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Location: Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, New Mexico

Dates: June 20-25, 2021

Cost:  $2,425.  

Commuter rate: $1,950.

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 that looks out across Taos pueblo property with a view of the sacred Taos mountain. We will welcome Amy Nguyen to share our summer studio in Taos.

             -Guest Teacher: Amy Nguyen-

               SURFACE DESIGN: Dyed & Stitched 


This 5-Day retreats include lectures & hands-one in Amy's signature dying techniques and Diane's printing process in our adobe conference center studio.  It's a time to deepen your creative experience and explore working in new of creating collage fabric. We'll be on 'Taos time'  as they say, with plenty of opportunity for small, informal groups in the log cabin and afternoons sitting with handwork in the stone courtyards.     

For more on Amy and her work, see her website:

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 "I'm always inspired with fresh vision on returning to New Mexico. I know sharing the studio with Amy will inspire new direction and play in my work. Every participant works on the project of their choice. The focus is to grow your whether you want to make a garment or a sculpture....exploring new directions and materials can be an exciting way to broaden your experience. New Mexico color and form always find their way into my textile work in new ways.... I love creating garments that reflect how I feel being there! 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 our studio there".   Diane

 Price includes: 5-day workshop, lodging and meals. Rooms are double occupancy (add on a single supplement* for a private room). 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. Spouse/partners are welcome (queen size beds only). The *single supplement is $625. and spouse/partner rates (which includes meals) is $650.  *Please Note: Mabels considers you a 'single' if you not rooming with a retreat participant. 

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


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. 

"This is more than a sewing workshop, it is a life changing experience."                                        Workshop Participant 2017



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 2 months 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 Julie 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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