Prints & Pens

There is something enchanting about writing!  It holds our history and our visions for the future.  It is love poems and magic spells, stories and vows…  It is how we express ourselves and connect.

During our weekend gathering, we will create our magical writing kit from start to finish.  You will learn the art of ecoprinting on cotton paper to design our handmade note cards.  We’ll talk about mordants and natural dyes and get into the indigo patch to harvest the leaves for fresh salt natural dyeing of our silk carrying bags.  We will study what plants give color and gather flowers and berries to produce our natural inks, and we’ll craft our quills from feathers and nibs. There will be time spent in the gardens, out it nature, and with each other.

It will be a cozy weekend full of creativity and companionship.  

A light lunch is provided each day. Please let us know if you have any food restrictions.

Sat. and Sun. Sept. 28/29 from 10 am to 5 pm each day, with a bonfire on Sat. night, weather permitting.

Hosted at my home studio and gardens on the Dandelion Homestead in Leicester, 10 miles from downtown Asheville, NC.  (Please note that this is a working homestead and the ground can be uneven in places.  There are 3 steps to get up to the workshop studio and 5 to get to the restroom.  We also have honey bee hives on the property close to the studio.)

Cost $220/person, including all supplies. Contact me if you are interested.

If you are coming from out of town and are looking for places to stay or things to do, fear not! We are getting a list together just for you! Asheville in the fall is dazzling. Plan to spend a day or two before or after our time together to explore the area and all it has to offer.