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Felt art and meditation holiday / Retreat in the Scottish Hebrides or The French Alps

Students' felt art on Felting holiday in French Alps

Duration: One week

Price: £1100

Book with: Debra Esterhuizen
at Debra Esterhuizen

Chalet Nantailly

Course Start Dates

Monday 27th April 2020
Saturday 30th May 2020

About the Course

Debra runs fabulous sell out felting holidays in both the French Alps and the Scottish Hebrides where people return again and again.

The retreats accommodate between 6-8 people.

Both locations are in fabulous 5 * houses both of which can be found on the web for a closer inspection.

ISLE OF COLL- an amazingly stylish and contemporary house surrounded by beaches.

FRANCE -Chalet Nantailly Haute Luce. This is a wonderful retreat in the stunning French Alps with Mont Blanc views from your window. You will stay in a fabulous 5 star chalet, high in the mountains equipped with saunas and hot tub. It is in May so the fields are stunningly beautiful full of spring flowers with snow capped peaks in the distance.

Debra will teach 5 workshops in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and you will learn how to create stunning felt art , nuno felt scarves, felt handbags , shoes and vessels/ jewellery.

You will also be offered the chance to join in simple mindfulness meditation classes every morning.

Food will be delicious home cooked Scottish /French cuisine. There will be chances to discover the local market and surrounding area.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All accomodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner every day except one where we will explore the surrounding region and dine out.

All materials, wools, silks, etc

Transfers to and from the ferry port or airport or station.

Want to review this course?

A joyful week in restful surroundings, which allowed for creative thinking, doing & being! Debra has a friendly approach & natural ability to share her felting skills at a pace to meet the needs of individual participants. The wild abandon out of the box thinking activity was an interesting experience that I enjoyed. The meals were wholesome & a lovely introduction to the local regional cuisine. My achievement of the week was leaving with a beautiful felted silk scarf and connecting with some inspiring & talented women. 😊💕

- - #22290

What a wonderful week we had in the Alps, Debra is very friendly and easy to get along with, the course is well structured with lots of felting, meditation if you wish, a couple of hours free time in the afternoon and delicious meals. We had a day out at the local market and surrounding area and we went out for a meal one night. The Nordic tub at sunrise and sunset was popular too!! A lovely holiday.

- - #22281

A lovely venue high up in the Alps, good food, excellent tutor, and learned many new techniques. Debra had moved the contents of her studio to France for the holiday and we had a very good choice of wool, sari silk and other items to make unique items. The pace over the week was good with some free time every afternoon and trips out to see the surrounding countryside. The mindfulness sessions led by Debra for those who wished to attend each morning before breakfast were an added bonus.

- - #22278

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