2019 Retreat Reservations


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Griffin Dyeworks 15th Annual Retreat

June 27-30, 2019

More information on our Fiber Arts Retreat page!

What’s included? Registration include six meals and two nights lodging in a shared cabin with real beds and bathrooms, air conditioners, wifi, access to the pool/jacuzzi and other Arrowhead Ranch amenities. Retreat Guests can also sign up for classes (class fees are NOT INCLUDED in this price – you set your budget & schedule).

Early Bird Prices – Pay Deposit or in Full before May 16, 2019 for this lower rate.  Prices increase after May 16.

  • $50 – Deposit for any registration level; locks in early bird price. NON REFUNDABLE.
  • $500 $400 (until May 16) – Retreat Guest (ages 11+)
  • $300 $250 (until May 16) – Ages 11+ Family (no retreat classes)
  • $275 $225 (until May 16) – Ages 3-10 Family (no retreat classes)
  • Early arrival (addon) – Arrive Thursday afternoon or evening for $60 per person (Thursday night lodging + Friday breakfast included)

Daytripper Fees (no lodging; some meals; class fees extra)

  • $175 – Friday only: Lunch & Dinner; Classes 10am-6pm
  • $200 – Saturday only: Breakfast, Lunch & DInner; Classes 9am-9pm

 Final Payments are Due June 1.

Vendors: There is limited space for vendors; please email info@griffindyeworks.com for more information.


Teachers receive a discount on the entrance fee based on the number of hours scheduled to teach. Anyone is welcome to submit a class proposal at http://bit.ly/gdwclassprop.

Preliminary class list: 

Choosing, Skirting and Cleaning a Fleece
Spindles Can Be Your Best Friend
Intro to Tanka Ch’oro: Beginnings of Andean Backstrap Weaving
Middle Eastern Music Theory and Practice
Frame Drum Basics: The Sacred Circle
Rigid Heddle Weaving
Hand Dyeing Wool Roving or Yarn
Beginning / Refresh Spinning on a Wheel
Long draw/Woolen Spinning on a Wheel
Sculptural Beadwork
Breaking Bad – Using Food Coloring for Dyeing
Stitched Shibori Patterns for Resist Dyeing
American Hippie Tie Dye
Needle Felting Name Tag
Reds: Cochineal, Brazilwood, Madder
Bijeaux Tapestry Embroidery
Make N Take Wooden Naalbinding Needle
Intro to Wood Turning
Crochet Granny Squares
Viking Whipcord Braiding
Indigo Crystal Dyeing
Variations on the Vat (Natural Indigo)
Fabulous FreeForm Crochet
Ice Dyeing
Needle Felting an Animal
Blending Fibers on a Blending Board
Choosing and Spinning Alpaca
Beginning Inkle Weaving
How to Create Warp Patterns for your Inkle Weaving
Brocading and Pickup Work for Inkle
Make a Blueberry Basket

PLUS: Open dyeing, spinning circle, knitting circle, and “craft tasting” mini classes Saturday evening!

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Deposit, Retreat Guest (11+), Family (Age 11+), Family (Age 3-10), Friday Only, Saturday Only, Thursday Arrival