I have some very exciting news to share! On Monday 2nd July this place will be my new studio! My new press will be arriving and it will be craned in through a 2nd floor window. Exciting times ahead and I can't believe how lucky I am to be doing what I love. So keep your fingers crossed all goes well because I'll be squirming until my press is safely on the floor!
I've out grown my space and to be honest having some equipment in my home studio and the big presses in another place that I had to drive a 12 mile trip to was driving me nuts! I can't believe this place is just a few minutes walk from where I live and my mum use to work there in the owd days sewing slippers. We use to call it the slipper factory ;)
I couldn't even get all the space in my photo, there's six windows down each side and the sun works it way round from one end to the other which would have maximised light for the workers. Westbys Engineering Works was built in 1858. The workshop made Healds and Reeds for the many weavers mills in the town, now it will get a new lease of life!
So it will be all hands on deck Monday, literally with mop and buckets!