Lovely group of makers at a Sweater Chop Shop workshop at Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program in Williamsburg, MA.

Lovely group of makers at a Sweater Chop Shop workshop at Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program in Williamsburg, MA.

We’re so excited to create with you!

Thank you for registering for Crispina’s Used Clothing Alchemy Retreat. We’ll have a blast all weekend with creative upcycling projects. We want to make sure you have everything you need for a super-creative weekend in our downtown Pittsfield studio.

Location

Crispina’s studio is located in a former church at 40 Melville Street in downtown Pittsfield, MA. Free parking is also available in the adjacent lot. We are located almost directly across the street from Hotel on North, where we have reserved a block of discounted rooms. The studio entrance is on the parking lot side of the church building, beneath the fire escape.

Where to stay

November 2018 Retreat: Hotel on North is offering a discounted rate of $135 for the nights of 11/9, 11/10, and 11/11 as well as 10% off food purchases at Eat on North for your entire stay at the hotel. This rate is valid until November 3, 2018. To book your room, call the hotel at 413-358-4741 and refer to the code ALCHEMY RETREAT.

January 2019 Retreat: Hotel on North is offering a discounted rate of $135 for the nights of 1/11 and 1/12 as well as 10% off food purchases at Eat on North for your entire stay at the hotel. This rate is valid until December 15, 2018. To book your room, call the hotel at 413-358-4741 and refer to the code ALCHEMY RETREAT.

Airbnb alternative: As an alternative to staying at the hotel, some lovely local friends have a Bright & Cozy Guestroom available on Airbnb for approximately $60 per night. Their home is located a short drive (5 minutes-ish) from the studio.

What to eat

We will provide lunch in the studio on both days for our group of busy makers (provided by Braise Worthy). Please let us know as soon as possible if you have any dietary restrictions. Plan to have breakfast and dinner at the hotel on your own (or with folks from the retreat!), or at one of many nearby restaurants. We have recommendations!

What to bring

Please bring 3–6 freshly laundered garments to restyle and/or swap. Things will kick off with demonstrations of restyling techniques. Then, individual consultations will help you devise a game-plan to create a custom-fitted, wonderfully-styled new garment of your own design. You may also choose to make holiday decorations, gifts, and home decor with your material — we’ll have lots of ideas and samples on hand to inspire you!

Questions?

Send us an email at hello@crispina.com with any questions about this event (or anything else). We can’t wait to see you!