Art & Textile Workshops 2019

ART & TEXTILE WORKSHOPS

For 2019 we look forward to welcoming another series of Art and Textile workshops here at Kerledan. We are delighted to welcome back Jessie Chorley along with Liz Clay, Julie Arkell and new for 2019, Caroline Nixon. Registration opened on 17th November 2018. We look forward to hearing from you!

Fashioning LaceFashioning Lace
with Liz Clay
5-9 April 2019

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Julie Arkell - Folk ArtistFolk Artist
with Julie Arkell
25-30 April 2019

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Eco-PrintEco-Print Retreat
with Caroline Nixon
7-14 Sept 2019

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Embroidery - Jess ChorleyPaper & Stitch
with Jessie Chorley
24-30 Sept 2019

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FASHIONING LACE  – With Liz Clay
A Couture Accessory

6 – 9 April 2019  (3 days, 4 nights)

Summary

Join fashion designer Liz Clay for an exclusive 3 day workshop to create your own haute couture accessory inspired by Liz’s exquisite nuno felt lace fabrics.

Lace is the quintessential luxury product, its elegance and refinement are a constant factor in contemporary design. Liz will share with you her passion for felt making and skillful placement of lace as a decorative surface embellishment for haute couture.

About The Workshop

This magical 3 day workshop will enable you to discover the joy and satisfaction of making your own cloth from fibre to fabric for a couture inspired accessory of your choice.
Through sampling and learning as you go, this is an opportunity to explore the rich textural qualities offered by the nuno felt technique with the aesthetics of lace.

Working with different lace fabrics and simple crochet and stitch techniques, you will use these to create innovative surface design within the felt process.

Discover the skill and seduction of this exquisite fashion technique using fine wools, silks and cashmere fibres and exquisite lace fabrics from Liz’s extensive couture collection.

 

Workshop Itinerary:

Day 1 – Travel day with a welcome supper on arrival
Day 2 –  Introduction to Liz and her world of felt-making. A structured day to sample materials and techniques with group discussions and demonstrations by Liz. Sharing ideas and assembling personal sample portfolios.
Day 3 – In the studio with Liz. Start of individual projects and guided independent practice.
Day 4 –In the studio with Liz followed by farewell dinner
Day 5 – Breakfast with departure before midday

 

The Workshop Includes:

– 4 nights
– 3 days workshop with Liz
– All breakfasts, lunches, dinners and refreshments
– Guided trip

Not included: transport to and from Kerledan

 

Pricing For This Workshop (per person):

Twin bedded bedroom with ensuite facilities (shared occupancy) – €884

Double bedroom with ensuite facilities (single occupancy) – €1120

Double bedroom with 1 participating and 1 non-participating member – €1440 per couple

Minimum number 6 with a maximum number of guests 8

 

Workshop Payment Conditions:

A non-refundable deposit of €250 will be requested on booking to confirm each course reservation.
The remainder will be due 2 weeks before the start of the course.

 

Requirements List For All Participants:

You will be provided with a kit at the start of the workshop but please also bring the following items advised by Liz with you:

  • A sharp pair of scissors
  • Needles – tacking and embroidery types
  • Embroidery threads – white and black plus a selection of colours
  • Fabric keepsakes and treasured pieces such as lace, silk ribbons and old buttons 
to use during this workshop.

ABOUT LIZ CLAY

Liz Clay

Liz makes hand felted textiles for haute couture and one off pieces to commission. She lives in rural Somerset.

Liz’s influences are as diverse as the work she produces; experimental in her approach she enjoys the unexpected directions and freedom the felt process offers her contemporary practice.

Experienced tutor and author of ‘Nuno Felt’, Liz teaches internationally and exhibits regularly in Britain, Europe, North America, Australia and Japan.
Work is held in the collections of Givenchy, Balenciaga, Christopher Kane and Stella McCartney.


Visit Liz’s Website:
lizclay.co.uk

FOLK ARTIST – Julie Arkell

25 – 30 April 2019  (4 days 5 nights)

Summary

Join Julie Arkell for a 4 day workshop to create your own papier mâché , vintage fabrics and embroidery magical creatures.

Summary

Join Julie Arkell for a 4 day workshop to create your own papier mâché , vintage fabrics and embroidery magical creatures.

 

About the Workshop

Firstly, I would like to say how excited Peter and I are about a future collaboration with one of UK’s best known contemporary Folk Artists, Julie Arkell, who has agreed to give her first workshop here in May 2018, which will be the start of a new chapter for us here at Kerledan.

