Monday, June 2, 2008

a few things i saw on my trip

our first stop was in chapel's cove to pick up my spinning wheel and linda who was joining us in lumsden for the craft council agm. her "hobby" farm was everyone's dream - "baynoddy" studio is attached to her home. she has 8 sheep, 2 goats and a llama. she spins their fleece for her beautiful traditional knitwear. it was good to see where my wheel was coming from...
in gloverton we visited the "diamond house" where kevin blackmore (of "buddy what's his name" fame) and cathy sweetapple gave us a tour and talked of their hopes to turn it into an artist resource centre.
we arrived in lumsden around 5:00 and had meetings late into the night. next morning we spent at the barbour historic village in newtown. a bleak and wind swept landscape on the edge of the ocean. we had a lesson in "knitting" or mending fish nets. more meetings and the following day janet davis (new chair of the board) offered a linocut workshop from her norton's cove studio. i've done alot of lino so i spent the day wandering around brookfield and wesleyville, and knitting (i knit 5 scarves and a shawl while i was away).







brenda and i got home late last night. the leaves are out on the trees (we're further ahead here than on the east coast) and the garden has gone wild...

2 comments:

skiingweaver said...

What a wonderful sounding trip!

bluebird of paradise said...

WELKOM home!