Saturday, 4 June 2011

New Hot Textiles Courses in Frenchie France for 2012

Lesley on the left and Sue on the right

This is just a quick blog to say that Sue and I have sorted out the dates for the workshops in France for 2012. We have also been eating and drinking rather a lot 'Quelle surprise'!!! Sue, Lesley and I lived together at college THIRTY FOUR YEARS ago - which is amazing as we are all only 36 - Ho Ho!!! 
Sue is the proprietor of Kanagaroo the mail order company for knitting yarns and accessories. She also offers and teaches Learn to Knit workshops in France in case any of you are interested. see www.kangaroo.uk.com

The holiday workshops Sue and I have thrashed out over several glasses of wine are Back To Basics workshops with a little local flavour thrown in. Follow the link at the end of this post to find out more. Because there is only space available for a small number of students I thought it would be a good idea to teach beginners on these workshops as we will all have more time together.

A five night holiday in the beautiful Charente-Maritime department of France (see the venue here). The cost of the holiday includes full board and wine with evening meals, all workshops, materials and transfers from local airports or train stations. Spend time learning new skills in the quiet and relaxed atmosphere of La Verderie. With an intimate group of just 4/5 students this would be a great chance to take a break and discover a new way of working in textiles.

Bondaweb for Beginners
































Bondaweb for Beginners, 4 day workshop 19th - 24th September 2012 with tutor Kim Thittichai. Cost £425 per head based on two sharing a twin room or £495 per head for a single room.


Learn how to use Bondaweb creatively in a relaxed and comfortable environment.This is designed for beginners or those who feel they need a little help. The workshop will cover all the basic bonding processes including how to paint and foil this wonderful product. Discover how to build up layers of hand stitch and embellishment. Learn about decorating wood, paper and card and about just how versatile Bondaweb is. 

 Luscious Layers

Luscious Layers, 4 day workshop 10th - 14th October 2012 with tutor Kim Thittichai. Cost £425 per head based on two sharing a twin room or £495 per head for a single room.


Discover the delights of layering materials and techniques. This workshop is designed for beginners or those who feel they need a little help. We will be painting, layering and stitching Tyvek, Vilene Spunbond and newspaper to create amazing textured surfaces with heat guns and soldering irons. Learn how to use heat guns safely and confidently. There will be plenty of time to create some beautiful and well considered samples to take home.

  To have a look at the rooms and other booking info go -

or for further details and a full programme email sue@kangaroo.uk.com

So that is it till I return home on Sunday, I will be taking lots of photos of  beautiful old windows and doors for my new range of image transfer linen cushions . . . 

A bientot!

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