La Ferme Lespare

Gîtes et Chambres d'hôtes

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Sewing atelier :

Penny Austen Vlieger opens her sewing atelier on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, from 14.00 to 17.00

The Atelier is equipped with several sewing machines, over lockers and embellishing machines –

You can also buy fabrics and haberdashery for all your sewing projects, embroidery, patchwork, quilting etc.

You are welcome to pop into the Atelier and have a look at what we are doing, and have a cup of tea or coffee with us -

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Workshops :

We also organize « workshops » in our Atelier, using our materials and equipment. Generally these are inspired by the colours and materials around us here in the Dordogne.

The workshops include sewing, embroidery, craft and textile work.

During 2018, we ran workshops led by professional tutors, “The Colours of the Périgord”, in May, - and which included free machine embroidery, rust work, use of geli pads and art materials – inspired by the colours of the stonework, caves, Lascaux and rich colours of our local vegetation.

In September 2018, we ran a FREE WEAVING WORKSHOP, which was a Fibre Arts workshop in experimental weaving & interlacing as an art form. The workshops are held in English. During 2019, we had organized a workshop in the first week of June :- “ THROUGH THE DOOR TO THE PERIGORD” :- French textile experience with techniques in line drawing, using light box and free motion machine embroidery.


And as reference, separate leaflet with full details for this workshop can be seen & downloaded by ‘clicking here’ -

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