Bridget Arnold reviews

4 Oct 22'

Jeanette reviewed: Sun-printed lampshade making workshops in Devon

"Really enjoyed the process, such a lovely treat to do something for myself. Bridget was lovely and helpful … highly recommend the course to learn a new skill and just be creative x"

Bridget Arnold responded:

" Thanks Jeanette you created a very lovely lampshade and I hope you will have found somewhere good to put it in your new home "

4 Aug 22'

Maggie Rosier reviewed: Sun printing workshop in Devon

"Having never managed cyanotype printing very successfully at home, it was very worthwhile and enjoyable having Bridget to guide me clearly through the process. She gives excellent tuition in the basic cyanotype techniques - resulting in a variety of sun prints, that I am very happy with. Thank you. "

1 Jun 22'

Cath Holmes reviewed: Sun printing workshop in Devon

"We enjoyed Bridget's sun printing course. We didn't really know what to expect & luckily as it was a sunny day & we got to try a variety of printing techniques out in the open air. We produced a range of samples & now I've seen what's possible, I'm keen to do more & try out other objects. It was also very interesting to learn about the history of sunprinting from Bridget."

25 Apr 22'

Lesley Garrick reviewed: Sun-printed lampshade making workshops in Devon

"A well organised course. Bridget was a knowledgable and patient tutor. Well explained. We both made two excellent lampshades which reinforced techniques. We enjoyed ourselves immensely and had B&B too which was great after a busy day. It was lovely to see Bridget’s work around the house lit up in its glory."

2 Apr 22'

Maryanne reviewed: Sun printing workshop in Devon

"A lovely day spent learning about sun printing and trying out the techniques. Came away with two fabric prints and four paper prints which are now on display at home. A welcoming and sociable atmosphere meant I really enjoyed the workshop."

26 Feb 22'

Emma reviewed: Silk painting workshops

"A great Christmas present for my Mum. The course was run for just 3 of us in Bridget's home, so the tuition was very clear. We came away with lovely silk scarves or cushions."

Bridget Arnold responded:

" Thank you for the review I hope you will enjoy using the Scarves and the Cushion"

26 Feb 22'

Elaine J reviewed: Sun-printed lampshade making workshops in Devon

"Bridget was well organised with equipment, materials, space and inspiration in a calm setting. Demonstrations were clear as were explanations and guidance. I am proud of the end product. A very creative, enjoyable day."

Bridget Arnold responded:

" Hi Elaine Thank you for the review Your Shade looks lovely in its New Home Thank you for sending a Photo I am very pleased it came out so well for you Enjoy ! Bridget"

26 Feb 22'

Linda reviewed: Sun-printed lampshade making workshops in Devon

"Thoroughly enjoyed Bridget's Cyanotype day and came home with two stunning lampshades, lovely cushion and a million ides. Bridget is a very competent and patient tutor and clearly has thought of everything. I will look forward to planning another trip as its such an uplifting day in itself, to see so many lovely examples of what is possible. Lovely lunch and chatter in the sunshine and will definitely consider giving the experience to friends for birthdays or Christmas. Thankyou for sharing such a lovely skill Bridget!"

Bridget Arnold responded:

" Thank you Linda It was a great day and you designed a couple of lovely Lampshades Hopefully see you again ??"

17 Aug 21'

Jane Bingham reviewed: Sun printing workshop in Devon

"Really fabulous and fascinating workshop. Lots of opportunities to practice and try out ideas. Plenty of useful resources. Gentle but straightforward teaching that gave great results. Thanks"

Bridget Arnold responded:

" Hi Jane Thank you for the lovely review . Glad you got home safely. It was a great day and you all achieved a lot in the time , it will be good to see what you do with your fabric pieces !! Enjoy and Thank you for coming on my workshop Bridget"

1 Jul 21'

Tracey Winsor reviewed: Sun-printed lampshade making workshops in Devon

"what a lovely day spent in beautiful surroundings, learning a new craft. Bridget was a very patient, supportive and encouraging tutor. I love the finished article and it has taken pride of place at home. Cake and lunchtime conversation was also rewarding... A great day off from the busyness of NHS working thank you Bridget"

Bridget Arnold responded:

" Thank you Tracey It was so great to be back making Lampshades again with you and your Mum. I would love to see your new Lampshade in its Happy New Home if you would like to send a photo please"

17 Oct 20'

Juliette Jackson reviewed: Sun-printed lampshade making workshops in Devon

"A lovely workshop delivered in a very friendly and covid sensible way. We loved testing the boundaries with the art a little - and Bridget let us explore new techniques, which was fun. We are really delighted with our shades and keen to learn more about the history of the technique."

Bridget Arnold responded:

" Thanks for the lovely review Juliette It is always fun seeing the new ideas people bring for their own lamp shades to the workshop ,everyone is able to bring their own ingredients to the mix , which keeps it fresh and interesting. Thank you for the photos of yours up in its new home ! Enjoy it !"

25 Mar 20'

Laura reviewed: Sun-printed lampshade making workshops in Devon

"A wonderful, memorable and sunny day - Bridget is a lovely, interesting and patient tutor, I enjoyed all the learning and doing, a fab lunch, and came away absolutely delighted and amazed with my lampshades which I've been showing off proudly to friends and family - thanks so much Bridget!"

