I offer a 5-night, 4-day course from Sunday through to Friday, featuring weaving or colour courses.
Whatever your level of weaving experience – whether total beginner, or already a weaver and wanting to learn a specific technique – I will make a course tailored to you around your abilities and desires. Just email me to discuss what you want to do.
The colour course is a non-weaving course exploring how colour works in textiles and is aimed at building up confidence with colour through exercises and some colour theory, looking at nature, art and architecture for examples.
Incorporated into your course are two half-day excursions in the area, visiting selected places of interest and experiencing the food and drink of the Gascon region.
Sunday : arrive in the afternoon, settle in and join us for an evening meal accompanied with local wines, looking over the Val d’Albret, chatting and watching the sun set over the hills.
Full day weaving tuition, with new weavers planning and preparing your first warp, and colour students selecting images and isolating colours. Evening – free/social time.
Am – visit a local village, perhaps Vianne with its glass museum, or Moncrabeau with its fashion museum, taking in the chateau at Nérac, shopping and lunch at the local Restaurant Escadron Volant.
Pm – weaving tuition, getting your warp onto the loom, and for colour students, studying the colour wheel and doing colour studies. Evening – free/social time.
Full day tuition, for weavers, threading, sleying, and weaving your first piece of cloth! For colour students, developing colour sense and daring to face down the colours you dislike!! Evening – free/social time (or private weaving time – your choice).
Am – weaving, completing your first length of woven cloth, photo session! Colour students, designing potential projects.
Pm – visiting a chateau for Armagnac or wine, perhaps Chateau de Cassaigne, near Condom, then a short distance to Laressingle, a fortified village with a craft market, or Fourcés followed by a walk and evening meal in and around the beautiful town of Condom.
After a leisurely breakfast, leave by 10.30am.*
*If desired, you may extend your visit to include the Friday and Saturday nights at €50 single occupancy or €80 double occupancy per night, subject to availability.
Including weaving tuition, accommodation, all meals, and entry fees included : 895€
Non-weaving partners : 395€ which includes reduced accommodation costs, all meals, and entry fees, but excluding weaving tuition.
UPCOMING FEATURE COURSES
HONEYCOMB HYBRIDS: HONEYCOMB FOR ALL TASTES 16 – 20 October 2017 (arriving 15th October)
3 TEXTURE TECHNIQUES (Woven Shibori/Overshot for Texture/Stitched Double Cloth) 23 – 27 October (arriving 22nd October)
Limited to 4 participants per week. Please email me to reserve your place.