Saturday 5 August 2023

Exhibition Days Away 2

In my previous post we had arrived in Ruthin.  The next morning after breakfast at Wetherspoons we had a wander around the town.

We were amazed to find that the public are allowed to wander freely around the grounds of the Ruthin Castle Hotel.

The Gatehouse

We moved on to the Ruthin Craft Centre to see the exhibitions there.  There was one room dedicated to the textile work of Matthew Harris.

And in a much larger space the exhibition Natural (Re)Sources which had work from 14 artists using a variety of different materials.

Work by Claire Benn

We then travelled to Ellesmere.   We had visited the town once with my parents but only remember viewing the Mere.  This time we walked along the canal and into the town.

After lunch at The Boathouse overlooking the Mere we drove towards Whitchurch, visiting Grindley Brook Locks on the way.

 We had a little walk around Whitchurch.

And then we drove home.

We packed a lot into our two days away!

Thanks for joining me today


  1. Gosh, so many lovely buildings to draw inspiration from. It looks like a lovely place to visit, and a great exhibition as well.
    Hope the rest of your FOQ time was enjoyable, it was grand to meet you and see your work close up. As suggested, I’ll have a look at your other fabric books here to draw inspiration for our Sussex Stitchers project.

    1. Yes the whole 4 days was a great success. Lovely to meet and chat with you


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