Workshops at The Silk Thread

If you are a group or club and would like a session with just your group, let’s talk! Classes can be ecoprinting on silk, wool, leather or paper,  hand painting on silk, indigo dyeing, needle felting on silk, easy dye silk scarves,  creating a wallhanging, screen printing on silk, designing with scraps, making pillows  and a host of additional DIY fiber (and painting) arts!

Does your group need an escape?  I am able to accommodate your group (up to 10) for weekend retreats complete with lodging, meals and instruction for a very affordable rate. See my Nature and Ecoprint Retreats section!

Private Workshops: Private one on one workshops are available in my studio. Contact me to chat about what you’d like to learn with a 1 or 2 day private session!

Traveling Workshops: If you have a group in your area that would prefeer not to travel and would love to learn a particular technique, then I can come to you!


Relax, Renew and Create!

Join me and other Nature minded individuals in a weekend Retreat designed to Renew, Restore, Relax  and Create!

Stay in a beautiful lodge situated on 53 acres of natural woodland.  Wander the 4 miles of trails through various ecological zones, pause on the many benches and enjoy the quiet, reflective spaces.  Enjoy the  labyrinth for meditative walking and each evening gather around the fire pit with friends.   Collecting our treasures from Nature, we will imprint them on Silk and Paper (Ecoprint) in the beautiful art studio next to the lodge.

I am a certified practitioner of the art of forest relaxation and therapy known as “Shinrin Yoku” (which translates to “Forest Bathing.” ) and in a weekend retreat I would guide you through  a morning designed to open your senses to the wonders of Nature around you!

Unlike many  ecoprint workshops labeled as intensive, our focus is on “Unplug. Slow down. Connect. Ecoprint.” Every leaf you use, you will know! You will have met the trees that gifted the leaves to you, walked through their environment, felt their presence and allowed yourself a weekend experience immersed fully in the real meaning of being one with Nature!

Workshop Policies and How I do it


A complete terms and Conditions can be found HERE

Cancellations and Refunds:

Please visit my Terms and Conditions Policy page HERE

More workshops are  scheduled and coming in 2020 and 2021! You can also visit my Event page on Facebook for more information!


I am booking Ecoprint RETREAT dates right now in 2021 here in NC.

Please see my Workshop Policies on how we are working within the CDC guidelines for our workshops!

2020 Workshop UPDATES

WOW-Talk about some changes!

March 13-15, 2020 Carolina Fiber Fest in Raleigh, NC.     I will be teaching an Easy Dye Silk Scarves workshop and an Ecoprint on Silk and Wool! Follow the link and contact CFF directly to sign up! Canceled due to COVID-19

April 3-5, 2020: Ecoprint and Nature Immersion Retreat in NC (This Retreat Session is Full) Rescheduled to April 16-18, 2021 due to COVID-19

April 18-19, 2020 Ecoprint on Leather in NC  Rescheduled to JUNE 27-28

April 29-May 3, 2020: Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. I was honored to be asked to teach and then found out my vendor application was approved so I will be there all 5 days. My first workshop is April 29.  Use my name to find all 3 workshops and this link:  CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 But ONLINE MAY 2/3

May 16-17: Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Fest:  Canceled due to COVID-19



May 29-31, 2020: Ecoprint and Nature Retreat in NC:   Canceled to due participants concerns COVID-19

June 4-6, 2020- Blue Ridge Fiber fest: Sparta, NC:  Canceled due to COVID-19

**THIS IS HAPPENING! June 27-28, 2020 Ecoprint on Leather in NC.

***JULY 11, 2020: Ecoprint on Paper in NC!  This is Happening

****July 18, 2020- Handpainting on Silk in NC!  THis is Happening

Aug 4-6- Highland Arts Academy,  Monteray, VA. 3 day Ecoprint Immersion and workshop  Sigh-canceled


Aug 12-16- Michigan Fiber Fest, Allegan, MI.  I will be both a vendor and instructor.  AUGCK! canceled too!

******September 26-27, Shenandoah Valley Fiber Fest, Berryville, VA THIS IS HAPPENING!


More coming as the event planners assess their situations!

If you would like to schedule a workshop (traveling or Retreat) Contact me asap for open dates. Keep checking the workshops page!

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PO Box 337 Franklinton, NC 27525