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Creative Textiles Courses 2019:

Many guests have been asking when our 2019 programme will be published, wanting to book early, which has now been released.

We are lucky enough to be welcoming back some of our favourite tutors, Ruth Issett, Gwen Hedley, Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn in 2019.

We’re also very excited to welcome for the first time to Studio Preniac, textile artist Amanda Hislop.

Gwen Hedley: 18th May - 25th May 2019

Gwen Hedley

Under Wraps:

One of the UK’s most popular textile artists and tutors.

On this course, we will fully explore and extend one of the oldest textile techniques in the world – wrapping. We will look at its forms, functions and varies of materials used, then introduce our own contemporary approaches with very creative twists, to find exciting possibilities and produce really innovative and individual pieces.

Wraps can contain, conceal, embellish and bundle…..and oh so much more. Using hand and/or machine stitching in combination with other textile processes, your can create sturdy networks, delicate filigrees, 3D forms, expressive bundles/assemblages, relief surfaces, or quite simply an embellished cloth.

There will be ample scope for accommodating personal preferences – the choice will be yours.

Those unable to gain a place on her course in 2018 should book early as Gwen’s course was heavily oversubscribed this year.

This will be Gwen's sixth visit to Studio Préniac.

Course Cost:

Ensuite - £1,250
Private bedroom sharing bathroom with one other - £1,100
Sharing a twin ensuite bedroom - £1,025
Non Participating Partner - £ 795
Gites £100 Extra for Single Supplement

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Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn: 1st - 8th June 2019:

Jan  & Jean

The intimate Stitch:

Jan & Jean needs no introduction from us to the 'textiles world' .

This course will focus on adventurous textural and dimensional hand stitching in order to capture surface qualities. The inspiration will come from a range of sources including historical and ancient structures and the richness of the natural world.

The lovely surroundings of Preniac will feature strongly.

Although hand stitch will be the main element the sewing machine and embellishing machine will feature as appropriate.

This will be Jan & Jean's third visit to Studio Préniac.

Course Cost:

Ensuite - £1,250
Private bedroom sharing bathroom with one other - £1,100
Sharing a twin ensuite bedroom - £1,025
Non Participating Partner - £ 795
Gites £100 Extra for Single Supplement

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Ruth Issett: 29th June - 6th July 2019:

Ruth Issett

Surface Mark, Stitch & Dyed Colour:

Ruth needs no introduction. She is one of Britain’s best loved textile artists and tutors.

This fabric and stitch based course will offer the opportunity to explore the potential of a luscious dyed colour palette.

Using direct dyeing techniques and unusual resist processes, we will explore the qualities and characters of a variety of fabrics, their response to different techniques and colour mixtures.

Students will be able to create a unique and very individual collection of fabrics that will then be used as the starting point for some colourful stitched compositions.

This course will include:

- Use a selection of un dyed fabrics – such as cotton organdie, silk chiffon, silk crepeline,viscose satin Procion Mx dyes, using direct dye painting

- A variety of different dye resist techniques including flour paste and machine stitch resist.

- Additional surface hand and machine stitch, manipulation and construction.

Ruth’s courses at Studio Preniac are always over subscribed so book early to avoid disappointment.

You can see more of Ruth's work on the Textile Study Group site, just follow the link below:

See more of Ruth's work at the Textile Study Group

This will be Ruth's tenth visit to Studio Préniac.

Course Cost:

Ensuite - £1,250
Private bedroom sharing bathroom with one other - £1,100
Sharing a twin ensuite bedroom - £1,025
Non Participating Partner - £ 795
Gites £100 Extra for Single Supplement

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Amanda Hislop: 14th - 21st September 2019:

Amada Hislop

Land Lines: Land Forms in Texture and Stitch.

One of the UK’s most popular textile artists and tutors, Amanda combines drawn and painted marks with the tactile qualities of thread, paper and fabric using landscape and natural forms to inspire her work.

Take inspiration from landscape and forms within; explore drawn and printed marks with stitch combining papers with fabric and colour creating tactile layered surfaces to develop with line and texture in machine stitch.

Work through techniques to create a unique and personal series of experimental samples through to a more resolved piece with guidance from your tutor.

You can see more of Amada's work, just follow the links below:

See Amanda's Showcase.

Follow Amanda on Facebook.

This will be Gwen's fifth visit to Studio Préniac.

Course Cost:

Ensuite - £1,250
Private bedroom sharing bathroom with one other - £1,100
Sharing a twin ensuite bedroom - £1,025
Non Participating Partner - £ 795
Gites £100 Extra for Single Supplement

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