Handwork as Prayer: Sewing & the Contemplative Traditions
Handwork as Prayer: Sewing and the Contemplative Traditions will be a time for sewing in the desert, working and talking together in a circle of women. Kits will be available for creating one’s own quilted table runner, wall hanging, or other creative piece. People can also bring things from home that they’re already working on. Needlework and weaving have long served as a spiritual practice, from the Desert Mothers braiding palm fibers as an intentional part of their common prayer to the Amish tradition of communal quilt-making. “Women of high thoughts and accomplishments love to sew,” wrote Nathaniel Hawthorne. “They are never more at home with their own hearts than while so occupied.”
Please note that our workshop price structure packages your tuition, course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate. Prices are presented for each of the types of lodging available for the workshop you select. All rates are Per Person, Double Occupancy unless otherwise specified.
Single Occupancy: Single occupancy rooms may be reserved for an additional $50 per night when space is available. The fee will be charged when space is confirmed. Single occupancy lodging is generally not available during June and July. If you are a single person and do not specify a roommate, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to share your lodging space or you can request the single occupancy and be charged the supplement of an additional $50 per night (based on availability).
For more information or if you would like to attend this workshop, but do not need lodging, please call the Registrar’s Office at either 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1017 Monday-Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p. m. (MST).
Three ways to register:
- Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, HC77 Box 11, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to: [email protected]
- Register by telephone at 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1017 or toll-free at 877.804.4678, ext. 4155 or ext. 4121 — available Monday-Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. MST.