It will be an exciting year for me and hopefully you working in the indigo vats.

2022 is going to take me to several very exciting places to teach multi-day indigo classes. I love teaching shibori/indigo in classes that are 3 to 5 days long because I can teach so much more to my students. We start with making at least two types of indigo vats using all natural organic ingredients. Then I can teach numerous types of shibori from folding and clamping to pole wrapping and so many types of stitching. My students go away from the longer classes with a stronger knowledge of Shibori and Indigo dyeing. 


My first long class will be at Stitchology in Albuquerque, New Mexico on

March 24, 2022 - Mar 26, 2022.

Melisa Hart is the owner and she is a wonderful young woman who has a lot going for her. She is very up on new and modern things, even though shibori is an ancient art form. At the same time I will be teaching there is a wonderful Indigo exhibit at Albuquerque Museum. The exhibit is called: Indelible Blue: Indigo Across the Globe. I for one am very excited to see this exhibit. Artists featured in the exhibition include Rowland Ricketts, Chinami Ricketts, Nikesha Breeze, Gasali Adeyemo, Laura Anderson Barbata, Eduardo Portillo & Mariá Eugenia Dávila, Hiroyuki Shindo, Yukiyo Kawano, Scott Sutton and more. 

My Studio

My second multi day class will be May 11, 2022, 1:30 PM - May 14, 2022, at my studio in Graham, Texas. It will be 3 1/2 days of study and fun. This class is almost full but I will take names for a waiting list. Register here: 3 1/2 day class deposit.

Sanborn Mills Farm
May 30 - June 10 I will be teaching at Sanborn Mills Farm in Loudon, New Hampshire.

Where craft, learning, farming, and gardening meet in New Hampshire’s historic landscape. 

This farm is in a beautiful location in New England. The textile studies is a new group of studies and it will be so much fun!! The first week is all about Shibori and indigo. The second week is optional and will be how to use the fabrics you made in the class to make quilts, home decor or garments.

Register here: Registration for Sanborn Mills Farm.

John C Campbell Folk School

On July 31st-August 6th I will be teaching at John C Campbell Folk School in Brasstown. North Carolina

Rich with history, the Folk School offers a unique combination of beautiful  Mountain surroundings and an atmosphere of living and learning together. For 95 years, John C Campbell Folk School has transformed lives through a nurturing environment and sharing experiences in learning and community spark the sense of self discovery.

Similar to the Sanborn Mills Farm classes, the first week will be all about Shibori and indigo. If you are interested there will be a separate class the second week, with emphasis on how to use the fabrics from the previous class to make quilts, home decor, or garments.

The link to the John C Campbell Folk School is here: Debbie Maddy's Classes

The Gathering at Primitive Gatherings

I will be returning for another year to teach at The Gathering at Primitive Gatherings in Larsen, Wisconsin for  from August 31st-September 2nd. There will also be a one day class available on August 30th. 

Call 920-778-8031 for registration information.

Primitive Gatherings will build a new retail/manufacturing building and retreat center in Larsen.

The Gathering is a new facility and features a large activity room, retreat space to accommodate up to 25 overnight guests, private bathrooms, and an excellent culinary staff. The perfect getaway to relax, learn, and enjoy the views of the pond, flower beds, and vegetable gardens along with evening breezed. 

The Main House at Creations

On October 6th-9th I will be returning to teach in Kerrville, TX at The Main House at Creations. The Main House is Creations' beautiful retreat center with a sewing studio, lodging rooms and dining facilities for up to 24 guests.

Call 830-896-8088 for registration information.


I hope to see you at one of these fabulous retreats.



  • Debbie Maddy

    Helen I have posted the update on the classes at John C Campbell Folk School.

  • Mary

    Sounds awesome…I’m going to tell my good Friend Jackie Hunter who owns The Quilting Stituation in Ruidoso about your class in Albuquerque! Have a great year.

  • Helen

    I am interested in the week class at john campbell

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