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Workshops & Retreats 2019

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“Being creative means, let your life be a painting, let your life be a poem.”

 

Dear Creative Friends & Textile Lovers

The year is slowly drawing to an end and with gratitude I look back on a dreamlike retreat summer in the South of France, wonderful workshops in the United States, Switzerland and Berlin and to many special deep encounters and unforgettable moments. For me it is a gift, to share in the workshops the love for textiles with wonderful people worldwide and to be a helping hand to reveal new, artistic ways of making clothes and being creative.
Creativity begins, where we leave proven paths!

I’m very glad to present to you today the workshop and retreat program for 2019!

South of France
We found a wonderful new place in the South of France, a former royal textile manufacture. This magic place will be the venue for the upcoming Draping & Upcycling Summer Retreat as well as for the new combined experience of the Creativity and Food retreat in 2019, where, alongside the textile and draping workshop, Natalie Viaux will introduce you to her secrets of healthy yummy vegetarian food and how to prepare it.

Berlin
If you want to discover the Berlin fashion and textile scene, put the Berlin Retreat in July on your list of „things-to-do in 2019“. Together we will meet innovative Berlin designers, discover my favourite textile, fashion and food places in town and you will learn Upcycling and Draping as well as screen printing in this one-of-a-kind week.

United States
Draping at a most wonderful place, in the nature of the beautiful garden of Melinda Forbes in Garden Farms, San Luis Obispo, this Upcyling & Japanese Draping Workshop will nourish your soul.

Asia
The highlights in 2019 will be two retreats to Asia end of the year:
The Creative Journey to Nepal to discover handicrafts and textiles and the incomparable beauty of the Himalayan country, in combination with being pampered for 3 days in an exclusive Ayurveda resort up in the Himalayas.
The Thailand Retreat, to discover traditional Thai textile places in Chiang Mai, learn dyeing and weaving from a Thai textile specialist and enjoy a 6-day draping workshop in a calm environment in North Thailand.

Registration for Nepal and Thailand ends December 25, 2018. Places are limited for all workshops and retreats. As some sell out fast, it is strongly recommended to register early.
I look forward to going deeper together on a wonderful journey of creativity, textiles and consciousness.

With much Love, Christine

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Creative Retreat in San Luis Obispo, CA

One week full of light

Full of creativity

Full of love

We worked under a 100 years old walnut tree

The Father Tree

It was a life changing experience for all of us.

Thanks to 13 fantastic women!

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“I will never be the same; I’ve crossed the threshold into the light.”
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“Couldn’t  feel more inspired, more well-fed, more loved.”
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“That week transported me to other places and it was a real retreat from the world.”

Christine’s work in Selvedge Magazine

October 23, 2017

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Years ago people made do and mended out of necessity, but out of this grew a love for darning, hand-stitching, patching and fixing old and worn garments. Today things have changed, and the invaluable skills that our mothers and grandmothers once learned are being lost in a world in which replacing an old or damaged jumper can cost as little as a coffee.

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While it’s true that we do spend a smaller proportion of our incomes on clothing than we did 50 years ago, we now also consume in huge quantities. Gone are the days our grandparents remember; of saving for months for a new pair of shoes and making do in the meantime.linnen mix jacket

There is hope though, for a more sustainable fashion industry, and there are people out there encouraging new ways (or should we say old ways) of thinking. Christine Mayer is one of them, teaching the art of garment upcycling; the creative reuse of worn and used fabrics. She gives people the opportunity and skills to work with old and loved fabrics and to re-imagine them as brand new garments.

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Her most recent collection has been made entirely from recycled fabric with a lot of love. As she puts it, she wants her clothes to ‘embrace the people who wear them’. What we appear to have lost over time is the attachment to and love for our clothing, and through her work Mayer reminds us of the great tenacity of this connection.

Christine Mayer will lead one of Selvedge’s residential workshops next summer at Chateau Dumas. Click here for more information about her workshop ‘Free Draping: A New Purpose For Vintage Textiles’.

For more on upcycling take a look at our ‘Green’ issue. 

For more on Mayer read our ‘Localisation’ issue.

NEU: RAW FOOD Workshop in Berlin

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Ein zentrales Element der Essener Lehre ist neben den Meditationen eine lebendige Rohkost-Ernährung.
Rohe, unverfälschte Nahrung heilt nicht nur unseren Körper, sie heilt auch unsere Seele und klärt unseren Geist.
Die Schwingung dieser ursprünglichen lebendigen Nahrung bringt uns in Kontakt mit unserer eigenen reinen Seelen Schwingung und lässt uns leicht und lebendig fühlen.
Wir erhalten deutlich mehr Energie und Lebenskraft.
Die Nahrung wird frisch zubereitet und nur bis max. 40 Grad erwärmt oder getrocknet, damit wertvolle Enzyme und Vitalstoffe komplett erhalten bleiben.

In diesem Workshop lernen wir u.a. die Zubereitung von frischem Rohkostbrot aus gesprosstem Dinkel, köstlichen Aufstrichen, Salaten und einer rohen Schokotarte.

Der Workshop findet am 21. Februar von 18-22h in Berlin-Zehlendorf statt.
Kosten (inkl. aller Zutaten): 75€
Teilnehmerzahl max.7 Personen
Anmeldung und Info: Christine@intothelight.de