Macramé holidays en plein air

There are always flowers for those who want to see them. – Henri Matisse

Macramé: anyone can do it!

Macramé is back and how! Macramé is the knotting technique with which modern, stylish interior objects are made. You will find incredible macramé wall hangings or elegant macramé curtains with only a limited number of knots. Of course it is possible to buy the stylish macramé items in a shop or online, but why not make them yourself? Just as beautiful but definitely more fun!

If you want to learn the technique, Anita will be the perfect teacher for you. She is a visual arts teacher with a passion for textiles. With her infectious enthusiasm she gets everyone to tie the knot! Have you been working with macramé for some time and do you want to finally make a large or complicated work in peace? Anita likes to think along with you about color, composition and use of technique.

For the macramé we use Oeko-Tex cotton.
The sticks and bamboo for wall hangings
you will find in our 11 hectare of woodland.


The mornings are reserved for inspiring Macramé classes in open air or in the half open air studio, If you want your wall hangings to have a personal, natural look just take a stroll through our beautiful woodlands and search for bamboo or tree branches to start your macramé wall hanging with.

Of course you can use the afternoons to continue with macrame, but during the afternoons, we also offer activities at La Forêt Souriante and its surrounding area. We will visit nearby plus beaux villages, gardens and beautiful riverside spots. You can choose to paint or draw in these inspiring places, hike, swim, stroll through one of the beautiful villages or even go kayaking.

During this week everyone works on their own
project based on a pattern, an example or her/his
own design. The maximum group size will be 7,
so there is a lot of room for individual guidance.

Wednesday is a day without any classes, so you can explore the area on your own or relax at La Forêt Souriante. We are more than happy to share our favourite things to do with you! For an easy going hike we recommend sturdy walking shoes.

The macramé class is from 9.30 to 12.00.
After a tasty vegetarian lunch, you can independently keep macrameing en plein air or in the studio or you can participate in one of the fun and inspiring extra activities. At the end of the afternoon we will discuss our work and share our experiences while enjoying a fresh squeezed fruit juice.