Very happy to have spent this weekend learning more about my knitting machine. Spent yesterday at a brilliant one day workshop learning all sorts of new things. Spent today fine-tuning my sweary bobble hat skills! Soooooooo blinkin’ happy how this one turned out … what do you think?
Our lovely regular customer is another lady whose heart has been stolen by Pembrokeshire. She came here on holidays a few years ago and soon made this beautiful county her home. Luckily Pembrokeshire is also the home of first class tattoo artist Lee Trashcan Minton of course! This beautiful colourful dragon fly is her latest ink … what do you think?
Learning the knitting machine has been so so tough. I knit, I sew, I embroider and I crochet, and I do them all with confidence. However, learning how to use a knitting machine is a whole new league for me. I’ve made it my challenge to master the machine in 2018. With stripping, oiling and much perseverance I have my Silver Reed standard gauge singing beautifully. I am mighty proud of these beanies I machine knit over the weekend. The flower design was using one of the punch cards that came with the machine, but the other two are my first attempts at creating my own designs. Lee is very happy with the secret message written into the blue one. They are not wholly perfect but it was good learning and everyone starts somewhere right?
Lee created this beautiful and intricate thigh piece this week. Our lovely customer had already had some smaller ink work on her arm by Lee and decided to go large for her next piece. I think the detail, delicacy and intricacy make this so feminine and very beautiful. What do you think?
Sometimes you just don’t know what you’re going to be asked for. The studio door opened the other day and in walked an old lady and her dog (yes her DOG) …
“Do you sell hammers?” she enquired.
“No” replied a shocked Lee “and please get that dog out of my tattoo studio!!!”
“Oh sorry” says batty old lady “do you know anywhere around here that does?”
Luckily our customer who had this beautiful Old School, Sailor Jerry rose tattoo, knew what is on offer at Forever Art Tattoo Studio (which never ever sells any hardware whatsoever) in Pembroke!
We were delighted when a very special young lady became a brand new customer this week. She sent us a tentative message exploring some options and within a couple of days was sitting in the hot seat getting some beautiful ink wrapped around her lower arm. She has a beautiful smile which was even more evident when she left the studio with a tattoo she is so so happy with. Lee also had a big smile as she was so delighted she gave him a stonking big tip! There is even talk of growing the design upwards for a beautiful delicate and very feminine black and grey shade sleeve. What do you think?