Karen sent me these messages to inform everyone of - about a month ago. I'm a bad person! Here they are anyway! Apologies....
Message 1Some of you will already know that Mrs Burton at Eccles Farm has announced this week that she is to retire and that the needlework centre will close at the end of June. It feels like the end of an era as I have been attending the centre for the past 20 years and was one of the first to take my City & Guilds there. The closure won’t affect the School of Stitched Textiles Ltd, who will continue to offer distance learning to students around the world, as they are a separate company.
As a consequence of the closure, I have been looking for somewhere to continue to take Ruskin Lace classes. Yesterday I was able to secure the Courses Room at Cedar Farm Galleries (not very far away from Eccles Farm) to continue the Wednesday afternoon classes, and have also secured some full day Saturdays/Sundays for Workshop Days. The afternoon sessions will now cost £7.00 per afternoon but the session time is to be extended from 1pm – 4pm.
Cedar Farm Galleries is a wonderful collection of contemporary art shops, food shops, café, workshops, etc and I would recommend looking at their website on www.cedarfarm.net so that you can get a feel of where we are moving to. I also think it will be a great opportunity to spread the word about Ruskin Lace to a wider audience.
Message 2Further to my e-mail of last week with regard to the change of venue I have a couple of updates.
I have managed to secure 2 consecutive days for a Summer School which will be on Saturday/Sunday 11th/12th August 2012 at Cedar Farm Galleries. The cost will be £50 for the 2 days and times from 10am – 4pm each day.
One other slight change will be that we can now start the Autumn term on the 12th September (not the 19th as previously stated) but will have to miss the 26th September due to a prior booking.
The Day Workshops will be £25 per day (10am – 4pm) and I have listed them again for your information.
Saturday 13th October 2012, Sunday 18th November 2012, Saturday 12th January 2013, Saturday 9th February 2013, Saturday 23rd March 2013, Saturday 8th June 2013
If you would like to book on either the Summer School or any of the Workshop Days then please get in touch either by e-mail or phone (01257 450339). A £10 deposit will secure your place on a course.
Hope to see you soonKaren
Get in there!