…2017 Workshops & Projects…

July 2017: Join me for this thoughtful week-long Slow Fashion Retreat on the seaside in 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!