Just completed another fabulous weekend teaching absolute beginners how to make glass beads at Higham Hall.
Set on the Bassenthwaite Lake, this place is so peaceful and calming, no phone signal, no email, no TV. Just glass to melt, amazing food to eat and Cumbrian Life magazine to read - although I did sneak in a Martina Cole novel.
My students this time were Linda, Catherine, Angie and Sheila, and what a fabulous bunch of people. We laughed all weekend and had a great time. Here they are with all the beads they produced over the weekend.
And here they are concentrating very hard at their beadmaking.
We had a little hiccup on the saturday afternoon when we unexpectedly ran out of Oxygen and the spare tank was empty. We were at a loss what to do, but a mercy mission to my own home 40 minutes away, saw us with a nice healthy new tank to play with. Phew ! disaster diverted. It wasn't me who went though, the Principle of the college went, and I am so glad when I saw how his car scraped the road nearly with the weight of the tank ! My poor car wouldn't have liked that very much :)
But, thankfully, we were able to carry on and the Ladies made a whole string of beads, plus a Tree Bead each.