Many students in the past have asked if there will be residential TexAtelier courses so I can now announce that am really excited to be teaming up with ‘Gertrude and Friends’ next Summer 2020 in the S.W. of France for four seven-day courses.
The venue is an exquisite luxuriously restored 18th century château with 15th century outbuildings set in organic farmland with beautiful accommodation for up to 8 students. There are sun terraces for relaxing, a yoga room in the orangery and a superb saltwater pool. There is a light and spacious purpose built studio where the courses will take place, and will be available for students to use from 9am until 10pm each day. The delicious homemade food provided will be regional and sourced from the local market and where possible organic and there will be trips out to the nearby gourmand night market and to a fabulous quirky brocante. This is your chance to fully recharge your batteries and create some amazing bespoke textile pieces and meet new people with a common passion for Textiles
The whole experience will immerse you into the regional life of beautiful Aquitaine a part of France renowned for it’s outstanding natural beauty, gourmet food and extraordinary bastides.
The Chateau is near Prayssas – France 47.
The courses I am teaching are entitled.
- 1. ‘Magical blue and Gold’ indigo, shibori and rust dyeing, you will be creating an individual beautiful Japanese kimono style jacket, samples and scarves.
12th-18th May and 23rd- 29th July 2020
- 2.’Inspired by the Baobab’ surface pattern and design using basic printmaking and hand-painting techniques, You will be creating exquisite personal samples,scarves and a full cloth length for use in quilting, making garments or interiors.
20th-26th May 2020
- 3.’Playing with Nature’s Colours’ natural dyeing with plant colours and mordants and eco printing and rust on paper and cloth. You will create an individual dye recipe book, fabulous unique scarves, samples, gift cards, homemade books, bespoke gifts and fabric lengths.
15th-21st July 2020
Courses will be taught in English with possible French tuition.
During the week you will be provided with course tuition, materials, accomodation, 3 meals a day (including a 3 course dinner with wine) use of salt water pool and yoga room.
A: Single occupancy Superior double bedroom, en suite € 2,300
B: Shared occupancy Superior double bedroom, en suite € 1,900
C: Single occupancy of Twin bedroom, shared bathroom € 1,800
D: Shared occupancy of Twin bedroom, shared bathroom € 1,400
E. Non-participant (sharing room with course participant) € 950
To secure your booking, please pay a € 400 non-refundable deposit, the full balance being payable 2 months prior to the start of the course
With , Full board and accommodation, all materials and local ‘pickups’ included.
NB: some details may be subject to change.
I am sending this out on a first come first served basis so if you would like to book a place on any of the courses or need more information you can use the ‘contact us’ option on the top menu.
I am expecting a lot of interest in these courses held in this historic and amazing place so book early to avoid disappointment.