and we are now proud to add Kiku Design and Craft to our roster of artists.
Yet more wonderful stuff has arrived at The Studios. It’s like Christmas! Yesterday we met Alex from Snowdon Design and Craft, a local company producing ethically sourced, hand printed bags and cards. They are yummy! Alex has a background in graphic design and this shines through.. We love the colours too, subtle but strong shades of green, blue, red and brown. All complementing the wicked sense of humour that runs through the range.
Or is it a tale about finishing? This is my Lizard Ridge blanket.
I started it in 2009 and the plan was to have a completed blanket for my 50th birthday in August 2010. I bought the yarn each month and knit two squares; each square is a different colourway. Towards the end of this project I sourced yarn from the States as I had used every colourway available here. I laid the squares out, planned the sewing up, bought the yarn for the edging, started sewing and after 2 strips…stopped. No reason, still love it, clearly I’m now a year plus past my target and wonder if that is why I have put it aside. Should I leave it until my 60th is looming? Or should I seize the moment and just do it?
Our new range of pottery is just in – Catherine Boyne-Whitelegg drove over from York yesterday to deliver her quirky, individual and distinctive work. A typical Peak District drive for this time of year – sunny then cloudy, then cloudy then sunny! It was so lovely to meet her, much nicer than a courier delivery (although we love our couriers too!). After we had unpacked we had a great cup of tea and a chat.
So last night I traveled to (a very quiet Ikea) to buy a new set of shelves for the shop and put them up today with the help of Ben from the Craft Centre and a borrowed mallet from High Peak Cycles (we have such good neighbours).
Today has been very quiet – good because it’s meant I’ve got some stuff done but I wonder if being next to the building site for the new M&S is having an effect. Spread the word – we’re open and we have some wonderful gift ideas for Mothers Day!