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Enquire About AvailabilityCreative Retreat in Britain's New Forest

Wednesday 25th April-Friday 4 May 2018 (all 3 Parts)with Mandy Pattullo and Anna Corba

About the Workshop

Join us for a creative retreat in Britain’s beautiful New Forest region southwest of London with artists Mandy Pattullo and Anna Corba from 25th April to 4 May 2018.

The retreat is in three parts and begins in London with a visit to the Country Living spring fair for some creative inspiration. We’ll stay for two nights at the lovely Petersham Hotel by the river Thames in historic, leafy Richmond-upon-Thames and visit some local gems including 17th century Ham House for a private tour of a superb collection of furniture, paintings and textiles and Petersham Nurseries for shopping and lunch.   

Part two of the retreat takes place in the New Forest, a 150 square mile area of heathland and ancient woodland which was once the 12th century royal hunting ground for William I and his nobleman.  We’ll stay for 7 nights near the village of Brockenhurst at Heathfield House, a stunning manor house with 12 luxury bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and set within a 15-acre private estate.  Our private chef will be on hand throughout to prepare delicious meals using fresh, local ingredients.

Textile artist Mandy Pattullo and paper artist Anna Corba will be with us at Heathfield House offering daily classes.  Mandy is a British artist with an international reputation who uses tattered and worn fabrics to create works of art reminiscent of the "make do and mend" culture of past times.  During the week you'll learn the techniques and processes behind Mandy's signature style and how old quilts and garments are unpicked, cut up and darned then layered, worked on and hand-stitched in place with embroidery and appliqué. 

Well worn books, music scores, postcards, ribbons and lace are paper artist Anna Corba’s stock in trade and she will show you how these simple materials can be transformed into handbound journals, tags and ornaments, as well as lavender sachets and sewn notions.

During our week in the New Forest we’ll visit Beaulieu, a charming village at the head of a tidal river and Buckler’s Hard, a former 18th century shipbuilding village which has been preserved in time.  We’ll also visit a local pub for lunch and dinner at the stylish Pig restaurant.

Part three of the retreat includes a visit to 13th century Mottisfont Abbey with its painted interior and mature gardens followed by a day in historic Winchester on the edge of the South Downs National Park.  This small city is known for the magnificent medieval Winchester Cathedral and its lovely shops and atmosphere.  

The retreat ends back in Richmond at the Petersham Hotel.

You may join us for all three Parts of the Retreat, or just Part 2 in the New Forest.   

For further information including prices, a full description and an itinerary please ask for a copy of our New Forest brochure.    Email:  enquiries@chateaudumas.net

Mandy Pattullo

Textile artist Mandy Pattullo's training as a surface pattern designer has led her to work with old and worn fabrics and scraps. She re-cycles and reuses very old and often disintegrating materials in her patchworks. Her work relates to the thrift and ‘make- do and mend” culture of past times, in particular utility patchworks and quilts made by women in domestic settings. Mandy’s collages, bring together precious fragments to form evocative compositions.

www.mandypattullo.co.uk

Anna Corba

Anna Corba is an internationally known collage artist, experienced instructor and author of five books on paper crafting.  She specializes in creating artful objects using vintage ephemera...journals, notecards, candle jars and more.  Her product line has been featured in shops around the globe.  This will be her seventh season at Chateau Dumas.

http://annacorbastudio.com

An amazing experience, so inspiring! Lovely to be working in such beautiful surroundings.

Read more testimonials here


Included:

  • Please ask for our brochure for information about what is included in the Retreat

Not Included:

  • Flights to London
  • Some meals 

Additional Information:

Please ask to see our brochure for information about what is included in the Retreat

Workshop:
New Forest Retreat

Starts on:
25 April 2018

Length:
11 Days

Prices From: 4923 Euro

Non-Participating Partner Price: T.B.A


Included:

  • Please ask for our brochure for information about what is included in the Retreat

Not Included:

  • Flights to London
  • Some meals 

Additional Information:

Please ask to see our brochure for information about what is included in the Retreat

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.