Friday, June 2, 2017

EAC Seminar 2017 - Rock, Needle, Scissors - Part 3

During seminar week, Fridays are always a free day. It's a day to relax and catch up with friends class work, some take a one day class and others take tour around the city we are visiting. Since I'd never been to Newfoundland, I decided to do a half day tour.

It was freezing cold but the view was amazing.

Cape Spear (video)

During the tour we stopped by an old house that was turned into a museum. I spotted this needlepoint firescreen.

We had a surprise waiting for us there: a lady demonstrating bobbin lace. Even bigger surprise, her name is Joyce and she is one of the seminar attendees. We'd all been seeing her around but none of us recognized her in her costume as the lady in the wheelchair always looking for a quiet spot to read.

Here is a video of her working (You need to open the post to play). That's Louise in the background talking about the different types of lace.

After the tour ended we went for lunch and my friend Louise mentioned she wanted to see Bunty's Umbrellas. We were all up for it, so away we went to the Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador. On the way there I noticed a bakery with a funny name: Rocket Bakery. I jokingly told Louise we should stop by there on the way back to pick up some food for supper. So anyways, we finally get to the craft council and start looking around their gallery, they had some really nice pieces.

But no umbrellas! We ask around and it turns out that Bunty's umbrellas were currently being exhibited at a bakery called the Rocket Bakery lol So we turned back around and walked back to the bakery. The umbrellas were really quite pretty. I only took pictures of my favorites, but I really wish we could have gotten a closer look.

We went back to the residence and since we played hooky that day we had a massive amount of homework to finish for next day. Someone forgot to tell the teachers that Friday was a day of rest :P But more on that later...


  1. You had a fun day out. How lovely for Joyce to surprise you with her lacemaking and how funny that the umbrellas were in the first place you saw! Great excuse to buy some cakes.

  2. A lovely day - and a bonus to have two reasons to visit the Rocket Bakery!

  3. What a lovely way to spend your time off! It looks really beautiful. I, always fascinated by hand made umbrellas, and what a great excuse to go to the bakery!

  4. Great that you were able to explore while you were there. Did you get a chance to eat a lot of seafood?