Coping with Covid-19
Another strap was commissioned for a cittern this time. The same black webbing was used as the basis for the strap and the same faux suede backing was applied. The design is a celtic themed one with autumnal coloured leaves incorporated.
Towards the end of the month a third strap – for a custom guitar – was made using a celtic knotwork design around the recipient’s name spelt out in the runic alphabet, all done in Orkney colours. I am hoping this idea proves popular at the gallery.
We visited the gallery for the first time in three months, and thankfully we only had a few blocked jets to clean out in the two large format printers. We were concerned, especially about the Canon which does not have a self-cleaning routine, unlike the HP, that we might have to order new print heads after a three month lay-off, and that would have been expensive.
Road signage discussions have continued and, with help from Creative Orkney, we are getting closer to reaching an agreement with OIC. We are also looking forward to seeing Chris Rutterford again as hopefully later in the year, he might be able to install his fabulous mural at the gallery.
We are hoping to open the gallery in September, but we will continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation, to ensure that it is safe to do so for us and for the public. Failing a September opening, we will be open for the 2021 season, and taking internet sales in the meantime via the website, phone or email.
More products will be uploaded to the website in the near future, so please revisit us.