Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Visit to Sunbridge College


I'm back and feeling fine.  What a trip.  I was amongst beautiful woman that loved to create as much as I do.  The light was always so beautiful in the handworks room.  Thoughtful, provoking & teasing all with good fun.  We created knitted animals, learned how to make a beautiful handworks bag - with chain stitch designs, sun-jar plant dyeing, cross stitch pouches... the list goes on (photos to come).  I spent too much in the bookstore - its harder to resist a book when you can actually pick it up and look inside (instead of just the front cover - like you see on the internet).  A few of us built a fairy house for children that take a woods walk.  I only wish that I could watch and see their reaction.  Did lovely form drawing - that I have already started to teach my 2nd grader.  We were awakened with a lovely Spacial Dynamics class that had us all jumping rope like a 3rd grader - very cool.  I have lots more to say but the day is calling me.  More to come...

8 comments:

Maymomvt said...

sounds wonderful. What I'd give for a retreat like that!

heather said...

what a beautiful photo! the light, the colors, the women at work...lovely!

Teaching Handwork said...

I am using your photo :) it is easier to ask forgiveness :)
the color in the room is really nice

woolladyfelter said...

:)

Lisa Anne said...

I know what you mean about spending too much in the bookstore, I am saving some $$ to make a trip to by some books soon. I love the Orchard House, I was so happy that I got to sleep there my last weekend there..AHH! I caqn only imagine the fun you had:)

Backyard Farmer said...

Awwww....I stumbled across yours and Teaching Handwork's blogs...I finished my AA training 2 years ago...Hi Renate(in the picture) I know you are having a fabulous time and it makes me feel sentimental. First summer in a long while that I haven't been to Sunbridge.

woolladyfelter said...

So glad you found us backyardfarmer - come again. Do you have a blog?

Backyard Farmer said...

my blog is http://artofthehome.blogspot.com/
Please forgive its unformed beginner status...I've been trying to blog for a year now and keep having distractions(therapy, pregnancy, husband, three kids, job, garden, spinning, etc....)