I love teaching slow fashion and fiber arts. It’s a core part of my studio practice and my work in community building, social practice, and supporting Slow Fashion through handcraft, sustainability, and mindfulness or “mendfulness”. Teaching is the cornerstone of my work. I offer workshops and tutorials online, in-person, and through my books. My workshops range from just a few hours to week-long retreats, see below for upcoming classes.
2018 UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
November 3, 2018– Handcraft Studio School, Emeryville, CA, Mending Workshop: I’m thrilled to be returning to my beloved San Francisco Bay Area as part of my Mending Matters book tour. I’m offering two mending workshops at Handcraft Studio School on Saturday, November 3, one workshop from 10-1pm and one from 2-5pm. I lived in the Bay Area for thirteen years and moved to our farmhouse in the Hudson Valley in fall 2015. It’s so exciting to be returning to the incredible arts community in Northern CA to offer this workshop. I’m not sure when I’ll be in CA again so be sure to register ASAP. Details are right over here. Update: These workshops are currently sold out.
November 10, 2018– Makers Mess, Los Angeles, CA, Mending Workshop: I’m teaching mending in LA for the very first time! Join me as I continue my Mending Matters book tour to Southern California. I’ll be offering two mending workshops at Makers Mess on Saturday, November 10, one workshop from 10-1pm and another from 2-5pm. I’m so excited to spend the weekend in LA and get to meet the LA community. I’m not sure when I’ll return to Southern CA in the near future so if you’ve been interested in a mending workshop with me, please don’t delay. These workshops are special offerings as part of my Mending Matters tour and my book launch this fall. Registration details right over here.
December 1, 2018– Hudson Valley, NY, Mending Matters Winter Stitching Retreat: We’ll gather in my private barn studio near Germantown, NY from 10am-5pm on Saturday, December 1 to mend, stitch, and muse on all things slow fashion. This one-day retreat includes the materials to make one seasonal stitch project or homemade ornament; the tools to mend your existing garment; one signed copy of my new book, Mending Matters; a lovingly-prepared seasonal lunch; tea, coffee, hot cocoa and cookies; and a thoughtful experience with like-minded community. We’ll gather by the wood stove in my barn as we welcome winter with one of the most traditional winter crafts–mending. To keep this group intimate I’m limiting tickets to just 10 people–imagining we’ll have more time for mending advice, slow fashion anecdotes, and prime spots by the cozy wood stove. See details here: Mending Matters Winter Stitching Retreat.
2018 ADDITIONAL EVENTS
October – December 2018–Mending Matters Book Tour: I’ll be hosting book signings, sustainable fashion panels, book parties, and gatherings to celebrate the release of my next book, Mending Matters: Stitch, Patch, and Repair Your Favorite Denim & More. Details are still being confirmed but be sure to visit the Books page of my website for updated information regarding a signing at the Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival; a panel and book party in Brooklyn, NY at Tatter Blue Library; mending classes at Handcraft Studio in Emeryville, CA; a panel at A Verb for Keeping Warm in Oakland, CA; mending classes and a talk in Los Angeles, CA; an event and panel at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck, NY a one-day retreat in my Barn Studio, and more events to be announced. All the details are over here on my site and will also be announced in my newsletter. Celebrate this book with me!
MY BARN STUDIO RETREATS
December 1, 2018–Mending Matters Winter Stitching Retreat in the Hudson Valley, NY
I’m thrilled to host this second workshop in my private art studio as the only east coast mending workshop for my fall 2018 book tour. We’ll stitch, mend, and muse on slow fashion from aside the wood stove, while eating a delicious local lunch, and enjoying hot cocoa and cookies with like-minded folks. I hosted the first retreat, Slow Textile Retreat with Sasha Duerr, in my barn studio in September and it was a delight! I plan to host creative workshops and retreats just a couple times each year so be sure to register quickly if you’d like to join us–space is limited. All the details for the Winter Stitching Retreat are right HERE.
2019 ONLINE WORKSHOPS
I’ve taught several online workshops over the years and I’m currently working to offer a new slow fashion workshop online in 2019. Join my mailing list to be the first to know. Stay tuned, I’m editing behind the scenes.