Ecoprint in Morocco
returning to this fabulous venue April 2024
I'm returning to Taroudant, Morocco in 2024 for two more workshops in this fabulous location, run by 'Holidays with Heart'
Morocco is a feast for the eyes. Everywhere you look there is vibrant colour. We will be recapturing the same vibrant colours in our ecoprinted textiles.
Our base will be the beautiful ecolodge, with traditional architecture, a wonderful permaculture garden, an amazing pool and an emphasis on sustainability. It's just outside the 500 year old city walls, which surround the beautiful garden.Visit their website https://cecu.co.uk/ and you will understand straight away what a fabulous and atmospheric environment it is. A wealth of printing material is right there in the garden .
The staff are wonderful, attentive to our every need, and the food is plentiful and delicious.
This workshop is for experienced printers. If you are bundling confidently, getting clear prints, and understand how to use carrier cloths, then this will be the workshop to take your printing to the next level. If you are a beginner but would still like to attend, an option is to take my online foundation skills course, which will give you the essential skills and techniques needed for this course - contact me for details.
We will work with a variety of dyes and tannins, alone and in combination, and we will spend time understanding how mordant, dye and leaf influence each other. We will also spend time understanding how you can investigate a tannin or dye or leaf that is new to you, to learn how to use it to its maximum potential. We will work with both protein and cellulose fabrics.
Teaching will be geared to your own wishes and level of experience, and personal projects are encouraged and supported.
You can work on scarves, yardage or garments etc but we will not be working with paper. A detailed materials list will be provided.
This will be a little different from my normal intensive workshops. There will still be plenty of teaching, geared to your level of experience, but formal teaching will only be for half of each day. This leaves the other half of the day free for you to work in the studio or opt for one of a wide range of local excursions, explore the fascinating town, or simply relax in the gardens and swim in the gorgeous pool. This format should make the holiday a very attractive option for those who have non printing partners who wish to come along. But don’t worry ,for those who want to print all day there will be every opportunity. During teaching sessions I will make sure you have clear goals for your independent printing time- and I shall often be right there in the studio printing alongside you.
Morocco is an exciting country, with so much to see and do. In order for you to make the most of your trip, after the first week of the workshop Holidays with Heart will be offering an optional add-on one week tour of local cities, mountains and beaches. This tour received rave reviews from this year's participants. The tour will be avaiable only for those attending week 1
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How to book
Visit the Maison Anglaise website
Click on 'calendar' and scroll down until you find my workshops. Click on' brochure' and full details will appear.
Scroll down and you will see a green box on the right which says 'book now'
Prices start from £900 per person in a shared room, to include three meals a day, accommodation and the workshop. There is a small supplement for single occupancy. There is also an additional materials charge of £75.
For questions specifically about the ecoprinting component please contact email@example.com
For all other enquiries about the ecolodge, travel and booking contact
Reserving a place
Booking is open now. There has been considerable interest and the course is filling fast
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Covid and health
One suite is adapted for wheelchair uses. All the communal areas are accessible by wheelchair. Part of the gardens is paved. There is a short but smooth gravel path to the outdoor studio. Airport transfer is door to door but the minibus is not wheelchair enabled. We would do everything in our power to support a less able participant- please discuss with myself or Jane
Week 1 workshop April 10-17 followed by fabulous small group tour, only available for those attending week1
Week 2 workshop april 24th- May1st
There will be a materials fee of £75 per student.
This will be paid online through Caroline’s website prior to the retreat and will cover:
- Access to detailed materials list
- Access to detailed online text and video tutorials about the materials you need and how to prepare them
- Wide range of mordants dyes and modifiers
- Access to an indigo vat
- 4 bundling poles per participant - you may want to supplement with more poles of your own.
- Flexible hose for working larger
- Re usable plastic barrier