…2017 Workshops & Projects…

October 2017: I’m thrilled to be leading a Slow Textiles Retreat in collaboration with my dear friend and natural dyer, Sasha Duerr. From Friday, October 13- Sunday, October 15 we’ll be in Cedar Valley, Iowa at the gorgeous renovated barn on Three Pines Farm to share in this weekend focused on mending, natural dyeing, rejuvenating garments, regenerative fashion, and all things slow living and slow textiles. This is a very special weekend retreat commencing on Friday evening and concluding on Sunday afternoon complete with workshops, conversations, gatherings, and glorious vegetarian meals. For more details check out the information on the Three Pines Farm site. Also, I want to add, that the organizer at the farm really wanted to keep this workshop as affordable as humanly possible so she’s offering the workshop at a subsidized rate, waiving most of her personal expenses, to make this as financially welcoming as possible. So, be certain to note the unusually affordable rate on this weekend retreat as our dear host has subsidized the cost for all. Thank you, Kara. I cannot wait to gather in Iowa in October. Join us!

September 2017: I’ll be offering my first east coast Natural Dye Workshop close to home in the Hudson Valley in Germantown, NY as part of my September Artist Residency at the ever-inspiring new art center, Instar Lodge. The workshop will be focused on plants that double as natural dyes and medicine–offering herbal dyes that might serve as talisman or amulets or otherwise add healing properties to our garments alongside natural and glorious color. The details of this workshop are still being configured but save the date for Saturday, September 16 from roughly 2-5pm. Be certain to join my newsletter for more details and to be the first to know when registration is open.

July 2017: Join me for this thoughtful week-long Slow Fashion Retreat on the seaside in Coastal Maine. I’m honored to join this incredible team of artists and slow fashion advocates for this incredible Slow Fashion Retreat organized by A Gathering of Stitches. I’ll be offering daylong Visible Mending workshops alongside teachers and friends Cal Patch of Hodge Podge Farm and Jessica Lewis Stevens of Sugar House Workshop. The retreat is designed to offer participants a chance to delve deeper into the questions of sustainable fashion through three homemade wardrobe techniques: Mending, Sewing, and Natural Dyes. There will be chance for discussion, dialogue, individual attention, and sharing of so many resources as we gather by the ocean side for this first-of-it’s-kind slow fashion retreat. Registration opens on March 1, 2017 so be sure to register early to reserve your place.

April 2017: I’ll be joining the incredible team of artists and teachers for the Sweet Paul Makerie in Brooklyn, NY for this April weekend retreat. I’m offering four Sashiko Mending workshops over the weekend and participants have 12 other workshops to choose from. I’m so impressed with the lineup of teachers that I wish I could be a teacher and a student too. The Makerie creates such wonderful creative retreats and in partnership with the ever-inspiring Sweet Paul Magazine the powerhouse organizers behind this event make it sure to be a wonderful and thoughtful and inspirational weekend. More details on The Makerie website. Be sure to sign up soon… it typically sells out.

February 2017: I’m thrilled to offer my first NYC mending class at Brooklyn General in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, February 11 from 1-5pm. Join me in my old home city as we practice various stitching techniques, make a Sashiko pot holder, mend our garments, and consider the slow fashion movement towards a more meaningful wardrobe. All the details can be found on the Brooklyn General website but if you’re interested in joining us don’t delay! These workshops typically fill quickly and space is limited. We’ll practice Sashiko stitches, mend one of your garments with my assistance, and we’ll talk Mendfulness and how to make your wardrobe more mindful and ethical too. Join us!