Exmouth's A la Ronde reveals latest object of the month

SAND and seaweed collected from Exmouth beach could have been used to create pictures on display at Exmouth's National Trust property, A la Ronde.

SAND and seaweed collected from Exmouth beach could have been used to create pictures on display at Exmouth's National Trust property, A la Ronde.

Every month the house features an object of the month, and in July five pictures created by A la Ronde former occupants, Jane and Mary Parminter are on display.

The rustic scenes are created on a watercolour surface using sand, seaweed and mica.

A la Ronde spokeswoman Salli Carr-Griffin said: "Unlike ladies pastimes of the day, such as featherwork or quilling, there is little evidence that using such materials was widespread.

"Jane and Mary were already using shells as a creative medium, so quite possibly, after a stroll along the esplanade at Exmouth, they may have decided sand and seaweed would be an exciting alternative.