Embroidery with Alison Cole in Tuscany, 3rd - 10th May 2025

8 days

Embroidery with Alison Cole in Tuscany, 3rd - 10th May 2025

Embark on a magnificent journey to Tuscany and join us for an enchanting embroidery experience led by the esteemed Alison Cole, an embroidery maestro hailing all the way from Australia.

Get ready to unleash your creativity as Alison guides you through a diverse range of projects, allowing you to choose the ones that speak to your artistic soul. With daily 3-hour sessions in the mornings and afternoons, you'll have a total of 30 immersive hours spread over 5 joy-filled teaching days.

In the midst of your embroidery adventure, we'll take a well-deserved break to embark on a picturesque train ride through the idyllic Tuscan countryside. Our destination? The awe-inspiring city of Florence. There, we'll not only explore notable haberdasheries but also provide ample time for you to soak up the vibrant atmosphere and discover the city's mesmerizing sights. Additionally, we have arranged an afternoon guided tour where you'll have the privilege of meeting local artisans and witnessing their artistic prowess.

Indulge in a delightful stay at the exquisite 4-star "Villa La Principessa", just a short distance from the historic walled city of Lucca. Your comfort is our utmost priority, with all rooms boasting ensuite facilities and the studio furnished with magnifying lamps, ensuring a seamless embroidery experience. Savour the mouthwatering flavors of Tuscany with all meals included, unless otherwise specified.

Amidst your creative endeavors, we invite you to venture into Lucca and immerse yourself in its timeless beauty. To add a touch of elegance, we've curated a special opportunity for you to partake in a wine tasting at a splendid local vineyard.

Spaces for this extraordinary experience are limited, so don't wait too long to secure your spot. Join us as we eagerly await your arrival in Italy, ready to create everlasting memories amidst the enchanting landscapes of Tuscany.



About The Host

Alison Cole

Alison Cole

Alison has been embroidering for most of her life and her love of it has seen her try her hand at a large array of techniques – but her favourites have always been Goldwork and Stumpwork embroidery for which she is renowned worldwide.

She considers herself fortunate to be a freelance artist in an industry which she loves, professionally designing and teaching embroidery for over twenty-five years. Her career has given her the opportunity to study, teach and exhibit around the world, meeting wonderful like-minded people.

Over this time, Alison has won a number of awards for her work, both in Australia and internationally. She has worked as artist in residence, feature artist, guest lecturer, judge and consultant and has contributed in many publications and taken on a range of commissions.

Alison is inspired by nature, her love of period embroidery and historical art. She is passionate about passing on her knowledge and is currently working on her sixth book and pieces for an exhibition.



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