Retreats & Classes
for Garment Makers

Offering space to nourish your making soul,
find your tribe, learn and smile...a lot.

~ Get in the Flow ~

Remember what it's like to forget to eat...

because you're so deep in the flow of your craft?

And no one's tugging at your sleeve, or impatiently waiting for you to finish already.

To lose yourself and, finally, take the time to find yourself.

Now imagine you get to do that, but with Friends! Like-minded Maker friends.

~ Find Your People ~

Friends you already have a connection with.

Friends who...

  • love to make
  • strive for mindfulness
  • and who see you


The you who craves connection and really, just wants to channel your grandma, change the world (one choice at a time), stand in your power, wear clothes with authority and practice self-care. That's all.

But...do you feel a little nervous about putting yourself out there and spending your precious time with strangers, either in person or online?

I mean, what if nobody gets you? What if you spend your time alone, in the corner, wishing you hadn't come?

Ha...that is not gonna happen.

We're not gonna let it...unless that's what you want. (This is a choose-your-own-adventure type of thing.

~ You are worthy ~

Plus those new friends you're calling strangers...not only do you have a desire to make in common. You also have the "I am worthy. Worthy of spending time and money on myself." mantra in common.

5/5
My first sewing retreat with Kinship Handwork was such a wonderful experience. I felt truly lucky to be on the beautiful Mackinac Island learning garment making from Cal Patch. We were encouraged to embrace our own unique styles, and I walked away with the skills to create a dress pattern from scratch and a well-fitting dress that I love.

Tina made sure every day felt special, from morning yoga classes to her parting gift of a hand-picked Petoskey Stone for each of us. Her joy and kindness shined bright.

She can’t schedule the next retreat soon enough!
Julie


Hi, I’m Tina. 

My retreats & classes were born from a desire to connect, empower women and make together, with our hands. 

I was searching for

    • my tribe of makers
    • space in my life to immerse myself in my craft
    • connection

I love to share the skills that I find so empowering in my own life…clothing myself (at any size), cooking & preserving my own food, building my own home. 

Working with my hands.  

I feel connected to life when I mindfully make things of beauty and utility.

I love how handwork carries your story and your love.

It’s all of that magic that I want to share in our Retreats and Classes.

I want you to have that magic too!

(Want to connect more with me?  here’s my story...My Little Light to Shine)

Handmade Wardrobe:  self-drafted linen dress from a hand dyed,thrifted linen table cloth
5/5
"I signed up for Tina’s beginner class not even knowing anything about my sewing machine. For 40 some years, I’ve told myself I can’t sew. Tina has taught me what my machine can do, how I CAN INDEED sew!! ...and also taught me a life skill that if it doesn’t work the first time, go back to the beginning and try it again. (Which you often have to do when sewing).

Her patience, organization and ability to understand a “beginner sewer’s mentality” was phenomenal! She is extremely knowledgeable and has given me so many tips and tricks I wouldn’t have known without meeting and attending her class.

You are a gem Tina. Keep up the good work!!"
Tammy

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Mackinac Island, Michigan

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"Thanks so much for offering the sewing classes.
I learned so much and plan to continue on sewing.
I appreciate all your patience. You are a very good teacher."
Debra

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