Collection: Retreats

Join us in the studio for a dynamic 5 day workshop!

Explore your passion for hand-stitching, collage, surface design and garment making in beautiful locations with creative playmates and inspiration to grow on!
These 5 day, hands-on workshops are a journey of discovery into the art of creating with Diane Ericson as well as guest instructors.  Through formal and informal classes and time to 'play' in the studio, you'll expand your perspectives on design, sewing, surface design and techniques. Our overall theme is expanding your personal making process.

" It was such a pleasure to work with you again. The last workshop pushed me in directions I had no idea I could go, and I’m eager for more." -Ellie 2021    


Ashland, Oregon - March 24-29
Guest teacher: Rosalind Wyatt

Taos, New Mexico - June 23-28
Guest teacher: Carol Lee Shanks

Taos, New Mexico - September 22-27 (details/registration)
Guest teacher: Paula Kovarik

Ashland, Oregon - October 20-25 (details/registration) 
Guest teacher: Rachel Clark

Health & Safety
We have had another successful year navigating COVID and the variants that continue to complicate our lives. Grateful to be in the studios  in Ashland, OR and Taos, NM.  We have made these changes that will be with us for a while: Smaller groups and more room to spread out. Please be responsible and take care of your health.
My commitment is to continue offering inviting workspaces where we can come together in community, inspire one another, make and nurture the process of growing the meaning of our lives though creativity.  Diane
Sharing my design eye through patterns, stencils,videos and fabrics is a joy. I appreciate all the layers of production that challenge and grow the artist in me as I share my work with you. I always imagine that the last step of the process bringing us into the studio togetherfor a day of magic and play!