Cornwall Living

Inspired By Home

We meet local textile designer Claire Armitage, one of 232 artists exhibiting at this year’s Open Studios event.

From the 23rd-31st May, Cornwall experiences a week of creativity like no other, when artists across the county open their studio doors to the public. This year no fewer than 232 artists are taking part from all over the county.

Textiles designer, Claire Armitage, is just one of this talented group. She takes her inspiration from the landscape surrounding her studio in West Penwith. Fascinated by the stories that can be told in textiles, Claire captures the narrative of the Cornish countryside in silk scarves, brooches and purses.

She says: “My style is all about blending the elegant and traditional with contemporary colours and designs. In doing so, I hope to create pieces that are timeless, that can be kept.”

 

 

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    We meet local textile designer Claire Armitage, one of 232 artists exhibiting at this year’s Open Studios event. From the 23rd-31st May, Cornwall experiences a week of creativity like no other, when artists across the county open their studio doors to the public. This year no fewer than 232 artists are taking part from all over the county.

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  • Home Sweet Home

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