25th May – 2nd June 2024 Creative Kernow

Wendy Pettifor / Pohutukawa


From her Victorian 'gin house' near Bodmin Moor, Wendy will be showcasing her latest designs of bags & accessories in Harris Tweed & Liberty fabrics.

Wendy is a full time British artisan specialising in handmade bags, wallets and other accessories under her ‘Pohutukawa’ label. Her business name is a reminder of time spent in New Zealand – the Pohutukawa tree is evergreen and part of the myrtle family.

Wendy is inspired by the surrounding flora and fauna, in her garden and on the Moor, and enjoys adding to her Nature collection. Her original designs move from a sketch to a pattern, to building a picture with embroidery and appliquΓ© detail with carefully chosen fabrics. As a result, her bags and accessories are unique or limited editions, made with skill and precision, and designed to last.

Wendy sources Harris Tweed directly from the Outer Hebridean weavers. For those who think Harris Tweed is dowdy and boring visit the studio to see her bright, colourful and modern designs.

See Wendy working on her latest creation in her Victorian ‘gin house’ studio which is located on the edge of Bodmin Moor (designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)), just off the A30. The studio has a lovely garden, which you can enjoy with a cup of coffee (or tea) should you wish.

Opening Times
10.30am - 5pm

Opening Days
Sat 25th May
Sun 26th May
Mon 27th May
Tue 28th May
Wed 29th May
Thu 30th May
Fri 31st May
Sat 1st Jun
Sun 2nd Jun

Satnav to PL15 7QT usually works well. Leave B3257 just south of the A30 junction, take the turn signposted (white sign) to Trevague. Turn immediately left onto a concrete road. Studio is 500m on the left.
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The venue has on site parking
The venue has toilet facilities

Accessibility Information
The site is level except for a single step to the porch and a door threshold. Contact us if you require wheelchair access.