People come from all over the world to discover Julie’s unique folk artwork and now we are lucky enough to have her here in Brittany!


The Workshop Includes:

– 5 nights
– 4 days workshop with Julie
– All breakfasts, lunches, dinners and refreshments
– Guided trips to a local market and Valley of the Saints

Not included: transport to and from Kerledan


Workshop Itinerary:

Day 1 – Travel day with a welcome supper on arrival
Day 2 – Introduction to Julie and her world of papier-maché and magical creatures, start of individual projects
Day 3 – Visit to a local market, al fresco lunch afternoon in the studio with Julie
Day 4 –Morning in the studio followed by lunch and then a trip out to the ‘Valley of the Saints’- a fascinating project to sculpt, out of monumental pieces of rock, the 1000 saints of Brittany.
Day 5 – Finishing projects in the studio followed by a round up of the work achieved with a farewell dinner
Day 6 – Brunch with departure before midday


Pricing For This Workshop
(per person):

Twin bedded bedroom with ensuite facilities (shared occupancy) – €975

Double bedroom with ensuite facilities (single occupancy) – €1115

Double bedroom with 1 participating and 1 non-participating member – €1500 per couple

Minimum number 6 with a maximum number of guests 7


Workshop payment conditions:

A non-refundable deposit of €250 will be requested at booking to confirm each course reservation.
The remainder will be due just before the start of the course.

ABOUT JULIE ARKELL

Julie Arkell

Julie works with papier mâché , vintage fabrics and embroidery to create her own distinctive magical creatures.

She lives in London and has exhibited at the Crafts Council of Great Britain and the Contemporary Applied Arts, with 2 published books, HOME and AWAY, by Ruthin Craft Centre, to her name.

ECO-PRINT RETREAT – with Caroline Nixon

7 – 14 September 2019  (6 days, 7 nights)

Summary

Join Caroline Nixon for a magical week of eco-printing. Learn how to use leaves, flowers and natural dyes to pattern cloth.

About The Workshop

Caroline is renowned for her clear crisp vibrant eco-prints, made using just the pigments from the leaves themselves.

In this intimate small group retreat, she will share her eco-print techniques and show you how to combine eco-print with natural dyes and indigo.

Progressing from samples to clothing or yardage, you will return home with lots of beautiful work, and the knowledge and skills to continue this fascinating art at home.

 

The Workshop Includes:

 7 nights
– 6 days workshop with Caroline
– All breakfasts, lunches, dinners and refreshments taken at Kerledan
– Guided trip

Not included: Transport to and from Kerledan, lunch out on day of guided trip and materials at 50€

 

Workshop Itinerary 

Day 1 – Travel day with a welcome supper on arrival.

Day 2 – Our eco-print adventure begins. Beginners will learn how to achieve crisp colourful prints, making samples with a variety of leaves and techniques. Experienced printers will start to sample local vegetation natural dyes and tannins, producing samples ready to overdye with indigo or natural dye. In the early afternoon we will mordant fabrics to use in the following days. In the late afternoon there will be a  ‘pop up shop’ where you will have the chance to buy vintage textiles to work with during the week;

Day 3 – In the morning you will learn about indigo, and we will make an indigo vat. In the afternoon you will work on individual projects

Day 4 – Our indigo vat will be ready, and we will start to experiment with combining eco-print and natural dye with indigo. You will also learn simple shibori techniques to add further interest

Day 5 – We will spend the day in the studio, and start to plan larger projects of your choice. Perhaps you would like to print yardage to make into garments, upcycle charity shop or vintage garments,or print a panel that could be  made into a wall hanging or cushions

Day 6 – Morning  in the  studio, then lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon we will have an outing to a local brocante to search for vintage  textile bargains and  follow this with a visit

Day 7 – Our last day will be spent in the studio finishing our projects. In the mid afternoon we will  display our work, review what we have  learned,  and plan how you can continue to develop

Day 8 – Departure after breakfast.

 

Pricing For This Workshop (per person):

Twin bedded bedroom with en-suite facilities (shared occupancy) – €1550

Double bedroom with en-suite facilities (single occupancy) – €1950

Double bedroom with 1 participating and 1 non-participating member – €2500 per couple

Minimum number 6 with a maximum number of guests 8

 

Workshop payment conditions:

A non-refundable deposit of €250 will be requested at the time of booking to confirm each course reservation.
The remainder will be due 2 weeks before the start of the course.

