Drawn to the Valley is a group of artists based around the Tamar Valley – an area of outstanding natural beauty. Amongst other events, we hold an ‘Open Studios’ event annually.
I won’t be opening my studio for 2019, but plan to be open in 2020.
Roughly every other year since I joined the group, I’ve particiated from my home in Peter Tavy, near Tavistock.
It was in Peter Tavy that I’d learnt to weave, as a founder member of Peter Tavy weaving/spinning and dyeing guild. As my hobby began to take over space in our home, and I embarked on a college weaving course, my husband built me my own little weaving studio.
With a view over the garden, and beyond to Dartmoor there was plenty to inspire me there, and during Open Studios I pitched a tent to give me extra space.
2015 was the last time I took part in Open Studios there- just a few days before moving to Plymouth. In fact, as we had begun to pack the contents of the house I was able to hold it in our home instead of the garden.
It was a fantastic – if a little emotional – way of ending 20 happy years of living there.
Since moving to Plymouth I have opened my studio at home on 2 occasions as part of DTTV Plymouth Art trail.