,obviously I didn't register the name with your blog name.....

Sioux P said...

No problem.
Take care