And if, like me, you believed that felt was limited in its use to making small things like hats, slipper and cutesy items to sell at a local bazaar, think again. Please watch this video that shows artist Rose Tydeman talking about her exhibition 'The Joy of Soft' . She's one of the artists, who rents studio space at Dame Hannah's. We were told that this beautiful grandfather clock was made to commemorate her engagement. If you love it, have the funds and the space to display such an intricately decorated statement piece, it can be yours for the asking price of £2,800.
Other shops on site include one that sells retro goods which caught my interest but sadly this was closed. Fortunately the cake shop, that has an amazing array of delectable treats, was open and this provided Louis' pudding.
Strictly a visit to Hannah's at Seale Hayne wouldn't constitute a full day out unless you were attending an event or training day. See their website for details. However, this magnificent building with extensive grounds that was first a military hospital for shell shock victims during WW1 and then for many years an agricultural college is well worth popping into as part of a day out in the vicinity of Newton Abbot.