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For the last 10 years Les Soeurs Anglaises have been offering truly inspirational creative experiences in a historically rich part of South West France.  Our workshops and venue offer creativity, a quality range of standard and superior accommodation, lovingly prepared, delicious food and wine, and a gloriously warm and welcoming environment that encourages our guests to relax and enjoy the stimulating company of those with similar interests. Whether visiting as a group, or simply seeking an escape with true like-minds, Les Soeurs Anglaises provides a real opportunity to (re)discover your innate creativity, free from the stresses of everyday life.  The choice of what you do, how much and when, will be entirely yours and we’ll actively encourage you to go at your own pace.  Immerse yourself in what you love, with people who care, and let us help you make your visit here exceptional!

Travelling alone?  Our workshops are perfect for singles, with around 90% of guests visiting on their own.

Read more about us here or scroll down to see our 2017 workshops and events!


2017 WORKSHOPS, PROJECTS & EVENTS

From Robert Race's powerful and enigmatic automata, to Julie Arkell's ever popular papier-maché curiosities, our line-up of workshops and events for 2017 is sure to get your hands and hearts in a creative stitch. Scroll below to see the full list, read more and sign-up. Whether you're a returning visitor or up to try something new, we promise you a soulful summer of creativity, relaxation, wining and dining, shopping and fun, all the while overlooking the serene countryside of South West France. See all workshops and events below and please contact us if you'd like more information!

MOTION IMPOSSIBLE, with Robert Race

13 -21 MAY 2017 / 7 DAY, 8 NIGHT WORKSHOP

Automata are mechanical figures or sculptures constructed to act as if by their own motive power, and have a wide appeal to people of all ages – they are powerful and enigmatic objects. This is a unique, week-long opportunity to work alongside a renowned master-maker on a collaborative project, discovering and sharing his wealth of automata skills and techniques. Prepare for some full-on teamwork, exciting new ideas, and excellent fun. Learn more about this workshop or book your space now.

THE MUSEUM OF THE KIND AND CURIOUS with Julie Arkell

31 MAY - 6 JUNE 2017, 5 DAY/6 NIGHT WORKSHOP

Julie returns annually to Les Soeurs Anglaises to lead her hugely popular workshop and for this, our 10th anniversary, she will be inviting participants to make things that have mysterious, enigmatic and alluring qualities.  Introducing brocante finds, wool, fabric  and papier maché , objects will be made that sit very happily in the Museum of Kind and Curious! Read more about Julie and her workshop or book a space here.

KNITTING IM-MERCERIE, with Åsa Tricosa

6-12 SEPTEMBER 2017, 5 DAY / 6 NIGHT WORKSHOP

During the first half of this workshop Åsa will cover the basics of her celebrated Ziggurat Method, (a true all-in-one-everything-built-in-as-you-go knitting technique), to make one of her simple sweater patterns.  The second half of this Knitting Im-Mercerie will be aimed at more experienced knitters (or those who have attended the first two days). Join us for one or both...learn more here.

SLOW-STITCHERY with Chris Manning

17 - 25 JUNE, 2017, 7 day / 8 night workshop

To celebrate our 10th Anniversary year, we are inviting past participants and new enthusiasts to join us for our first full week of gentle hand stitching, patching and quilting. Relax completely and enjoy the fêted atmosphere of our peacefully beautiful venue and location under the skilled eye of award-winning patchwork quilt-maker (and former participant at LSA), Chris Manning, from the US. Read more here.

EMBROIDERY & MENDING with Celia Pym and Richard McVetis

21-29 SEPTEMBER 2017   7 day / 8 night

A unique week-long opportunity to learn from two leading experts in the art of textile repair and embroidery.   The daily sessions will be shared between the two artists, sections led individually but at times together with a day's break in the middle to explore the local brocantes and markets and what they have to offer in the way of traditional textiles.......   learn more here.


A WEEKEND OF MUSIC... 

21-24 JULY 2017

By popular demand, and following the very successful Blues&Boogie weekend we hosted in 2015, Les Soeurs Anglaises are delighted to announce that we will be hosting another wonderful weekend series of concerts in July 2017. We are finalising the line-up of artists in the next few weeks so please stay tuned for more details and booking information.

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