Lisa Binkley - Botanical Printing & Dyeing

Glastonbury, CT, USA

AR
Sep 11 - 15, 2022
Group size: 1 - 14
Lisa Binkley - Botanical Printing & Dyeing
Glastonbury, CT, USA


$NaN
Sep 11 - 15, 2022
Group size: 1 - 14

About this trip

We will be embracing the beautiful change of season in picturesque Glastonbury, Ct. at The Connecticut River Valley Inn and Artists Rising Creativity Retreats. Join us for 5 days of artful nourishment, chef prepared meals on our beautiful historic property in the historic town of Glastonbury, CT with direct river access.  Guests will have 24/7 access to the studio and the grounds, with opportunities to kayak, bike, paddleboards and add-on excursions. Enjoy unlimited laughter and friendship with kindred spirits while we learn Botanical Printing & Dyeing from Lisa Binkley.

Botanical Printing & Dyeing

Dyeing with plant pigments and other natural materials (insects, lichen, etc.) has been practiced and refined for thousands of years—for as long as humans have made cloth and wished to beautify it. Printing with plants has been practiced for generations through such traditions as Easter egg decoration and, in the past few decades, as a way to create pattern and imagery on fabric.


During this workshop students learn about the history of dyeing and printing with plants; how to prepare fabric/fiber for dyeing and printing; ways to secure and alter dye color on cloth; and many ways to get patterns and images on fabric with a variety of plant materials. We begin by gathering as many of our printing and dyeing plants as possible from the area surrounding the workshop (depending on location and time of year). Then we explore dyeing solid and mottled colors with botanical pigments both individually and in combination; printing plant material onto fabrics; eco-printing and dyeing together; and using some simple shibori techniques in conjunction with eco-printing and dyeing. 

About Lisa Binkley

Lisa holds a B.S. in Textiles & Design from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s in Urban Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Formerly a public policy analyst, she has maintained an active fiber art studio since 2000 and has been teaching fiber art workshops since 2007. Her award-winning artwork has been selected for national and international exhibitions including those of the American Quilters' Society, the International Quilt Association, CraftForms, Crafts National, QSDS, Wisconsin Artists Biennia, and many others. Lisa and her artwork have been featured on local and national television and in internationally distributed books and magazines. Her art is represented in public, private, and corporate collections. Lisa enjoys sharing her passion for fiber art through her artwork, workshops, and lectures, and she teaches throughout the U.S. and internationally. She and her husband, artist Ed Binkley, have two young-adult children. Lisa and Ed live in the woods of Madison, Wisconsin with their big fluffy dog.

What’s included

  • Workshop Tuition
  • Guest Rooms
    Guest room ammenities include Towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, hair dryers, in room coffeemaker, mini fridge, t.v., internet, lap desks, yoga mats
  • Welcome Reception
    Light appetizers and refreshments
  • All Meals and Snacks
    Includes 4 nights of dinner, lunch and breakfast, daily snack breaks, unlimited coffee, tea & seltzer
  • Transportation
    Taxis and rental cars available at airport
  • Optional Excusions
    See below for fun and inspiring add-on excursions
  • Art Supplies
    Your instructor will reach out with details on needed materials and supplies.
  • Travel Insurance

Available Packages

Single Room
5 left

A room all to myself! Your room may include a shared bathroom and you may be assigned to a room in our Main property or at our Sister Farmhouse. 


This fee INCLUDES State of Ct Room Occupancy/Sales Tax of 11%. 

Here is the breakdown:

Single Room Retreat Fee              $2295

Accommodation/Sales Tax 11%    $253

Supplies fee 

(this goes directly to instructor)   $100

TOTAL Retreat Fee                               $2648


If you want to save $100 by prepaying in full at time of registration please add code "save100" in the discount window at checkout. 

$2,648
Deposit: $450
Double Room (Artist)
Available until August 12, 20225 left

Price is per person. Double Occupancy. Our rooms are @325sf, you each have your own "sleeping nook" with fun and cozy privacy curtains and your own closet for personal items. 


We assign all students  to rooms based on giving everyone a great space. You may be assigned to a room in our Main property or at our Sister Farmhouse. Our sister Farmhouse has 3 private rooms with shared bathroom and kitchen/living/dining area.


This fee INCLUDES State of Ct Room Occupancy/Sales Tax of 11%. 

Here is the breakdown:

Single Room Retreat Fee                    $1950

Accommodation/Sales Tax 11%          $215

Supplies fee 

(this goes directly to instructor)        $100 

TOTAL Retreat Fee                                     $2265


If you want to save $100 by prepaying in full at time of registration please add code "save100" in the discount window at checkout. 

$2,265
Deposit: $450
Day Student
10 left

For participants who don't need overnight lodging. Price is per person and includes lunch only. Doesn't include 24/7 after hours studio use after end of workshop.


This fee INCLUDES State of Ct Room Occupancy/Sales Tax of 6.45%. 

Here is the breakdown:

Single Room Retreat Fee                     $895

Accommodation/Sales Tax 11%           $58

Supplies fee

(this goes directly to instructor)         $100 

TOTAL Retreat Fee                                       $1053


There are no prepay discounts for the Day Student rate

$1,053
Deposit: $450
Double Room (Non-Artist)
5 left

Do you have a loved one who you want to join you but WILL NOT be taking any classes? Use this add-on. This fee includes everything that the full rate includes EXCEPT for the classroom time.


This fee INCLUDES State of Ct Room Occupancy/Sales Tax of 11%. 

Here is the breakdown:

Extra Guest                                           $1200

Accommodation/Sales Tax 11%         $132

TOTAL Retreat Fee                                     $1332


There are no pre-pay discounts for this choice

$1,332
Deposit: $450

Available options

Pre-Retreat Room Night $200 plus $22 Tax
$222
Post-Retreat Room Night$200 plus $22 Tax
$222
Extra Dinner $50 plus $3.22 Tax
$53
$NaN


Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival

5pm Welcome Reception - meet your fellow students reception with appetizers and refreshments.


Room check ins begin at 3pm

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Artists Rising
I've always loved art I've always liked to create I've always liked the hosptality industry I've always loved the water I've always liked to transform spaces I've always loved gardens and gardening I am a die-hard New Englander So we bought a beautiful historic property in the center of a very historic town, Glastonbury with direct river access... Spent years rennovating... Transformed this tired property into a showpiece of Art, design and gardens... Made a home and business reflecting my design style... Have been operatin