Retreats & Classes
for Garment Makers

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

Serving the Great Lakes Region in Michigan

~ 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. 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.

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

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Retreats, Classes & Blog Posts


Garment Making with Cal Patch
Mackinac Island, Michigan


Locations in Michigan


My making journey and musings

"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."

Our Retreats are Like Summer Camp, but Better!


Want to up your sewing game now?

How many hours of your life are you going to spend on Pinterest?
Let's get your hands 'dirty'!