Nicola Brown | Major studio upgrade, thanks to Carlow Enterprise Board!
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Major studio upgrade, thanks to Carlow Enterprise Board!

Major studio upgrade, thanks to Carlow Enterprise Board!

I've been having a bad time of it technically since arriving home from California and Canada, the Rayburn is not staying lit so I've no main cooker or ambient heat (we've been having lashing rain) and my new MacBook has unexpected problems so I had to drop it off in Dublin today to sort out a hard drive issue. On the positive side of things I had some excellent news from Carlow Enterprise Board whilst I was away! I spent many hard days work prior to my trip assessing what I actually needed to be put in place to take my felting/natural printing business to the next level, filling out the appropriate paperwork and applying for both a business expansion grant and a capital grant. The board met during September and assessed all the relevant grant applications, I'm really grateful to write that my proposal met with a positive outcome!

Sooooooooo, here's what I got up to today after I dropped my MacBook off at Mactivate in Blanchardstown, I headed to Ikea!!!

This picture shows the first batch of Besta storage units plus see through lidded storage boxes that I'll be installing, there'll be another trip in a week or so to collect what was out of stock today plus four new stainless steel work benches for the garage aka printing area. I also applied to purchase a new washing machine (for all those wet towels, bubble wrap etc. and to spin larger items such as jackets, rugs and wall hangings) plus a tumble dryer (for stress free nuno felting!), those I'll get locally as soon as I have the new storage assembled and the boxes full of all my supplies. Happy days!




Nicola Brown
  • Lynda Pike
    Posted at 17:31h, 23 October Reply

    Congratulations, sounds exciting. Wish I lived near you. Check out my blog some time at .

  • Deborah Allen
    Posted at 19:23h, 23 October Reply

    Congratulations Nicola! Sorry to hear about the things that aren’t working so well, but fantastic news with the grants! Enjoy revamping the studio 🙂

  • Heather Woollove
    Posted at 09:56h, 24 October Reply

    Very exciting developments, Nicola!! Congratulations!

  • Chrissie
    Posted at 20:59h, 24 October Reply

    How marvellous European funding to Ireland truly is in these days of deep recession.

  • Dawn Edwards/Felt So Right
    Posted at 22:57h, 24 October Reply

    What fantastic news!!!! Not the outages/techie problems, but the grants! Wow!!! I am so happy for you.

    Big hugs,

  • Terriea
    Posted at 13:59h, 27 October Reply

    Great news and congrats! You deserved Nicola!

  • Ellen Kocher
    Posted at 14:41h, 27 October Reply

    Oohhh….wonderfull and well deserved news….you go girl 🙂

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