4 Day All Inclusive Needle Felting Retreat in Andalucia, Spain (excluding flights)
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About the Course
This is our second year running and 4 places went immediately as soon as it was advertised due to its success last year and this is why....
This will be 4 Days of in depth Needle Felting heaven. Working at your own pace you will be making your own large creatures (around 30-40cm). From planning to completion I will help you to make it happen. You'll learn how to plan and execute your own ideas or mine using composite wire armatures, sculpting techniques and various needle techniques to achieve the finish you require. Suitable for all skill levels.
Each day we will learn in the outdoor classroom (weather permitting) Breakfast is from 8.30am starting at 10am we have morning coffee and biscuits around 11am and at 2pm we break for lunch and a 2 hour break where you can take a dip in the pool or have siesta we start again at 4pm till around 6pm when teaching stops for the day, although you are more than welcome to continue, dinner is around 8pm
Course Leader is Em Fountain who is a full time Sculptor, Felt Maker and Tutor known for her life sized needle felted animals and performance masks which she sells all over the world, she is also known for her 'Stab-a-long' kits which come with online support - basically you should learn heaps you are in good hands!
Dave is a great cook and both of them are attentive hosts...Having recently done the first needle felting retreat I can honestly say we were well looked after and comfortable throughout!
The house is up in the mountains above Malaga down a little track near the Village of Salares, and is home to two humans Dave and Mary as well as their five dogs Merlin and Arthur (proud elder statesman and naughty youngster) Alfred the biggest kindest softest dog in the world, Nina the only lady of the group who is just happy to be there, and little Bailey who was found dumped in a bin at two days old with his brother (who sadly died) and whom Mary has managed to keep alive unbelievably. He will be nearly a year old in September. Then there are the 4 cats, Mog, Ladyboy, Jinx and Stanley. All rescued by Mary they have sorry tales to tell but lead the life of riley now.
Animals are not allowed in sleeping rooms.
They have a pool to cool off in and beautiful orange and lemon grove with a little stream running at the bottom of the garden. There are several trails you can follow from the house if walking is your thing. The wildlife there is abundant, I woke to the sound of a nightingale the first night I stayed, enjoyed the sound of the sheep as they came past with the bells around their necks and golden oriels and hoopoes visit the garden. The views are gorgeous, It's quiet and peaceful, with no distractions. The village is about two miles away if you fancy going out to eat and taxi's are available, Parking is limited so please let us know if you intend to hire a car and drive yourself!
Please get in touch with any queries or questions payment scheme is available but a nonrefundable deposit of £100 secures booking use 'retreat' Coupon code. Balance is due by 31st July 2018
Mary and Dave have both dogs and Cats who aren't allowed in the bedrooms but are around us during the day.
Please note that all accommodation has steps for access.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
The Cost includes 4 days of Tuition, Transfers to and from Malaga Airport, Core Materials, All Meals and and Twin Accommodation.
Pick up after the last student flight in on Thursday 6th September 2018 and Drop off 2 hours before the first student flight out on Tuesday 11th September 2018.
Flights to be arranged by you.
Accommodation is in Twin Rooms, Cabin or Posh Glamping (proper beds) Tent all with ensuite facilities. Please state your preference on booking as rooms will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Don't hesitate to get in touch by phone on the number above with any queries or questions.