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  Vitalise Visit
  Vitalise arranges holidays and activities for the visually impaired and blind and their guides from all over the country. They have been to Shute Farm Studio on many occasions to pursue different forms of Art.

This time the group of 13 created Christmas wreaths and table decorations. It was a day that proved joyful and inspiring in every way and was echoed with laughter throughout. Our awareness of their sensitivity to touch and smell was an enriching experience for us all. Every one of us was impressed by the professional results achieved by the group.

Margaret Banks, the Tutor, a local farmer’s daughter, has been collecting holly and evergreen from Green Farm, a part of Shute Farm Studio, for the past 40 years. She makes wreaths in the traditional manner to sell at local markets during the Christmas period. Margaret is ably assisted by Daphne Mortlock, whose expertise in designing and making Christmas decorations is invaluable.
A Somerset ploughman’s lunch was provided and the day was concluded by attending the Advent candlelit service at Wells Cathedral. The day ended in laughter, as it had begun, with Lloyd the young guide dog chasing Louis the Cathedral cat; the cat perched on the lectern just out of reach of his pursuer, the congregation took this all in good part!


A wonderful beginning to our Christmas preparations!





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