Archive for May, 2017

Llwyn Celyn Visit 25th May 2017

May 26, 2017

It’s Volunteer Week at Llwyn Celyn – students and volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are busy with activities such as re-ponting walls of the outhouses, dry-stone walling and carpentry, using traditional tools and materials.  In the searing temperatures, the atmosphere there today was very relaxed and congenial.

 

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The tarpaulin has been removed to reveal the main building in its re-pointed and limewashed splendour

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Re-pointing the South Barn

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Removing old beams from the Beast House, swallows everywhere

 

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Inside the house,  I took a rubbing from the material called wood wall, made from layers of recycled thin slices of wood, which acts as insulation, sound-proofing and allows for air circulation, like the old wattle and  daub. Amazing stuff. I like the pattern of it, and the round rivets which pin it in place. One to add to the big drawing no.2.

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Pattern from the new plaster walls

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A different type of woven wood panel with larger pieces. A rubbing with chalk onto black tissue paper

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The colours of traces of old paper and plaster on the bedroom wall upstairs

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Still Life with Digger

Excavating the west wall behind the Solar Range part of the house

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