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 & EVENTS
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.
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.
October- December, 2018–Mending Matters Book Tour: I’ll be hosting book signings, sustainable fashion panels, book parties, and mending workshops 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 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 RETREAT
September 21-23, 2018–Slow Textiles Retreat in the Hudson Valley, NY
I’m thrilled to host this first weekend workshop in my private art studio with my dear friend and dyer-extraordinaire, Sasha Duerr. We’ll forage dye plants from my garden, dye, stitch, mend, consider how slow textiles plays a role in slow living, while eating delicious local food with like-minded folks. Update: This retreat sold out quickly but I’ve had one last-minute cancellation. Once this ticket is sold I will re-open a new wait list. First come, first serve. Read all the details and get a sense of future retreats–over here.
2018 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 2018. Join my mailing list to be the first to know. Stay tuned, I’m editing behind the scenes.