Three Things; Treasury – after Wirral Open Studio Tour 2015

Wirral Open Studio 2015

A HUGE thanks to everyone who came down and supported us on our second Wirral Open Studio Tour. We had a great weekend and despite the less than rosy weather forecast not a drop of rain fell on us. Kris, being Kris, kept a tally of visitors for the event and we had about 85 or so on the Saturday and about 115 on the Sunday which is excellent.

Shore Cottage Studio

The studio was packed at times and we only managed to snap a few pics when the going was relatively quiet. Here are Sue and Laura talking to some visitors who came on last year’s tour too.

Sue Barnes' stitched panels

Sue Showcased some of her more unusual works including these stitched panels made from hand dyed and stitched fabric pieces hand sewn together into life sized dress pattern pieces.

Sue Barnes' Castaways

Sue also showed her Castaway project – here dolls rescued from charity shops and markets are dressed in bespoke couture from Sue including flotsam and jetsam ad hand dyed fabrics.

Shore Cottage Studio Thurstaston


A view down the studio towards Sue’s textile area.

Shore Cottage Studio

The ‘gallery’ wall with framed pieces from Kris, Sue and Laura – about 1/3 of the work you can see here was sold over the weekend including Kris’ large turquoise driftwood backed flock of oystercatchers which was much admired by many but eventually went home with John who came across the studio by accident whilst out for a walk!

Laura talking to visitors

Laura chatting to visitors and look – sunshine in the background!

Kris Heath in Shore Cottage Studio

Kris in the studio on the morning of Saturday, the calm before the storm.


A huge thanks also goes out to the organisers of the Wirral Open Studio Tourwho work so hard to coordinate a disparate group of artists and makers into a coherent tour.

Did you visit? We’d love to see pics of any works you bought now hanging in their intended places if you have time.