design outside the lines retreat-

                                             •  April 9-14, 2017  •   Ashland, Oregon  •

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                      3 easy pieces:  layering up your spring wardrobe         

  • "As summer is on the horizon and the days get longer, we will be lightening our wardrobes and excited to  make the transition garments that will make for easy wearing all summer long: enter 3 Easy Pieces. This is our theme for this workshop. By popular request- We have  added an extra day of studio time to this retreat!  Come explore your ideas and make your collection in this 5-day hands-on workshop with us. Maybe a short tunic, sheer shrug and pant? or a long sleeveless underlayer tunic, legging pant and a pieced shrug with sleeves? It can be a light, artful, and a collection that is really you in all your curves. Begin to imagine it now….will it be art? Will it be practical...maybe elegant? In this intimate studio setting, Carol Lee Shanks and I share design concepts, easy patterns, creative detailing  ideas and practical construction techniques designed to transform your vision into a memorable layered dressing."  Diane Ericson  

                                                                 Carol Lee Shanks, Layered garments

Guest Teacher: Carol Lee Shanks 

"Spring 2016 shows kept me away from the studio most of the season.  Summer has been a quieter more introspective
time with room for ideas to blossom.  I purchased some new linen cloth recently that arrived without a useful selvage.  Eek! what was I do to without the detail that has become a signature part of my work - that reliable edge.  Eventually I found my way into a new realm.  The cloth as always is my guide and this time it took me back 30 years to the simple shapes I developed long ago.  These building blocks can be big or small, short or long, light or heavy.  As layers they offer different silhouette possibilities.  As blank canvases room for surface details to emerge.  I’m forging ahead with this linen.  New edges have come from my hands.  It’s a beginning for our spring retreat together."                  Carol Lee Shanks 2016    

                                                       Carol Lee's linen pocket


                                                            Diane's Sheers &  layering.....what are you longing for?

                                                                             Come learn to drape a summer shrug- Diane


Retreat Cost-

  • Retreat cost:  $1,995.  (double occupancy)
  • Commuter Rate: $1,595.
  • Single Supplement: $565.
  • Spouse companion rate: $600.

PAyment Options-

A  $500.  deposit will hold your space, with the balance due 60 days out from the event.

 Cancellation policy:  Now to 30 days prior to the retreat, $200. is non-refundable. Less than 30 days prior to the retreat, no refund. You may transfer your reservation to another person or to another retreat within the same year if unable to attend.     

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Join us in beautiful, historic downtown Ashland Oregon for a memorable retreat full of creativity, inspiration and sewing in a beautiful setting: The Ashland Springs Hotel. Located  in the Beautiful Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon, The Design Outside the Lines Retreat might just be the perfect inspiration this spring.  

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