Weaving the Land

  • Date:11/09/2025 18:00 - 18/09/2025 12:00
  • Location



An exploration of the land around the studio, creating records of our experience of place using simple weave and manipulation techniques with natural fibres, found objects, and gathered materials.

There are many ways we can record what we see around us and how we experience the natural world. Alice’s workshops invite the participant to notice the detail that surrounds us and explore the potential of what we find. Gathered objects and materials will be used alongside naturally dyed threads, creating seasonal and site-specific samples and structures. Fibre and foraged materials will be used to work with objects and cloth in an experimental way, forming individual records of the place we have explored together.

The course will include an introduction to some basic weave techniques, a variety of ways to work with found objects and gathered materials, cordage making and techniques for creating 3D structures using threads and found materials. Each technique will be introduced with time allowed for experimentation and development of samples and structures.


(For pricing, please see below)


Alice Fox is an artist based in West Yorkshire, UK. The desire to work sustainably is at the heart of her practice and has driven a shift from using conventional art and textile materials into exploring found objects, gathered materials and natural processes. Using her textiles-based skill set and techniques borrowed from soft basketry, Alice makes sculptural works, bringing different materials together to form tactile surfaces and structures.

Establishing her allotment as a source of materials for her work has provided a space where Alice can experiment, exploring the potential of what grows there, planted and wild, as well as other materials found on the plot. Materials are produced, gathered and processed seasonally and by hand. As a result, each bundle of dandelion stems, bramble fibre or hand processed flax is seen as precious due its scarcity and the meaning attached to it through its sourcing and hand-processing.

Alice exhibits and teaches internationally and is a member of the Textile Study Group. Her books Natural Processes in Textile Art (2015) and Wild Textiles (2022) are published by Batsford, with Wild Weave due for publication October 2025. She also has a series of self-published titles.

Website: www.alicefox.co.uk
Instagram: @alicefoxartist


Prices per person for 2025 are as follows:

Private en-suite bedroom (excluding Garden Room)
Single occupancy€1,865
Double occupancy€1,595
Garden Room
Single occupancy€1,975
Double occupancy€1,700
Lavande / Pavot gîte
Single occupancy€2,085
Double occupancy€1,760
Day student (no accommodation)
Day student€700
Non-participating partner
Non-participating partner (sharing a bedroom with a course participant)

The cost of our creativity holidays is inclusive of the following:

  • Course fees and basic materials
    (except for any course specific materials that the tutor requests you bring with you)
  • Airport collection and drop-off
    (allotted airports and times only)
  • Accommodation
    (price varies by type of accommodation selected - we assume single occupancy by default unless you specifically request to share with a friend/partner)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
    (one meal taken at a local restaurant - to be paid by guests at the time)
  • Tea and coffee throughout your stay 
  • Aperitif and wine/beer with evening meal
  • Transport to and from any excursions
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Access to all amenities throughout your stay
  • Local tourist taxes