Sunday, May 22, 2011

Taster class

I went to the Wool Day at unique cottage studios and embarked on a taster session with David at strawberryglass
I chose 5 pieces of glass offcuts and arranged them.  Then we smoothed the edges, applied copper foil and soldler.  As easy as that!  Hahaha.  With some repair help from David, I managed the piece opposite.  The design faults are mine.  I need lots of practice but I do like soldering so will make sure I get plenty.

Thursday, May 05, 2011


St Gilbert of Sempringham  founded an Abbey.     Princess Gwenllian daughter of  Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, the last ruling Price of Wales before the English conquest (also known as Llywelyn the last) was taken to the Abbey when she was 18 months old and kept there until she died aged 54.
Until recently she didn't even have a memorial.  

The church is all that is left of the Abbey complex now, even the original village has disappeared.  It is a strange looking church, with two definate halves, and evidence of major alterations in the stonework.

This is one of the gargoyles high on the tower

This Mutant Ninja Turtle was on another corner of the tower.

I searched around the ancient grave yard and found lots of poignant images including this treasure, a winking sun bathing angel.

I was playing with my new camera.