Lisa Binkley – In the Boro Spirit
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
Class Supply Fee TBD
This class is suitable for all levels of fiber artists.
Class size is limited to 12 students.
Deposit due with registration: $250
Total Workshop Fee
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
Workshop Payment Terms and Policies:
Deposits can be paid online or via check within one week of registering. Please return the registration form with your payment to hold your space. Deposits are non-refundable.
Workshop Regular Tuition and Lodging:
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Students will receive a full tuition refund only in the event that Woodland Ridge Retreat cancels a workshop.
When we accept your deposit or payment of workshop fees, we understand that circumstances may arise causing cancellation of your plans to attend that workshop. While we sympathize when such a situation occurs, we must adhere to our business policy. All cancellations must be in writing. For cancellations made 120 days or more prior to the start of a workshop, Woodland Ridge Retreat will retain the nonrefundable deposit. If notice of cancellation is received 119 days or less before the start of a workshop, full tuition is forfeited. Full tuition will also be forfeited for no-shows or withdrawals after a workshop has begun.
Woodland Ridge Retreat is not responsible for providing make-up classes or issuing refunds, credits, or transfers for sessions missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond our control. We strongly urge all students to buy refundable airline tickets in case of workshop cancellations or other unforeseen events and/or purchase trip insurance. All information provided Woodland Ridge Retreat is kept confidential and is NOT shared, sold, or otherwise used by any entity.
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P.O. Box 27
Downsville, WI 54735
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We look forward to seeing you soon!
Chris & Mark Daly
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