Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Cotswold Woollen Weavers

It was a lovely sunny day yesterday for the GWE visit to Cotswold Woollen Weavers. The sun certainly made the Cotswold stone buildings glow, a beautiful sight with the fresh spring greenery of the countryside. We were met by Richard the owner, who gave a short talk about the Cotswold woollen industry and Filkins the village. A good start to our new exhibition theme.

The looms have ceased to work here, but are very much in evidence in the weaving sheds, now mostly a museum. Lots of inspiration available for our design ideas, and members were busy photographing and sketching.

The cloth for sale in the shop is of a wonderful quality and woven in very traditional patterns. Needless to say I did buy a few bits that caught my eye.

 I even spotted a smock hanging from the rafters in the museum area, unfortunately I could not get any closer to have a proper look, but if you click on the image ... it will enlarge

We finished the visit by having lunch in the cafe on site.... absolutely delicious.. .especially the scones. What a treat! We then made our way back to our normal meeting place in Cricklade, and were buzzing with ideas. Great time.... and lovely weather.

Today I am busy celebrating the birthday of "him indoors" .... daughter baked a delicious cake.... no photo of cake .. sorry .... we have eaten it all!

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