Natural Dyeing Immersion
Creative Renewal on the Summer Solstice
Nourish your creative potential and deepen your connection to nature in a natural dye immersion in Adamstown, Maryland, on land along the Monocacy River. Join for a gathering of connection, inspiration and creative renewal over the summer solstice.
Summer Solstice Weekend
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Scaled Pricing and Date Options
Local option: We offer ticket options for local participants who do not require overnight accommodation to join for the two full days of workshops on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23.
Out of town option: For those traveling from out of town, we offer accommodation options from camping to private rooms. Check-in for accommodation bookings begins Friday, June 21 and check-out will be Monday, June 24.
Take $100 off all booking options until February 29, 2024. Use the code SOLSTICE100 at checkout.
Natural Dye Workshops
Enjoy two thorough and fun natural dye classes! We will dive into natural indigo and resist techniques and explore the natural dye properties and colors of plants.
We will explore our creativity through printmaking methods using screenprinting, blockprinting and painting techniques.
Our first workshop day will be focused on natural indigo dyeing, and our second workshop day will dive into resists and immersion dyeing with mordant dyes (reds, yellows... we will make a rainbow!), as well as the effects of different mordants and tannins.
All workshop materials are included, but you are encouraged to bring your own natural fiber items to dye!
Our retreat space is surrounded by open fields, woods, the Monocacy River, and an excellent view of Sugarloaf Mountain. We have a few designated campsites that overlook the Monocacy River, as well as a few bedrooms in our main retreat house for rent.
We have a limited number of bedrooms available. You may book a private king bedroom with your own bathroom, a private queen bedroom with shared bathrooms, a shared twin bedroom, or camp out on one of our campsites.
If you have any questions about the accommodation, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
What's In Store
- Two thorough, full, and fun natural dye workshop days
- Riverwalk and swim (and swimming pool!)
- Guided plant walk, tour of the land, and foraging tips
- All workshop materials are included, but you are also encouraged to bring your own natural fiber items to dye.
Accommodation + Pricing
We offer tiered pricing options so you can modify your retreat experience to your personal needs. A non-refundable deposit reserves your spot and payment plans are available.
Use the code SOLSTICE100 for $100 off until February 29, 2024.
Below is the cost per person:
Locals: Workshops + Meals - $385 [$285 with discount]
Camp Out - 3 spots - $650 [$550 with discount]
Shared Twin with Shared Bath - 2 spots - $750 [$650 with discount]
Queen Bed Private Room with Shared Bath - 1 spot - $860 [$760 with discount]
King Bed with Private Bath & Tub - 1 spot - Single $975 / Shared with partner or friend $925 each
Camping and room bookings include all workshop materials, meals, accommodation, and activities. Transportation to and from retreat location is not included. Deposits are non-refundable. Please read terms and conditions for full details here.
How do I get there?
Loch Moy Farm is located 20 minutes from downtown Frederick, 1 hour to Washington, DC, and 1 hour to Baltimore. If you plan on flying in to join us, you may choose BWI, DCA, or IAD (all between 45-60 minutes drive).
Is there cell reception or WiFi?
Yes, there is both cell reception and WiFi available.
Can you tell me more about the camping options?
Camping at the retreat is nestled amongst the trees on platforms overlooking the Monocacy River. Campsites are first come first served. Platform campsites are located about a 3-minute drive from a shared bathroom with multiple toilets and sinks. The sites are a 5-minute drive from the main retreat space where meals and workshops will take place.
Campers also have access to all other bathrooms and showers on the premises.
If you would prefer to camp walking distance to the bathrooms and near the main gathering space, we have limited space available.