Lisa Binkley – In the Boro Spirit

July 18-22, 2023

7 in stock

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

    Workshop cost (includes lunch Tuesday-Saturday): $950

    Class starts at 9am Tuesday, July 18th and concludes Saturday afternoon July 22nd, 2023

    • Includes lodging Monday night-Saturday morning.
    • Breakfast is served daily. (Lunch is included in the cost of the workshop)

    Optional Weekly Sewing Machine Rental

Please note: We are currently requiring Proof of Vaccination for workshops

Class Description

In the Boro Spirit

Boro mending, kantha cloth, the Quilts of Gee’s Bend. Each of these evokes images of old, worn fabrics, simply but beautifully stitched out of need and worn fabrics. Born of necessity in diverse cultures worldwide, contemporary fiber artists can learn much from these traditions both technically and aesthetically. In this workshop we explore the traditions that created these textiles and then look to them for inspiration in creating new works of fiber art.

Beginning with pieces of old fabrics—vintage linens, pieces of worn jeans, even bits of blankets
or tattered garments—we select, curate, layer, and hand stitch them into new looks and new life.
Techniques explored include non-traditional hand piecing and applique, hand quilting with
heavier threads, as well as design considerations in creating our compositions. This five-day
workshop is a meditative blend of history, hand work, repurposing, and art making.
This class is suitable for all levels of fiber artists. The $25 class fee covers the detailed color
booklet that will be provided to students on the first day of class as well a variety of fabrics and
some threads.

Class size is limited to 12 students.

Class Supply Fee TBD

Visit Lisa’s Website

Level: This class is suitable for all levels of fiber artists.

  • Deposit due with registration: $250
  • Workshop cost $950  (add tax for meal portion = $6.88)   (includes lunch Tuesday-Saturday, excludes lodging)
  • Workshop starts at 9am Tuesday, July 18, 2023 and ends Saturday afternoon at 4pm
  • On site lodging available for an additional fee:
  • Lodging available Monday Night – Saturday Morning
  • Meals provided with Lodging: Breakfast is served daily  (noon meal provided with price of workshop).  If Covid is still a concern in 2023 we will add evening meals for an additional charge.
  • Triple Occupancy $435 (lodging plus 5 meals)
  • Double Occupancy $585 (lodging plus 5 meals)
  • Single Occupancy $1025 (lodging plus 5 meals) Please book a single room if you snore
  • Add additional nights to your stay for $75 per night
  • (No meals served when class is not in session)
  • Sewing Machine Rental $100/per week

If paying by mail, please register on our website and choose check payment. Check payments must be received 7 business days after registration.

Important info:

Classroom and lodging space is limited to 12 students. Classes 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