Textile Artist Mandy Pattullo will offer a series of inspirational workshops based on her textile collage techniques.
From September 14 to 20, 2023
5 days / 6 nights
Arrival in the afternoon of Thursday 14 September to settle in your rooms, departure on Tuesday morning 20 September.
2 days of classes followed by a day of sightseeing (garage sales, flea markets or markets depending on local events). Then again, 2 days of classes.
We will start the week with having a look at some of the work Mandy produces and the type of textiles she like to use. Over the years Mandy has found ways to use lace that she has collected in combination with textile collage.She particularly likes to showcase the best pieces within a fabric book structure. This will give you a chance to bring and use all that lace you have been hoarding and don’t know what to do with!
In the second workshop the focus will be on garden birds. Mandy has become very adept at creating portraits of birds in fabric which capture the character of the bird and in this workshop she will share her techniques and you will be given a piece of old quilt from England to act as the foundation for your bird. You will need to let Mandy know which garden bird you would like to have a go at so she can prepare an individual pack of materials for you.
Towards the end of the week we will turn a bit botanical, looking at the structure of seed heads and dried flowers. You will learn to layer up and appliqué backgrounds for your compositions and will use embroidery stitches imaginatively to describe the structure and silhouette of these remains of the summer.
Mandy will do many demonstrations through out the week , giving clear instructions and bring inspirational samplesOn the last day of the course you will be given time to finish off your projects and be guided by Mandy on how to resolve and finish your work. This is a week of learning but it is also about the meditative and healing power of slow hand stitching so you will be encouraged to take your time.
I will provide translation of instructions if required.
Don’t be disappointed if the course is full, there is a waiting list, as sometimes a few cancellations make other students happy :)
All meals during the course are included in the package. Please let me know if you have any special dietary requirements.
*The rooms will be single and the bathrooms shared, we also offer the possibility to share a room with a friend (degressive price, to be specified at the time of registration).
If you need to cancel your reservation, please advise as soon as possible or find a lucky friend to replace you.
If cancellation is due to covid restrictions, then your deposit will be returned.
As these workshops are still some time away, the themes of the workshops and the materials you will need to bring will be communicated at a later date. It is possible that an artist will propose
a kit for her workshop, with a surcharge.
Price : 1 700 € / person*
Deposit at the time of booking: 500€ cashed 1 month before the beginning of the course.
No reservation will be confirmed without sending the deposit.