WHY Is TATTER HOSTING A RETREAT?

The mission of TATTER is to provide programming which celebrates and deepens our connection to cloth. We feel strongly that cloth is a portal for connection to the landscape, to our fellow humans, to our histories and cultures, and to ourselves. TATTER has long dreamed of designing a textile-driven experience that promotes education and fosters beautiful relationships with new people based on common interest. Taking our cue from historical examples of side-by-side stitching in sewing, quilting and knitting circles, TATTER is proud to offer our first communal textile travel experience.

WHO IS THE RETREAT DESIGNED FOR?

This retreat is designed for any textile enthusiast or creative - from beginner to advanced, who may be looking for deeper knowledge about embroidery, embroidery history, or natural dye. If you’ve long been curious about foraging or making your own dyestuffs found by hand in the woods - then this will be a dream come true! It has also been designed for any person curious about traveling to this wonderful part of our country, loves camaraderie, a gorgeous landscape, and unbelievably fresh and delicious food!

Attendees (for Session One) should be able-bodied enough to take a two-hour meander through the forest. If this does not sound doable for you, you are welcome to skip this particular morning activity, and attend the dye workshops and all other complimentary programming.


DO YOU HAVE PAYMENT PLANS?

If you are interested in a payment plan please email us at info@tatter.org

WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY? 

We would like to be as accommodating as possible - however as spots are limited to 12, and a well-planned retreat means a better experience for all, we will not be able to accommodate refunds after August 1, unless we can fill your spot. All refunds, on any date, are subject to a $300 cancellation fee.

WHAT IF I HAVE MY OWN LODGING?

No Problem! We have a block of rooms set aside, as autumn in Maine is a very popular time of travel. We are in love with the Birchwood Inn. However, we know many of you have lodging preferences or friends and family in the area. We still want you to join! Your package pricing will simply reflect the retreat fees without additional costs for lodging.


CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE SPECIAL DIET NEEDS OR PREFERENCES? 

We can absolutely accommodate special dietary preferences or needs. Please tell us in advance.

MORE QUESTIONS? 

Simply email us at info@tatter.org