Enchanting France – Embellishing Fabric
Spend July 15-22, 2020 with Rae Cumbie* and Carrie Emerson** of Fit for Art Patterns at
Artists Retreat in
, an enchanting medieval artisan village in the Languedoc region of France to explore the countryside and a variety of fabric embellishing and surface design techniques.
The mornings will be spent in the cozy third floor artist studio of our 17th century home. We will paint, stitch, collage and piece a variety of small fabric samples to spark our creative juices and create memories of our time at La Cascade. Stitchers of all skill levels and interests are welcome.
Afternoons will be spent exploring the surrounding countryside including the flower fields, regional markets, tree lined thoroughfares, small villages and cathedral towns. Our tour guide will be Anna Cumbie, Rae’s bilingual daughter who lives and works in Toulouse as an English teacher.
She will assist us in masterfully managing our new surroundings and will lead us to some fun haunts for an authentic French Adventure.
We will find inspiration in the ironwork details, copper works, blue pastel fabrics and notions, bountiful outdoor markets, museum exhibits, and fabric and trim stores in neighboring Revel.
As we move through the week’s creative experiences and beautiful adventures, your work in the studio will come to life. You will be encouraged to move your samples forward with several options depending on your interest and abilities:
Meals will be provided by La Cascade’s chef Nese using locally sourced seasonal foods and wines served on the terrace that overlooks a rushing mountain stream.
Included accommodations are double occupancy with shared baths. Single rooms are available for an additional fee of $700. We’ll travel in shared rental cars from the Toulouse airport to La Cascade and environs.
Please note: This class has filled but we are maintaining a waiting list. It is not unusual for spaces to become available closer to the event. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a
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The $2,600 cost includes most materials, room, board, field trips and priceless experiences. Not included is your airfare to and from Toulouse, travel insurance (required), an occasional restaurant meal, personal purchase or museum entrance. A $650 non-refundable deposit is due with registration, a second payment of $1,000 is due by February 15, and the final balance due by May 15. Class size will be limited to 8, so reserve early.
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*Rae Cumbie is an award-winning wearable artist, sewing author, instructor and co-owner of Fit for Art Patterns. Read an extensive bio and see a listing of her published works at
**Carrie Emerson is the managing director and co-owner of Fit for Art Patterns. Read her bio at
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