Attendees will have the option to attend up to three workshops during the retreat. 

Friday Evening Session -  4 pm to 6 pm

SOLD OUT - Block Carving and Fabric Printing with Amy Lou Stein

Learn block carving and printing.  Students will carve their own personal stamp and custom print a project bag. You will also have the option of printing decorative papers to use in the book binding classes! Have an item you want to make a mark on?  Bring it to class!  These skills are super fun and once you learn how, the sky is the limit! Each student will have access to lots of ink, carving tools and will leave with their own custom made rubber stamp and project bag!  Small materials fee TBD

SOLD OUT - Color Pooling: Predicting and Planning with Ana Campos

In this class, we will be working with variegated hand-dyed yarns! We will talk about different types of hand-dyed yarns, how to pick the right yarn for your project, and how to calculate the magic number to control color pooling for beautiful effects. This workshop will be part lecture and part practical. In the second half of class, you will calculate the magic number for a skein of hand-dyed yarn and we will cast on for a color pooled cowl.

Knitting Tips and Tricks with Julia Farwell-Clay

Like Soup du Jour, this class is different every time I teach it. For both beginners and experts, you never know what you’ll pick up in the company of curious knitters! We’ll start with an unconventional approach to casting on for a project and go from there. I’ll share a whole buffet of personal tips and tricks, and invite participants to share their own. We’ll cover wide ranging topics from tidy edges and grafting chimneys to tool boxes and lying swatches. Small amount of homework required.

Customized Compound Raglan with Ellen Mason

Have you ever knit a raglan sweater only to be disappointed with the fit? Getting a raglan to fit properly is a puzzle. Sometimes the sleeves end up too big. Sometimes the yoke is too short. Sometimes folks abandon their project in a heap. Let's discuss what makes a proper fitting raglan and how to dice up the every-other-row and every-fourth-row shaping.

Free Time - Don't feel like taking a class? Hang out, go for a hike, sit and knit, whatever you fancy!

Saturday Morning Session - 9 am to 11 am

Basic Bookbinding: Fold Over and Tie Jotters with Sylvia Tomayko-Peters

Make a hand-sewn notebook with a fold-over cover, perfect for jotting down all your project notes! Learn the basic techniques to create and bind a handmade book from start to finish. In this workshop we will craft simple saddle stitch journals and delve into more detail such as adding endpapers, fold-over covers, and grommet closures. If you have decorative papers or other inspirational material you'd like to use, including any made in Amy Lou's class, we encourage you to bring it along. Materials fee: $5.

SOLD OUT - Fair Isle Knitting with Julia Farwell-Clay

Whether this is your first stranded project, or your fifteenth, this class will grow your color work skills. We’ll learn several ways to manage yarn efficiently in stranded work, and practice! We’ll talk about stranding in both flat work and knitting in the round. We’ll also demystify elements of stranded work like color dominance and long floats. If those words are new to you, so much the better. Materials and homework TBD.

SOLD OUT - Short Row Showdown with Ana Campos

Afraid of short rows? I challenge you to take this class and conquer your fears! A short row is a row that is partially knitted and turned before the end. This technique is used for shaping garments, socks, and other projects. In this class, we will cover Wrap-and-Turn, German, and Japanese short rows. We will then discuss how and where to use this technique in your knitting projects, such as sweater collars, neck shaping, and adding bust darts to sweaters. Materials and homework TBD.

SOLD OUT - The Runaway Bag with Ellen Mason

Sew your own lined project bag for your knitting!  The Runaway Bag is a quick and deceivingly easy lined project bag. No fasteners, no fiddling, just a handy bag with flaps that tie. New to sewing? No worries, this class is open to all levels! Materials: 1/2 yard of exterior fabric, 1/2 yard of interior fabric for lining. Quilting cotton works well. We can provide sewing machines, but please let us know if you are able to bring your own.

 

 

Free Time - Don't feel like taking a class? Hang out, go for a hike, sit and knit, whatever you fancy!

Saturday Afternoon Session - 2 pm to 5 pm

Intro to Basket Weaving with Theresa Hlushuk

Join Theresa to create a medium oval basket using the “stop and start” method.  This basket is great for holding small items.  You will use reed material from the inner core of the Rattan Vine from the jungles of South East Asia. This class is for any level, no prior basket weaving experience necessary. There will be an additional fee of $15.00 for materials payable to the instructor.

Bookbinding: Coptic-Bound Hardcover Journals with Sylvia Tomayko-Peters

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Learn to make a hardcover notebook from start to finish using one of the most ancient bookbinding techniques, the beautiful exposed coptic stitch. In this introductory workshop, Sylvia will discuss sizing and cutting of papers, and then she will teach you how to assemble and sew the spine using the coptic method. You will leave this class with a handmade journal, perfect for writing or sketching since all pages lie completely flat when opened. Materials fee: $7. You may include decorative papers made in Amy Lou's block printing class on Friday evening.

SOLD OUT - Indigo Dyeing & Shibori w/ Amy Lou Stein

Tangle up in Blue: Let’s take a dip into the Indigo.  In this class you will learn how an Indigo vat works, how to create depth of color and have fun!  Students will each create sample swatches of color and a beautiful silk scarf by implementing simple shibori techniques. You will also get to indigo dye a skein of yarn! Materials fee TBD.

Free Time - Don't feel like taking a class? Hang out, go for a hike, sit and knit, whatever you fancy!

Schedule is subject to change