Nikola's course was exceptionally well prepared and organised
- having thought of all things in advance the course was well presented
and differentiated to each individual's needs encouraging both risk
taking and creativity.
- Carol Ann Eades
Nikola is an excellent teacher and textile artist. I had the pleasure
of attending a tailor-made 3 day textile workshop in the summer, in
her sunny, open-concept workshop. She was able to put together a
program specific to my needs and time constraints. In 3 days
we were able to cover batik, block printing, and shibori using indigo
dyes. Nikki is someone who is very personable, passionate and talented.
I learned a lot, was well taken care of, and we had tonnes of fun
together. She is fantastic! For anyone who is into textiles, go take
a vacation in Aquitaine and get your creativity flowing!
- Misun Daty
Textiles Arts Courses
We run our courses in England, Central Portugal and SW France.
Over the years a closer attention to ‘Natural Dyeing’ techniques has grown, we are cultivating a ‘Dyers garden’ and developing methods of processing plants
for our Arts activities.
workshops and (less frequently), Week-long courses.
Currently our course range is:
Natural-Dyeing and Eco-Printing
Indigo & Shibori
Printing and Painting on fabric
Heat transfer printing on fabric
Fabric Collage and Embroidery
Please follow the menu item: Courses/Stages for more information in English or French.
Any of these courses can run in a way tailored to your needs and at a time of your choosing, however we do also schedule events on a periodic basis - (check the Events Agenda) and perhaps follow our blog or other social media pages.
We run our courses in the UK, Portugal (Arganil), France (Lot
Three locations: triple the fun with affordable activities running throughout the year - All levels / All ages
PORTUGAL, Arganil :
One day and one week courses, Possibility of Home-Stays and camping .
FRANCE, Lot  : One day and one week courses, (no accommodation).
UK: One day and one week courses,
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this short video from Nicola Orpen on some of our Textiles Arts courses and see how we can educate and entertain you
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