Friday, 9 July 2010

Look What I Grew at Urchfont

This week I made the first, of what I hope to be many visits at the Distant Stitch Summer School at Urchfont. The work above is the result of three days hard labour under the ever watchful eye of Ruth Issett.
Ruth was fantastic, we all learned so much about mixed media mark making, mono-printing, masks, and the use of selective colour.

It was lovely to meet Sian and all the other students, some whom have attended many Summer Schools in the past. Everyone was so friendly and it was great to meet a group of people who are equally as mad about all things creative and 'stitchy' as I am!

View of the kitchen garden from my attic bedroom window.

As an 'ice-breaker' on the first night we swapped ATC's.

The food was absolutely fantastic, with cereal and a cooked breakfast every morning, followed by coffee & homemade biscuits mid morning. Lunch (and pudding!) was always delicious, but by mid afternoon it was becoming a little difficult to make room for the afternoon tea and cake, especially as we were aware that at 7pm there would be a wonderful four course meal waiting for us!