2019 Retreats

Stay tuned for more details…
but here’s a wee bit to get you by.

May 2019 – Creating your own wardrobe from drafting to sewing

Join us, and our special teacher (soon to be announced), on historic Mackinac Island in Michigan. Bring your bike (or your walking shoes)…as there are no cars on the island, transportation is limited to feet, bikes and horses.

In this 5 day retreat, we’ll draft patterns using your unique measurements for a skirt, t-shirt and dress and then sew them up…all in the company of other makers. 

More details to come…


August / September 2019 –  A Study in Slow Fashion

Join us in Michigan for 4 days of kinship in hand sewing, natural dye, surface design and nourishing our bodies with organic, local foods prepared by hand.

We’ll explore hand sewing techniques on organic cotton jersey fabric, spend time working with natural dyes and surface design techniques such as block printing, shibori and stitch work and finish with either a skirt or a tunic made from our own organic, printed fabric and hand sewn in communion with other makers.    Join us, even if you’ve never threaded a needle.  The techniques we’ll explore are beginner friendly while also being well-suited for the experienced sewist/dyer/surface designer to expand their practice.

When we’re not making together, we’ll be eating delicious, handmade organic and local food, bonding around the evening bonfire, splashing in Lake Huron (a mere 15 minute road trip), practicing yoga together, engaging in deep conversation over slow fashion, walking, and retreating into a world where your needs are cared for and your mind and spirit are free to make, dream and connect with like-minded folks and nature.  Join in for whichever parts feel right for you.

More details to come…


October 2019 – A week of Handwork

We’ll be back at Mackinac Island, engaged in handwork and enjoying fall in Northern Michigan.  So many details to come…


Want to be first to hear about our retreats?  Subscribe and receive a free pattern for our handsewn pouch.
Subscribe to our e-mail list: