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Leaf, Twig, Tree, mixed media textile art using print, foil, impressions and stitch with Angie Hughes

Duration: 7 days, 6 nights

Price: £640

Run by: Natalie
at Sweet Nothings Arts and Craft Retreat

Le Bourg, Saint Vallier
Saint Vallier
Saint Vallier

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About the Course

This year’s retreat will be based on the theme of woodland, forests and all things tree related. The wonderful rough textures of bark and the endless variety of natural colours and leaf patterns will inspire and inform our samples. Students will learn how to use a variety of mixed media techniques on textiles including foiling, impressions, printing and embellishing with stitch. learn how to make delicate filigree leafy layers using soluble film. We will experiment with a variety of thread thickness and woodland colours using hand and machine embroidery. We will build a piece of textured embroidery for peeping into a mysterious leafy world.
With Sweet Nothings Retreat being well known for it’s rural beauty, and in an area with fabulous light quality, what better place to come for some artistic inspiration?

About the teacher, Angie Hughes
Angie is a tutor and artist living in rural Herefordshire. Her inspirations come from the natural world, gardens and plant forms. She is also inspired by the artists Klimt and Hunderwasser some pattern shape and colour can be identified in her work. She enjoys print and stitch particularly machine embroidery.

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What's included in the price?

We have 7 sewing machines, cutting mats, rotary cutters, individual irons and boards and large work spaces for you. Everything is included at no extra cost to you. You will be provided with a short list of requirements upon booking, designed to be kept at a minimum, but allowing you the freedom to bring things with you that you wish to create with.
We provide all guests flying to Bordeaux or Bergerac airports free transfers to and from the airports. Wherever possible and if travelling by rail, we will also pick up from the train stations at Angouleme or Bordeaux.
All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and en suite bathrooms with toilet sink and showers. We also provide UK plug adapters for your convenience!
You will receive three meals a day plus afternoon tea and cakes, all made from local and organic produce wherever possible. Do let us know if you have any special dietary requirements before you arrive.

During the week, and as part of your creative inspiration, we will take you on two outings of local interest - for example, a market; a local vinyard; then of course there is always the medieval splendour of Brantome, Aubeterre Sur Dronne or Saint Emilion to enjoy!
The price of 700 Euros (£640) is based on one person sharing a twin room, for a single occupancy room, the cost is 850 euros (about £770).
Relaxing at Sweet Nothings is easy, we have a well stocked library of art books and novels for you to enjoy, or perhaps sit in the shade of our orchard, even kick back and enjoy a glass of wine next to the pool overlooking the valley as the sun sets! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Course Start Dates

Sunday 30th June 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Accommodation offered
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups

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