Cyanotype Lampshades

Cyanotype Lampshades
Sun Printed Honesty Lampshades

Friday 20 December 2013

New Year Workshops

Dates for Silk Painting in the New Year are Saturday 11 January and Saturday 18 January 
(Friday 24 is now fully booked) then Saturday 1 February as well. Bookings from
£25 includes  the use of all the equipment and a lovely Tasty home made Lunch !
You could always treat a friend to a workshop as a Christmas Present. Gift Cards are now available.

Trusham Church Nativity Banner

Saturday 30 November 2013

Wild Silk Workshop

A busy Wild Silk workshop in Bideford yesterday at the Burton Gallery 

Friday 22 November 2013

Paint your House !!

I have some really talented ladies coming to my workshops - This is a Silk Painting of Helen's House. Can't wait to see it framed ! 

Tuesday 19 November 2013

Flags by Bridget

I have created a new facebook page called Flags by Bridget so that I can tell the story of the Flags where they have been created and where they are going to be shown. 
I have some great new photos taken by Mei Lim as well to celebrate them. Please like my new page and share it with your friends. Thank you 

Bridget at Mei Lim's in shaldon

Wednesday 6 November 2013

Wild Silk at the Burton Art Gallery

Friday 29 November I am running a Wild Silk Workshop at the Burton Art Gallery

As part of the exhibition In Stitches Bideford and Tarka Quilt Groups 

Next Silk Painting Dates

The next dates for Silk Painting that are available are Saturday 30 November and Saturday 7 December, come and make your Christmas cards and presents - or even a Nativity Banner!
 Trusham Church Nativity Silk Painting

Thursday 31 October 2013

The Big Draw in Yarner Wood

Hi Just a quick reminder that Friday 1 November is the Big Draw in Yarner Wood , in the Woodland Centre Andy and I will be there from 10am to 3pm
Come and Explore Dartmoor's Treasures and Draw them Big  , Hot Chocloate and Charcoal making, For Families and for Free!

Friday 25 October 2013

Spaces on Silk Painting

A couple of spaces have materialised on Silk Painting this Saturday 26 October , due to illness 
There are also a couple of spaces on Saturday 2 November still going.
My New Cake has been voted the best ever , so worth coming just to try it!
                    I have started making my Christmas Cards , printing onto Microwaved dyed silk 

Sunday 20 October 2013

New Flag !

A  new flag, made out of slightly thicker rip stop, so a bit of an experiment to see how it works.Also made to replace the one that disappeared from my garden this week ! Did it blow away ? or did it walk away ?
Flag by Bridget

Great Lantern Procession

The Great Lantern Procession went really well a good night was had by all and the Dartmoor Harmony singers were amazing !

Friday 18 October 2013

Silk Banner for Church

Another exciting day with the ladies from Trusham , who planned to make a large Silk banner to go into the Church in Trusham for Christmas , Well they have done all the pieces , now over to them to put it all together. It will look fabulous !

Saturday 5 October 2013

Workshops Price increase

Just to give prior warning that my Silk Painting Workshop prices increase from the end October. So the workshop on Saturday 2 November will be at the new price structure.  
It will now be £25 for the workshop and Tasty home made lunch - still a bargain! 
Squidgy Lemon and Ginger cake voted best cake yet! 

Sunday 29 September 2013

Next Silk Painting Dates Free

After a couple of busy workshops learning some new techniques and everyone working really hard to achieve amazing things , there is a bit of a break for Shadow Screen workshops then the next dates  for Silk Painting workshops are :-
Saturday 26 October and Saturday 2 November 
Dawn creating her masterpiece !

Tuesday 24 September 2013

Lantern Workshop

Drop in Family Workshop. Come and help make Lanterns and Shadow Pictures Family Workshop for the Lantern Procession on Saturday 19 October 

at the Pavilion Bovey Tracey School , 10- 3  Saturday 12 October 

Friday 20 September 2013

New Design Flag

I visited Julia Vella's Lovely Open Studio this morning Number 88 in Highweek ,Newton Abbot open for 2 more days She inspired me so much I came home and made a new flag in her style but with a few embellishments , such a  fun flag to make ! I Love it for its simplicity!
New Design Fun Flag!

Thursday 19 September 2013

Tin Shed in the Herald Express

Mei Lim's Tin Shed is now famous (or Infamous?) There is an article in the Herald Express Property section about her wonderful creation, you may even spot a small flag in the pictures !
Tin Shed and Small Flag
Venue 103 of Devon Open Studios  is open every day 11- 6 until Sunday 22 September , then open by appointment only.

