I really meant to write about happenings here at Minerva over the last few months but all sorts of things took over my life. But I am back again now and will have to learn how to write a blog all over again! It’s not easy for an octogenarian.
November and December were devoted to the annual Christmas Craft Fair. This group hire Gallery 1 and fill it with stalls that can provide the whole family with presents.
The Lifelong Learning Department at Aberystwyth University have also been running workshops on basic sewing skills and upcycling, that looked more like upstyling to me.
In January work started on splitting Gallery 2 into gallery and dedicated workshop area. The dividing wall is in but the sinks are yet to be installed. These are going to make those workshops that require screen washing or rinsing fabric so much easier. The deadline for completion is World Textile Day on 19th March, another event that fills the galleries with colour and exciting purchases.
Then our workshop programme gets underway and the exhibitions follow one another in quick succession. As for City and Guilds, our students are beavering away with some more due to graduate soon.