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Saturday 20-27 July 2019with Linda Lee and Nancy Shriber

About the Workshop

Join The Sewing Workshop in a charming chateau in the countryside of Auty, France for a personalized sewing experience. In this workshop, you'll dive into a set of skills centering around the art of modern garment sewing with an artistic edge. Work intimately with two nationally-known instructors, Linda Lee of The Sewing Workshop and Nancy Shriber, founder of Contemporary Sashiko.

Dyeing with paint! What a fantastic concept – no fuss, no mess, and exquisite results. In this workshop, you will dye your choice of fabric using Nancy’s signature technique. Choose silk, rayon, linen, or cotton for dyeing in unlimited color choices to make a pair of pants or a top or shirt. Personalize your fabric with stenciling and writing. Then make the coordinating pieces for a unique ensemble while honing your sewing skills with Linda, all while enjoying breathtaking views of the French countryside.

You will enjoy a trunk show of Sewing Workshop ensembles by Linda and artistic work by Nancy. Linda will assist in making sure the patterns fit, and she will demonstrate construction techniques pertinent to the patterns being used. Nancy will add the artistic elements to the workshop with her expertise in dyeing and hand stitching one-of-a-kind garments.

The studio at Chateau Dumas is a beautiful and relaxing setting with lots of space and light and is equipped with new sewing machines, sergers and everything you will need for a complete sewing experience. All you need to bring is your fabric and patterns and your basic sewing notions and tools.

During the week we also visit a local fleamarket and the nearby atmospheric Sunday morning food and craft market in St Antonin-Noble-Val, the medieval town where the films Charlotte Gray and The Hundred Foot Journey were filmed. 

For further information please see sewingworkshop.com/events/chateau-dumas

 

 

Linda Lee

Linda’s training and experience as an interior designer has come in handy as she travels the country teaching the art of combining beautiful fabrics for the fashion-conscious home sewer. Along with teaching fitting skills and fine sewing techniques, she is known for designing patterns under the name of The Sewing Workshop, a line of patterns for the modern sewer who is interested in architecturally interesting styles to flatter with flare.

She produces a monthly series of inspirational tutorials called Sew Confident! in which she breaks down the latest fashion trends into real-life sewing experiences. With ten Craftsy classes and 13 books under her belt, Linda has the depth of experience and enthusiasm needed to pass on the fine art of sewing clothes to her students.

www.sewingworkshop.com

Nancy Shriber

Nancy Shriber is a nationally recognized artist, teacher, lecturer and writer who designs under the Contemporary Sashiko label.  She has been featured in a number of national publications including Threads and has published Sashiko Handbags: 14 on 14 and created and produced The Garment Series, a colleciton of sashiko-style pillow and tote bag patterns. 

Thank you for another fabulous week. What a piece of heaven it is here. A richly rewarding experience - food, outings and workshop - amazing. Kathryn B, USA

Read more testimonials here


Included:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All locally-sourced, freshly-made meals (with the exception of one restaurant meal out)
  • 5.5 days full-time tuition
  • All paint, dye, thread and supplies for fabric embellishments
  • Local farmer's market and other excursion transportation

Not Included:

  • Flights to Toulouse and travel to the Chateau 
  • Wednesday night dinner at Les Sens restaurant
  • Optional massages at the Chateau

Additional Information:

  • Single occupancy ensuite bedroom: 2650E-3450E: Single occupancy bedroom with own bathroom adjacent : 3200E : Single occupancy bedroom with shared bathroom: 2950E : Shared double bedroom (2 beds) with ensuite bathroom from: 2600E per person
  • The non-participating partner cost of 1075E includes accommodation, meals and trips out and excludes the workshop tuition
  • A non-returnable deposit of 750USD is required to secure your place with the Euro balance due 12 weeks before the start of the workshop
  • You can pay the Euro balance by Visa/Mastercard on our website or by bank transfer
  • The initial 750USD deposit is non-refundable and there are no refunds after the balance has been paid
  • We require you to take out insurance before travelling to Chateau Dumas in case of unforeseen circumstances that may require you to cancel your attendance
  • Chateau Dumas lies one hour north of Toulouse city centre and Toulouse Blagnac international airport
  • The workshop will run with a minimum of 12 participants 

Workshop:
The Sewing Workshop

Starts on:
20 July 2019

Length:
7 Days

Prices From: 2650 Euro

Non-Participating Partner Price: 1400 Euro


Included:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All locally-sourced, freshly-made meals (with the exception of one restaurant meal out)
  • 5.5 days full-time tuition
  • All paint, dye, thread and supplies for fabric embellishments
  • Local farmer's market and other excursion transportation

Not Included:

  • Flights to Toulouse and travel to the Chateau 
  • Wednesday night dinner at Les Sens restaurant
  • Optional massages at the Chateau

Additional Information:

  • Single occupancy ensuite bedroom: 2650E-3450E: Single occupancy bedroom with own bathroom adjacent : 3200E : Single occupancy bedroom with shared bathroom: 2950E : Shared double bedroom (2 beds) with ensuite bathroom from: 2600E per person
  • The non-participating partner cost of 1075E includes accommodation, meals and trips out and excludes the workshop tuition
  • A non-returnable deposit of 750USD is required to secure your place with the Euro balance due 12 weeks before the start of the workshop
  • You can pay the Euro balance by Visa/Mastercard on our website or by bank transfer
  • The initial 750USD deposit is non-refundable and there are no refunds after the balance has been paid
  • We require you to take out insurance before travelling to Chateau Dumas in case of unforeseen circumstances that may require you to cancel your attendance
  • Chateau Dumas lies one hour north of Toulouse city centre and Toulouse Blagnac international airport
  • The workshop will run with a minimum of 12 participants 

Because of nature of our workshops, and the small number of places available, we will need to manage orders personally. If you are interested joining us on this workshop, please fill in the details below and we will get in touch shortly.