Walking Group – Week 9: Pollock Park

Walking Group – Week 9 - Pollock Park

The walking group was somewhat decreased in size last week and the main cause of this was most probably the weather. It was cold, wet and miserable so it was only a small number of brave and hardy walkers that made it along to Pollok Park.

Brave and hardy they may have been, but they didn’t hang about in the great outdoors for long before taking shelter in the Burrell museum where they were met by Grant and Louise who were ready to deliver a weaving taster workshop. They took the group to see a few of the woven pieces on display and talked about their history and how they were made before going to the education room for a demonstration of a more simple method of making woven pieces.

It wasn’t long before everyone in the group was happily weaving away and completely absorbed! Grant and Louise were great company and had some very interesting stories to tell.

This was the walking group’s second visit to Pollok Park and both times the weather has prevented more than a short walk. Perhaps another visit will allow for greater exploration outdoors but if not, then another visit to the Burrell before it closes for repairs next year would be very welcome.

For more information about the Burrell Collection Museum visit http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/burrell-collection/pages/default.aspx

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