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Creative Textiles Courses 2020:

Many guests have been asking when our 2020 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 2020.

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

Gwen Hedley: 16th May - 23rd May 2020

Gwen Hedley

New Chapters:

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

A different and exciting approach to work this year – we start with old books, which become part of the working materials as well as a rich and far-reaching design source. They have come from the pulping box in my local charity shop, so no books have been harmed – they have been rescued from oblivion, along with their unknown histories!

We will each carefully (almost surgically!) deconstruct an old unwanted book, and use all the constituent parts as a creative resource, in combination with a wide range of other papers, cloths, threads and mixed media. They can be moulded, pleated, cut, torn, stitched and generally transformed.

Printed text and handwriting will be fully explored – letters are just interesting and varied shapes to develop. They can be enlarged, reduced, distorted, distressed, diffused etc, to create textures, lines, patterns, 3D forms and abstract designs ........so much to discover! Personal tutorials are on-going throughout the week

Through a variety of art processes along with stitching, you will create unique and personal pieces, and a multitude of starting points for future work. You might even start on your own New Chapter!

The course is suitable for all levels of experience – you just need enthusiasm and an open mind.

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 seventh visit to Studio Préniac.

Course Cost

Ensuite - £1,295
Private bedroom sharing bathroom with one other - £1,195
Sharing a twin ensuite bedroom - £1,095
Non Participating Partner - £ 795
Gites £100 Extra for Single Supplement

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Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn: 30th May - 6th June 2020:

Jan  & Jean

Preniac - A Textile Diary with Jan & Jean:

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

On this course we will work with mixed media and stitch to record day to day images and experiences of this lovely area.

We will include hand/machine stitching, bonding and the use of the embellishing machine as appropriate.

the end of the course we will leave with a visual diary singing with images and textile fragments that record a special place.

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

Course Cost

Ensuite - £1,295
Private bedroom sharing bathroom with one other - £1,195
Sharing a twin ensuite bedroom - £1,095
Non Participating Partner - £ 795
Gites £100 Extra for Single Supplement

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Ruth Issett: 20th - 27th June 2020:

Ruth Issett

Delicious, Divine and Delicate – distilling the colour and delicacy of the summer colour and scenery at Studio Preniac with Ruth Issett:

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

Drawing inspiration from the environment, especially the foliage and flowers, we will develop imagery to incorporate in beautiful fragile coloured and stitched textile pieces.

We will mix, paint, dye and print colours, explore the potential of ethereal fabrics, and then enhance and manipulate with delicate and emphatic stitch.

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 eleventh visit to Studio Préniac.

Course Cost

Ensuite - £1,295
Private bedroom sharing bathroom with one other - £1,195
Sharing a twin ensuite bedroom - £1,095
Non Participating Partner - £ 795
Gites £100 Extra for Single Supplement

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Mandy Pattullo: 12th - 19th September 2020:

Mandy Pattullo

Textile Collage with Many Pattullo.

Again, one of the UK’s most popular textile artists and tutors, Mandy Pattullo will bring a series of her most popular courses to Studio Preniac in September 2020 which combine her love of vintage fabrics with observations of the natural world.

You will start the week with an introduction to the basic techniques of textile collage before starting a more structured approach with a focus on building up a bird portrait on to a fragment of antique quilt. .

We then turn a bit botanical using the seed heads that are around the Preniac as an inspiration for a Seed Heads piece. You will learn to layer up and appliqué backgrounds for your compositions and will use embroidery stitches imaginatively to describe the structure and silhouette of these remains of the summer.

Mandy will do many demonstrations through out the week and bring inspirational samples, clear instructions and templates for those who can not draw (!) but she will also remain flexible And if you choose to just remain with one style of working rather than having a go at everything that is fine with her.

You can see more of Mandy's work, just follow the link below:

See Mandy's Website.

This will be Mandy's first to Studio Préniac.

Course Cost

Ensuite - £1,295
Private bedroom sharing bathroom with one other - £1,195
Sharing a twin ensuite bedroom - £1,095
Non Participating Partner - £ 795
Gites £100 Extra for Single Supplement

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