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Dyeing for Gardens

Dates: 7th to 13th June 2020 Dyeing for Gardens Beginning with a garden visit for inspiration, this course goes on to look at a variety og 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 course … Continue reading

Paper in Textile Art

Dates: 3 day course 15th, 16th and 17th june, Full board 14th – 18th June 2020.   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€ … Continue reading

Architecture in mixed media

Dates: 5th – 11th july 2020   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 0033 251274339 or 0033687848495 to talk about Your course choice or send a … 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