ABOUT CAROLINE NIXON

Caroline Nixon

Having worked with textiles all her life, Caroline discovered natural dyes and ecoprint in 2013, and has never looked back.

Caroline is constantly experimenting to explore the possibilities and push the boundaries with this relatively new art form. She makes garments and wall art from ecoprinted cloth and also upcycles preloved garments, selling through galleries and on commission. Her most interesting commission to date has been a costume for ‘Miss Earth’ 2017!

Caroline teaches and exhibits widely in the UK and abroad. She is based in the Cotswolds, working from a log cabin studio in her garden, and growing many of her dyeplants herself.


Visit Caroline’s Website:
handmadetextilesbycaroline.co.uk

ALTERED JOURNALS – with Jessie Chorley
Paper & Stitch Creating a Memory Journal

24 – 30 September 2019  (5 days 6 nights)

Summary

East London textile artist Jessie Chorley will be re-visiting  Manoir de Kerledan after the success of her embroidery workshop autumn 2018. This second workshop will focus on Jessie’s signature handmade altered journals and memory books:

“Made within the body of a vintage and found hardback book my Journals and Albums become beautiful objects within themselves, containing messages and reminders, envelopes and stitched pockets to keep safe important information and memories”

About the Workshop

This workshop will explore both Jessie’s signature style of paper craft and also her hand embroidery, applique and patchwork style.

Jessie will show you how she uses her needle and thread both as a drawing tool and also to hold in place items within the pages of your memory books and to also secure items to the front cover and sash.

Jessie will work with you in an intense way on the first two days of this workshop to prepare your books pages and to work on several paper and simple printing techniques. You will then go on to assemble your journals and memory books combining embroidery, collage, print and paper manipulation.

This workshop will also explore Jessie’s own unique style of hand-embroidered text and lettering that she creates and writes with her needle and thread. Such stitched text can then be used for creating bookmarks, page markers and a front title for your journals during this paper and embroidery retreat.


The Workshop Includes:

– 6 nights
– 5 days workshop with Jessie
– All breakfasts, lunches, dinners and refreshments
– Guided trip

Not included: transport to and from Kerledan


Workshop Itinerary:

Day 1 – Travel day with a welcome supper on arrival
Day 2 – Introduction to Jessie and her world of stitching , start of individual projects
Day 3 – In the studio with Jessie
Day 4 –Morning in the studio followed by lunch and then a trip to the ceramic museum in Quimper, famous Breton Quimper ware
Day 5 – In the studio with Jessie
Day 6 – Finishing projects in the studio followed by a round up of the work achieved with a farewell dinner
Day 7 – Brunch with departure before midday


Pricing For This Workshop
(per person):

Twin bedded bedroom with ensuite facilities (shared occupancy) – €1330

1 double bedroom with ensuite facilities (single occupancy) – €1030

Minimum number 6 with a maximum number of guests 7

 

Workshop payment conditions:

A non-refundable deposit of €250 will be requested on booking to confirm each participants place on the course.
The remainder will be due 2 weeks before the start of the course.

ABOUT JESSIE CHORLEY

Jessie Chorley

Jessie Chorley is an independent designer, maker, collector tutor, author and shop owner specializing in Embroidery Collage and Applique.

At the heart of her work she uses hand stitching, and traditional embroidery techniques, which she combines with her passion for collecting.

In her own words-

“I use my needle and thread to both secure items in place as well as for detailed illustration and text”

“My needle and thread act as my drawing tool, I use favouite and usually found threads to illustrate chosen imagery and words directly on to and in to my chosen fabrics, books, papers and found items”

Jessie mainly works with paper and fabric all of which are “found” this being her passion, her inspiration and always her starting point.

She lives and works in Hackney, East London where she runs Jessie Chorley ,The Shop & Workshop which is situated in the heart of East London at 158a Columbia Rd flower market, London E2 7RG

Jessie travels world wide to teach her skills, passions and techniques to like-minded others. These travels are a huge part of her inspiration, and part of her journey as an artist and maker. Jessie is widely know on her popular Instagram feed as “The Travelling stitcher” as she daily documents here life as a maker weaving words, phrases and snippets of conversations from her travels in to her work, while out and about or on a train, flight, walking, boat or car journey.


Visit Jessie’s Website:
jessiechorley.com