Workshops at The Silk Thread

COVID-19 Policies for in studio workshops!

We take the health of ourselves and those around us seriously! We have implemented and follow all CDC recommended guidelines and protocols for our small business!  Workshops are purposefully small, with masks required and all sanitation measures taken. Whether the workshop is in our studios or at another location, all safety precautions are in place to protect us all. Our policy is in place for ALL workshops :-)



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!

Use the Drop down menu to see additional workshops-both in-studio and online!


LIVE and ONLINE! November 28 and December 5!

1 day Ecoprint on Leather workshop!

Sat, Nov 28 10:00-3:00 EST

Sat. Dec  5   11:00-4:00 EST

If you would like to learn How to Ecoprint on Leather and have previous ecoprinting  experience on other substrates such as silk, wool or paper and understand mordants and dyes, then this 1 day condensed mini-workshop working with leather is for you! Conveniently offered on 2 separate dates at 2 different times!

In this LIVE mini-workshop we will be working on creating beautiful ecoprints on kidskin leather using Nature's colors for a natural imprint natural and dyes for added color.

Complete information here:

I also have a private Facebook group for my Leather students!



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 pref+er 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
This is important! Please read complete terms and Conditions  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

Events that canceled throughout 2020 have all re-scheduled for 2021!

Please go to my drop down menu to see IN-Studio workshops in NC for September, Nov and Dec! I am successfully having small one day classes in our large studio as well as traveling mindfully to small specific locations for groups!

To see where I have taught, visit my ABOUT page!




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