A day out was organised by Wendy to Unison Pastels in Thorneyburn Northumberland (see Links page). A tour of the pastel factory, with explanation of the process of refining colours, and demonstration of forming the pastels was followed by a chance to try out the huge colour range.
Members were impressed by the care and creativity involved, and delighted to find a 'world class' business in beautiful, rural Northumberland.
The group travelled on to Falstone for picnic lunch, and en plain air sketching on the banks of the North Tyne. The unusually hot summer day was rounded up by tea and biscuits at Ian and Judy's cottage in the village.