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Design Outside the Lines - Ashland, OR March 24-29, 2024

Design Outside the Lines - Ashland, OR March 24-29, 2024

Regular price $600.00 USD
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                    Retreat Cost:  $2,275.  

                   Deposit:  $600. due upon registration

    • Includes 5-day workshop (Sun -Fri),
    • tea & coffee daily in the studio
    • Our workshop venue will be in the Crystal Room in the historic Ashland Springs Hotel. See link below for on-site rooming options.

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        Guest Teacher: Rosalind Wyatt  (UK)

   "I am inspired by words, particularly the sound of the human voice and the person behind it.

Language through handwriting and the forming of letters in different cultures – ultimately the universal concept of breath forming a line through writing, painting and speech.

The place where calligraphy and cloth meet; the emotion held in garments as a tactile canvas to reveal the living history of an individual as found in their handwritten letters.

To pick up a needle as a ‘writing tool’ and work the line in thread taking it back to the person who wrote the original — similar to listening to music where the voice of the artist comes through.  This I call, ‘writing with a needle’ — to hand stitch by hand and eye the handwriting of any individual into a garment they might have worn.

 I want to work with people who share this same attention to detail and an uncompromising approach to creativity". Rosalind Wyatt

See more about Rosalind and her amazing work on her website:

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Rosalind's writing and collage work on a tee shirt and historic knickers


This workshop is an opportunity to explore your roots & create a new way to express  your passion for textiles. Bring a story, photos, sketches, printed fabrics, journal and memorabilia to start the process. Be thinking about the 'base' or format you might like to work with. Rosalind and I will share more ideas about that in the materials list and teaching notes in preparation for the workshop. Some makers work with one form their whole lives, exploring creativity through a lens that calls them...Your format might be a book, accessory or garment, maybe wall art? Sharing our design skills, we will guide you in growing YOUR design process as you create collage panels and textile pieces. We are looking forward to exploring new directions with each participant.                                                                                                          Diane &  Rosalind    


Payment Options-

A  $600.  deposit will hold your space, with the balance due 60 days out from the event. Below are links to make payments, or checks can be mailed to:

   Diane Ericson- 954 Golden Aspen Pl • Ashland, OREGON • 97520

Cancellation policy: Your deposit is non-refundable or transferable. Cancellation up to 30 days prior to the retreat, your payments (less deposit) are refundable.  For cancellations within 15 days of the retreat, there is no refund.

 Lodging is not included.  A special rooming rate is being offered to retreat participants at the Ashland Springs Hotel, until 60 days out for the event. Contact the hotel or go online to make reservations: 

  • Online Reservation: Individuals can book their rooms online by taking these 3 easy steps:
    • Visit our booking site at id=1513
    • Enter the date of their stay and number of nights
    • Enter your GROUP ID #621908 in the Group ID field

Located  in Southern Oregon's beautiful Rogue Valley, this spring Design
Outside the Lines Retreat will jump-start your 2024 design work!  

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