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DESIGN OUTSIDE THE LINES - Carmel, California- FEBRUARY 9-13, 2020





 Design Outside the Lines- CARMEL, CA

Feb. 9-13, 2020

Total Retreat cost: $1,500.              •             

Includes workshop, first night group dinner and coffee/tea in the studio. See lodging options below. This retreat will commence at 1pm on sunday afternoon, Feb.9th and finish at 4pm on thursday, Feb.13th.

                    -Theme: Text in Textiles-

                  Guest Teacher:  Kay Khan     

  "I have a theory. I believe artists build - throughout a lifetime - an internal mental “library” of visual images.  This visual language finds its own individual vocabulary. Inspiration comes unexpectedly. One day we see, hear, or read something (originating anywhere!) and we imagine a connection with those other previously “stored” memories. And then, bam, a unique idea is born. That is how I see inspiration. At that point, ideas flow". Kay Khan

"Also, creating begets creation....and working brings inspiration. One has to be “in” the creative mindset to find ideas. As Chuck Close so famously said “Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work.”

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I am very excited to be sharing this inspiring studio time with Kay at this retreat.  Please see Kay's website for more of her story.  


The process of infusing our handwork with an experience keeps it alive in us. Wearable or not, it is time to edit the stash & bring fabrics that express what’s next on your design table. Join us to explore text as a design theme and launch into 2020 with a new lens- Diane

 Grow & Express a fresh Design Eye • Come with Joy • Come with Enthusiasm •                                                 • Come to Explore • Come •


Our Carmel Location-

Our retreat host will be The Hofsas House on San Carlos Street between 3rd  and 4th Avenues, Carmel, CA. (No street addresses in Carmel.)

Relax in the sauna, walk on the beach, and enjoy Carmel’s many outstanding restaurants. Carmel is home to hundreds of shops and galleries to explore within walking distance of the Hofsas House.


Carmel has lots of beautiful places to stay within walking distance of our workshop, restaurants and shopping. To stay on site: Book your room before Jan 1st  to receive a special retreat room rate at the Hofsas House. 

Meals  A group dinner the first nite is included, all other meals are on your own. A continental breakfast is served to Hofsas House guests. There are many restaurants in Carmel within walking distance. Also, a deli within walking distance offers a wide range of food items for take out. NOTE=  The walkways in Carmel are quaint... however they are often uneven and include stairways to shops and bring walking shoes! 


Most Carmel destinations are within walking distance. A car may not be necessary for you. Shuttle services & rental cars are available at Monterey Airport (15-20 min from Carmel). The San Jose Airport  is 1 1/2 hrs away.

Parking-On site parking may be available for retreat participants who are not staying at the Hofsas House. It will depend on availability.  There is also street parking and a the Vista Lobos Parking Lot on Junipero and Third Streets.

Where are the places you want to be....and moments you'll want to share in the New Year? 

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