TEXATELIER – Arts & Permaculture Center
We facilitate arts workshops and make and sell hand produced craft items. We run our activities in England, central Portugal and SW France. Texiles Arts courses are our main focus.
Over the years a closer attention to ‘Natural Dyeing’ techniques has grown, we are cultivating a ‘Dyers garden’ and developing methods of processing plants for our Arts activities. These courses are run by Artist and Teacher Nikola Orpen.
We offer: Full day workshops and (less frequently), Week-long courses.
Currently our course range is:
Natural-Dyeing/Eco-Printing, Indigo & Shibori, Felt-making, Batik,
Printing and Painting on fabric.
The current and logical extension of our Permaculture practice is co-founder Sean Cassette’s work with impoverished farmers in West Africa – He uses this blog site extensively for updates on his work.