Creative Textiles Holiday
Textile Art Techniques with Textile Artist Marilyn Pipe
Love new textile art techniques? Then come, join in our creative textiles holidays. Textile artist Marilyn Pipe and block printer Jamie Malden host creative textile art workshops for over 30 hours during the week. Based in one idyllic location by the turquoise Southern Red Sea for the whole week, with nothing to do but be waited on, hand and foot, you will have a fulfilling time together learning and exploring creative textile techniques - with plenty of downtime to take a dip in the Red Sea, use the luxury facilities of the hotel and natter to new friends. If your idea of heaven is to delve into creative textiles, and want to learn, this is the holiday for you. However, whatever level you are in your skills, beginner, novice, enthusiast, professional - there is something here for everyone. Love learning and growing? Then join in our Creative Textiles Retreat.
Men are welcome to come too, as they can go off scuba diving with the excellent dive school 10 minutes walk from the hotel. Or read by the pool, or just have a week of rest and relaxation whilst you stitch!
Some of the attractions of our creative textiles retreat are....
1) to have a rest - cut off from the normal treadmill of life and have a week of bliss and calm
2) this holiday is booked in association of Thomson Holidays thus ensuring all ABTA compliance and their unique Ash policy! They guarantee to fly us home if necessary.
3) stitching and playing with like minded creative textile lovers
4) lovely sunny days in Egypt when it is cold and wet in Europe!
5) over half the guests who came last year have rebooked for this year, as we had such a great holiday together
6) learn to create depth and layers in your fabric printing with Jamie - we will be be developing block printing techniques with altered papers and mixed media products
7) Marilyn has a stash of new textile art ideas to teach you
This holiday is chartered in conjunction with the Thomson Holidays group - we will be travelling and staying with experts in the travel world, for your own safety, convenience and comfort.
Thomson Holidays is fully bonded, secured and protected with ABTA and ATOL.
Dates for this holiday - Wednesday 29th January - 5th February 2014
to book this one week Colouricious textile technqiues holiday, simply email now to request the booking form.
If you are coming for one week, why not come for the second week too as the price is so much cheaper!
Request the booking form for two weeks of heavenly textile art bliss.
The Coraya Beach Hotel
Relax and unwind by the Red Sea - a thousand miles from reality. Tucked away in the vast desert sands, peace and tranquility awaits you. This five star hotel boasts magnificent daily buffets for breakfast and dinner, included in the price, catering for a whole range of special dietary requirements. Every meal is a banquet.If you love food, and eating in the sun, you will be very happy here.
Everywhere is spotlessly clean and tidy. This hotel is very cleverly designed in that you always feel you have all this space to yourself.
The hotel is right on the beach - just a few steps down to the Red Sea to take a gentle dip around the bay.
The rooms are impeccably clean - and made up every day.
There is wheelchair access virtually everywhere.
The staff are outstanding. Always friendly and helpful - nothing is too much trouble.
We are provided with the most stunning conference room in which to run our workshops.
The mohito cocktails at sunset are heavenly - if you have never tried this before, now is your chance.
The staff treat you like Cleopatra!
I am worried about the political situation in Egypt.
Tucked away in our haven, on the serene coast of the Southern Red Sea, the atmosphere is that of peace and serenity. There has been no problem of any description in this area. Thomson Travel would not take us to anywhere troublesome.
What is the temperature like in Marsa Alam in February?
Usually in the mid 20's- like a beautiful English summer.
I need use of a wheelchair for some of the day. Is there easy access?
Yes, our hotel is only 5 years old and wheelchair accessibility is built into our hotel.
I would like to come but do I need to bring another person to share the room?
No not all, please come by yourself and have fun meeting new people. Making friends in this environment is very easy and sharing rooms is actually fun.
How many people are able to go on your Creative Textile Retreat?
There will be 25 guests apart from the tutors.
Can I leave my booking till after Christmas?
Due to the popularity of our retreat during February 2011 I predict we will be fully booked by Christmas, so the answer is no, book right now!
Do I have to attend every creative textiles lesson during the week?
If you prefer to nip off for a dip in the pool or a stroll along the beach, that is fine. All the techniques we will be teaching are free standing - by that I mean if you miss a lesson here and there, it will not upset the flow of the week for your creativity. We just want you to come and go as you please.
What materials do I have to bring?
Nothing at all - the cost includes all art materials so all you need to pack is your clothes! :-)
What are the workshop hours?
Marilyn and I plan a timetable which is quite packed
9 - 10.30 then one hour off for the sun
11.30 - 1.00 workshop
2 hour lunch break
3 - 5 pm workshop
Total 5 hours every day for 5 days
I am afraid of getting sick in Egypt
The hotel we are staying in has a 5* ranking for many reasons - and our hotel prides itself on outstanding standards for food hygiene. My family and I spent two weeks here last year and none of us got sick. Everything and everywhere is beautifully clean and tidy.
Is the hotel on a building site?
Everything is in pristine condition and has been finished for several years now. Look at the photos - the whole place is stunning.
Are partners welcome?
Partners are very welcome to come. Last year we had a token husband, and he had a lovely time to himself during the day, diving. He joined us each and every meal time, and in the evening, so always felt included in the group.
What can partners do all day by themselves?
Partners need to be self reliant- those who love to read, take photos, play on their computer, tennis, squash, diving (an excellent centre) , gym, sun bathe by the pool - all wonderful relaxing activities. To my knowledge their are no excursions other than out on a boat.