Solva harbour is very pretty and I had a wander around and looked in some of the shops. I then got in the car and headed along the coast to St David's as I wanted to look around the Cathedral.
I really enjoyed my visit to the Cathedral and also to the Art Gallery there. After some lunch in St David's I set off to Solva Woollen Mill driving along the coast road and then turning inland a few miles.
Such a very pretty setting :)
Solva is a working Woolen Mill and has been weaving beautiful cloth for over 100 years.
Then it was time for Jackie Morris and Karin from Celestine and the Hare to weave their magic with wool and needle and paint and brush.
Jackie planned to paint and Karin was going to needlefelt a bear, like her Mary and Emily bears. The norty weasels and other small felt creatures were also going to make an appearance at some point.
I then spent a little while looking around the Mill.
The Mill also has two lovely cats :) here is one of them.
Fabulous views and such a beautiful day :)
Back inside I met a new friend ( hello Diane) and we chatted and drank more coffee. Someone came with books for Jackie to sign and she had the most beautiful black cat with her, on a lead. This gorgeous cat liked Jackie. Very much indeed. You can tell Jackie loves cats as well. Her cats have their own blog and calender and books written about them :)
If you are familiar with Karen's work you will know there are norty weasels who create mayhem in her studio, usually with lots of chocolate stealing involved. The weasles were lurking around the gallery and yes, causing mayhem, especially later 0n near the chocolate.
Jackie and Karin, working. Cake was involved!
At the end of the afternoon Karin had made a beautiful bear and Jackie had painted a beautiful bear. I had drunk excellent coffee, chatted to friends old and new and bought lots of lovely things, including some books to add to my Jackie Morris collection, all signed by Jackie. I also had some lovely memories of a great afternoon spent in the company of two very lovely and very talented artists, one with fibre and animation, the other with words and paint and camera. I also got to cuddle Tiger, Emily and Mary and have my photo taken with Mary
Solva Woollen Mill is hosting the launch of Jackie's new book in September and I hope to be able to go to that event as well.