Thanks for popping in.
Having you been joining Linda in The Pergamano Summer School via Facebook and YouTube the past four weeks?
Linda has been guiding us gently through the Pergamano Handbook for Multi-Needle Tools Volume One. Since she wrote the book, who better to take us on this super trip?!
For the past 4 weeks, we have been working with various tools covered in the book. Here is what we have covered so far:
Lesson 1 – 20th July – 3 Needle Tool – Watch HERE
Lesson 2 – 27th July – 4 Needle Tool – Part 1 – Watch HERE
Lesson 3 – 3rd August – 4 Needle Tool – Part 2 – Watch HERE
Lesson 4 – 10th August – 5 Needle Tool – Part 1 – Watch HERE
We created a dedicated area on our website HERE for everything you need for school, together with a handy tick list to make sure you have everything you need. As the lessons are all recorded on YouTube, this also means that you can catch up if you were unable to join us live.
Here is today’s lesson, with Linda and Paul…
When we started the Pergamano Summer School, we knew there would be a lot to take in, learn and digest in the space of an hour. And what an informative 4 weeks we have had! However, rather than create “information overload” we have decided to take a little break, and break the book up into sections – allowing you to process and enjoy what Linda has been teaching, practice and have a play.
Since lockdown restrictions have been lifted in the UK, a lot of us have started to return to some form of “normality”. Back in the height of the pandemic, a lot of us had no choice but to stay home; now we may not have so much free time to craft and play. So for the next 4 weeks, we will step away from the weekly master class with Linda, and give everybody a chance to catch up and practice what we’ve been taught. This will also give folks who missed the bus the opportunity to catch up. So for the next month, Paul will be back with his “Groovi Tuesday” sessions – going back to basics, concentrating on various skill levels – picot cutting, colouring and whitework.
If you recall, Groovi Tuesday sessions were introduced back in February of this year to help people who were just starting out on the Groovi journey, or looking for a new craft. Who knows…Perhaps if you missed that bus in February, you can begin your Groovi journey with Paul next week. If you order the Groovi Starter Kit, then you will have much of the basic equipment you need, except for scissors, colouring pencils – and certain Groovi designs…
Next week, Paul will be using Linda’s 123 A4sq Butterfly Plate
All the Groovi Tuesday and Pergamano School Sessions are free, and you can go back and watch them all again via our YouTube page HERE . However, there’s nothing quite like a “hands on” workshop. And boy oh boy! Do we do that in style ! If you’re ready for a break, an arty adventure, a tutorial-based retreat, then our re-scheduled, re-scheduled Parchment Retreat coming up in October will be just the ticket for you..
The 2 day event takes place on Monday 18th October & Tuesday 19th October and due to popular demand (and a chat with Linda!) we have add a further 2 dates, Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21st October.
The retreat takes place at the iconic Spa Hotel in Tunbridge Wells, Kent
The Tuition cost for both days is £220 (Club discounts also apply). We provide ALL equipment. You don’t need a thing. A light sandwich lunch and tea/coffee is included too.
Bed & Breakfast at the Spa and evening meals are additional. We ask participants to deal with the hotel directly regarding accommodation etc, because many guests come from afar, and like to arrive the day before, whilst others make a whole week of it and like to explore Royal Tunbridge Wells and the famous Pantiles.
Once again, we have secured special prices for what is a deluxe Spa Hotel. It really is great to stay there. Check in, craft, eat and then checkout! No getting stuck in traffic, worried about being late etc. There are a number of other local hotels in the vicinity if you prefer.
We still have a few places available on both 2-day retreats. If you would like to join us, please call Jeannine on 01732 868215 (Monday-Friday between 8am & 4.30pm) to book your place. The Spa Hotel details are below and Jeannine can provide you with other hotels in the local area.
If you would like to stay at the Spa Hotel, you can call the reservations department directly on 01892 553582
Maybe you have joined the Pergamano Groovi family in the past year, or you wanted to sign up last year but it sold out too quickly, or you couldn’t make it. Or maybe you just NEED A BREAK AND A TREAT after this year to remember!
Teachers? Well, let me think…Linda Williams, Josie Davidson, Hazel Edwards, Paul Church, me. I feel I’ve forgotten somebody, but it’s too late in the evening to check! Anyway. Suffice it to say, the best in the business will all be there to welcome you.
Right, time to go and find Dave!
Love and hugs