Tuesday 17 September 2013

Festive Flags in the Wood

Butterfly Flags
The Edge Sculpture Trail at Heathercombe, Manaton is on until Sunday 29 September , closed on Mondays otherwise 11- 5.30 Daily. 
There are also small hand held festive flags for  sale in the Gallery by the Tea rooms. 

Wednesday 11 September 2013

Shaldon Riverside Studio

Shaldon Riverside Studio or otherwise known as the Tin Shed !

There is now a collection of my 'Festive Flags' for sale at Mei's fabulous new studio as part of Devon Open Studios , Venue 103 open every day 11-6. It is well worth a visit just to see the venue and then the added bonus of inspiring art as well!
River Teign Flags

Saturday 7 September 2013

Lily-Faith Fabulous Open Studio

We went to visit Lily in Mary Sumner's House and Studio that is open during the Devon Open Studios 
Wow , you have to go and visit, the whole place is amazing, buzzing with colour and vibrancy with the  3 Artists, Rachel Sumner is there as well, who all work with Colour so well. It is an experience not to be missed ! You can download the brochure from 

Friday 6 September 2013

Tin Shed Flag

I just made a flag to celebrate Mei Lim finishing her 'Tin Shed' in time for the Devon Open Studios Venue 103 in Shaldon - a must if you are on the Open Studios Trail ! See it there from Tomorrow 7 September 
Water Flag designed by Kirsten Holmes with additions of Mei's halo !

Thursday 5 September 2013

'The Edge' Heathercombe

Heathercombe is looking wonderful , it is  great to be back exhibiting there after a year out last year. This is my first showing of the range of Butterfly Flags that I have been making and others The Edge Sculpture Exhibition is open from 7- 29 September 11- 5.30 Daily ( closed Mondays)
Opening Event Saturday 7 September I am there from 2-5 demonstrating making Flags 
Butterfly Flags at Heathercombe

Sunday 1 September 2013

Busy Flag Workshop !

The Flag Workshop at St Thomas was really busy, 11 flags got made which will go up the week before the Festival on September 14, so look out for them in Cowick street  Exeter

Kirsten's Beautiful Flag

Happy Flag Makers!

Friday 23 August 2013

Septembers Silk Painting Workshops

The next dates so far for September are Saturday 21 and Saturday 28 September

Angela's Fabulous Scarf

I am getting lots of requests for other day workshops in the week from so there will probably be other dates available as  well so keep in touch.

Tuesday 20 August 2013

Saturday 17 August 2013

Wild Art ! Clay Workshop

Friday 23 August 10-12 
Clay Family Workshop £5 per person 

Come and make Fairy houses and doors or places that small creatures live.
Wild Art at East Dartmoor NNR Woodland Centre at Yarner Wood
Bookings from 07766342723
Clay Workshop

Sunday 11 August 2013

Summer Silk Painting

This is the best bit of Summer, Silk painting workshops outside in the garden, creating fabulous extra large shawls , I think Irene's mother in law will love her present !
Next dates for Courses for September are Sunday 8 September and Saturday 21 September so far, if there any requests for more courses just contact me and I will arrange another date.

Saturday 10 August 2013

St Thomas, Exeter Flag Workshop

Breaking news! A Flag workshop is happening in St Thomas Church Hall in Exeter on Saturday 31 August 
9.30 - 3.30 The workshop is free, There will be yummy refreshments available. 
Come and help make a flag , come for  half a day if that is all the time you have!
We will be making  , with your help, fabulous colourful flags for the Community Festival on September 14 
a sewing machine is involved 
Booking from Bridget

Tuesday 6 August 2013

Heathercombe 'Edge 'Flag Workshop

As part of the Devon Open Studios I am showing some Flags at 'Edge' at  Heathercombe, Sculpture Exhibition running from 7- 29 September
During the Opening Event on 7 September I will be running a Flag Making workshop to make a Flag on site next to the Gallery opposite the Tea Rooms. 


Saturday 3 August 2013

Sunshine Flag!

Sammy and his lovely grandma Jenny came and made flags at my studio, Sammy chose to make a Happy Sunshine Face , They had so much  fun, learning how the different sewing machines worked and how to control them, that they even took some more rip stop home to make another one ! 

