the stunning country side around Newcastle on Clun
After I had eaten my second piece of cake and taken another 100 or so photos I left Bryan's Ground and tootled along further up country to have supper with Bobby and Martin Britnell and Bobby's students who were working in her studio over the weekend.
For those who are not aware of Bobby (there can't be many), she is an amazing tutor, quite inspirational and SUCH good fun. Bobby runs fabulous courses from her studio at Moor Hall in Shropshire. Bobby also runs workshops working along side Ruth Issett, the demi goddess of all things to do with colour, print and design. They make a great team, encouraging students to produce new work and develop new ideas. All workshops and dates can be found on Bobby's website www.bobbybritnell.co.uk/index.htm
Bobby also has an excellent newsletter www.bobbybritnell.co.uk/news.htm I would recommend you subscirbe to it.
Moor Hall in the late evening
the sunny terrace for coffee or lunch
crazy poppies that I was quite keen to draw
beautiful planting around the house
Bobby's stunning studio - purpose built with plenty of room
I will be teaching a 2 day workshop at Moor Hall on the 6th and 7th of October. We haven't decided what it will be but it will something HOT and melty!!!! Keep an eye on my diary . . .
It was great to catch up with Bobby and hear all about what she has been up to in Uganda. It was also good to meet her students and see some of the work that will be on show in their next exhibition. It was was all very exciting.
I am off to Stroud Embroiderers Guild tomorrow to deliver a lecture tomorrow night and a Scrumptious Spunbond workshop on Saturday. If you fancy coming along to the lecture the venue is The Village Hall, School Lane, Whitminster, Stroud, GL12 7NT. The lecture starts at 8pm. I will update you all with our exploits next week.
Have a great weekend