Good Morning from Chateau Dumas!
…When I saw these type trays propped in the entrance arch, I knew i’d arrived in the right place
Our Textile Narratives studio for the week!
Sumptuously stocked with everything we could desire to stitch with…
What colour thread would you like?
We began with folds
Using pages from falling-apart books ‘rescued’ from Auty’s Vide Grenier
Wire shadow drawings
Here are the sun-warmed steps to our work space
Every morning and afternoon, tea was served on this table, amongst all the textures
Sunshine stitching by Andrea
Susan’s process: Placement, rearrangement, attention
Dreamy picnic, in the splendid company of Christine Meyer and her upcycled fashion drapers
Stepping down to the pool
…for daily dips in salt water
Wonderful woad-dying day
Peggy experimented with dipping blotting paper in the woad vat…
and had the genius idea to create a tonal sequence of hankerchiefs. (That’s a narrative right there)
One of Debra’s pockets.
The main book structure was folded from rag-rich Zaanschbord from a windmill in the Netherlands
The amazing button-man brought a van full of exceptional wares, much to our delight
Oh the boxes! Such treasure!
Handmade invitations for the final show
Comrades-in-Textiles examining the weeks creations. Note tailor-made outfits
Debra’s embroidered scroll, parcels of small books and woad-dyed pocket for her Textile Narrative
The most enticing of titles?
Andrea’s pocketfuls of wonder
Peggy’s open hearts
Did I mention the rosé? We were SO well fed and watered.
Thank you Sarah!
Thank you Lizzie, for having a chateau-full of stories to stitch
The Travelling Bookbinder returns to France for her final (most exclusive) workshop of the year: Paris Love Letters.*One last place remains!*