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Slow stitching in the summer


About the Course

Spend a summer week in sunny South West France slow stitching under the shade of our walnut tree, beside the pool, or anywhere else you fancy! Sipping wine, dozing, relaxing… slow down and stitch! There are lots of REVIEWS on my website!

This self-catering holiday mainly concerns hand stitching and assumes limited experience in using sewing machine. If you’re interested and have never used – or don’t want to use! – a sewing machine, please contact me and I’ll explain how it can be avoided!

Techniques covered – there is a choice.
Hand embroidery, Boro work, Sashiko stitching, EPP (English Paper Pieced) patchwork, Goldwork
You can choose which 2 of these techniques you want to learn.

What you will make: Depending what you choose to learn you will make2-3 of the following: needle case and/or scissor case, drawstring bag, scented hexagon or pincushion, start to make an infinity scarf, kindle case, fabric basket/bag, kinchaku drawstring bag.

The holiday dates are flexible – it can run on dates convenient for you – please contact me to discuss via the contact form above.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

What's included in the price?

* Transport to and from Bordeaux airport - flights from Bergerac/Limoges by arrangement.
* Self-catering
* Days/ half days out.
* Some fabrics/threads etc will be provided, most you will need to bring with you - please email me for further information.
* Accommodation will be an en-suite room to yourself (£800) or sharing an en-suite room with one other person (£700). Or, room to yourself but sharing a shower-room with one other person: £7,000 each. Non-participating partners - please ask for reduction.
SPECIAL deals for groups.

Flights to and from the UK
Holiday insurance.


Bronwen Shepherd at Textile Holidays France
Le Maine Neuf
16300 Challignac
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Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Residential
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners

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