Ecoprint and Natural Dye Workshop

25th August to 1st september. Brittany France.

A seven day ecoprint retreat in a glorious French manor house, led by Caroline Nixon.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

We will commence with the foundation skills needed to get crisp clear vibrant prints - a revelation for beginners, and a useful recap and refining of technique for improvers. We will then move on to the exciting world of combining ecoprint with natural dyes and tannins. You will have the opportunity to work with a variety of different dyes and tannins, using multiple different techniques. You will learn how to prepare, mordant, and care for your fabric. Small group size means everyone will have plenty of individual attention

By the end of the workshop you will have acquired the knowledge and skills to continue these techniques confidently at home. You will have the chance to work on samples, scarves, yardage and garments

Manoir de Kerledan is a beautifully restored 15th century Manor House offering luxurious accommodation and a spacious studio.The wonderful gardens will provide us with an abundance of vegetation.

Breakfast lunch and dinner will be served, using fresh local produce, some of it grown in the potager at Kerledan. Emphasis will be on European and Middle Eastern flavours and special dietary needs can be accommodated. House wine will be provided with dinner.

The small group size, atmospheric surroundings, and fabulous food will make every evening feel like a dinner party !
On one half day we will have an outing, perhaps to a local brocante, or to the 'Valley of the Saints', where the 1000 saints of Brittany are sculpted out of monumental pieces of rock. On that day, lunch will be at a local restaurant, at participants' expense.

Further details of this course, and the beautiful venue can be seen at

Dyes, mordants and basic equipment will be provided, plus ready prepared fabric samples for the first day, so that you can get printing straight away


Single occupancy of double room ensuite 1950 euros

Shared occupancy twin room ensuite - 3 foot divans 1550 euros per person

Shared occupancy double room ensuite, both of you participating 1550 euros per person

Couple sharing kingsize room, one non participating 2500 euros for both (full board)

Materials fee 50 euros

The nearest airport is Rennes. From Rennes ( or from Paris ) it is an easy rail journey to Carhaix, from where we will pick you up. The Manor is within easy reach of Roscoff and St Malo ferry ports

Booking is open now . A 250 euro deposit (non refundable) will secure your place. Contact to book.

For more information about Manoir de Kerledan visit

For more information on Caroline's work and her previous workshops, visit

Feel free to contact Caroline with any queries about workshop content