upcoming workshops

Simple Sourdough at Home 

April 29, June 24, August 26, October 14 2018

Join me at my home in Vermont for a day of learning the magic of sourdough baking. Offered four different days throughout the spring, summer, and autumn, choose which day suits you best and we'll convene to bake bread, take walks, and share a beautiful afternoon in the kitchen and fields. 

In April, we'll take a forest walk to harvest some nettle or ramps or chickweed to add to our bread. In June, a wildflower walk down our quiet dirt road (with beautiful mountain views) will find us harvesting red clover for tea or perhaps some fragrant white yarrow to make a summer salve. August will have us harvesting pears and blueberries right outside to make a delicious pie while the bread rises. In October we'll be surrounded by the bright, vibrant foliage here on the mountain and we'll stay cozy by the woodstove while our loaves bake. 

Each afternoon will find us with lots of room for conversation and connection in the casual atmosphere of my tiny cabin kitchen. 

All materials, a sourdough starter from my kitchen, recipes, and a handmade, naturally dyed linen bread bag (plus snacks and tea!) are included. 

$125 per person, email to register or with questions. Each session limited to 5 participants. 




July 22-27 2018

Slow Fashion Retreat with A Gathering of Stitches 

Join me for another week of dyeing, mending, and sewing in seaside Maine! Alongside Katrina Rodabaugh teacher her impeccable mending techniques and Cal Patch teaching her wisdom of pattern drafting and garment making, I will be teaching and demonstrating all of the basics of natural dyeing. You'll leave with a beautiful bespoke tunic of your own design, a wealth of slow fashion skills, knowledge, and inspiration, and a sense of community and connection to the new friends you'll make by the shore. For more details and to register, visit A Gathering of Stitches. 




past workshops

september 10 2017

Sourdough + Apple Butter at Wing and a Prayer Farm

Using homegrown wild yeast, learn to bake wholesome, rustic loaves of sourdough bread in your own home kitchen. Learn how to tend a sourdough starter, choose your tools and ingredients, and develop the skills you need to foster a bread baking practice.

While the bread is rising, Tammy White of Wing and a Prayer Farm will teach us to make and can apple butter from her heirloom varieties just outside the farmhouse windows.

Workshop attendees will leave with bread and apple butter, recipes, sourdough starter from Jessica's kitchen, and a naturally dyed linen bread bag.






july 23-28 2017

Slow Fashion Retreat with A Gathering of Stitches

During this weeklong beachside retreat in Maine, I will be teaching participants how to add love and color to their handmade and upcycled garments using natural dyes. Alongside pattern-drafting workshops with Cal Patch, and Katrina Rodabaugh teaching her beautiful and useful mending techniques, this is sure to be a special week of making and learning in the name of more personal, more thoughtful, and more sustainable wardrobes.