Last Saturday we welcomed Annis McGowan to The Shed, she is the most marvellous Needle Felter who creates fabulous creatures from wool.
Annis visited us last year to do a Herdwick Sheep workshop, and this time she returned to deliver an Owl Doorstop class.
It was a fully booked workshop, with everyone very eager to make their own unique owl.
Stab, stab, stabbity stab, was all I heard from my office in the back room, not a massive amount of chitter chatter as people seemed to be concentrating on their work. Luckily not much stabbing into their own fingers, which is always a bonus.
Once the eyes were in place all the owls came alive and the results were simple amazing, each owl had it's own personality - it's amazing that people can have the same tuition and materials yet produce something so different.
Did you know a group of Owls is called a 'Parliament'? No, neither did I, I had to Google it :)
So, here is our Parliament of Owls all lined up and eager to be photographed.
I will leave you with a snippet of video - supposedly of Owls tooting...... turned into a load of grown-up's giggling :) At least they all had fun.