Walking, collecting, exploring, designing, weaving & dyeing

Jasmine Petrie has been exploring the worlds of weaving and dyeing for over ten years and enjoys the complexity of these tactile arts. She grew up in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula and still calls this region home along with her young family and a myriad of animals. Spending time in nature with her two kids is an endless source of joy. Jasmine holds an Associate of Arts and Certificate in Textiles from North Central Michigan College (NCMC). Over time, she has tried to take every class that Shanna Robinson has to offered at NCMC – and she is so honored to be teaching alongside Shanna this year.

Shanna Robinson has been making art from whatever material expresses her purpose for more than 40 years. Working in textiles, ceramics, sculpture, and printmaking, she creates a varied body of work connected by a love of the natural world. Making dyes and inks from plants and weaving with plant and animal fibers, Shanna is happy to work in ways that connect her to her place. A retired Professor of Art from North Central Michigan College, Shanna holds a BFA and an MFA from Eastern Michigan University.

Workshop Description

As the title implies, we’ll do it all – walking, collecting, exploring, designing, weaving, and dyeing! Taking the natural world as inspiration, you will develop design ideas from objects found during area exploration. In this nature-based workshop, you will create a small woven work based on simple shapes and colors. Materials to be used include found yarns and yarns dyed with plants during the workshop.

What participants should bring with them:

A camera is useful but not required; a phone camera is good. Sketchbook and sketching materials if you have a preferred type. Rubber gloves, scissors, needle and thread, apron, pen, and a sharpie marker.


Blissfest Farm – 3695 Division Rd. Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Blissfest Phone Number – 231-348-7047


Blissfest Member
$125 workshop only  + $20 materials fee to instructor
$175 workshops + $20 materials fee +  2 nights of camping

$150 workshop only  + $20 materials fee to instructor

 $200 workshops + $20 materials fee +  2 nights of camping