£645 all inclusive
(excluding travel to Shropshire and meals/refreshments on days out)
Accommodation will be in a local B&B with lunches and
evening meals taken with us at Peartree Cottage. The course will be
very similar to the format of the course in France, with four tutored
days, and two visits to the local area during the week.
Please contact us for more information
This may vary but will give you an idea of what we
intend to do, the days out can vary because of the weather, there is
also flexibility for you to do what you want to do, once you begin to
experiment. It is difficult to describe exactly what you will do
because each technique offers so much more than can be described on
paper – I have many examples and ideas to show you – it just remains
for you to be inspired!
We provide all transport between arrival point,
B&B and Peartree Cottage.
SATURDAY We meet you at your arrival
point and take you to your B & B, we collect you for the evening
meal at Peartree Cottage.
SUNDAY Batik on tissue
paper - experiment with wax, bleach and dyes – you will be amazed by
the effects you can achieve – you may not want to try anything else!
MONDAY Batik on fabric
–building on skills learnt yesterday - looking at traditional and more
modern techniques - using tjantings, brushes and other methods of
applying wax, create samples and larger pieces of work.
TUESDAY Visit to the
mediaeval town of Shrewsbury with its half timbered buildings, shuts
and passages. Take in the history and culture or enjoy the shops and
cafes. Return mid afternoon to continue with work or relax before the
WEDNESDAY Silk painting – learn basic
skills – such as use of gutta, salt, wet on wet techniques, and other
experimental techniques, using stencils. Create samples and other
larger pieces of work.
THURSDAY Machine embroidery/
fabric collage – create small samples and larger pieces using fabric
scraps, possibly working onto a piece of silk painting or batik, and
using machine embroidery, or simple stitches to embellish the work.
Try also reverse appliqué by layering, stitching and cutting into the
FRIDAY Visit the pretty town
of Llangollen just across the border in north Wales. There is plenty
to see - the beautiful river Dee, the canal, the steam railway and the
many individual shops and cafes. Return mid afternoon to continue with
work or relax before dinner.
SATURDAY Transfer to your departure point.
Should you want to concentrate on one or two of the
techniques instead of all three that is fine.