The working farm where the workshops are held is just stunning. Surrounded by green fields, the most wonderful farmhouse, cafe, shop and workrooms.
It was enchanting at every turn...
Jo, who owns Cowslip couldn't have been more welcoming or helpful.
and the cafe/restaurant served the most delicious food!
My friend and I enrolled on a weekend workshop with Julie Arkell - maker of all things wonderful!
She brought along a few Julie Arkell friends to show us and then gave us some basic instructions on how to start with dry papier mache.
So the first step was to make the basic design of your chosen creation in papier mache, and lots of creatures were born!
Have a guess what I tried to do!
After two days of hard but wonderful days of work the table was full of wonderful papier mache creations..
and I came home with another bear to add to the collection!