Quilting & craft Retreats - Workshops
Make something of it! Creative textiles with Jane Glennie
6 May - 12 May 2012
The idea of the ‘Make something of it...’ workshop is to loosen up and start creating – sewing, stitching and constructing - with recycled fabrics. Recycling builds creative skills offering endless possibilities and unexpected results. You will be encouraged to create things from recycled fabrics and old clothes (yes, it’s environmentally friendly) and make something more of your creativity.
Do you dream of making accessories for yourself or things for your home?
Would you like to express yourself in art textiles?
Do you want to create your own designs and discover or develop your creativity with textiles?
If ‘YES’ come and find inspiration and fresh ideas in beautiful Burgundy as artist and designer Jane Glennie leads you through a week of learning and experimentation.
Break away from patterns and measurements and be inventive as you discover which strategies work best for you – sketching, photographing, thinking, feeling, talking or writing. Would the shape of a vine leaf, the colour of a Burgundy landscape at daybreak, the history of a chateau, a conversation over a glass of wine, or the patterns on a medieval building inspire you? From your base at Les Cerisiers explore places such as the amazing Arboretum de Pezanin, the buildings of atmospheric medieval Cluny or discover fleece, wool and yarn at the Musée de la Filature. Then translate your inspirations into your designs and original artwork with new found confidence.
Jane Glenne has always sewn, and up-cycled old clothes and fabrics long before it became a trend. Having launched her own freelance design practice 16 years ago she has worked for clients such as Orange, Wiltshire County Council and the University of Reading. Her textile work has been exhibited at galleries across the UK and at the Festival of Quilts. She organised the ‘Whatever floats your boat...’ contemporary textiles exhibition at Slough Museum, which has been granted the London 2012 Inspire Mark, part of the Cultural Olympiad programme. Jane leads workshops in schools and will be a tutor for the 2011 Knitting & Stitching Shows workshop programme in London, Harrogate and Dublin http://www.makesomethingofit.co.uk
Room type / 6 Days*
Shared room with ensuite shower or bath; £595
Private room for single occupancy with ensuite shower or bath; £645
Private room for single occupancy with shared shower or bath; £575
Couple sharing a double room with shared shower or bath; £535
Non residential; 350 euros
* arrive Sunday afternoon, leave Saturday morning
All costs are per person. Non participating partners are welcome at only £300. Additional nights beyond the event can also be arranged.
All costs include the following:
• Basic materials for the course are provided. Additional materials may be available to purchase from the tutor if required
• Continental breakfast
• Buffet lunch
• Refreshments throughout the day
• Wine tasting event (where you can stock up on wine of your own choosing)
We are happy to offer transfers from Lyon airport (40 euros per person return) and from Macon Loche and Macon Ville rail stations (20 euros per person return).
When not creating works of art you could try your hand at archery, have a soothing massage, visit local galleries, sample regional food specialities or enjoy fantastic walks in the surrounding Charollais hills.
For more information or to reserve a place please contact Janice Barnett
By email firstname.lastname@example.org
By post Les Cerisiers, Lieu dit Nurux, 71520 Montmelard, France
By phone 0033 (0) 345 47 95 02
If for any reason Jane Glennie is unable to offer tuition on any part or all of any course, an appropriate tutor may be substituted at our discretion. If the course is cancelled, full or pro rata refunds will be made. No further liability will be accepted.