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From Tree to Textile: Block Printing from Nature's Motifs

  • Plum Nelli Nordland, Washington 98358 United States (map)

Immerse yourself in botanicals, block printing and design in this 4-day slow creative retreat with textile designer Skye McNeill of OROZCO Studio. Block printing is one of the oldest and most accessible forms of print making. It is also one of the slowest, allowing artists time and space to connect with their work. 

Using the beautiful grounds of Plum Nelli as our inspiration source, we will observe, sketch and photograph the plants, animals and landscape as it inspires us. We will then transform these motifs into carved rubber blocks and print them onto textile yardage. We'll enjoy a beautiful farm-to-fork meal together each day, and with ample free time after art-making for exploring the hidden gem Marrowstone Island. Go for sunset walks, indulge in delicious local cuisine, build new friendships.

This retreat is appropriate for all levels and no prior experience is necessary. All materials will be provided, though you are welcome to bring additional fabric, clothing or other items to print onto. Students will have time in the morning and late afternoon to explore the island and surrounding area. *Space is limited to 8 participants, so claim your spot today!*

To learn more and to sign up, visit Plum Nelli's site here, or email



Earlier Event: August 30
Pop Up Shop at Plum Nelli Farm