Polly demonstrated chair caning. A traditional craft she has been doing for many years. There is a waiting list for chair seats to be re-caned but if you are interested in learning more about having a chair re-caned then please do contact Polly via the Studio Barn website http://www.studiobarnargyll.co.uk/
Kate sat in the sun and demonstrated needle felting and chatted to anyone who showed an interest. This now completed ‘Daisy’ cushion is for sale in the Barn and will be added to the website shortly.
Alex manned the stall with its eclectic but interesting and wide ranging assortment of crafts, paintings and drawings, cake and jams, and made lots of sales all the whilst telling people about the new Gallery/Studio.
Other demonstrations of traditional crafts included Kathy Potter-Irwin from Ardfern making very sturdy & absolutely gorgeous baskets. She’s making a traditional Irish potato basket here.
Louise Oppenheimer weaves on a very simple frame ‘loom’ using her fingers rather than shuttle and heddles.
It was a great afternoon, folk music in the background and visitors wandering around the beautiful gardens in the sunshine.