Lisa Binkley and Mary Sue Fenner: The Eco-Printed Garment

Workshop Full
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August 23-27, 2022

Out of stock

Class Description

Please note: Proof of Vaccination Required for this Workshop

The Eco-Printed Garment

This workshop combines the talents of Mary Sue Fenner and Lisa Binkley to help you create your very own Eco-Printed Garment. The focus will be on the basics of botanical dyeing and printing fabrics, and sewing a garment (vests, tops, or jackets work well) appropriate for each student. Plenty of samples will be shared with the group.

Mary Sue will teach sewing and finishing techniques to create your garment. Her trunk show garments will be available to try on for inspiration. Basic sewing machine knowledge is required. Mary Sue will help each student personalize their garment fitting.

Lisa will work with students to dye and print their fabrics with plant materials primarily gathered from the area around Woodland Ridge Retreat. Students will be able to work with uncut pieces of fabric as well as fabrics that they have already cut for their selected garment(s).

Botanical printing will be limited to the first three days of the workshop, The balance of time will be devoted to finishing garments. As the week progresses Mary Sue will assist students with garment construction.  Lisa will share ideas for stitching and embellishing garments.

Because this is a new collaboration, garment samples are not yet available. Suggested patterns and recommended fabrics can be found on the workshop supply list below.

Woodland Ridge Eco Printed Garment Supply List

Visit Lisa’s website

Level: Skilled Beginner to Advanced

Class Size Limited to 16 Students

  • Deposit due with registration: $250
  • Workshop cost $1050  (add tax for meal portion = $5.50)   (includes lunch Tuesday-Saturday, excludes lodging)
  • Workshop Supply Fee TBD
  • Workshop starts at 9am Tuesday, August 23, 2022 and ends Saturday afternoon at 4pm
  • On site lodging available for an additional fee:
  • Lodging available Monday Night – Saturday Morning on a first come, first served basis
  • Meals provided with Lodging: Breakfast is served daily  (noon meal provided with price of workshop)
  • Triple Occupancy $420 (lodging plus 5 meals)
  • Double Occupancy $570 (lodging plus 5 meals)
  • Single Occupancy not available during this workshop
  • Add additional nights to your stay for $50 per night
  • (No meals served when class is not in session)
  • Sewing Machine Rental $100/per week

If paying by mail, contact us to hold a place for one week until deposit is received.

EcoPrinted Garment Registration Form Aug 2022

Important info:

Classroom and lodging space is limited to 16 students. Classes and guest rooms are available on a first come first served basis.

  • Deposits can be paid via credit card 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 $100 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