Thursday, July 27, 2006
This is the happy group of textile artists who had a wonderfully creative time at Plas Tan y Bwlch. For this retreat we do not have a tutor with us, we just enjoy our own chosen projects. We depend on each other for help and constructive criticism, often with some very plain spoken advice on what to do with the work!
We laugh and joke as we work, but often you can hear a pin drop on the cool blue slate floor as we all concentrate on our work.
This is where we work. It is the old stable block and it has a worn slate floor, which was nice and cool to work in this hot weather, plus the cool breeze that came off the mountains through the open doors. We are so fortunate to be able to come here every year.
Here is a message from Sue to her friend Sheila who is a regular reader of our blog. Just in case it's not very clear, it says "Hello Sheila".
Here is Janine, who is a C and G quilting tutor at Plas Mennai a local college setting out a new idea for a quilt. She was also making a Memory quilt of her father, which is unfinished. She allowed me to photograph it, but unfortunately, it is the only one that had a shake so I can't post it here. I'm sure I will be allowed to photograph it again when it's finished.
There are many more photos to post during the next few days for those interested.