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Natural Dyeing


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

Collage

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.

We offer: Full day workshops and (less frequently), Week-long courses.

Currently our course range is:

Natural-Dyeing and Eco-Printing

Indigo & Shibori

Felt-making

Batik

Printing and Painting on fabric

Heat transfer printing on fabric

Silk Painting

Fabric Collage and Embroidery


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 46)

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 [46] : One day and one week courses, (no accommodation).
UK: One day and one week courses, (no accommodation).



 WHAT PREVIOUS STUDENTS SAID

Watch 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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STAGES D'ART TEXTILES and PERMACULTURE - ATELIERS à LOT [46] France / ARGANIL Portugal -
TEXTILES ART WORKSHOPS AND HOMESTEADING COURSES
Nikola Orpen and Sean Cassette
création textile

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