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Paper, silk and Lace

Dates: 28 April – 4th May 2019.   Paper, silk and lace A course constructed around exercises to explore how to tell a story or convey a thought or concept through textiles. Experimenting with stitching onto different papers, including using the written word. Including silk fibres and silk fibre paper to intergrate and connect these thoughts. lace and old textiles to transmit a history. Your final piece may be 2 dimensional or constructed in 3d…..it could even be a corset…… All levels. Tariffs:   920€ Full board in own room 870€ Full Board Sharing 395€ Non-embroiderer, full board, sharing room. Self-catering on application.   Pour réserver votre stage Prier de telephoner … Continue reading

Impression Gardens

Dates: 16th to 22nd June 2019 Impression Gardens A new course centring on my technique of monotype impressions with procion dye. You will learn this exciting and original technique to express the gardens and flowers that you will have seen on our first days visit. Following on from your monotype impressions you will embroider a number of creations using different techniques of embroidery, embellishment, and the embellisher machine.  You will go home with two or three embroideries finished in an impressionist or abstract expressionist style. A lovely new course, look forward to sseing you! Suitability: Intermediate and Advanced and enthusiastic beginners. Tariffs: 920 € Full board in own room 870€ Full … 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

Two day thermofax creation with photo shop

Two day thermofax creation with photoshop 8th and 9th November or 11th and 12th november 2016 You will learn how to use photoshop to alter your photos and make them suitable for the creation of a thermofax. Your thermofax will be produced for you and you will position it onto a frame ready for printing. Fabrics for printing will not be provided, but you can bring them yourself or buy them in the studio. You will receive 2 A4 thermofaxes as part of the course, but will be able to purchase others to your designs in A3 or A4 size. Suitability: Any Level Tariffs: 225€ course only 445€ Course and … Continue reading