Another retreat in Brittany!

Good news! The Brittany workshop filled instantly
More good news - we are going to run a SECOND WEEK
This will be a 5 day, 6 night course, 15-21 September

Manoir de Kerledan is a beautifully restored 15th century Manor House offering luxurious accommodation. Working in a spacious studio, we will immerse ourselves in the magical world of ecoprint, natural dye and indigo.The wonderful gardens will provide us with an abundance of vegetation.

Breakfast lunch and dinner will be served, using fresh local produce, some of it grown in the potager at Kerledan. Emphasis will be on European and Middle Eastern flavours, special dietary needs can be accommodated. House wine will be provided with dinner.

On one half day we will have an outing to a local brocante, and to the 'Valley of the Saints', where the 1000 saints of Brittany are sculpted out of monumental pieces of rock. On that day, lunch will be at a local restaurant, at participants' expense.

The retreat is suitable for both beginners and experienced printers. As the group size is small there will be plenty of individual tuition and support for each participant. You will have the opportunity to combine ecoprint with natural dye and indigo, and to print scarves, garments and fabric to use for your own projects.

Dyes, mordants and basic equipment will be provided, plus ready prepared fabric samples for the first day, so that you can get printing straight away

 
single occupancy €1650
shared occupancy €1320
couple (1participating+ 1 non-participating) €2190
materials fee €50
Non-refundable deposit €250

New!! Three workshops at Courtyard Studio, Claydon, Bucks

beginners/improvers  course  16th and 17th july 2019

ecoprint  on paper  and Japanese stabstitch bookbinding 17 and 18th August 2019

5 day advanced  masterclass 12th-16th October 2019

This is a  marvellous venue, with a large  airy studio, a superb cafe, and access to the  wonderful  Claydon Manor  gardens  to collect foliage

For details, see the  Courtyard  studio website

https://www.thecourtyardartstudio.com/artcourses/

Booking  is  handled  directly  by the  studio, but I would be delighted to answer any queries about course  content

Beginners/improvers workshop FULL

2 day Ecoprint Workshop

1-2 June 2019

Long Compton Warwickshire

 

This workshop is designed to teach you all the techniques you need to produce clear and vivid prints from botanical materials.

It is suitable for absolute beginners, but will also be entirely relevant to improvers, especially those who are hoping to achieve clearer prints, richer  colours, and greater technical knowledge

Day 1  - can be taken as a  one day workshop

Today we will be making samples, using a variety of different fabrics and techniques. I will provide all the fabric you need, some of which will be mordanted ready for you. You will work with silk, wool and linen. (If you are a felter you are welcome to make a small sample using your own felt)

You will learn what equipment you need to start ecoprinting (inexpensively) at home

You will learn about mordants, and mordant some fabric or garments ready for day 2

Day 2

You will spend the day putting your new skills to use, printing  scarves and garments

We will also discuss how to source suitable fabrics, including charity shop finds to upcycle

You will go home with at least 2 beautiful wearable items, or fabric to sew into garments at home

We will not be combining natural dye with ecoprint this time. This will be covered  in a future workshop

 

What is included

Fabric samples for day 1

Mordants

Foliage (you are welcome to bring your own too)

Tea, coffee, soft drinks, biscuits

On day one we will arrange a ‘ bring and share’ lunch. Those travelling from afar will be able to obtain their contribution at our excellent  village shop

On day 2 lunch will be provided

Accommodation is not included, there are excellent b and bs and hotels nearby, info on request

Price:

1 day £100

2 days £200

To book, please contact 

caroline.nixon@btinternet.com to request a booking form

There will be 8 places  on day 1 and 5 places  on day 2

 

Ecoprint retreat Manoir de Kerledan Brittany

This workshop is FULL, but due to demand  we will be a  running a second- please enquire

Manoir de Kerledan is a beautifully restored 15th century Manor House offering luxurious accommodation. Working in a spacious studio, we will immerse ourselves in the magical world of ecoprint, natural dye and indigo.The wonderful gardens will provide us with an abundance of vegetation.

Breakfast lunch and dinner will be served, using fresh local produce, some of it grown in the potager at Kerledan. Emphasis will be on European and Middle Eastern flavours, special dietary needs can be accommodated. House wine will be provided with dinner.

On one half day we will have an outing to a local brocante, and to the 'Valley of the Saints', where the 1000 saints of Brittany are sculpted out of monumental pieces of rock. On that day, lunch will be at a local restaurant, at participants' expense.

The retreat is suitable for both beginners and experienced printers. As the group size is small there will be plenty of individual tuition and support for each participant. You will have the opportunity to combine ecoprint with natural dye and indigo, and to print scarves, garments and fabric to use for your own projects.

Dyes, mordants and basic equipment will be provided, plus ready prepared fabric samples for the first day, so that you can get printing straight away

Prices:

Single occupancy of double room ensuite 1950 euros

Shared occupancy twin room ensuite - 3 foot divans 1550 euros

Couple sharing, with one  not participating  in the  workshop 2500 euros  for both

Materials fee 50 euros

 

Transfer from a local airport (probably Rennes but subject to confirmation of 2019 airline timetables) can be arranged at additional cost. The Manor is within easy reach of Roscoff and St Malo ferry ports

 

Booking opens on Saturday 17th November 2018. A 250 euro deposit (non refundable) will secure your place. Contact info@kerledan.com to book.

 

For more information about Manoir de Kerledan visit kerledan.com

 

plans in the pipeline for 2019

2 day beginners workshop

3 day ecoprint with natural dye

3 day indigo with ecoprint

2 day tannins and  iron

3 day print and sew a tunic

3 day upcycling your charity shop finds with ecoprint natural dye and indigo

7 day luxury residental retreat in Brittany