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Dyeing for Gardens

Dates: 6th to 12th June 2021 Dyeing for Gardens Beginning with a garden visit for inspiration, this course goes on to look at a variety of dyeing techniques with procion dye. The techniques of ice-dyeing, monoprinting and painting with procion will influence and motivate your embroidery. The use of paint sticks and the embellisher machine may be suitable additions. The beautiful results can then be hand or machine embroidered to be finished off. A lovely new course, look forward to sseing you! Suitability: Intermediate and Advanced and enthusiastic beginners. Tariffs: 940 € Full board in own room 890€ Full Board Sharing 395€ Non-embroiderer, full board, sharing room.   To book your … Continue reading

Paper in Textile Art

Dates: 3 day course 14th, 15th and 16th june, Full board 13th- 17th June 2021.   Paper in Textile Art A course constructed around exercises to explore the use of paper with embroidery and textiles in two and three dimensions. Simple methods to make fine, interesting and lacey papers for use with embroidery or printing.  Note that Exploring Collagraphy follows on from this course and the two can be booked as a pair, allowing you to print on the papers and surfaces that you create during this course.  All levels. Tariffs:   600€ Full board in own room 550€ Full Board Sharing 265€ Non-embroiderer, full board, sharing room.   1050€ if … Continue reading

Architecture in mixed media

Dates: 4th – 10th july 2021   Architecture in Mixed Media   The course starts with a half day collecting images of local architecture and architectural details. We then continue with a series of exercises to help you move away from the purely figurative towards mixed media surfaces in abstraction or semi abstraction. You will surprise yourself!    You will be working with paint, paper, fabric, ink , print and hand and/or machine embroidery. Suitability: Intermediate and Advanced and enthusiastic beginners Tariffs: 940€ Full board own room 890€ Sharing 395€ Non-embroiderer sharing   To book your course Please telephone  0033687848495 to talk about Your course choice or send a mail to Valholmes@gmail.com … Continue reading

Courses à la carte

Courses à la Carte If you are alone or in a group and none of our propositions suit you or your dates there may still be something that can be done……. For groups of four or more (up to 10) we can run a course or day school especially for you for any length of time at any date (subject to availability). The subject or technique chosen will need to be possible in the timescale given by yourselves. The cost is generally the same as the “sharing” price on the main course lists. Do ask for a quote. If you are alone or up to three people we can run … Continue reading