Creative retreat in Puglia
Join Natural Dyer Kathryn Davey, Photographer Doreen Kilfeather & Stylist Ruth Forsyth for a weekend retreat of Natural dyeing and Visual Storytelling in one of the most beautiful locations in Puglia.
This 3 night escape will take place from the 26th - 29th Oct 2018 in a beautiful sixteenth century farmhouse estate, located in the countryside of Manduria. Set amongst olive groves, vineyards & the gentle rolling landscape of the Mediterranean, enjoy the refined hospitality of the Masseria Potenti while learning the foundations in natural dyeing & compelling visual storytelling.
Our first day together will be spent enjoying a natural dye workshop led by Kathryn. Learn how to create colour naturally, sustainably & simply with an inspired palette of Mediterranean colours. We will begin with foraging from the surrounding area to gather local plants & dye materials from which to extract colour. Kathryn will then bring you through the basics in natural dyeing & textile preparation. The afternoon will be spent utilising the dyes we have created together and making finished textiles & pieces for you to enjoy.
Day two’s workshop is with portrait photographer Doreen Kilfeather. Being in Puglia itself will have you so inspired. Doreen will focus on how to translate that inspiration into pictures that truly communicate the beauty that is there. We will examine the elements of composition, exposure, narrative and the all important finding of the light and the key role it plays in making your pictures come alive. Doreen’s approach is fluid and you will have the opportunity to ask her how she sees, thinks and acts in her own picture making process.
Dye baths will also be open for use on day two & Kathryn will be on hand to offer guidance for anyone interested in continuing their dyeing from the day before.
In this idyllic setting, gathering together at long tables at mealtimes we will be treated to produce picked daily from the garden - seasonal fruits, fresh baked breads, fruity olive oil, and local cheeses - prepared especially for us by the wonderful hosts of the Masseria.
This retreat is for you to participate in & enjoy at your own pace, there will be plenty of time in between workshops to take some all important down time or a relaxing walk around the estate.
Hosts: Ruth Forsyth, Doreen Kilfeather, Kathryn Davey
Date: 26-29th October 2018
Fee: €1950 Shared - €2250 Single
Location: Puglia, Italy
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
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€1750 Shared | €2000 Single
3 nights stay at Masseria Potenti
Shared or private room
Freshly made breakfast, lunch & dinner
Natural dye workshop, materials and everything needed to participate
- Concierge Services
- Transportation to or from the Masseria
The closest airport is Brindisi ( roughly 1 hrs drive ) or Bari International ( roughly 2 hrs drive ).
Cancelation Policy :
Due to logistics, the people involved and the Masseria’s cancellation policies, this is a non refundable retreat. We encourage you to have valid travel insurance before embarking on the trip as we cannot offer refunds of any kind or under any circumstances. If you cannot attend for some reason and can find someone to take your place you must let us know ahead of time so we can accommodate the change.
Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any further questions, and or need more information. Spaces are limited so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. We look forward to welcoming you to the Masseria & spending the weekend with you x
"the real atmosphere of the Masseria: the poignant, crimson sunsets, which are reflected on the white walls give a magic lighting to the buildings. In this mystic moment which induces meditation, the only frenetic activity takes place behind the vast windows of the kitchen, from where one can savour the delicious aromas of the Mediterranean cuisine”.