I’m absolutely astounded by the response to Open Studio, thank you!
I have a list of 20 people who are interested in coming and I’m afraid that I am unable to fit anybody else in. (I really can’t believe I’m writing this, I wasn’t expecting so many people wanting to come).
To those of you who are down on the list, I will be emailing a little nearer to the time with the complete details but I’ll quickly answer some of the questions that have been asked:
Do I need to pay to come in?
Nope, absolutely nothing. Just bring yourself, your knitting or crochet if you fancy. I’m putting on food - cake, drinks, sandwiches, etc. help yourself! It’ll be a chilled out day, just hanging out with fellow yarn and fibre people.
Can I bring my spinning wheel?
I’d love to say yes but with the studio not being particularly big and the number of people interested in coming, your wheel might get knocked very easily so I’d prefer if you wouldn’t bring it.
Can I buy stuff?
You can indeed! Ideally, bring cash. I don’t have an internet connection in the studio and mobile signal can be a little patchy but if you have the PayPal app on your phone, I’m happy to take PayPal that way but it might mean walking across the road, holding the phone in the air and praying to the mobile phone gods. I do have an iZettle machine but I have very little hope of a decent connectivity for it to work. I’m on O2, your mobile network provider might be a bit better in the area than mine. I blame my studio being like a Faraday cage!
There isn’t much left of previous Caesar updates but what little remains will be available for purchase on the day.
Can I bring my kids?
The studio is a small industrial unit and even though I’ll be doing a deep clean in the days before, there is still a chance of dye particles knocking about. Plus I have a lot of sharp corners with the stainless steel tables. The studio isn’t really suitable for children (although my 10 year old will be there, for full disclosure).
I have mobility problems, can I get into the studio?
The front door has two small steps going up and I’m hoping that it’ll be a dry day so that I can have the back door open for access to the small courtyard (I’ll be putting tables and chairs out there if so). The back door has one small step. Inside the studio the concrete floor is a little uneven.
Can I sit in the orange throne?
Only if you ask nicely.