Textile Printing with Andrea
  • Bayonne, France
  • 20 hours over 4 days

Textile Printing with Andrea

Explore color and texture by the sea while textile printing in the charming town of Bayonne. Learn a variety of dyeing techniques, then print and decorate your textiles using everything from pigments to embroidery to hand-painting. All inspired by the nearby sea and Andrea’s decades of expertise.
  • Complimentary studio lunch

Pricing

One Guest
USD $710
Additional guest(s) (max 4)
USD $305

Accommodation

One Guest
USD $460
Additional guest(s)
FREE
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Meet the Artist

Andrea is a textile designer and printmaker. She has been dyeing, painting, and printing textiles for over forty years. Using techniques that range from simple stencils to monoprinting, silkscreening and devoré, she crafts fabrics that can be used for everything from garments to tapestries. Besides creating surface textures she likes expressing ideas and telling stories with the juxtaposition of images. Her studio is a laboratory filled with inspiration, books and examples of her work. Within reach of Biarritz, San Sebastian, and Bilbao, her home is located in a haven for textile lovers with great local textile traditions. Great food, great markets, great music, great surf! She says "I just want to help people try -- people are scared to start, they are scared to begin, and I love to help people get past that fear."

Learn

  • Developing a drawing or photograph into a piece of textile art either for the wall, to wear or for interiors.
  • Developing color, texture, and composition elements of a drawing or photo. 
  • Preparation of artwork onto film and the process of putting the design onto a silk screen using light sensitive emulsion.
  • Introduction to ways of coloring cloth using dyeing techniques (including shibori, dip dyeing) and painting.
  • Printing and decoration methods including silk screen printing with dyes and pigments, devoré, monoprinting, basic sewing and embroidery, and hand painting onto cloth.
  • Explanation of the various tools and equipment necessary and health and safety precautions.
  • Fixing the fabric if necessary in a steamer, washing and finishing.
  • All materials and your handmade textile to take back home. 

Explore Bayonne

Bayonne is a charming city in Basque country situated on two rivers, with a Gothic cathedral and ramparts surrounding the old town. Many of the streets are pedestrian friendly, and there are many little shops specializing in everything from locally made espadrilles to chocolate to the famous “Jambon de Bayonne.” You won’t go hungry either--there are hundreds of good places to eat, ranging from traditional French and Basque cuisine to Spanish tapas.

Additional Details

There is an additional fee if you require large amounts of fabric including silk. Besides English, Andrea speaks fluent French.

Guest Reviews

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  • Nelly, Mauritius

    I was already planning a trip around a VAWAA in Prague with Jan and Ondrej when “Textile printing with Andrea” popped up on my newsfeed. Andrea’s work hit a chord and her studio looked like a great space to play in. Bayonne – let alone Lahonce where Andrea lives and creates – never featured on my list of places to visit, but the photos of Bayonne I found online and it’s proximity to Bilbao (which Read more