Monday, 17 July 2017

Done and dusted (almost!)

Well, we made it! I wasn't sure, even up until Friday afternoon that we would do it but with a little help from my friends we were ready for our party on Friday and the official opening on Saturday. There is still a little work to do, mostly in the workshop area where we ended up bunging stuff in every available gap!

This is the sewing machine room, with our Brother sewing and embroidery machines and Babylock Embellisher. You may spot a few cardboard boxes hidden under the tables, but they will be gone soon:




This is the mixed media area with pictures taken from different angles:





Here is my corner, where I will be demonstrating and hopefully finding time to do my own work. Still a lot of tidying and sorting to do here:


The workshop space still needs a little work. The kitchen is not quite finished and there is still more sorting and tidying to do:


I've placed the buttons, ribbon and machine threads together, but I'm not sure if they will stay there - I'll see how it works:


This is the needlecraft corner. I just about managed to squeeze everything but I'm not sure if there is quite enough room. This area may well change:


Here is the view into the shop from the sewing machine room:


And lastly, the gallery, which is now called Alchemy:


So, we got there in the end. I hope you have enjoyed following our exploits over the last few weeks. We had a great opening weekend, with lots of you coming to see the studio for yourself. 


Thanks to Craig De Souza, Executive Director of AFCIUK who was kind enough to open our new Alchemy Gallery on Friday evening, and to Mr X Stitch, Jamie Chalmers (above), who opened the shop for us on Saturday. Thanks also to everyone who helped make this extension possible (this is beginning to sound like an Oscar acceptance speech!), from my wonderful husband Ray, to the crew from Barleylands who did most of the decorating and wall moving, not forgetting Addy from Rowan who told me when to stop.

See you in the studio soon.

Denise