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Design Outside the Lines - Ashland, OR October 15-20, 2023




    Location: Ashland Springs Hotel • Ashland, Oregon

      • Dates: Oct. 15-20, 2023
      • Retreat Cost:  $2,250.  

      • Deposit:  $600. due upon registration

      • Includes 5-day workshop, tea & coffee in the studio & inspiring work environment!. Our workshop venue will be in the Crystal Room in the historic Ashland Springs Hotel. See link below for booking on-site rooming options.

                       Guest teacher: Karen Lukacs

As a 'slow fashion' pioneer, Karen Lukacs harnesses over 20 years of textile experience to embody the role of maker-activist. Her work merges art, design, and handcraft - all the while elevating fashion to an act of advocacy.

Karen performs a modern-day alchemy in her Tucson studio, where designing and making take on a larger and sustaining context of timelessness and intentionality.

        Karen Lukacs      •

 This workshop is an opportunity to make with like-minded creatives, exploring and sharing your sewing passion!' Diane

                                                 "I love creating outer garments in the fall and look forward to sharing this time with Karen. I appreciate her passion for creating sustainable, responsible fashion focusing on a material we all know: Denim. The process starts with an inspiration, a seed, a unique combination. The metaphor of 'meaning' can reveal new aspects of sewing, textile play and silhouettes. We'll explore construction techniques and  how wearing impacts silhouettes, details  and closure design. Start dreaming of a garment you've always wanted, collect your favorite materials   ..and join us to create it. "                                Diane  



Payment Options- deposits & balance payments can be made online. All others email to request wait list.

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- 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:

  • For Online Reservation: Individuals are also welcome to book their rooms online by taking these 3 easy steps-

    • Visit our booking site at

    • Enter the date of their stay and number of nights

    • Enter your GROUP ID #598579 in the Group ID field



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  "The Design Outside the Lines Retreat met my expectations and so much more! It changed the direction of my work and has given me a lifetime network of delightful, creative women to play with!"                                              2019 Participant  


“I think Ashland is the perfect spot for a DOL retreat.  What a beautiful little town.  Holding it at the Historic Ashland Springs Hotel is so convenient.  You can walk to all the terrifies shops and restaurants and even see a play if you like.  I’ve been to lots of DOL retreats and this one was super!”                           2019 Participant

 This retreat is not about is a life changing experience ."                                          2021 Participant                     

''The above  quote sounded kinda corny to me...but I came...and it really was!"                 2020 Participant

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