If you'd like some textile fun in the sun, we’ve heard about a brilliant creative textile retreat in Egypt with those lovely ladies from Colouricious. Jamie Malden and Marilyn Pipe would like to invite you to join them for a glorious week in sunny Marsa Alam, Egypt to enjoy a treasure trove of mixed media techniques and creative textiles. Learn/play/explore and create in the lap of luxury. The retreat is suitable for beginners or established textile artists, everyone is invited to learn and work together, exploring creative textiles, sharing ideas and thoughts. The retreat will be held from 9th to 16th February 2011 and is run in conjunction with Thomson Holidays.
 
The cost of the retreat is £875 per person, based on a shared room. There is no single person supplement and other guests are happy to share. However, if you prefer to have a double room to yourself, the cost is £1,250. The price includes return flights between Gatwick and Marsa Alam, transfer to and from the hotel, half board: bed, breakfast and evening meal (aka banquet), endless hours of textile workshops, art rooms, and the use of three outdoor swimming pools.
 
Phone 01494 721 471 or visit web.me.com/jamiemalden/Colouricious_Creative_Textiles_Retreat to find out the full details. This is a perfect  excuse to avoid the greyness of a British February chill! As Colouricious say, "Life is not about finding yourself, it is about creating yourself!"