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Slow Fashion Retreat, July 2017

Slow Fashion Retreat, July 2017

In consistent form, this post about Slow Fashion has been slow in coming.....  I have done some personal stressing about getting it out in the world. Editing the hundreds of images I shot took longer than I might have liked, and then getting them into a cohesive and coherent form also lagged. And I did leave the country for two weeks.  But then when I returned from Portugal, where life does seem more able to move at a human pace, I had this insight that the timing for posting these images was most appropriately paced. I am embracing this slow edict, and my output is reflective of that state. And, well, you know, it is Slow Fashion October now. Maybe my timing was just right.....?

If you are here because of #slowfashionoctober, welcome! What you are looking at here are images from a Slow Fashion retreat I produced here in Maine, at the beach, last Summer. The retreat will happen again in the Summer of 2018. If you are interested in attending please sign up for my newsletter, all my events are announced there first.

With no further ado, and without comment, I offer the first Slow Fashion retreat with Cal Patch, Katrina Rodbaugh, and Jessica Lewis Stevens, July 23-28, 2017 at Ferry Beach Park Association in Saco, Maine.

Happy Kitty sews (1 of 1).jpg
Julie-Erin braiding (1 of 1).jpg
Jen + Jess admire color (1 of 1).jpg
 
cocchineal in shell (1 of 1).jpg
cocchineal fabric pot (1 of 1).jpg
 
Casey's dyed top (1 of 1).jpg
Julie's dyed top on (1 of 1).jpg
Wendy's top (1 of 1).jpg
Amanda's top (1 of 1).jpg
Sarah's new top (1 of 1).jpg
Kathleen in her top (1 of 1).jpg
Anna in her top (1 of 1).jpg
Jen's top (1 of 1).jpg
Erika's top (1 of 1).jpg
Angel's new top (1 of 1).jpg
Kitty makes clothes (1 of 1).jpg
Julie's top (1 of 1).jpg
 
studying swatches on the ground (1 of 1).jpg
swatches I (1 of 1).jpg
 
Katrina teaching III (1 of 1).jpg
Jessica hand in pot (1 of 1).jpg
Cal + Aurora (1 of 1).jpg
 
ClassroomNight (1 of 1).jpg
 
Yellow on the line with folks (1 of 1).jpg
waiting for fabric to dry (1 of 1).jpg
 
mended skirt (1 of 1).jpg
Casey + Katherine sewing I (1 of 1).jpg
Iron samples on the line I (1 of 1).jpg
Anna mending (1 of 1).jpg
Julie's mended jeans (1 of 1).jpg
Lily & Carrie drafting (1 of 1).jpg
Sarah + Lapriel look at Indigo (1 of 1).jpg
TIna + Lapriel dyeing (1 of 1).jpg
Amanda's mended jeans (1 of 1).jpg
Erika, Diane grey dye day (1 of 1).jpg
Waiting in cold with pink (1 of 1).jpg
Katrina documenting mends (1 of 1).jpg
 
Jessica, Heidi, Jennifer, Julie dyeing (1 of 1).jpg
 
Warm color swatches-shells (1 of 1).jpg
cigar box toolkit (1 of 1).jpg
Hands Sashiko (1 of 1).jpg
Angel cutting out (1 of 1).jpg
dye sample piles (1 of 1).jpg
Yellow dye Pot Spoon (1 of 1).jpg
Tea quilts I (1 of 1).jpg
Taking measurements (1 of 1).jpg
Lily drafting (1 of 1).jpg
Anna sewing (1 of 1).jpg
Katrina teaching (1 of 1).jpg
Casey hugging Cal (1 of 1).jpg
Kitty's hands mending I (1 of 1).jpg
Landscape of dyeing (1 of 1).jpg
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