SLOW STITCHERY with Chris Manning
17-25 JUNE 2017 (7 DAYS - 8 nights)
To celebrate our 10th Anniversary, we are inviting past participants and new enthusiasts alike to join us for our first full week of gentle hand stitching, patching and quilting. This is an opportunity to delve deep into a personal project that you currently have on the go, or one you'd like to kick start. You'll be working in our inspirationally light and beautiful studio alongside Chris Manning, a passionate and experienced stitcher and quilter who'll be there to aid and abet your creativity with her wealth of traditional and modern needle working techniques. .
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Relax completely and enjoy the fêted atmosphere of our peacefully beautiful venue at this beautiful time of year, under the skilled eye of award-winning patchwork quilt-maker, Chris Manning, from the US. Though there will be plenty of opportunities to stitch throughout the week, this is not a “full-on” teaching event. Calm days in the studio - with Chris to help with the discovery of new textile techniques, fabric choice, motif placement, and repeat patterns - will be combined with a market day, visits to traditional local brocantes as well as time off to visit the beautiful local towns, or simply sit around the pool and relax.
This workshop is limited to 10 people.
Chris learnt stitching and quilting at her grandmother’s knee and has been quietly captivated ever since. Her ravishing, award-winning quilts (one of her quilts was chosen by the State of Utah to present to His Holiness the Dalai Lama!) demonstrate her tender, affectionate yet meticulous approach to stitch-work.
To help you further unwind and release your creativity, our regular Iyengar influenced Yogateacher, Liz Bolton, will be leading asana and relaxation sessions first thing in the morning and again the early evening, every day. 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. Let us help you make this a special and memorable week to enjoy what you love amongst like-minded people.
THE WORKSHOP INCLUDES:
6 days in the L'Espace Studio working alongside Chris
Breakfasts, lunches (excluding brocante/town visit day) and dinners
Snacks and beverages throughout
One on one time and general help from Chris Manning
One free day to visit local brocante and/or town, relax by the pool or continue work in the studio
Pick-up and drop-off at arrival airport Bergerac / train station Angouleme (at allocated times)*
*Air and train fares to and from collection points in France are not included
Travel day - pick-ups are generally late afternoon from Angouleme train station and Bergerac airport. Welcome, Meet + Greet dinner at the house.
Introduction to L'Espace Studio, materials and equipment with Chris. Ongoing discussions throughout the day to help launch participants’ personal projects. Optional yoga before dinner.
Optional yoga before breakfast. Continued work in the L'Espace Studio alongside Chris. Optional yoga before dinner.
Day off to visit brocantes and/or towns, relax or continue work unsupervised in the Studio.
Yoga before breakfast (optional). Continued work in the Studio with Chris. Evening meal at local French restaurant.
Yoga before breakfast (optional). Morning visit to local vide grenier (optional). Continued work in the Studio alongside Chris. Yoga before dinner (optional).
Yoga before breakfast (optional). Finishing projects in Studio. ‘Show and Tell’ of participants’ work.
Brunch followed by departures.
Please note: THIS IS A PROSPECTIVE ITINERARY. IT IS SUBJECT TO MODEST MODIFICATIONS, DEPENDENT ON LOCAL WEATHER, NEW OPPORTUNITIES AND THE WISHES OF THE WORKSHOP LEADER.
Pricing for this 7 night/8 day workshop varies depending on your choice of accommodation. Please see prices below or click here to see our accommodation photo gallery.
A: Luxury double bedroom en suite (single occupancy) : £1895
B: Luxury double bedroom en suite (shared occupancy): £1775
C: Standard twin bedroom with shared bathroom (single occupancy): £1775
D: Standard twin bedroom with shared bathroom (shared occupancy): £1350
We require a £400 non-refundable deposit to secure a booking, the full balance being payable two months prior to the start of the workshop.