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Location: Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, NM 
Cost:  $2,395.  

Commuter rate: $1,895.

Experience the magic of Northern New Mexico! Situated at the end of a quiet road not far from the center of town, The Mabel Dodge Luhan House is a historic adobe looks out across Taos pueblo property with a view of the sacred Taos mountain. Next fall,  Diane Ericson will be joined by guest instructor, Rosalind Wyatt from the UK for dynamic teaching sessions and one-on-one instruction in our adobe conference center studio. By popular request- We have  added an extra day in the studio to the Taos Retreat! A chance to deepen the experience, and focus on aspects of your work in new ways. We'll be on  'Taos time'  as they say, with plenty of opportunity for small, informal groups in the log cabin room and afternoons sitting with handwork in the stone courtyards. Ready to join us? Contact:

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Guest Teacher: Rosalind Wyatt                      •••                     

Rosalind Wyatt was born and raised in London.    She is now a studio based artist in Chiswick, West London.   Having initially trained in Calligraphy and Bookbinding at Roehampton, she went onto study mixed media Textiles at The Royal College of Art. Calligraphy commissions include working for PR, film and TV, interiors and fashion (Burberry, Hogan, Swarovski, David Beckham, Fendi).  She recently completed a calligraphic hand bound book for The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC.

Stitch commissions include luxury bespoke gifts for private clients from all around the world and larger corporate commissions such as two stitched garments for Fortnum & Masons of London (2013), which now hang in the Boardroom.  She has developed her own technique of ‘writing with a needle’ combining text and textile where she hand stitches by eye the handwriting of an individual onto a garment.  ‘The Stitch life of Others’ was the first major body of work which explored this concept and this has evolved into the current epic project called ‘The Stitch Lives of London’ – a ‘modern day Bayeux Tapestry’.  Garments and stories are donated by individuals such as Baroness Doreen Lawrence, mother of Stephen Lawrence who donated his athletic running top which becomes the artwork ‘A boy who loved to run’.  The latest garment just completed is the shirt worn by actor Jude Law when he played Hamlet. 

Her collage paintings allow for philosophic expression and abstract mark making and often incorporate large brush calligraphy.  Zen brushwork has become part of her artistic practice and she has spent time studying this at source in Japan.  Collages have been shown in galleries throughout the UK, Europe and Japan and are collected by private individuals including the designer Nicky Haslam who commissioned a series.  

She lectures, talks and teaches widely - including the V&A and delivered a paper for Cambridge University for the Text and Textile conference (2012).  She has been featured on BBC Radio several times and her work is published.  Her art work continues to be shown in galleries and museums around the UK, Switzerland, USA and Japan.  She is married to the jeweler, Patrick Wyatt.  

A woven, painted  Paper& Fabric collage by Rosalind Wyatt-


Diane's Stenciled, stitched shirt in mens suiting-

"I'm always inspired with fresh vision on returning to New Mexico for yearly retreats. Color and form find their way into my imagery and textile work.....while the high desert air and views are a reminder to breath in, settle in and celebrate the magic and new work that takes form in the studio there". Diane

Price includes: 5-day workshop, meals (breakfast & lunch [daily], dinner; first night), and lodging. Rooms are double occupancy. Two meals a day are included at Mabel’s, breakfast and lunch. Dinner is included on the first nite and our last evening together at Mabels. Downtown Taos is an easy 10-minute walk from Mabel's with many wonderful and diverse eating opportunities in route. Single rooms are available. Spouse/partners are welcome (queen size beds only). The single supplement is $595. and spouse/partner rates (which includes meals) is $600.   

The Commuter rate: includes workshop, studio time, breakfasts & lunches and dinner the first night.  


Send your full amount or $500. deposit to hold your place. Full payment is due 60 days prior to your retreat. 

Cancellation policy: Your deposit  is non-refundable.  You may transfer your reservation to another person or to another retreat within the same year if unable to attend. 

 Diane's printed & collaged silk organza wall piece.

"this is more than a sewing workshop, it is a life changing experience."  Workshop Participant 2015


Bring comfortable expressive clothes you feel good in, and feel free to dress up or things you love and maybe don't always give yourself permission to wear. Include layers. In a community of fellow fiber artists, you can express yourself in many fun ways. You might want to include casual clothes for morning walks and an apron or t-shirt for surface design. " 

Materials list, arrival information & teaching notes will be e-mailed 6 weeks out from the retreat.  


There may or may not be rooms available before and after the retreat. If you want to come early or stay after the retreat, please contact Bonnie or Vanessa at Mabel Dodge Luhan directly, 800-846-2235. 

GETTING TO TAOS: Fly into Albuquerque or Santa Fe, then rent a car and drive to Taos or take a shuttle. The drive takes you past/through Santa Fe, then north, and is a magnificent BIG view ride. Allow 3 hours driving time from Albuquerque. If you possibly can, allow more time for stops and vistas. Shuttle services to contact are: Mountain View Shuttle or Taos Ski Valley Shuttle Call ahead to reserve and check times and verify the price before making plane reservations.   

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