Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Beginning

This is where I envisage the project to be.
Its in The Mill in Celbridge, Co. Kildare.
As far as I know, it was originally a Carpet
Mill, but I need to clarify some details
before I post any more!
The plan so far is for a shared workshop space,
and each person having their own area to work in
and an area to hold classes and summercamps
and demonstration days.
We can have a gallery, an exhibition area,
a shop and a cafe. We hope to offer fair trade coffee
to parents waiting to collect their children
from classes, and the chance to sit in the cafe
and observe what is going on, without
intruding. We hope to call on our friend's and
families wonderful baking skills to tempt
everyone from time to time. Coffee and
tea will be served in caffeteirs and large
tea-pots (made by our Potter!), none of this
expensive one cup business........
We'd love to open the place up to groups
for rent, for yoga, bookclubs, knitting clubs,
tai-chi, or anyone interested in taking
advantage of the location in the town,
the free parking, the buzz of other things happening
all around the Mill. We could have big bowls of
Chick-Pea, sweet potato and spinach
stew, served with home-made crusty
bread, I have a baker in mind for that bread..
Bring your own wine, we supply the music, the
incense and the creative atmosphere.
Creativity is a huge part of this, everyone can
try their hand at pottery, sewing, singing,
painting, drawing, puppet-making, jewellery,
photography, in fact a range of crafts to long
to list, yet something to appeal to everyone.
Welcome to this space, please feel free to add
ideas and comments, and please check back
often. I hope you will be as inspired as we are,
and that you will see it happen, and lots of images
to mark its progress. Thanks, Annah


  1. Oh I see , smell and taste it all....LOVE the name !!!! It WILL be great...thanks for having me as part of such a wonderful venture :)

  2. Thanks Tia, I'm really excited about this venture. Its a beginning, and I trust it will grow and blossom.
    The name inspires me, but we'll see if it appeals to all involved.
    All I want to do is get started........

  3. this is so great fair play to you. i'd love to see the place some time, best of luck d

  4. Thanks for that! You're welcome to come see us when we set up.

  5. It all sounds wonderful!!! And the name is great!!

  6. This sounds magical. I really hope it works out for you. Came here via Ciara's blog, felt so sad reading your comment.