Sunday, 8 April 2012

Fenland Textile Studio

Yesterday Wendy and I travelled to Spalding to visit Angela at her newly opened studio at Unique Cottage Studios.  Angela has been teaching for a long time and is responsible for getting me into dyeing and even quilting itself as hers were the first classes I attended when I started on this journey that I'm on.  Although Angela is based at Unique she is offering her own classes and groups and has some exciting plans coming up.

Wendy and I arrived about 11 o'clock to find the place buzzing with lots of chat and plenty to look at.  My photos were taken at the end of the day when things had calmed down and we were sitting round having a chat and Angela was finally able to eat something!

 Trudi, who blogs as Quilting Prolifically was there all day giving demonstrations of her mid-arm quilter and Tina, who is masked in this photo, had brought along samples of her hand quilting which is always beautiful.  Angela is seated on the right concentrating on Wendy talking out of shot.

Looking the other way you can see tea and cakes (yummy too) and the area showing work from Carol who is sharing the studio with Angela. 

If you go to Angela's blog you can see more photos of the studio here.  You can also click on a link to register for Angela's newsletter and keep up with the classes on offer.  Angela is a very calm and generous teacher and I owe her a lot.  I am looking forward to doing a 'Stitching for Texture' workshop with her later in the year.  I saw the sample book the workshop produces yesterday and it will be a great reference tool.

Last weekend DH and I went on a coach trip to see Olympic London which he has already blogged about so I will tell you about it and bring you my photos next time.

It's a bit late but I hope you have all had a relaxed and Happy Easter weekend with families or chilling out or doing whatever warms your heart.  We have spent the day with Mum who was on good form and enjoyed watching 'The King and I' on TV.  Weren't the costumes fabulous in that film?  See you soon!


DILLY said...

Dilly's grayte granny yewst liv in Spalding. Yewst send pikchers ov flower festival. Then she moovd to Ostraylia an died.

DIAN said...

This looks like a wonderful day of chat and inspiration. Thanks for the links too.

Clare Wassermann said...

Glad you enjoyed your lovely day

Heather said...

That looks like a lovely workspace and a super day out.
Glad your Mum is well and enjoyed The King and I - it's still a great film.
Happy Easter Monday!

fiona d said...

What a lovely creative space, thanks for sharing your day.

Jackie said...

Hi Julie...I'm just stopping by to say hello and hoping that you had a blessed Easter.
Love and hugs,

Ro Bruhn said...

This is a place I want to visit if I ever make another trip back to the UK. I used to live just down the road.

Fenland Textile Studio said...

Thank you so much for coming. I was so tired by the end of the day but was so pleased with how many people came. Sheila has the requirement list for Stitch for texture so you should get it soon x

Corrine at said...

Looks like a wonderful place, oh I bet you will be taking some classes here. xox