One Day Holiday Craft Workshops!

One Day Holiday Craft  Workshop / Just Grown Ups
December 7th, 11am-5pm
$265 includes lunch, craft supplies, and a few extras.
One Day Holiday Craft Workshop / Mother Daughter
December 6th, 11am-5pm
$495 for mother / daughter pair, $250 each additional child, includes lunch craft supplies, and a few extras!
This one day Crafts Workshop in New York's City historic South Street Seaport  will be the perfect pre-holiday opportunity to make one of a kind gifts, ornaments, mennorahs, and more with Heather Ross, Annabel Wrigley, and Jodi Levine. Several talented Illustrators from NY's SVA will also be on hand to help personalize your family themed artwork. Saturday's workshop is designed for Mother's and their daughters, Sunday's event will be just grown-up crafters. All materials are provided, as is lunch and some afternoon treats! 


Weekend Sewing and Crafts Workshops
The Ace Hotel / Palm Springs

Palm Springs Sewing and Crafts Workshop
January 23th - 25th
Our most popular workshop is back for it's fifth year! We'd like to think that this one sells out so quickly because of us, but we know that the amazing desert oasis that is The Ace Palm Springs, the amazing food (and cocktails), the pool time, and the fact that you can bring along your families (or leave them at home)all weigh pretty heavily.
This workshop will include sewing and other crafts projects and (as always) the option of focussing on personal projects with the assistance of knowledgeable sewists. We will also be debuting a new project designed specifically for Palm Springs that combines sewing, weaving, and embroidery, based on Heather's time living in Central Mexico.
$875 ($575 deposit)  shared room
$1100 ($725 deposit) single room
$1350 ($825 deposit) premium single room
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Palm Springs Mother /Daughter Sewing and Crafts Workshop
January 31st - February 1
Kids 6 and up please!
This workshop was one of our favorites last year, and produced some of the moct amazing craft and sewn projects we've seen. We made huge paper chandeliers, giant paper bags in which to carry them home (which Heather drew portraits of all of our attending children, some of them nearly life sized!), our youngest guests got their own kid-sized sewing machines to learn on and made the cutest little bags, and we even put the kids on our super fancy Janomes, where they made prolific use of it's embroidery capabilities to personalize EVERYTHING.
We also loved that so many workshoppers brough along their familes, who enjoyed our private pool for the weekend and joined us in the evening for dinner under the stars.
Annabel Wrigley joins Heather again as our guest teacher, and will be leading a beginning sewing project for kids as well as some other great family themed crafts projects. Moms will also have some time to themselves to work on personal projects, soak up some sun, or take advantage of the lovely spa at The Ace Palm Springs.
$1925 ($1200 deposit) for two, standard double
$2150 ($1275 deposit) for two, premium double*
$450 extra for each additional child participating in the workshop 
* this options is ideal for anyone who plans to bring other family members who will not be participating in the workshop, such as younger children, husbands, etc. These extra, non-participating family members will also be welcome to use the commune pool, which is part of our event space, during the workshop, and will be welcome to join us for group meals for a small extra charge. 
read about last year's weekend here.
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November 8th, 11am-4pm

Photoshop Crash Course, $100 (only open to Workshop Participants)

November 9th-11th, 10am-4pm

Photoshop For Fabric Designers, $675 ($450 due upon registration)

In this workshop participants will learn how to create a repeating design based on their own illustrations or open source artwork. Heather will lead the class through each step in her process, from inspiration (inlcuding her favorite places in New York City to shop for ideas) and planning a succesful design, through drawing with a stylus and tablet using Photoshop Channels and building and testing repeats using a large format printer. Color for fabric design will also be discussed. Students will create a single finished design and a large test print on paper.

We are also thrilled to announce very special guest Laura Jaquinto, Creative Art and Merchandising Director at Windham Fabrics, will be with us on our final day to review student work and explain what she looks for when signing new fabric designers, as well as her view of the retail fabric landscape, and what a successful collection includes.

This class will be taught on our 27” iMacs with Adobe Creative Suite. For the first time, we will also be providing wacom tablets for all the participants. Students will just need to bring their own sketching tools and ideas for fabric their designs. 

A very basic knowledge of Photoshop will be needed to take full advantage of this class. You will need to be familiar with the selection and drawing tools (pencil, brush, and eraser) as well as the copy and paste commands.  If you have never used Photoshop before or would like some practice with it prior to our workshop, we recommend that you join us for our Photoshop Crash Course on November 8th.

Fee does not include accomodations, which must be booked by participants. The workshop takes place in Chelsea, near 23rd street at 6th Avenue. Our favorite nearby hotel is the Chelsea Lodge, which is lovely and reasonable, and a short walk from the workshop. 

This workshop is sold out!

2014 Spring / Summer Events and Workshops



Mother-Daughter Crafts and Sewing Weekend / BLUEBERRY HILL INN, GOSHEN, VERMONT

We are looking forward to getting back to Blueberry Hill Inn for what will be our 6th year of sewing and crafts workshops in their lovely (and updated) barn, this time with our little girls. Join Anna Maria and me (and various offspring) for two days of sewing, crafts, swimming, frog-catching, and stargazing. We've got some really great stuff planned, including a very special photoshoot with my dear friend and children's portrait photographer, Patricia L Brown. We aim to send you home with a gorgeous portrait of you and your girl(s), as well as the usual crafty loot. We'll be renting out the whole Inn, as usual. We even have a very limited number of rooms that have room for two or more kids. Very Limited Space! Minimum age is six, Grown-Up mother-daughter pairs always welcome.... you can read about past workshops over here....

June 27th-29th, 2014

$1350 for two of you, $1500 for three. 60% deposit due upon registration. Includes all room and board plus program and portrait.


This workshop is sold out!