Natural Dyes Weekend Immersion | Summer Solstice

Adamstown, MD 21710, USA

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Kristin Arzt
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Jun 21 - 24, 2024
Group size: 1 - 18
Natural Dyes Weekend Immersion | Summer Solstice
Adamstown, MD 21710, USA

Kristin Arzt
  • Email address verified
1 review

Jun 21 - 24, 2024
Group size: 1 - 18

About this trip

Led by Natural Dye +  Textiles Artist Kristin Arzt RYT-200

Nourish your creative potential and deepen your connection to nature in a natural dye immersion in Adamstown, Maryland, on land along the Monocacy River. Join for a gathering of connection, inspiration and creative renewal over the summer solstice. 

Summer Solstice Weekend

Adamstown, Maryland

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Scaled Pricing and Date Options

Local option: We offer ticket options for local participants who do not require overnight accommodation to join for the two full days of workshops on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23. 

Out of town option: For those traveling from out of town, we offer accommodation options from camping to private rooms. Check-in for accommodation bookings begins Friday, June 21 and check-out will be Monday, June 24. 


What's in store:

  • Two thorough, full, and fun natural dye workshop days 
  • Riverwalk  (and swimming pool!)
  • Plant walk
  • All workshop materials are included, but you are also encouraged to bring your own natural fiber items to dye.

Workshop Series: Natural Dyeing

Using only organic plant matter, you will gain knowledge and experiment with the art of natural dyeing. You will take home samples in a variety of colors and fibers.  Our first workshop day will be focused on natural indigo dyeing, and our second workshop day will dive into resists and immersion dyeing with mordant dyes (reds, yellows... we will make a rainbow!), as well as the effects of different mordants and tannins.

All workshop materials are included, but you are encouraged to bring your own natural fiber items to dye!


The Food 

All meals are made with nourishing ingredients. We support our local farms when possible. If you have any special dietary needs or restrictions, please list them in your booking notes, and we can accommodate them. 


The Retreat Space

Our retreat space is surrounded by open fields, woods, the Monocacy River, and an excellent view of Sugarloaf Mountain. We have a few designated campsites, as well as a few bedrooms in our main retreat house for rent.

We have a limited number of bedrooms available. You may book a private king bedroom with your own bathroom, a private queen bedroom with shared bathrooms, a shared twin bedroom, or camp out on one of our campsites. 

If you have any questions about the accommodation, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Meet Your Guide

Kristin is a natural dyer, educator, gardener, and designer based in Maryland. She has taught workshops and led retreats all over the country, served on the board of Local Cloth, and been involved in Fibersheds from Northern California, to the Mid-Atlantic, to the Blue Ridge Mountains. By exploring the collision of textiles, plants, and sustainability, her goal is to help make the study of natural dyes accessible to everyone through education and enthusiasm. Kristin is a lifelong learner, a student and teacher of yoga (RYT 200) and is currently enrolled in her third Yoga Teacher Training program, often combining elements from these teachings into her creative workshops.

Website: www.kristinarzt.com | IG: @kristin.arzt

Cancellation Policy

We understand that unexpected events can arise that can affect your plans. Kindly note, deposits are non-refundable.


If you cancel more than 60 days before the retreat start date and you have paid the full booking amount in addition to the deposit, you may request a refund for your payment minus the non-refundable deposit. If you cancel your booking less than 60 days before departure (after April 21, 2024), the penalty is 50% of the trip price. If you cancel your booking within 45 days of departure (after May 7, 2024), the penalty is 75%. If you cancel within 30 days of departure (after May 21, 2024), the penalty is 100%. 

We recommend you purchase travel insurance. 

For complete policy, please visit: https://kristinarzt.com/pages/retreat-terms-and-conditions 

What’s included

  • Summer Solstice Campfire
  • 3 Meals/Day
    3 meals per day for those those who select overnight accommodation.
  • Accommodation
    For those who select overnight accommodation. Locals may opt to stay off-site and travel in for day-long workshops.
  • Plant Walk
    Guided walk on the land
  • Natural Dye Series
    Learn to dye with plants to create vibrant colors and patterns on natural fiber
  • Indigo Dye Workshop
    Learn to dye with natural indigo in our 40-gallon, natural indigo vat. We will work with shibori and clay paste to resist indigo dye and create patterns on cloth.
  • Make a Rainbow Workshop
    We will dye with primary color mordant dyes to create natural rainbows, and so many values in between, using different mordants and tannins.
  • Open Studio Dyeing
    You will have a few hours to work on your own project with access to the large indigo vat, mordant dyes, and other materials, as well as coaching and guidance from Kristin.
  • All workshop materials
    You are also encouraged to bring your own natural fiber items to dye!

What’s not included

  • Transport to Retreat
  • Travel Insurance
  • For Locals: Breakfast
    Locals will be welcome to join for lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday.

Available Packages

Workshops + Meals Only: For Locals

Do you live local to Adamstown? You can participate in the weekend by simply spending the days, the workshops, and meals with us. Each workshop day will begin around 10 am and wrap around 6 pm*, with lunch and free time in between. You would be welcome to stay for dinner as well. This ticket option includes all workshops, workshop materials, and lunch and dinner on both Saturday and Sunday. 

*The schedule is subject to change and will be communicated well in advance so you are prepared!

$385
Private Twin with Shared Bath

The private twin bedroom is perfect for those looking to sleep comfortably indoors. This bedroom is located in our main retreat house. 

$750
Private Queen with Shared Bath

Our private queen bedroom is perfect for those looking to sleep comfortably indoors. This bedroom is located in our main retreat house. If you would like to share with another participant, please list their name in your booking details

$860
Deposit: $350
Private King With Private Bath

Our private king bedroom with a private bath is located in the main retreat house with views overlooking Sugarloaf Mountain. It features a private bath with a jacuzzi bathtub. If you would like to share with another participant, please sign up through "Shared King with Private Bath" pricing option.

$975
Deposit: $350


Itinerary

Indigo Dye Immersion
Spend the entire day dyeing with natural indigo and resists

Your Organizer


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Kristin Arzt
1 review
Kristin is a natural dyer, educator, gardener, and designer based in Maryland. She has taught workshops and led retreats all over the country. By exploring the collision of textiles, plants, and sustainability, her goal is to help make the study of natural dyes accessible to everyone through education and enthusiasm. Kristin is a lifelong learner, a student and teacher of yoga (RYT 200), often combining elements from these teachings into her creative workshops. Website: www.kristinarzt.com | IG: @kristin.arzt

Reviews

I had a wonderful time. Beautiful setting, wonderful vibe and people, delicious food. I learned so much! Kristin is an excellent instructor and host. I would do this again in a heartbeat!
By Lauren B for Natural Dyes Weekend Immersion | Summer Solstice on Jun 27, 2024