Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Crafty Retreat France 2016. KateWhiteheadTextiles‬ © 2015 Kate

Crafty Retreats
St Léger La Montagne
France 87340

Weaving & Embroidery with
Kate Whitehead

Friday July 8th to Friday July 15th 2016

Luxury residential craft courses in rural France
Do you want to learn to do free motion quilting & machine embroidery, master wet felting, build a new craft website or design your own art quilts? We have all these residential courses and more available to you at Crafty Retreats.

Day 1
Arrive today. Meet and greet supper with wine to get your creative juices flowing! Kate will display her work and discuss how she made it.

Day 2
Introduction to dip dying with indigo and the production of simple weave structures. Discussion of colour combinations and texture.
Experiment with dip dying fabrics in the indigo bath, hanging and drying.

Day 3 is an outing day to the Puces de la Cité in Limoges.
Whilst at the flea market search for vintage fabrics, lace and other haberdashery notions which we can incorporate into our work. Make drawings and take notes.

Day 4
Creating fabric ribbon to be used in the weave.
Design the woven pieces you would like to produce. Kate will inspire you with her samples and discuss your design ideas with you.
Selection of colour and material of warp.
Produce a warp on a peg frame loom.

Day 5
Spend the day weaving on your peg frame loom.

Day 6 is an outing day to the Tapestry Museums at Aubusson.
Look for ideas and inspiration here, take photos and make notes and drawings. Look for colours and textures and imagery from the tapestries.

Day 7
Continue weaving on your peg frame loom.
Embellishing and finishing your work.

Day 8 Today we will say our goodbyes and 'tie up any loose ends'. Most flights are later in the afternoon so the studio will be open for you to use all morning followed by lunch before you leave.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...