New People @ The Studios

Do you know what a Laser Cutter is? I’ve no idea, I tend to stay with the soft stuff. But Simon has just moved his laser cutter into our studio and it will be available for hire. If this is something you’re interested in please get in touch – drop into the shop or email us mail@thesmithystudios.co.uk.

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Luscious new wools in the shop!

Today it was Cathys’s day in the shop – lucky thing!  Why? Because today the Rowan order arrived! Cathy rang me (I am confined to the sofa with my foot in plaster & elevated) to describe the gorgeousnous that surrounded her.

There was the Rowan 50 book – celebrating Rowan designs, updating some classiscs and introducing new yarns. Other pattern books – Dalesman, Winter Warmers and Purelife Home.

There were yarns to support all the patterns. We have copius amounts of Chunky Alpaca and British Sheep Breeds in DK and Boucle. Purelife Renew comes in stunning colours and contains recycled wool. Lima and Felted Tweed DK were in the boxes too.

Photos will follow…

Photography for knitters anyone?

Hello, I’m laid up with a sore ankle this week and so spending more time than usual wnadering around the internet. I found this –  a workshop about photography for knitters. I think it looks great and we know a photographer. Would you be interested in a photography workshop in Glossop? It could be widened out to include other arts and crafts. Let us know what you think..

ps – our last post is misbehaving. Ignore it and I will repost in a bit!

Glass Workshops

I seem to be playing catch up this week with the blog but at last I can give you the details of our autumn glass workshops with Catherine Carr. 

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Saturday Oct  1

12 – 12.30 pm

Fusion Taster Session

£25

Wednesday Oct 5, 10, 17, Nov 2

7 – 9.30pm

Fusion (4 week course)

£100

Wednesday Oct 12

  

12 – 2.30pm

  

Stained Glass Taster Session

  

£25

Saturday Nov 5

 

   10 – 4.30
   Fusion (Day Course)

 £70


To book:

Email             mail@thesmithystudios.co.uk

Phone                        01457 857200

Online            www.thesmithystudios.co.uk (from 14 July)

 Your place on the workshop can be reserved by email or phone and secured on receipt of the full payment (for the 4 week Fusion course, payment of £5o secures your place and the balance can be paid at the first session).

You can pay:

·         By cheque – made out to The Smithy Studios

·         By cash at the shop

·         Online at www.thesmithystudios.co.uk  (from 14 July)

Random news from the Studio

Hello, I can’t believe it’s been more than two weeks since I was last here. Life is pretty hectic at the moment at the Studios and this blog is a little taster for all the news we want to share and will share over the next few days – we will take time because we need to do all the wonderful folk we’ve met justice…

1. Graduate awards – Cathy returned to MMU to award a graduate prize to a student from the 3D Design BA – well, two students were chosen Lucy Harding and Leah Fletcher. They will be exhibiting their work at the Studios later in the year.

2. Glossopdale Post 16 Award – we were so inspired by our graduates that we paid a vist to Glossopdale Post 16 Centre last night to choose an A Level student to exhibit too. True to form, we choose 2! Well done Alex Parker and Tara Spitera. Pictures to follow.

3. Woolly Wander – Carole met these amazing knitters from New Mills at the One World Festival on Saturday. They are working on a project to cover New Mills in knitting/crochet. More details here.

4. Also at the One World Festival was a charity working in Nepal – Carole bought some lustrous, fair traded,  recycled silk and is exploring stocking this in the shop.

5. Finally, The Sewing Space is now open on a Friday and Saturday afternoon at the Studios. You can hire a sewing machine by the hour and there is plenty of space for cutting out (no more kneeling on the floor!). We have a lovely new Janome machine too.

Don’t forget we are open Weds – Sat 10 – 5pm and you can follow us on Twitter @smithystudios.