The Sewing Workshop at Chateau Dumas 2019
Dye, Stencil and Sew with Linda Lee and Nancy Shriber
July 20-27, 2019
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.
What to Bring:
The Sewing Workshop & Chateau Dumas will provide everything you require for your projects, including sewing machines & sergers, cutting and pressing stations and basic sewing supplies.
Price + Accommodations:
Prices range from 2650 - 3450 Euro depending on accommodation choice
Non-participating partner price: 1400 Euro
To read more about Chateau Dumas, their accommodations and other amenities, click here.
Included in the prices listed above:
7 nights accommodation
All locally-sourced, freshly-made meals (with the exception of one restaurant meal out)
5.5 days full-time workshop tuition
All paint, dye, thread and supplies for fabric embellishments
Local farmer’s market and other excursion transportation
Visit by Fabienne, purveyor of vintage linens
Not included in the price:
Flights to Toulouse and travel to the Chateau
Wednesday night dinner at LeSens
Optional massages at the Chateau
Toulouse airport is less than one hour from the Chateau. There is also an international train station in Toulouse that will take you to Cassaude, which is approximately 5 minutes from Auty. Transportation from central Toulouse to Chateau Dumas will be arranged at a later date. Renting a car is also an option should you want to explore the area on your own.
See the Chateau Dumas website at http://www.chateaudumas.net/.
Meet the Teachers:
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.
Along with three talented staff members, she operates out of her pattern-making studio in Topeka, Kansas, where you will find a huge inventory of fabrics that are sold online. 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 for people who want to sew better than they can buy.
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.
Linda loves cats, fashion labels Marni and Akris, Roger Federer, vintage hand stitching, Fillmore Street in San Francisco, and cashews.
Nancy Shriber is a nationally recognized artist, teacher, lecturer and writer who designs under the Contemporary Sashiko label. Nancy was a faculty member of The Sewing Workshop in San Francisco and for the Original Sewing and Quilt Expos for many years. She has written for and been featured in a number of national publications including Threads. Nancy published Sashiko Handbags: 14 on 14 and created and produced The Garment Series, a collection of sashiko-style pillow and tote bag patterns. You can see a few images of Nancy's work here.