Bridget Arnold responded:

" Hi Laura It seems so long ago already ! So pleased we did it when we did and that you can enjoy having them Thank you for the lovely review - cheered me up no end ! Bridget"

17 Mar 20'

Jane reviewed: Sun-printed lampshade making workshops in Devon

"Great fun, very productive, super delicious lunch and delighted with my lampshades. Thank you Bridget!"

Bridget Arnold responded:

" Thanks Jane It was a lovely day with you both Thanks for the kind Review"

2 Mar 20'

Bridget Deane reviewed: Sun-printed lampshade making workshops in Devon

"A really enjoyable workshop - almost two in one! Fascinating learning about the cyanograph printing process and then making up the lampshade. Thank you!"

15 Jun 19'

Jo. reviewed: Sun-printed lampshade making workshops in Devon

"A lovely workshop, good for small groups/pairs. A really enjoyable process and Bridget is a really easy going tutor, making for a really relaxing day. The lamps turn out better than you think they will. Lovely lunch too."

Bridget Arnold responded:

" Thanks Jo for the review, we were very lucky with the weather too, the first dry with a bit of sun shine day for ages !"

10 Apr 19'

fiona reviewed: Silk painting workshops

"I took my mother along as a Mother's Day present. It was a wonderful day and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Bridget's teaching encouraged us to be adventurous and we were pleasantly surprised by our efforts. The lunch of homemade soup, bread and cake was delicious.I'd definitely like to return."

Bridget Arnold responded:

" Hi Fiona Thank you for the review , I hope you have both been wearing your scarves and I hope to see you again sometime soon."

14 Oct 18'

Michelle, Jill & Jude reviewed: Sun printing workshop in Devon

"We all had a wonderful spent learning the techniques of sun printing. Bridget initially gave us a demonstration and then we were given lots of freedom to create the kind of prints we individually preferred. Bridget was on hand with lots of guidance and inspiration progressing us from printing on paper to material. The weather was wet and windy which made working in natural sun light outside impossible but we used lamps indoors and it did not seem to hamper us all from creating some really lovely pieces to take away with us. We all agreed we would love to do more courses with Bridget and will be signing up for silk painting in the Spring. Two of us travelled from Wiltshire and it was well worth it. A tasty lunch was provided. Thanks again Bridget."

20 Aug 18'

Sophia stark reviewed: Sun printing workshop in Devon

"Had a lovely relaxed day ,having fun learning the techniques of sun printing. Everything explained and easily understood . Cant wait to order the equiment and have fun creating !! Brillant day !!"

11 Aug 18'

kit Ealea reviewed: Silk painting workshops

"A great day for a really good birthday present . Bridget is very warm and friendly. She gives you lots of supports and tips to get you started on your piece of work. A delicious home cooked lunch ( soup and cake). Her partner is a chef."

Bridget Arnold responded:

" Thank you Kit for the lovely review !"

5 Aug 18'

Sandra Jones reviewed: Silk painting workshops

"Great fun. Everything provided, no pressure just lots of hints and tips and individual attention. Considering we also enjoyed a lively home made lunch it was spectacular value!"

26 Jun 18'

Norah reviewed: Sun printing workshop in Devon

"I took this course on 23 June 2018 - a hot, sunny day so no need for artificial light! Bridget gave clear demonstrations using different qualities of paper, then fabric. After each, we had a go ourselves, varying exposure times to assess results. Then we were let loose to go our own way, with Bridget’s advice and assistance. An excellent introduction to a process that gives loads of scope for further experimentation! Thank you Bridget."

28 Apr 18'

Jenna cox reviewed: Festival Flags and Banners using reverse appliqué

"I spent a very enjoyable day , learning a new skill, with expert tuition, lots of tea and nourishment, and produced a lovely banner of a Moon Gazing Hare. Thank you Bridget."

27 Mar 18'

Nikki Pop reviewed: Sun printing workshop in Devon

"I did the Sun Printing course on Saturday 24th March 2018. The course was such an enlightening experience for me, being a non artist ( I struggle with a straight line ) everything was clearly explained, Bridget even had a stand for the Sun that failed to appear all day! I achieved 5 pieces of work during the day and was so pleased with the results, I've already put my name down for another course and am starting to make a collection of goods so I can try my hand alone now that I have been given such a wonderful grounding in the art of Sun Printing. Thanks again Bridget x"

27 Jan 18'

Tina Townsend reviewed: Silk painting workshops

"I had a really great day. Bridget was a patient and friendly tutor. I produced something I was really proud of and am hooked . Goodbye acrylics. It’s fun forgiving and very effective . Will be doing it again for sure."

13 Feb 17'

Mandy reviewed: Silk painting workshops

"My daughter in law and I had a most enjoyable and creative day trying our hand at silk painting. Bridget demonstrated the technique clearly and provided advice in a relaxed way that allowed our individual styles to develop. We are both very pleased with our vibrant pieces! A tasty homemade light lunch was an added bonus! I would definitely recommend a silk painting workshop gift voucher as an alternative present suitable for all ages and abilities!"

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