I teach workshops and retreats throughout North America. See the schedule below for my live appearances.
I also lecture and teach remotely for guilds and other interested groups. If you'd like to have me present to your group over the internet including a live call with a Q&A session, click the button below for what I am currently offering in this format.
I will not be teaching any guild classes in 2018. I am taking a break from this kind of teaching to focus on my online students as well as weaving a large commission (follow that adventure on my blog!) See the button above if you'd like to have me teach or lecture for you remotely.
YarnFest, Loveland, CO. April 12-15, 2018
I'll be teaching two one-day classes:
- Weaving Tapestry on Little Looms on Thursday April 12
- Tapestry Answers: Is tapestry weaving for me? on Friday April 13
Here are the retreats I'm teaching so far in 2018 and into 2019. Mark your calendars for the registration dates! My retreats fill quickly.
Colorado 2018: CSU Mountain Campus, Pingree Park, CO. June 23-27, 2018
Registration will open February 10 at 10 am MST (noon EST). This will be a retreat focused on using environmental prompts to make sketch-type tapestries. Open to all levels.
Colorado 2018: CSU Mountain Campus, Pingree Park, CO. August 19-23, 2018
Registration will open February 10 at 10 am MST (noon EST).
Taos, New Mexico: the colorful Land of Enchantment
Mabel Dodge Luhan House. January 24-28, 2019.
Finally I have gotten some dates at the historic Mabel Dodge Luhan House. I have been trying for years to break into this very popular retreat venue. Recover from the holidays and enjoy a gorgeous time of year in Taos.
This retreat will be focused on color use in tapestry weaving. New Mexico is a fantastic place to experience color and we will utilize color combinations found in the environment to inspire our palette at the loom. Appropriate for advanced beginner to advanced tapestry weavers. If you're a brand new weaver, consider taking my Warp and Weft online course before this retreat.
Save the dates! There is room at this venue for spouses to attend, so you can make it a family affair and send your honey to the ski slopes, the river to fish, the hot springs in Ojo Caliente, or just to sit in front of a roaring fire in the lodge. I am SO excited about this retreat. More information coming soon.
What happens in a tapestry retreat?
One of my goals as a tapestry instructor is to create learning opportunities that best encourage students to continue learning and improving their skills. I offer several tapestry retreats a year. For details of past retreats, see the links below.
Vermont 2016: A masterclass in color and design.
Vermont 2017: Line it up!
Colorado 2017: Building a new practice of creating: drawing inspiration from your surroundings.
Robbie LaFleur wrote two blog posts about the Color Gradation Techniques for Tapestry workshop I taught in Minneapolis in March of 2016:
Molly Elkind wrote post about a class I taught in Atlanta in 2016: