Cyanotype Lampshades

Cyanotype Lampshades
Sun Printed Honesty Lampshades

Monday 21 December 2015

Happy Christmas !

With the Winter Solstice tomorrow we need all the light and twinklyness we can get over these long dark days, so my tree and candles are ready  
These years addition to the tree is the pink home made snowflakes inspired by Kate Rusby !

Friday 18 December 2015

Granite Elements

Great news we have been successful to get funding for our Project called Granite Elements, which is through Moor Than Meets the Eye Landscape Partnership funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund. 

We will be running a series of walks along the iconic Granite Tramway and linked workshops during the next two years leading to a series of Exhibitions and events - it all starts soon ! 

Wednesday 2 December 2015

Silk Painting Gift Voucher

I am now doing Gift Vouchers that can easily be given as a present.
This includes the days Silk Painting workshop, use of equipment, refreshments, a Home made lunch and a 45cm piece of Silk all for £30 , I think it is a lovely present!

Wednesday 18 November 2015

Make a special Christmas Present !

2 Silk Painting workshops available in time for Christmas 
Saturday 28 November and Saturday 5 December , other days available by arrangement for groups of 2 or more 

10.30 - 3.30 £25 including a Tasty home made lunch 
All the  equipment is provided , Silk is available to buy on the day depending on what you want to do, Scarves, ties, cushions or squares of silk

Booking from 01626 833130 

Wednesday 14 October 2015

Making Flags for Bovey Tracey

We are back in the Town Hall making Flags on Thursday 15, Friday 16 and Saturday 17 October , there are even more dates in November . 
Do come in and see what is happening and please let me know if you would like a flag there is still time !

Thursday 1 October 2015

Flags for Ilsington

We had a busy day sewing in the Village Hall with lots of local organisations Ilsington Primary School and  Preschool, The Flower Show, The Village Hall, The Playing Fields et al Here they are at the Play park, rumour has it they will all be up tomorrow for the Harvest Festival ! 
Ilsington Village Flags

Thursday 10 September 2015

The Tin Shed Studio

This is the third year the Tin Shed has been open for Devon Open Studios and it evolves all the time , it is looking particularly luscious this year, I have my wonderful Flags and silk painted and dyed cushions and scarves , as well as Smoke fired pods

Lovely photo of my flags taken by Mei Lim 

Sunday 23 August 2015

Tin Shed Studio

 The Tin Shed Studio Venue 111 Devon Open Studios 2015

Friends of the Tin Shed Studio gather again to display their diverse range of artworks, something for everybody ! 
Open 11- 6 
Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September 
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September 
Thursday 17 11- 8 Open evening 
Friday 18 Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September 
Hope to see you there ! 

Joanie Sutcliffe Jewellery

Bertie by Sally Anderson

Electri-city Olympic Table by Ben Yates

Thursday 16 July 2015

Textile Workshops in Bovey Tracey

I am offering Textile Workshops in my new Studio
Silk Painting
Flag Making
Bunting making

Bespoke workshops to suit you, available for small groups. All equipment provided and Materials provided 
Booking from 07766342723

Monday 13 July 2015

Sculpture TRAIL in Teignmouth

I put up my Flag  called 'Harnessing the Wind' outside TAAG this morning with the help of Gareth with his ladder and drills - Thank you Liz for sorting his help out! 

TRAIL stands for Trail Recycled Art in Landscape which is in its 11th year and runs this year from Sunday 19 July to Sunday 30 August with Sculptures placed in the flower beds along the seafront .
Harnessing the Wind Flag outside TAAG as part of TRAIL

Wednesday 1 July 2015

Flag and Banner making workshop

Flag and banner making workshop
Monday 6 July
10 am-4 pm, Woodland Centre, Yarner Wood, near Bovey Tracey

