A Peek at the 2019 Retreats

I’m excitedly working on retreats for 2019 and sincerely hope you’ll join us in connecting with other makers through light-filled handwork and open- hearted laughter. 

June 2019 – Enchanted Forage

a Retreat into herbal remedies, basket weaving and nature sketching

A 4 day retreat

Let’s come together, connect with mother earth, intimately know the plants, forage for medicinal herbs, make salves, teas and tinctures, weave gathering baskets with our hands and sketch plants in our nature books to cement the new, ancient knowledge.  All while communing with nature, bonding around the campfire, nourishing our souls and bodies with delicious food, yoga, circle gatherings and authentic conversation.

More details to come…Registration opens in January, 2019.


August / September 2019 –
A study in Slow Fashion through surface design, natural dyes and hand sewing

A 4 day retreat

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…Registration will open in January, 2019.

October 2019

Draft and Sew Your Own Wardrobe with Cal Patch

A 4 day retreat


Come and learn from the veritable master of laid-back, accessible pattern drafting…Cal Patch.   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.

Cal can break down pattern drafting like no other.  She makes it doable for anyone and fun to boot.  In this 4 day retreat, we’ll draft patterns using your unique measurements for a wardrobe that is your very own and then sew them up…all in the company of other makers.

More details to come…Registration opens in January 2019.


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