Parker and Arrol was founded in 1998; it is a partnership between Meg Arrol (néeParker) and Winifrid Bradley (née Arrol).
Meg trained at the West of England College of Art, Bristol and ran ‘Meg Arrol handpainted silks’ from 1984 - 98.
Winifrid completed a BA in printed textiles at John Moores University, Liverpool followed by an MA at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Our strengths lie in our ability to draw and as colourists. We enjoy the variations that occur during handpainting; it's what makes each piece individual and enhances its charm.
We handpaint so that we can produce one-off designs economically without the constraints of setting up a print run.
We can match colours and designs but clients should be aware that each piece will vary due to the nature of handpainting.
On commissioning we work closely with the client, producing preliminary sketches. When those are approved we produce illustrations and fabric samples showing the completed work,and only once this is approved do we make the finished piece.
There will be a cost for visits, drawings and samples. However, if the design goes ahead these will be incorporated in the final fee. The cost is affected by the amount of detail not just the size and colour.
Due to carona there are no course dates available. Please keep an eye on the website for future dates.
Courses are available as above, please contact us for further information and dates.
Courses will cost £87.50 per person for the day (10am - 4.30pm) which includes all materials and a homemade lunch.
You will be able to make two items, e.g. a scarf and a cushion.
We have enough space for a maximum of 6 people. If you are a group of 4-6 people alternative dates can be arranged. Please ring the studio to discuss.
Unfortunately our studio is up one flight of stairs therefore there is limited disabled access.
We will not be opening the studio as planned on the 28th and 29th November, due to the current corona restrictions.
However we will now be opening the studio on the 5th and 6th December 2020. Opening times- Saturday 10am - 4.30pm, Sunday 11am - 3pm. Masks on and hand gel on entry will apply. There will be a one way system around the studio and we will have to manage numbers in at any one time to keep us all safe!
for those that would like a private appointment in the week following, please ring the studio 01743 366176.