A Change to Warp Space
For the last few years I have been slowly but steadily adding new material to the Warp Space blog, but now I need to take a pause. I’ll still be writing and creating new material, but I need to prioritise! I’ve had some tricky tech issues to deal with over the summer, and need to address these to make this website robust for the longer term.
So for now I am not going to be adding new posts to Warp Space. Instead I am going to be sharing new material exclusively with email subscribers. If you aren’t a subscriber already, you can easily become one by signing up here:
It’s not all website housekeeping, though. A more exciting challenge is setting up the online course materials I have been working on. You can read about it here. There’s still a lot of work to do to get all the pieces together and into the beautiful format I am carrying in my head!
Since Tuesday 24 March, the physical Weaving Space has been closed to visitors. All workshops and face-to-face teaching engagements which were scheduled from this time until the end of 2020 have now been cancelled. There will be no further workshops in my studio until 2021, and it is still not possible to say when they can recommence.
You may wonder why this is so, when craft workshops are taking place elsewhere, and the lack of consistency is certainly frustrating. However, my studio provider is taking the Scottish Government guidance on creative workspaces very seriously. This guidance makes clear that, for the safety of the artists and makers who use the studios, no visitors should be allowed on the premises and that this includes people who would be attending workshops.
If you had enrolled on a workshop which was planned for 2020 then by now you will have heard from me. Everyone has been offered a full refund, and most have now been issued, but a few students are still bravely hanging on to the hope of re-convening in due course! Please know that I appreciate your optimism at such a challenging time. I have already taken the step of completely rearranging the Weaving Space, I’ve stocked up on sanitiser, and I’ve submitted my revised floor plan and risk assessment to my studio provider… in other words, I’m ready to re-open as soon as it is deemed safe to do so! But our health, and the health of everyone around us, must take priority.
In the meantime, this has been the push I needed to get me developing online course materials. If you would like to be the first to hear about new projects and developments, then why not sign up for my email newsletter?
Wishing you safe and well, wherever you are.