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    • Retreat Cost:  $1,895.  
    • Deposit:  $500. due upon registration
    • Includes 5-day workshop, tea & coffee in the studio & 1st nite dinner. Our workshop venue will be in the Crystal Room in the historic Ashland Springs Hotel. See link below for on-site rooming options.

  Guest teacher, Merill Comeau will join us to the spring Design Outside the Lines Retreat in Ashland, OR., Merill is an award-wining installation & textile artist.


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             The Textile as Narrative                  -Guest Teacher: Merill Comeau-

"I work slowly and focus on process.  I tell tales of common human challenges:  individual and communal.  I puzzle through and arrange hundreds of snippets.  Each is important to the whole like the sum of the many small moments that make up a lifetime. Our mutual narratives take shape in installations, murals, garments, and paintings". 

"I am drawn to the discarded: clothes from friends and relatives, paper ephemera, and vintage linens.  These disparate materials were all once utile; they show the wear and tear of well-loved objects and scars and stains of lives lived.  I alter my materials through deconstruction, rending, rusting, and composting.  I embellish my materials with block printing, thermo-fax, embroidery, and paint.  I employ traditional methods of sewing construction in a contemporary way probing the tension between old and new and art and craft". Merill Comeau

                                   = More info coming on this retreat =


Sharing our design skills, we will guide you in growing your process. We are looking forward to sharing with each participant. This workshop is an opportunity to explore your roots & create a new way to express your story through your  passion for textiles. 


    Payment Options-

    A  $500.  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- 258 A Street Studio #10 • Ashland, OREGON • 97520

     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.     

    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 Reservations:

    Located  in Southern Oregons beautiful Rogue Valley, this Design Outside the Lines  Retreat might just be the perfect inspiration for spring design work!  


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