Guest Maker: Laura Mirjami - Textile Artist + Illustrator - Sat 10 Nov 2018 -Sun 06 Jan 2019

Craft shop. Open daily, 10am - 5.30pm

Laura is the creator of 'Bilberry Woods' a fairytale land of animal characters.

'Bilberry Woods animals are resourceful, kind and imaginative. They love to come together over food and drink with some light-hearted gossip'. Each animal’s story illustrates something of life’s ups and downs. For example Mika The Mouse loves organising parties for every occasion thus reminding us how even the smallest events are worth celebrating. Or Onni The Polar Bear who moved to Bilberry Woods to open a Bed & Breakfast, as he wanted a different life from the one he was born into.
Laura is writing and illustrating all the stories, twenty-six in total, one for each character.
Currently, the actual characters are brought to life in 3D as high quality crafted paperweights, handmade from felt (made from plastic bottles), filled with recycled polyester and recycled steel.

Laura has a BA Hons Degree in art restoration, and she is also a trained re-upholsterer. She has run her own business for 12 years, and her career in arts and crafts has ranged from working for The Queen to selling thousands of animal paperweights in over 25 countries including Liberty in London. Laura grew up in Finland and currently lives in the Cotswolds with her partner, a fellow artist, their son and a Jack Russell terrier.

All artwork is for sale. Call us for more details and prices 01626 832223

View more about Laura's work and news on INSTAGRAM: @bilberrywoods and TWITTER: @mirjamidesign

Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF

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Image: felted mice handmade by Laura Mirjani