Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Missenden Abbey

Sarah Hazell and I have just returned from a weekend at Missenden Abbey in Buckinghamshire where we tutored a 'Crazy Wool' workshop. The Abbey is set amongst the most lovely grounds and has superb countryside views all the way round it. The Abbey belongs to Buckinghamshire County Council and is a thriving business centre offering business training and development courses. Alongside this more commercial aspect, the Abbey is also home to Bucks Adult Learning which runs hundreds of adult learning courses every year, ranging from art history and singing workshops to glass painting, bead weaving and embroidery. You name it - they do it!
The town of Great Missenden (which is lovely) is also home to a Rowan stockist and craft supplies store called 'Rainbow Silks' which has an extensive range of fabrics, beads, buttons, yarns and publications. The shop is next door to a fantastic Roald Dahl museum!

The pics above are images of the work of Donna and Charlie who attended the course. I think these images show just how far you can push the technique of working with Solufleece and how diverse the outcome can be.