I hope you are all doing OK .
As you may be aware , if you booked any of the workshops this year, the ones which should have taken place up to April have been cancelled , and I'm awaiting news from Quirky Workshops and Artison for any updates on the situation for the ones scheduled from April onwards . Hopefully there will be some good news to report , but like with everything else at present there are more questions than answers.
One thing which has become apparent is the amount of people who seem to be getting involved with crafts to keep themselves occupied .With the Winter weather and everything closed they maybe looking for more creative ways of spending time away from the negativity of the TV .
Looking back to last February's newsletter , we had just made the first of our picture kits which I asked Richard to design , and twelve months on they have proved to be very popular and he added a couple of more designs to the range including the Swaledale scene, another Lakeland scene , both including the sheep associated with these areas of course plus a Highland scene complete with Highland cow. All the 3d sculpture kits have been popular too and we've been sending things as far as Singapore and Thailand in the East and the USA in the West .
It's nice to get correspondence from customers too and also photos of their finished projects. Just look at this excellent Swaledale picture which Angela completed. She's added an extra sheep .
I really appreciate feedback from customers and to see their pictures adding their own touches to personalise the project . We often get that in the workshops with the hares and the Herdwick doorstops which all adds to the fun !
With the galleries still closed we have not been making anything ourselves , we have been kept busy putting kits together for the Etsy shop and making the wool pads which have also become popular . I intend to make a start on something soon as I am feeling the urge to make something , perhaps I will undertake a larger project which is something I've been wanting to do for a while now , since the ram's head commission I did which seems ages ago .
There's not much more to add , so I'll say goodbye for now , and hopefully have some news on the workshops next time .
Best wishes .