Friday, 21 April 2017


Foolscap watermark - St Cuthberts Mill archives

The name ‘foolscap’ originates from circa 1700 in Europe. However, the earliest record of foolscap paper can be dated back to 1479 in Germany. It was named after the fools cap and bell’s watermark which was commonly used on the old folio-sized paper. 

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2017

Calling all watercolour artists: 
The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2017 has launched!

Now in its 30th year, The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition is the largest and most prestigious prize for contemporary watercolour painting in the UK. Whether it be through abstract or figurative, contemporary or traditional, the competition aims to celebrate and redefine the beauty and diversity of watercolour and water-based media.

To enter, visit by Monday 26 June.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Patchings Art Festival 
13 - 16 July 2017

Advanced Patchings Festival Tickets NOW ON SALE!
Book early to Save at least £1.00 per ticket on the gate price….
A chance to see Art, Craft and Photography in action
whilst enjoying a great day out…