Lisa Binkley – Stitches in Time

Initial Deposit: $250.00



Stitches in Time: Developing a Daily Hand-Stitching Practice

July 15-19, 2025

As far back as 50,000 years ago our Paleolithic hunter-gatherer ancestors were taking needles in hand to stitch together clothing. What was invented out of necessity developed over millennia into a practice for making functional objects, to communicate information such as social status and culture, for creative expression, and as a way of developing and refining skills.

As we continue in that rich tradition, what are the ways in which we can develop a daily hand-stitching practice that is meaningful to us in the 21st century? How can we use hand stitching as a means of expression, a mindfulness practice, an opportunity for skill development, and even a way of commemorating events or marking the passage of time?

This workshop is designed to introduce and explore hand-stitching materials and techniques that are unfamiliar or not-yet-appealing to you and to delve deeper into materials and stitches that you love. Additionally, it’s an opportunity to explore some of the many ways to develop a daily fiber art practice that can broaden and deepen your artistic life and bring you some of the many benefits of having a daily practice. Explorations include ways to conceptually structure your practice and ways to physically structure the fruits of your practice. Exercises will be in the form of stitches, written words, and some sketches.


Lisa Binkley has had a life-long passion for working with fabrics, threads, beads, and her hands, and she has maintained an active fiber art studio since 2000. Lisa has taught fiber art workshops throughout the U.S. since 2007. Her award-winning artwork has been selected for national and international exhibitions including those of the American Quilters’ Society, the International Quilt Association, CraftForms, Crafts National, QSDS, Wisconsin Artists Biennia, and many others. Lisa and her artwork have been featured on local and national television and in internationally distributed books and magazines. Her art is represented in public, private, and corporate collections. Lisa loves sharing her passion for fiber art and beads through her artwork, classes, and lectures. She and her husband, artist Ed Binkley, have two young-adult children. Lisa and Ed live in the woods of Madison, Wisconsin with their big fluffy dog.

Materials fee is $15/student.

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Adventurous to Advanced Stitcher

Class Size

Class size is limited to 12 students.


Deposit due with registration: $250

Total Workshop Fee

Workshop cost $1195 (includes lunch Tuesday-Saturday): $1070 Workshop + 5 Meals $125


Class starts at 9am Tuesday, July 15th and concludes at 2pm Saturday afternoon July 19th, 2025

Workshop Payment Terms and Policies:

Workshop Deposits:

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:

Regular Tuitions and Lodging Fees for each workshop are listed in the workshop description. Full payment for the workshop is due no later than four months prior to the start 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.

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.

Workshop Refunds:

Students will receive a full tuition refund only in the event that Woodland Ridge Retreat cancels a workshop.

Workshop Cancellations:

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.

Please Note:

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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Downsville, WI 54735

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We look forward to seeing you soon!

Chris & Mark Daly


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

    Optional Weekly Sewing Machine Rental