Join the Moor than meets the eye team for a FREE workshop with local artist Bridget Arnold to learn some of the skills and techniques needed to make fabric flags and banners.
The workshop will look at inspiration, design, materials and construction. By the end of the workshop you will have tried your hand at some of the skills and techniques involved and created a banner representing Dartmoor’s heritage which will be used across the Moor than meets the eye scheme.
As part of the workshop you will also make a pennant using all the techniques learned, to take away with you.
Andy Bailey, Moor than meets the eye Community Officer, said: Flags and banners are a great way to advertise and promote your heritage projects. Taking an arts approach can draw people in and help the whole community take part and learn about heritage through the process of creating artwork.
Moor than meets the eye are also looking for volunteers to help carry the finished banner at an event to mark the first year of the scheme on July 14 this year.
The workshop is free and all materials and equipment will be provided. Due to the popularity of these events it is essential that you book your place.  Please contact Andy on 01822 890903 or email
Moor than meets the eye is a Heritage Lottery Funded scheme which is helping people to discover the Dartmoor Story.

Photo of Bridget Arnold taken by Mei Lim Photographer

Monday 29 June 2015

Additional Date for Silk Painting

There is an extra day Tuesday 7 July available for a silk painting workshop 

booking from

Laura's first Silk painting of Iris

Tuesday 16 June 2015

Sun Printing with Silk Painting

There are plenty of opportunities for Silk painting workshops coming up 
with the chance to try Sun Printing out on Silk too. 

A couple of  spaces available on Wednesday 24 June 
Then Saturdays available in July are
Saturday 11 July 
Saturday 25 July 
Bespoke days are available by arrangement for groups of 2 or more - just ask ! 

Wednesday 10 June 2015

Flag Workshops

A days workshop to make your own unique colourful  flag , including all materials and use of equipment £75 Tasty home made Lunch and Refreshments 
Suitable for Families with tuition for beginners on using a sewing machine
Saturday 27 June 
or dates to be arranged privately
Booking for your bespoke day contact

Monday 1 June 2015

New Workshop

My new workshop is now ready for action , first Flag workshop to be held in there tomorrow for people to make their own smaller unique flags. 

Monday 11 May 2015

2 June Flag Workshop

I am running a Flag making workshop on Tuesday 2 June in Bovey Tracey Town Hall 10 - 4 
All Materials are provided , Drinks available £50 for the day 
This is for you to come and make a smaller flag of your own unique design 
Limited numbers. Bring your own sewing machine if you have one 
Booking from Bridget 07766342723

Wednesday 22 April 2015

Flags go up !

The Flags are going up in Bovey Tracey on Friday 1 May to tie with the May celebrations taking place in the Town , There will be an article in the Mid Devon Advertiser this Friday telling you more 

Thursday 16 April 2015

Next Silk Painting Workshops

The next Silk Painting workshop dates are 
Friday 8 May and Saturday 9 May 

Wednesday 8 April 2015

Silk Painting Workshop

There are spaces still on Friday 10 April Workshop if you are interested let me know on

Monday 30 March 2015

Flag making Workshop

I am running a Flag making workshop on Tuesday 2 June in Bovey Tracey Town Hall 10 - 4 
All Materials are provided , Drinks available £50 for the day 
This is for you to come and make a smaller flag of your own unique design 
Limited numbers. Bring your own sewing machine if you have one 
Booking from Bridget 07766342723

Monday 23 March 2015

School Residency at Haytor

I had fun with Feniton Primary School  making Flags about The Moors last week during their stay up near Haytor at Broadleas Residential Centre.

Friday 6 March 2015

Bovey Tracey Flag Project

The last few days of the Bovey Tracey Flag Project are next week 
Saturday 14, Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 March making flags for the centre of Bovey Tracey in the Town Hall 10 - 4 each day 

Some wonderful flags are already completed to add to those made last year and make Bovey Tracey look even more amazing through the Summer 

Quality Dentists made by Linda 

Monday 9 February 2015

Next Silk Painting Workshops

The next dates for Silk Painting workshops are Saturday 14 February, Friday 20 February, Saturday 21 February
Then Friday 6 March, Saturday 7 March 
Friday 27 March and Saturday 28 March 
Any other dates can also be made by arrangement for groups of 2 or more 
Contact Bridget for more details

Friday 16 January 2015

Flag Workshops 2015

The next batch of workshops  are due to start on Saturday 17 January then Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 January 

I am at the Town Hall all those days from 10 until 4 anyone interested in getting involved do drop in to see what is happening 
Wow aren't they all amazing!