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French Treats Design Holidays

French Treats Design Workshop with John Allen
8th to 15th September 2016


In September 2015 we hosted John Allen on our design course for the fifth year running. The week was fully subscribed and John will be back here again in 2016.

A Fellow of The Royal College of Art, John has a wealth of experience in textile design and has lectured and taught on the subject around the world. The course is aimed at crafts people who want to develop their design skills, no matter what their subject, and is suitable for both those with little or no design experience, or the more experienced student.

John believes that everyone has design talents and his belief in these natural talents is borne out by the standard of work produced by members of his design groups. John's students would say that without the stimulus of John's very special tutoring skills they would never have discovered or developed these natural talents.

For more information about John and his work go to www.john-allen-london.co.uk or contact us for details of our 2016 course.

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“As always, an excellently run course in delightful surroundings. Both Christine & Graham looked after us superbly!”

Carole, 2015 design workshop guest

“A real retreat. Well organised, well kept. Help on hand if needed and friendly atmosphere”

Margaret, 2015 design workshop guest



“A lovely, creative week in a beautiful location with first class tutor. Very well organised and an opportunity to discover the Charente Maritime area of France.”

Liz, 2015 design workshop guest





See also our French Treats knitting holidays page.