UK (various locations), Portugal (Arganil), France (Lot
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
TEXATELIER - Arts & Permaculture Center
The main focus of our workshops, which we run in England, central Portugal and SW France
Textiles Arts courses.
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:
Indigo & Shibori, Felt-making, Batik,
Painting on fabric, & Heat transfer printing on fabric
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.
At Texatelier; Nikola’s courses in Textiles Arts specialisms will continue to be offered as well as some new ‘Permaculture’ and organic farming courses.
(Sean, and other practitioners, will also be offering: homesteading skills, natural building techniques, experimental architecture,
Kiln and Oven design and building)
- this now defines what Texatelier has become and is still becoming. (our Portugal location is 100% off-grid and strives towards self-sufficiency)
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,
WE ARE NOW WWOOFING HOSTS IN PORTUGAL - VISIT OUR PROFILE
PREVIOUS STUDENTS SAID
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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more about our other activities and more about us: Nikola Orpen and Sean Cassette.
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French buttons -
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