Friday, 28 September 2012

Plas Tan y Bwlch Textile Weekend

 I'm such a lucky girl! Although the weather has not been brilliant this summer, I've been having such a wonderful time.
I was invited to teach at Plas Tan y Bwlch, the Snowdonia National Park study centre, for their recent Textile Weekend.
What a place! Breathtakingly beautiful scenery, delicious food and lovely students. . .what more could I ask for?!
The view from the terrace, early in the morning. The scenery appeared in ribbons, as the  sun melted away the mist.

We were making my 'Hidden Treasure' books over a fun filled, action packed weekend!

This one was going to be about Hadrians Wall, some really lovely images were appearing.

We made pages to match the covers, miniature books to hide in the covers and tried all sorts of ways to transfer our images.
 The results were stunning.
Earlier in the week I had visited some interesting churches, the wooden Angel above lives in Rug Chapel, an amazing church in the care of cadw.

This little sweetie and . . .

this scary chap are to be found . . . .

in the very pretty Llangar church. It sits on the side of the hill, next to an old drovers road and looks down to the river.

    Pennant Melangell
 This is the Romanesque shrine to St. Melangell, patron of Hares, which are found in abundance , carved in wood and stone all around the church.
The little church which houses the shrine is in a steep sided , wooded valley, far from the noise and distractions of the 21st century.
Our visit coincided with the annual outing of the Porthmadog sunday school , no worries . . Mike and I were invited to join them at the vicarage for a lovely Welsh tea.


Clare Wassermann said...

There's lovely! sounds like a wonderful time. Glad you had some Welsh fun.

Lynne Williams said...

Thanks for sharing such a lovely location with us. It's such a treat to see the welsh countryside.