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Slow Textiles Retreat with Sasha Duerr & Katrina Rodabaugh

  • Echoview Fiber Mill 76 Jupiter Rd Weaverville United States (map)
Photo by Katrina Rodabaugh

Photo by Katrina Rodabaugh

Slow Textiles Retreat with Sasha Duerr & Katrina Rodabaugh

Join artists and sustainable fashion authors, Sasha Duerr & Katrina Rodabaugh, for this special weekend retreat at Echoview Fiber Mill in Weaverville, NC. The retreat will lead participants through sessions on natural dyes, mending, and reinvigorating fibers for art, homegoods, or wearable garments. Activities will include foraging, harvesting, and preparing dye plants from the Echoview Fiber Mill garden and nearby surroundings; mending and repairing an existing garment with Katrina's individual attention; learning to use mordants, extract saturated dyes from plants, and adjust color with modifiers with Sasha; and delving deeper into placed-based creative practices that lead to more mindful, meaningful, and sustainable living.

Sasha & Katrina will share generous insights into their studio practices and textile techniques; discuss how to select quality fibers, tools, and plants; and engage directly with the rural atmosphere of Echoview Fiber Mill and surrounding Asheville, NC. Two local lunches will be provided along with tea and snacks throughout. Friday night launches with a welcoming reception while Saturday and Sunday workshops will allow time for breaks and lunches. All materials included, aside from your garment to mend.

Registration is $595.00. Please email with any questions!

Friday, April 12 from 4-6pm; Saturday, April 13 from 10-5pm; and Sunday, April 14 from 10-5pm.

Registration begins on Friday, February 8th at 12pm EST. Add your email to the list below if you want a reminder email when tickets go live!

About the Teachers:

Katrina Rodabaugh is an artist, writer, and crafter working across disciplines to explore environmental and social issues through traditional craft techniques. Mostly, she rethinks the relationship between fiber art, sustainability, and slow fashion. Her work has appeared in galleries, magazines, theaters, books, juried craft fairs, and alternative art venues across the United States. She received her BA in Environmental Studies and her MFA in Creative Writing. Her first book, The Paper Playhouse, published in January 2015 and her second book, Mending Matters: Stitch, Patch and Repair Your Favorite Denim & More, with Abrams Books in October 2018. Katrina grows, forages, and harvests dye plants near her farmhouse in the Hudson Valley and teaches mending, natural dyes, and sustainable style workshops across the United States.  Visit or katrinarodabaugh on Instagram.

Photo by Karen Pearson for Mending Matters

Photo by Karen Pearson for Mending Matters

Sasha Duerr is an artist and designer who works with plant-based palettes, natural dyes and place-based recipes. She is a professor at the California College of the Arts with a joint appointment in textiles and fine arts where she designs curriculum and teaches courses in the intersection of natural color, slow food, slow fashion and social practice .  Her work has been shown in galleries and museums across the United States and abroad. In 2007, Sasha founded Permacouture Institute to encourage the exploration of regenerative design practices for fashion and textiles. Her extensive work with plant-based palettes and ecological principles through local land-based sources and community has been featured in the New York TimesAmerican Craft MagazineSelvedge, and the Huffington Post. She is the author of The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes (Timber Press/Workman 2011). and NATURAL COLOR (Watson-Guptill/Ten Speed Press August 23rd, 2016). She lives with her husband and children on their urban farm in Oakland, CA. 


Accommodation Recommendations:

Weaverville (8-10 minutes away):

Barnardsville - about 20 minutes down the road on the border of the national forest:

Asheville (we are about 15 minutes from downtown Asheville):

Later Event: April 24
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