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 civic action. I offer workshops and tutorials online, in-person, and through my books and publications. My workshops range from afternoon classes to week-long retreats. Please note: I add workshop dates as they are confirmed and do my best to coordinate details several months ahead to allow for travel arrangements–that said, some workshops are confirmed in the final hours and allow for more spontaneous participation. Check back periodically for new classes.
**PLEASE NOTE: ALL 2020 WORKSHOPS ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS. PLEASE JOIN MY NEWSLETTER FOR UPDATES.**
2020 WORKSHOPS & RETREATS
MAY 2, 2020, BROOKLYN, NY (POSTPONED)
I’m thrilled to return to Brooklyn General Store on Saturday, May 2 to teach Visible Mending. I love this shop and the sweet community that gathers in this corner of Brooklyn. We’ll spend the afternoon learning basic stitches, mending clothing, and sharing resources for the best spots to support sustainable fashion in NYC. Registration is available through the Brooklyn General website. See details HERE.
JULY 11, 2020, HUDSON VALLEY, NY: (ON HOLD)
Join us for this special workshop, Magical and Medicinal Plant Dyes, in my barn studio near Germantown, NY. I’m deeply honored to offer this heartfelt daylong retreat with local herbalist, Lauren Giambrone of Good Fight Herb Co. We’ll cover dye plants that double as plant medicine and spend the day considering our plant allies for creativity and medicine-making. (Registration for this workshop is on hold due to COVID-19. Check back for updates.)
AUGUST 29-30, CAPE COD, MA (ON HOLD)
Thrilled to return to Orleans, MA to teach two exciting workshops at the beautiful Plant Work Shop space. Two standalone, back-to-back, afternoon workshops that can be purchased separately though if purchased together will qualify for a special discount. I’m teaching Natural Dyes on Saturday, August 29 and Visible Mending on Sunday, August 30, 2020. Registration for this event is now open, so be sure to save your spot right here. See you on Cape Cod.
SEPTEMBER 11-13, HUDSON VALLEY, NY (ON HOLD)
Knitting & Natural Dyes Retreat with Denise Bayron in my barn studio* in the Hudson Valley. I’m so excited to welcome Denise of Bayron Handmade to my studio for a three-day retreat September 11-13, 2020. We’ll use natural dyes to create beautiful color on fabric and yarn, knit one of Denise’s gorgeous designs, and visit Sawkill Farm for a dose of local fiber. Denise and I will share sustainable fashion values, tips for creating garments with added meaning, and connection with like-minded folks for a special weekend. Space is limited. (Registration for this workshop is on hold due to COVID-19. Check back for updates.)
*Barn Studio: My barn studio is a converted 1800s carriage barn with a concrete floor, wood stove for heating, and fans and windows for cooling. Please prepare to embrace the charming yet rustic nature of a converted barn space and dress appropriately for the Upstate New York weather and rural terrain. My dye studio is in the back of our converted garage, also on a concrete floor. Parking is onsite. The bathroom is up three stairs in the back of the farmhouse. Grounds are relatively flat. If you have questions/ concerns regarding accessibility in the workshop space, please contact me directly–I want all students to feel welcome and comfortable in my studio. Thank you!
I’ve taught several online workshops over the years and I’m hoping to offer a new online class in 2020. Due to the COVID-19 virus and the postponing of my in-person workshops, I hope to offer this online class as soon as possible. Join my mailing list to be the first to know. Stay tuned, I’m brainstorming behind-the-scenes.