Thread and Beads by Sébastien Carré

Workshop  /  25 Jun 2023  -  01 Jul 2023
Published: 29.03.2023
Le Sel de la Main
Babette Boucher
DEADLINE: 01/06/2023

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In this workshop, we will explore different textile techniques with the aim of associating and mixing them: beadwork with the needle in embroidery or in Peyote stitch (weaving), crochet techniques, macramé or embroidery will be approached according to your projects and desires.
In this workshop, we will explore different textile techniques with the aim of associating and mixing them: beadwork with the needle in embroidery or in Peyote stitch (weaving), crochet techniques, macramé or embroidery will be approached according to your projects and desires. Over five days, we will train around different modules to discover or deepen the work of beading, crocheting or macramé while remaining accessible to all (beginners as well as advanced). We will also think about setting up a project that can be started during the workshop, starting from the conceptualisation of your creation by drawing or making a model and giving you the basics to produce and finalise a work.

Sébastien Carré (FR)
French artist Sébastien Carré lives and works in Strasbourg. A graduate of HEAR, the Strasbourg School of Decorative Arts, Sébastien Carré quickly made a name for himself in the world of contemporary jewellery with his unique creations. He has been collecting prizes since he left school. Today he is represented by several galleries in France and abroad.

The arrival of the participants will be possible on Sunday, 25 June from 15:00 to start the workshops together on Monday morning. You will have time to discover the place, settle in and get to know each other. At 19:30, a welcome dinner will be served.

Daily Routine: (There may be some changes in the schedule depending on the needs of the moment)
8:00 Breakfast.
9:00-12:00 Workshop.
12:30 Lunch.
14:00-17:00 workshop.
17:00-19:30 breaks, exchanges, swimming, walks...
20:00 Dinner.

Saturday 1st July
10:00 Brunch.
13:00 End of the residency. Departure.

The usual activities at Mounaval: morning yoga, swimming in the Viaur, and a masseuse (not included in the price) can be arranged. We plan a cultural and tourist outing to Saint Antonin Noble Val.

Workshop: Thread and beads, from 25 June to 1 July 2023.
This residency is for everyone! Beginners or experienced artists with a passion for wire and beads.
Price: €650 includes participation in the workshop, meals, materials and tools needed to make your creations.

The workshop will take place in Mounaval 82330 Varen (Tarn et Garonne). Your accommodation (not included in the price) can be organised on-site. During the cultural outing, the meal is at the trainees' expense.

Accommodation in Mounaval :
In the barn, in a dormitory of 4/5 people, comfortable beds. €15 per person per night. In the Tipi tents, 2/3 people, comfortable mattresses: €20 per person per night. For those who want a different level of comfort, there are several sites nearby.

Maximum 10 participants.

Mounaval is an old family farm built during the Revolution where vines were grown. This reinvented place is home to Harry's cycle restoration workshop, a Bavarian with a passion for bicycles, as well as the studio of the visual artist Babette Boucher. This is our living space.
"Le sel de la main" was born twenty years ago during a wild residency between friends in Burgundy and was finally born in Marrakech, where we lived for a few years. The workshops were finally organised in Mounaval, a small place with 6 hectares of forest, nestled on a hillside with a view of the Pyrenees.

Calm, rurality, nature, orchard, vegetable garden, river, swimming, hiking, starry nights... so many words that set the scene for a relaxing stay. Here, you can stay for a course or a residence in all simplicity. The barn has been transformed into a comfortable dormitory. Spacious tents set in the chestnut grove offer simple and eco-responsible comfort. The toilets and shower are in the house, while the dry toilets and shower are outside.

Summer workshop:
From mid-May to mid-September, a dozen different workshops are organised. Each workshop and residency offers a hands-on learning experience, focusing on materials and techniques that emphasise creativity and personal expression.

Terms and conditions:
Payment will be made on the spot on arrival in Mounaval, in cash, or by transfer to the Du sel de la main account. A deposit will be requested when booking online, refundable if the workshop is cancelled or a maximum of 15 days before the start of the workshop; after this date, the deposit will not be refunded.

Food and Drink:
Meal times are fixed to allow the group to get together. Depending on the weather, they take place outdoors or indoors in our communal space with an open and friendly kitchen where the cooking workshops also take place. Food is served as a buffet: creative and healthy dishes, mainly Mediterranean with a vegetarian focus, for lunch and dinner. Special dishes are prepared for people who announce their allergies or diets in advance.
We favour local products; a large part of the fruit and vegetables come from the vegetable garden and orchard of Mounaval. Alcoholic drinks are not included in the price. As an extra, we offer a regional wine as well as homemade beer produced in Mounaval.

How to get there:
Mounaval is located in Varen in the Tarn et Garonne, between the towns of Albi, Gaillac and Villefranche de Rouergue.
The nearest train station is Lexos or Laguépie, where we will pick you up.

Le Sel de la Main * The salt of the hand
The association Le sel de la main is an invitation to learn and discover various techniques and knowledge. It brings together people from all walks of life, driven by a common passion: to create and experiment together.
The focus is on artistic creation, but not only. Traditional craft techniques, such as basketry, cooking, graphic arts or jewellery making, are explored and shared.
Le sel de la main offers the opportunity to participate in residencies and workshops where one can immerse oneself in one's favourite field but also discover new disciplines. These moments of sharing and exchange are particularly rich and allow everyone to progress in their practice.
But Le sel de la main is not limited to artistic and craft practices. The association also offers a real natural setting on the Mounaval estate to recharge one's batteries and find oneself. A time for oneself outside the daily routine, allowing each person to take the time to refocus on their deepest aspirations.
Le sel de la main offers creative and rejuvenating holidays to take care of yourself. Far from the stresses and strains of everyday life, these privileged moments allow you to find yourself in a serene environment conducive to inspiration.
In short, Le sel de la main is a real place for sharing and exchange, where everyone can develop their passion and recharge their batteries in complete peace of mind.

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