Tuesday 30 July 2013

Wild Art at Yarner Wood

Fridays are Wild Art mornings at East Dartmoor NNR Yarner Wood in the Woodland Centre
10-12 £5 per child
Starting with Flag making on Friday 2 August
We will be using sewing Machines 

Bookings from Bridget 07766342723

Dragon Fly Flag

Monday 29 July 2013

Communal Effort at Hatherleigh

The workshop Source to Sea at Hatherleigh on Saturday was very successful with over 300 people visiting the Old Schools to look at the Exhibition and take part in putting their mark on the banner - A fantastic job by workshop leader Naomi Hart and helpers Suzy Maxwell and Patricia Lomax

Monday 22 July 2013

National Dragonfly Week

I heard that it is National Dragonfly week , I thought that was worth a celebration, so a new flag emerged , have you ever looked at how long it takes for a dragonfly to emerge as an adult ? In large species it can take 2- 3 years from egg to adult!
Dragonfly Flag

Saturday 20 July 2013

Stunning Butterflies

Another great silk painting day spent with the lovely ladies from Trusham, they all achieved great things including this stunning Butterfly scarf, not that I am into Butterflies at all!!!

Tuesday 16 July 2013

From Source to Sea at Hatherleigh

From Source to Sea – Create a giant communal painting

Facilitated by Devon Artists Network

Cost – Free
Venue – Old Schools
Age Group – Family
Time – All Day Saturday
Join Naomi Hart to help create a giant communal painting based on the Lew and Torridge Rivers, from source to sea, highlighting their ecology and wildlife.
This can include settlements, towns, water, rocks, the river banks, plants, fish, animals found by the water (represented as animals or by their tracks in the mud), roundhouses, stone rows, cairns, burial mounds and rituals and the finished painting will represent a cultural and ecological ‘map’ of the rivers and their surroundings.
The workshop can be loosely structured with people ‘dropping-in’ to paint a small section.  As the canvas will be large, around 5metres long by 1.5m wide, several people can work on it all at the same time – up to 20 at a time.
As the painting skills needed are basic, all ages can join in and either work on one bit together or separate parts of the river.  There will be visual material available for people to respond to if they don’t know the river well.
The public/participants will learn about mixing paint colours, mark making, teamwork and about different ways to represent things in the real world. They will also learn about the geography, geology, history and ecology of the area and see how people and the river fit into the environment.

Sunday 14 July 2013

Fun Silk Workshop

Saturday was a fun workshop with the sun blasting down on us, it was a good opportunity to do some shibori tying and dying , it dried in no time ! The next workshop in August is Saturday 10 looking forward to it to do some more experimenting- do you think the sun will still be shining?

Tuesday 9 July 2013

Butterfly conservation !

Mary Harald who is a volunteer with the Butterfly Conservation Society borrowed my Butterfly flags for an Open day on Saturday at A la Ronde near Exmouth. I was glad to help make the stand look more colourful

Sunday 7 July 2013

Fishy Flag Time!

Charlotte and I made two fishy Flags to brighten up  the Devon Guild of Craftsmen Court Yard
as part of the Flag Making Demonstration

Thursday 4 July 2013

Flag Making Demo

Saturday 6 July we will be at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen making Flags like
these ones that were made at QE School, so they can go up in the Courtyard to brighten it up

Fabulous Flags

Here are a few of the flags made at QE school that are up now, they look amazing !
Turtle Flag!

Sunday 30 June 2013

Stunning Silk Scarf

Another great day yesterday Silk Painting at my studio
Dawn made this 90 cm square scarf with Orchids painted onto it, isn't it fabulous?!
Stunning Silk Scarf by Dawn
The next dates for Silk Painting workshops are Saturday 13 July and Saturday 20 July with a couple of spaces free on both of those dates at the moment. 

Friday 28 June 2013

Silk Painting Workshops

I have a couple of spaces free for Silk painting this Saturday 29 June 10.30 - 3.30 , There are also spaces on Saturday 13 July. 
It would be good to do some larger scarves if the weather is good this be done outside I have some 180 cm Chiffon scarves that would be lovely for wearing on a summers day !

Beautiful Sunflower Scarf by Dawn 

Tuesday 11 June 2013

Bovey Tracey Youth Cafe Flags

A photo opportunity arrived during the Craft Festival of the girls from Bovey Tracey Youth Cafe with the flags the young people had made during the flag workshops , they were busy with their collecting tins raising money for their Youth Cafe.( I am not sure who the gorilla was with?)
Bovey Tracey Youth Cafe 

Saturday 8 June 2013

Children's Tent at Festival

The Devon Artist Network Japanese Stab Book workshop at the Contemporary Craft Festival is open to families Saturday and Sunday 10- 5 this weekend 8 and 9 June 
Come along and make your own book 

Sunday 2 June 2013

Contemporary Craft Festival

I went into the Bovey Tracey Youth Cafe and helped make some flags with the young people to go up during the Craft Festival, Sarah put this photo in a press release that went into the Mid Devon advertiser as part of the campaign of raising funds for the Youth Cafe
Bridget making Flags in the Youth Cafe