We are pleased to announce that our schedule of residential workshops for 2019
is now available for booking. Please contact us directly for more information and to book your place!

Create, Relax and Enjoy!!

Timetable of workshops

24/03/2019 - 30/03/2019 Chantal Guillermet
From Sketchbook to Quilt
Chantal will inspire your creative mind and give personal tuition in this workshop, helping you realise a design for your Dream Quilt! You will be encouraged each day to use different design techniques, eg from drawing, print and lino cut. Each afternoon, you will have the opportunity to transfer the results to fabric, giving you a solid base for your chosen design.
05/05/2019 - 10/05/2019 Caron Lindley
Yoga
Award winning yoga teacher delivers 2 yoga sessions per day. Each day Sweet Nothings provides a creative focus or day out. Includes Eco Printing, Stitching and trips out to areas of outstanding beauty.
11/05/2019 - 17/05/2019 Fiona Carvell
French Landscapes Wet & Dry Pastels Workshop
Wet and Dry pastel workshop with Unison Colour artist Fiona. Learn to create beautiful compositions using the vibrant colours of the surrounding French landscapes. Combine this with optional yoga and Haiku disciplines and your week will be full of enjoyment, serenity and enlightenment!
19/05/2019 - 25/05/2019 Annette Standing
Nature Illustration
Amazing illustrative artist. Uses paper, watercolour pencils and ink to build depth and line. This workshop will concentrate on drawing and capturing animals and plants.
02/06/2019 - 08/06/2019 Edwina MacKinnon
Eco Dyeing & Print
Learn the art of eco printing with this friendly workshop. Use leaves from different local landscapes to experiment and eco-dye beautiful vintage French Linen. Opportunities to enhance printed work/resists with hand and machine embroidery are encouraged. Iron, copper, rust and indigo printing and dyeing are at your disposal!
16/06/2019 - 22/06/2019 Stephanie Burnham
Contemporary Beadcraft
Create contemporary jewellery, or decorational bead design. Stephanie will guide you in your chosen direction!
30/06/2019 - 06/07/2019 Angie Hughes
Multi-media Textile Art
Using inspiration from natural forms and a multi-media approach with dye, print, stitch and manipulation, create beautiful textile art against the backdrop of sunny South-West France and the farmhouse, orchard and garden at Sweet Nothings.
07/07/2019 - 13/07/2019 Edwina MacKinnon
Eco Dyeing & Print
Learn the art of eco printing with this friendly workshop. Use leaves from different local landscapes to experiment and eco-dye beautiful vintage French Linen. Opportunities to enhance printed work/resists with hand and machine embroidery are encouraged. Iron, copper, rust and indigo printing and dyeing are at your disposal!
15/07/2019 - 20/07/2019 Karen Lane
Superfine Merino and Silk scarves / collars
Collars and scarves in felt and silk, using predominantly wet felting techniques. Enhance this with machine or hand stitch.
21/07/2019 - 27/07/2019 Karen Lane
Felted Wall Hangings
Using dry and wet felting techniques, plus hand or machine embroidery, an opportunity to create a unique wall hanging of your choice. The beauty of this workshop is its experimental content and individuality and honestly, "Anything Goes!"
01/09/2019 - 07/09/2019 Yvonne Elliott
Paint, Print Stitch Using Silks, Organza and Linen
Fabulous workshop splashing colour, adding silk and organza to compositions before applying a whole variety of stitches! Sun printing, silk painting, hand and machine stitching opportunities. Sketch and photograph landscapes in South Charente for inspiration.
08/09/2019 - 14/09/2019 Annette Standing
Architectural Illustration
Illustrative artist Annette will guide you through her workshop using watercolour pencils and ink for decoration, for beautifully exquisite pictures! Trips to Aubeterre Sur Dronne (listed as one of France's most beautiful villages will provide inspiration with its medieval architecture and subterranean church.

Or book our studio space and farmhouse for your own personalised residential retreat.
Accommodation is available for up to 8 people; full board and outings can be included upon request.

Prices for 2019

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