Lisa Binkley: Dots and Dashes – Language & Meaning in Hand Stitching

September 22-26, 2020

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    If You DO Require Lodging, Please Fill Out the Information Below.

    Workshop cost (includes lunch Tuesday-Saturday): $865

    Class starts at 9am Tuesday September 22, 2020 and concludes Saturday at 4pm.

    • Includes Lodging Monday Night-Saturday Morning
    • Includes Breakfast Served Daily (Noon meals included in class fee)
    • Dinner will be on your own.

Class Description

Lisa Binkley: Dots and Dashes – Language & Meaning in Hand Stitching

This 5 day workshop will focus on contemporary bead embroidery, contemporary hand stitching, repurposed fabrics and the spirit of boro mending

Dots, dashes, lines, and other simple shapes have been used throughout history from ancient symbolic languages like Cuneiform through Morse code and beyond to communicate ideas and information. Hand stitching with beads and embroidery thread is a wonderful, meditative, expressive way to create textured and colored dots, dashes, lines, and shapes that can express their maker’s feelings and ideas.

This 5 day workshop students will focus on contemporary bead embroidery, contemporary hand stitching, repurposed fabrics and the spirit of boro mending. Students will come to class with a small, unembellished art quilt or fiber art panel that they would like to take to a new level through the addition of hand embroidery with beads and thread.

Each day contains a combination of bead embroidery and thread embroidery demonstrations, viewing examples of technique applications, group discussion, and individual sketch and stitch explorations of ways to develop one’s own visual vocabulary using the techniques introduced in class. Time will also be dedicated to group discussion of works in progress and individual feedback by the teacher that is both supportive and idea-stimulating.

Skill Level: Adventurous Beginner to Advanced

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  • Deposit due with registration: $250
  • Workshop Fee $865 (includes lunch Tuesday-Saturday, excludes lodging)
  • Supply Fee TBD
  • Class starts at 9am daily and ends at 4pm on the last day of the workshop
  • On site lodging available for an additional fee:
  • Lodging September 21-26, 2020: Monday Night – Saturday Morning:
  • Meals served: Breakfast is served daily
  • Evening meals will be on your own
  • Triple Occupancy $390 (lodging plus 5 meals)
  • Double Occupancy $545 (lodging plus 5 meals
  • Single Occupancy $985 (lodging plus 5 meals)
  • Add additional nights to your stay for $50 per night
  • (No meals served when class is not in session)

Prefer to register by mail?  Be sure to contact us to reserve your place, then fill out the registration form below and return with your payment in full within the week.

Lisa Binkley Registration Form 2020

Important info:

Classroom and lodging space is limited. Classes are limited to 12 students and available on a first come first served basis.

Please note:

  • Deposits can be paid via Paypal on our website or via check with in one week of registering. Please complete above registration form, and complete the checkout process with your payment to hold your space. Deposits are non-refundable.
  • Five months prior to the workshop additional information about the workshop, supplies needed, and accommodations will be mailed along with an invoice for the balance due.
  • Balances are due four months before the first day of the workshop. A 10% charge will be added for late payments. Check payments are preferred for balances.  Credit cards are accepted but the fees assessed by the credit card company will be passed along to the student.
  • Students will receive a full tuition refund only in the event that Woodland Ridge Retreat cancels a workshop.
  • Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses, in which case travel insurance is recommended when coming by plane or train.
  • Sewing machines available for rental at $85 per week.

Mail checks to:
Woodland Ridge Retreat
P.O. Box 27
Downsville, WI 54735
Make checks payable to: Woodland Ridge Retreat

We look forward to seeing you soon!
Chris & Mark Daly